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Anejaculation can occur due to a variety of factors, including congenital abnormalities, medications, psychological factors, and neurological disorders. Understanding the symptoms of anejaculation is important for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. In this lesson, we will explore the different types of anejaculation and the symptoms associated with each type.

What Causes Anejaculation?

In the previous lesson, we discussed how anejaculation can be caused due to physical factors such as nerve damage, prostate surgery, medication side effects, or hormonal imbalances. Psychological factors, such as stress, anxiety, and depression, can also contribute to anejaculation. Additionally, lifestyle factors, such as excessive alcohol consumption, drug use, or tobacco use, can also lead to anejaculation. It is important to determine the underlying cause of anejaculation for early identification of the symptoms of anejaculation and to determine the appropriate treatment plan.

Anejaculation: What Are The Major Signs To Look Out For?

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Anejaculation is a condition in which a man is unable to ejaculate semen during sexual activity or orgasm. So, the most obvious and first sign of anejaculation is the absence of semen during ejaculation or orgasm. A man with anejaculation may experience sexual stimulation and arousal but is unable to ejaculate semen.


Pain or discomfort is the second sign to look out for. Some men with anejaculation may experience pain or discomfort during sexual activity or orgasm. This discomfort or pain may be due to the buildup of pressure in the prostate gland or seminal vesicles, which can occur when semen is not able to be released from the body during sexual activity or orgasm.

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Anejaculation can lead to reduced sexual satisfaction and decreased sexual intimacy in relationships. Ejaculation is a natural part of the male sexual response, and the inability to ejaculate can result in reduced sexual satisfaction for some men. The experience of orgasm and ejaculation are often closely associated, and the absence of ejaculation can result in a decreased sense of sexual satisfaction and pleasure. This can lead to feelings of frustration or disappointment during sexual activity, and can also impact sexual intimacy in relationships.


Infertility can be a sign of anejaculation. Ejaculation is necessary for semen to be released from the body, and for sperm to be delivered into the female reproductive tract. Without ejaculation, sperm cannot reach the female egg and fertilization cannot occur. This can result in infertility, which is the inability to conceive a child after 12 months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. Though infertility can be a sign of anejaculation, it is important to note that anejaculation is not the only cause of infertility, and other factors such as low sperm count or motility, blockages in the male reproductive tract, and hormonal imbalances can also contribute to infertility.

Symptoms Of Anejaculation

The symptoms of anejaculation may vary depending on the underlying cause and individual factors, but some of the most common symptoms may look like this – 

  • An inability to ejaculate: Anejaculation is characterized by the inability to ejaculate semen during sexual activity or orgasm. This may be a partial or complete inability to ejaculate.

  • Delayed ejaculation: Another symptom of anejaculation is delayed ejaculation, where it takes a prolonged time to ejaculate despite experiencing orgasm and sexual stimulation.

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  • Reduced semen volume: In some cases, an individual may experience a decrease in the amount of semen they produce during ejaculation or even a complete absence of semen.

  • Emotional distress: Anejaculation can cause emotional distress due to the inability to ejaculate, which can lead to feelings of inadequacy, frustration, and embarrassment.

  • Difficulty achieving orgasm: Some people with anejaculation may have difficulty achieving orgasm or may experience a reduced intensity of orgasm

  • Pain or discomfort: Rarely, an individual may experience pain or discomfort during sexual activity, which can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition.

  • Other medical conditions: Anejaculation may also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, or certain medications.

Why Should One Pay Attention To These Symptoms?

Being aware of your symptoms for anejaculation is important because it can help you identify the condition early and seek medical attention. If left untreated, anejaculation can lead to fertility issues, sexual dysfunction, and emotional distress.


Additionally, anejaculation may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord injuries. Early detection of these conditions can allow for prompt treatment and management, which can improve overall health outcomes.


If you suspect that you might have anejaculation consult with a healthcare professional at the earliest. Schedule an appointment with a urologist or other healthcare professional who can help diagnose the condition and determine the underlying cause.

Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment can often lead to successful outcomes, and there are various treatment options available depending on the underlying cause of anejaculation. Remember, seeking help is the first step towards addressing anejaculation and regaining control over your sexual health. You can also book a call with our sexual health experts at Allo Health to guide you through your queries and treatment.

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