5 Medical Reasons Why Men Cannot Reach An Orgasm

One of the most common complaints about sex among men is the inability to orgasm or climax. Very often, this inability is overlooked and some women believe it is because their partners don’t find them attractive anymore. There is more to this inability than finding one attractive.

If a man experiences trouble with climaxing, there are various medical reasons that contribute to the condition. If they are treated at the right time under the supervision of a doctor, it may help men improve their sexual life. Let’s examine a few common medical conditions that may be causing this sexual inability.


Medical Reasons Why Men Cannot Reach An Orgasm

1. Thyroid Disorders

Hypothyroidism May Delay Orgasm In Men

Thyroid disorders can be of two types: hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. These disorders have been associated with sexual disorders, especially in men. These include the inability to get or keep an erection during sex, a low libido, premature ejaculation, and delayed ejaculation.


Studies have reported that hypothyroidism is a more common cause of sexual problems in men than hyperthyroidism.1 So, if your partner is not able to orgasm, try to get the thyroid levels checked. Your healthcare provider will prescribe medications or treatments as per the severity of the condition.

2. Hypogonadism

Hypogonadism May Delay Orgasm In Men


Hypogonadism is another health condition that may be the cause of a man’s sexual problems. Hypogonadism is a condition in which the sex glands are unable to produce enough sex hormones, that is, testes in men.

Hypogonadism can be of two types: primary hypogonadism and central or secondary hypogonadism. In primary hypogonadism, your sex glands are unable to produce enough sex hormones. The brain sends the messages to the sex glands but the sex glands have a problem producing the hormones. On the other hand, in central or secondary hypogonadism, parts of the brain that send messages to the sex glands are not functioning normally.


This health condition may be another reason for the delay in a climax. This may be treated by your doctor after a series of tests. The doctor may prescribe medications or hormone therapies, depending on what suits the severity of your condition.

3. Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders May Delay Orgasm In Men


Sometimes, psychological factors may cause a man’s delay in climaxing. This can vary from a mild stress at work to serious mental disorders. Anxiety disorder is a term used for a variety of conditions in which the individual experiences an abnormally high level of anxiety. Some of the anxiety disorders include panic disorder, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and generalized anxiety disorder.

Sometimes, antidepressants and antianxiety medications that are used to treat these disorders may have an impact on the sexual experiences. This will have to be communicated with your doctor and the doctor may reduce your dosage. Sometimes, therapy from a mental health professional can help deal with unnecessary anxiety and its side effects.


4. Neurological Conditions

Neurological Conditions May Delay Orgasm In Men

Neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis may be another cause for delayed or no orgasm during sex.2 Multiple sclerosis is a disease that causes damage to the central nervous system. The condition hinders the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body.


There are other neurological conditions that can be held accountable for the delay in reaching an orgasm. These conditions include strokes and diabetic neuropathy. These conditions need to be addressed to the doctor who can provide you with the best advice on how to improve your sexual performance with your partner.

5. Physical Injuries

Physical Injuries May Delay Orgasm In Men

Some make orgasm issues may arise due to high-impact physical injuries like spinal cord injuries and other wounds. A physical injury may cause damage to the nerve in your spine or pelvis. Certain surgeries, such as those affecting the prostate or other pelvic organs, can cause nerve damage that may have an impact on your sex life. Doctors may be able to help with this problem; therefore, it is important to communicate and be open with them about the problems you face with your partner.

When you cannot reach an orgasm, it is important to get it diagnosed immediately. Getting to know the cause of your sexual dysfunction can help treat the cause and avoid any further complications. As a partner, it is important to support your man and help them cope with the situation.