While exceptional penis health is a laudable goal, sometimes a man needs to focus a little less on the superficial health and more on the practical penis function. Very often a penis may seem to be in good health but the penis function may be impacted nevertheless. For example, a man who suffers from anejaculation may have a strong erection, good urinary flow, well-moisturized penis skin and other earmarks of good health but still be deficient in the area of functionality.

What is anejaculation?

It’s not one of the more common conditions, which explains why most men are unlikely to even know what anejaculation means. "Anejaculation" refers to a condition in which a man is unable to ejaculate semen.

Anejaculation shouldn’t be confused with impotence. A man with anejaculation is still able to obtain an erection and is still able to engage in sexual activity, either with a partner or with himself. In many cases, he is still even able to reach an orgasm - but he does so without releasing semen from his penis.

Kinds of anejaculation

Anejaculation has several different "modes": situational, total, orgasmic and anorgasmic.

Situational anejaculation is a "sometimes yes, sometimes no" condition. It means that sometimes a man cannot ejaculate and other times he can. In most cases, situational anejaculation occurs because a man feels uncomfortable in a particular situation. For example, perhaps a man ejaculates freely when he masturbates at home; however, when with a partner who is masturbating him, he finds himself unable to release his semen.

It’s different with total anejaculation, which means that a man doesn’t ejaculate at all. This may have been a problem for him his whole life, or it may be of more recent vintage.

Orgasmic anejaculation means that a man is able to reach the bliss of orgasm even without ejaculating; the anorgasmic variation, sadly, means that there is neither ejaculation nor orgasm.

There are, of course, combinations of these types, such as an orgasmic situational anejaculator, who can find climactic relief but does not bring forth semen. A total anorgasmic ejaculator, unluckily, gets neither the delights of an orgasm or the satisfaction of seeing his semen shoot forth from the penis.

What causes anejaculation?

As mentioned above, some cases of situational anejaculation (and some rare cases of the total variant) are caused by psychological factors - discomfort, anxiety, worry, stress, etc. There can be physical causes, such as a blockage in the ejaculatory duct, a spinal cord injury, or a reaction to certain surgery (including some prostate surgery). In some cases, a nervous system malfunction may bring the condition about, and in other cases the culprit is a reaction to some antidepressants or antipsychotics. And often it can be the result of diseases like diabetes or Parkinson’s.

Is it treated?

Effective treatment depends upon identifying the correct cause. Relieving stress or other psychological factors, removing duct blockages and treating nervous system problems can be effective. Changing medication may be effective, as can be treating underlying diseases that bring anejaculation about. Penile vibratory stimulation is effective in some men who have suffered spinal cord injuries.

While anejaculation impairs penis function, physical penis health is generally not affected. Indeed, in some ways maintaining that health by using a top flight soothing penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) might even be beneficial. If caused by psychological factors, keeping the penis properly sensitized may help overcome anejaculation due to the greater ease with which stimulation occurs. Use a crème with L-carnitine, a neuroprotective ingredient, to help maintain penis sensitivity. If the crème also contains the amino acid L-arginine, it can also help keep penile blood flow strong - another factor which may be of benefit to the anejaculant man.