In 1998, Pfizer became a household name — not for a vaccine — but for a little blue pill. This made the topic of erectile dysfunction very popular in health, media and entertainment.
Since then, the focus on this topic — with the occasional discussion about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) — makes it seem like this is all that matters for men’s sexual health.
But what about some of the other important sexual health issues for men? Let’s clear the air and have a chat about:
It might surprise you to learn that premature ejaculation is probably the most common male sexual problem. Between 20% and 30% of men (of all ages) experience it.
Ejaculation and orgasm are not the same thing. You can think of it like this:
Usually, these events occur together – but not always. And problems with ejaculation (premature, delayed or absent) can be distressing.
Premature ejaculation is defined as:
It’s usually caused by:
Premature ejaculation is treatable and there are treatments available. These may help increase your time to ejaculation, improve your control over ejaculation and reduce your distress over how fast you ejaculate.
Medical treatments include:
The GPs at InstantScripts® are here to help you if you experience premature ejaculation. You can request a telehealth consult or script for your condition.
For men, the quantity and quality of your sperm impact how easy it will be for you to conceive. If your sperm count is low, or if the sperm are of a poor quality, it will be difficult to impregnate your partner.
Around 1 in 20 men have low numbers of sperm, causing infertility. About 1 in 100 men have no sperm at all.
The good news is that one in eight infertile men can be treated. Couples can become pregnant following treatment.
It may be worth consulting a doctor if:
It’s important to take good care of your genitals. Keep an out for the following issues, which could be signs of more serious problems.