Can I still Ejaculate, If I have Erectile Dysfunction(ED)?

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Erectile Dysfunction(ED) is the inability to attain and/or maintain a penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. This could mean a frank inability to get an erection or, more likely, the erection is not the same quality it once was. In general, this tends to affect men more as they age, but this issue does not have an age limit.

Erectile Dysfunction: Can I still Ejaculate?

The only symptom of Erectile Dysfunction is not attaining or maintaining an erection that is needed for satisfactory performance.

“Yes, most of the men with Erectile Dysfunction can have sexual desire and will be able to have an orgasm and ejaculate.”

Here are the results of a survey conducted by Penny Mostyn, Louise Morgan:

In this survey, they mainly focused on knowing whether men with Erectile Dysfunction can ejaculate?

92% of the men who participated in the survey were able to ejaculate even though they suffered from Erectile Dysfunction.

Even the men with Severe Erectile Dysfunction claimed that they were able to ejaculate during intercourse with their partner.

Then, Why am I not able to ejaculate with Erectile Dysfunction?

As the survey proved that Erectile Dysfunction doesn’t affect your ejaculation that is just one side of a coin.

The causes of Erectile Dysfunction coincide with the causes of Delayed Ejaculation which might make you feel that the cause for Delayed Ejaculation is Erectile Dysfunction. The Delayed ejaculation can be caused by: 

Possible psychological causes of delayed ejaculation are similar to those of premature ejaculation – for example, early sexual trauma, strict upbringing, relationship problems, stress, or depression.

Physical causes of delayed ejaculation include:

  • diabetes (usually only type 1 diabetes)
  • spinal cord injuries
  • multiple sclerosis
  • surgery to the bladder or prostate gland
  • increasing age

Many medicines are known to cause delayed ejaculation, including:

  • antidepressants, particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • medicines to treat high blood pressure, such as beta-blockers
  • antipsychotics used to treat episodes of psychosis 
  • muscle relaxants such as baclofen, which is widely used to treat motor neuron disease and multiple sclerosis
  • powerful painkillers, such as methadone (which is also widely used to treat people addicted to heroin)

Delayed ejaculation can suddenly start to happen after previously having no problems, or (less commonly) the man may have always experienced it.

It can occur in all sexual situations, or only in certain situations. For example, you may be able to ejaculate normally when masturbating, but not during sex. When ejaculation only occurs in certain situations, there’s usually a psychological cause.

Some of the causes of Delayed Ejaculation above coincide with Erectile Dysfunction. So This is the reason you might feel Erectile Dysfunction is the reason for your Delayed Ejaculation. 

But, Even with Erectile Dysfunction, you can ejaculate during intercourse.


If you have a problem with Delayed Ejaculation and Erectile Dysfunction, they might be because of different reasons or same reasons. Talking with your physician helps you find the causes for Erectile Dysfunction and Delayed ejaculation and whether they are dependent on each other in your case. Just taking this step will get you on your way to recovery, not only your sex life but your relationship! And remember, no need to worry about your privacy. Clinics like “The ED Clinic”  take full care to make sure all privacy details are just that- Private.