Instead of the exuberant firehose of his youth, a man may find himself moving to a spurting trickle when it comes to his love goo. What once was a thunderous tremor through the body upon orgasm is now a meek and mild jerk without a lot of fanfare or fireworks. When that happens, a man may have a weak erection or perceived ejaculation volume reduction. Male ejaculation is a simple but involved process that can age over time. If a man believes he may be experiencing weak ejaculation, or perceived ejaculation volume reduction, then he should continue reading.
Perceived Ejaculation Volume Reduction (PEVR)
PEVR, or weak ejaculation, is likely an effect of growing older. Just as other parts of the body weaken and change, so does a man’s reproductive center. Men may experience less force and less fluid when orgasming as they age. However, this is entirely subjective since it is the man himself who notices the change.
This perceived volume reduction during ejaculation means a man believes that he releases less semen than he once did. PEVR is quite common in men. There are several things that can cause PEVR, such as:
– Cancer treatment (especially prostate related)
– Issues with male hormone production
– Medications used for enlarged prostates, depression, and high blood pressure
– Testicular issues that lead to a reduced level of or no male hormone production
The Basics of Male Ejaculation
Ejaculation releases semen from a man’s body through his penis. The process happens in two stages:
1) Emission – Semen collects in the urethral bulb at the base of the penis.
2) Expulsion – The muscles in the urethra contract to push the semen out of the penis.
Weak ejaculation is mostly subjective, meaning only the person ejaculating notices it. Orgasm intensity varies from man to man. While ejaculation may feel less than strong to a man, it may not be very much of a problem if it doesn’t affect his sexual satisfaction. For some men, a weak orgasm doesn’t feel as good as strong one.
Treating Weak Ejaculation
There are several ways to treat weak ejaculation. Treatment will be dependent upon what is believed to have caused PEVR. There are some medications that can help weak erection. If it’s diabetes-related, then a man should try getting his diabetes under control first before trying other methods. Men can also try Kegel exercises to help control ejaculation and give it more force.
If a man is looking to boost his sperm production, there are several things he can do, including:
– Exercise moderately and regularly. Try not to hit it too hard, though, because that can have the reverse effect.
– Get seven to nine hours of shut-eye each night.
– Watch the scale – obesity can reduce not only the quantity but also the quality of sperm.
– Stop smoking.
– Add more antioxidants to the diet, including selenium, lycopene, and vitamins C and E.
– Say no to trans fats.
A visit to a trusted doctor is the first step for men with weak ejaculation. The doctor will give a man the appropriate steps for treatment.