Aspects of Male Sexuality & Ability To Reach Orgasm

What I’ve come to understand in the years that I’ve been working with men who have a slow ejaculation is that sometimes the cause of the problem is a complex mixture of emotional factors and physiological factors.

For example you might find a man who feels some guilt or shame around sex, which stops him getting aroused, and perhaps also makes him avoid sex with his partner.

The fact that he’s not actively seeking out sex with his partner decreases his libido, and of course this may increase resentment in the relationship between him and his partner.

As time goes by, you can see how things could get progressively worse and more challenging around sex, until a point arises where even when the couple do try to have physical intimacy, it just doesn’t work for either of them.

Only the husband who can’t ejaculate with his wife during sex or the boyfriend who is unable to ejaculate during intercourse can really identify the factors causing delayed ejaculation.

These might include, for example, issues such as low arousal, low libido, suppressed anger, an upbringing in which sex was taboo or shameful, religious repression of sexuality, a fear of women, a desire to be in control during sex, and various fears about sexual activity including getting woman pregnant and being humiliated in some way because of a sense of not being good enough. You can review some scientific work on this issue here.

The route to sexual bliss can be a challenging one, paved with emotional issues which stop a man ejaculating.
The route to sexual bliss can be a challenging one, paved with emotional issues which stop a man ejaculating.

Interestingly though, it’s not always necessary to get to the root of these problems – sometimes it’s just enough to increase a man’s self-confidence by helping him to find a way of making love that is satisfying to the man and his partner.

And, it’s also true that on occasion, there are problems which do indeed need to be dealt with, including things like vaginal aversion, lack of trust in women,
or deeply ingrained shame and guilt around sexual activity.

Another common problem that needs attention either from the man himself, or from the man in combination with his partner, is a history and practice of harsh masturbation using tight grip and fast movements.

A man who has trained his body to respond stimulation at this level of intensity is not likely to be able to reach orgasm easily during vaginal intercourse with his wife or girlfriend, simply because the sensations and pressure on his penis are so much weaker during sex than during masturbation.

An Erection May Not Mean a Man’s Aroused

We are all accustomed to the idea that a man who has an erection is a man who is ready for sex! But it ain’t necessarily so. In reality, many men with delayed ejaculation have hard and long-lasting erections, but they are in fact not really aroused sexually at all.

I guess most men will have experienced the morning erection which isn’t accompanied by a high level of sexual desire. So it’s entirely possible, as you can see, for you to have an erection but not be in a state of sexual arousal.

And when a man doesn’t really understand whether he’s aroused or not, as is often the case with men who have trouble ejaculating, then it’s likely he’s going to attempt to have intercourse with his partner – and, perhaps unsurprisingly, he may not reach orgasm easily.

One of the reasons for this can be “autosexuality”, a name coined by the therapist Bernard Althof.


Whatever the reason, it’s not so uncommon for men to have an “autosexual” orientation around sexual activity.

What this simply means is that a man simply prefers sexual activity with himself to sexual activity with a partner.

There are various reasons for this, but essentially at its root a man’s autosexuality is either an avoidance of something that causes him fear, or the fact that he finds sex with his own hand more satisfying than sex with a partner.

There probably aren’t many men who would admit such a thing to their partner, but I suspect there are indeed a great many men who do indeed prefer the sensations of masturbation to the sensations of intercourse and perhaps even oral pleasure.

It’s important to realize there’s nothing wrong with this; why should it be a problem that you prefer sex with yourself to sex with a partner?

After all, sex with yourself doesn’t involve the pressure of pleasing a partner, it doesn’t involve the difficulty of interpersonal relationships, and it can be physically more satisfying. If you aren’t being intimate with your partner anyway, and you don’t have a sense of emotional closeness, then to be honest, there may seem to be very little reason why you would want to have sex with a partner…. except, of course, to fulfil her expectations of intimacy.

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Do you prefer sex with yourself to sex with a partner?

Now obviously there are some problems here. For one thing, a man in this situation is denied the pleasure of an intimate relationship – in fact he may not even understand that an intimate relationship can be pleasurable on both an emotional and a physical level.

And sex, when it does happen, can become a mechanical process, where the man simply thrusts hard into the woman. And of course for a woman it’s probably not especially satisfying to be making love to a man who’s a little bit disconnected from his body, his emotions, and his sense of trust and intimacy.

So what’s to be done about it?

The answer is to buy the treatment program on this website. You will get a detailed explanation of delayed ejaculation and all of the various causes, as well as an explanation of how to deal with all of the issues that arise because of it.

And you will also discover how to talk to your partner about the problem. Only when the lines of communication are open can you take the first steps to overcoming delayed ejaculation and – if you wish – establishing an openhearted relationship in which you can fully enjoy your masculinity and the power of your sexuality.

Take it on trust, please, that it’s worth doing this – particularly if you don’t know right now what the rewards of such a situation can be. There’s a whole world waiting to be discovered. A world of masculine satisfaction and pleasure, where you feel powerful, happy to be in your own skin, and fully alive in your sexuality. Not to mention – fully able to satisfy a woman and feel the pleasure and sense of achievement which comes from that.