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Male sexual problems

Nearly one in two Australian men have experienced a sexual difficulty, which can include a sexual act, from foreplay through to attaining or maintaining an erection, and also ejaculation. Any man can be affected, whether he is straight, gay, bisexual or transgender.


Learn more about delayed ejaculation, dry orgasm, erectile dysfunction, loss of male libido, premature ejaculation, prolonged erection and more.


You can also use the healthdirect Symptom Checker to check your symptoms.

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Delayed ejaculation

There are can be physical and psychological reasons for delayed ejaculation. It happens when men find they can only ejaculate after long periods of s...

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Dry orgasm

Some men can orgasm without ejaculating. Unless you are trying for a baby, this is usually not a problem and you should not be embarrassed about spea...

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Erectile dysfunction

Nearly 1 in 2 Australian men have experienced a sexual difficulty. Find out more about erectile dysfunction (impotence) and premature ejaculation.

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Loss of male libido

Your libido can rise and fall over time. Relationships, health, work, stress and many other pressures can affect your sexual desire. Learn more about...

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Premature ejaculation

Many men experience premature ejaculation in their lifetime. If it happens occasionally, it is not a cause for concern, but if it is a regular occurr...

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Prolonged erection

A prolonged erection occurs when blood in the penis becomes trapped and cannot circulate. This condition can be painful and can sometimes be caused b...

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sex is an important part of a healthy relationship, but it can carry risks. Learn about safe sex, STIs, how to spot symptoms, and what to do if you ge...

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Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is when a man is unable to get and/or keep an erection that allows sexual activity with penetration.

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