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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

Erectile dysfunction affects about 1 million men in Australia. 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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Sexual problems - information for men | Andrology Australia

Erectile or ejaculation problems? Free info and downloads

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Low libido (sexual desire) | Andrology Australia

Low libido is the term used to describe a lack of interest in sexual activity. Sexual desire, or libido, is produced by a combination of biological, personal

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Relationships | Epilepsy Action Australia

Unfortunately some people with epilepsy may have difficulties forming relationships, particularly if they have previously received negative reactions

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Priapism | myVMC

Priapism refers to penile erection which is sustained for six hours or more. It is most common in men who take erectile dysfunction medications.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Male Sexual Dysfunction (Erectile Dysfunction, Impotence) | myVMC

Male Sexual Dysfunction, also called erectile dysfunction or impotence is characterised by a man not being able to get an erection or maintain it for sex.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Premature ejaculation (male sexual dysfunction) video | myVMC

Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common form of male sexual dysfunction in which a man ejaculates too quickly. It differs from erectile dysfunction (ED).

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Premature Ejaculation | myVMC

Premature ejaculation is a type of male sexual dysfunction, characterised by a mans inability to control ejaculation so that sex can continue long enough for both partners satisfaction

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Premature ejaculation | Andrology Australia

Premature ejaculation happens when a man is unable to control the timing of ejaculation, and ejaculates before he and/or his partner feels ready for this to happen, and this causes distress.

Read more on Andrology Australia website

Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence) | Andrology Australia

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

Read more on Andrology Australia website

Caverject Impulse (alprostadil) information | myVMC

Caverject Impulse is a treatment for erectile dysfunction. It contains alprostadil and is injected into the penis.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

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