Ejaculation, or release of semen, is usually associated with orgasm during sexual activity with a “feel good” sensation that is described by men as “relief”, “release of pressure”, and etc. While the majority of men would agree with the above, another group of man would object and say that their orgasm and later ejaculations are actually painful. The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) describes painful ejaculation as follows:
“Painful ejaculation, or painful orgasm, is commonly described as a pain or burning sensation that happens when a man ejaculates. He may feel pain between his anus and genitals or in his testes. He may also feel it in the urethra, the tube that semen passes through.”
Can you actually imagine experiencing pain during ejaculation causing you to abstain from sexual activity due to pain? Not a nice idea to bear in the head…right?
Painful Ejaculation Causes
If you are experiencing painful ejaculation or pain during orgasm, then you most probably would like to know the cause.
The ISSM provides a list of causes as seen here:
- Inflammation of the testicles, prostate, or urethra (the tube that semen passes through)
- Sexually-transmitted infections
- Nerve damage in the penis
- Chronic pain in the pelvis
- Blockages in the ejaculatory system
- Pelvic radiation
- Prostate cancer
- Psychological issues
Sometimes, the cause of painful ejaculation is unknown. The human body sometimes still remains a temple of mystery and causes and reasons remain unknown.
But no matter the reason many men may become so frustrated by this pain during ejaculation that they start avoiding sexual activities. This condition can progress in so far that the relationship with the partner may suffer as a result. Furthermore, painful ejaculation may also have severe effects on a man’s psychological well being. As a matter of fact, many men with painful semen release experience depression and anxiety.
Read our next post and learn how to deal with and manage painful ejaculations….