Hi, I’m 18 years old and I have a bit of a problem. About two weeks ago, I masturbated and just about at climax, I held some sort of PC muscles (think they might’ve been the ones I use to hold urine), and only a little semen came out, the rest felt like it went somewhere else.
It was a weird experience. I didn’t have an erection for a week after that, but for some reason didn’t think anything of it. That weekend my girlfriend and I decided to get a little more intimate. She was trying to perform oral sex and/or give me a handjob and I couldn’t get it up all the way and couldn’t ejaculate. After a full weekend of trying this, I went ahead and scheduled an appointment at the doctor’s office at my college.
I told him my story, and he seemed to ignore what I call the “hold back incident” and went straight to telling me that it was anxiety. He told me to continue masturbating and gave me a packet about how to get more comfortable. After a week of doing the “exercises” in the packet, I found that I can still get an erection, albeit not a full one. If I face my penis forward blood will flow through most of it but it still won’t be as hard as usual.
If I point the penis vertically (head = up) then I will not get nearly a full erection at all. As it is I have to really focus on a fantasy and the sensations when I’m masturbating to get to the point I can. I continued to masturbate, relieved that I could still ejaculate, but still concerned about not getting it up all the way like I used to be able to.
The fact that I can’t get it up even when I’m alone has led me to believe that I may have some sort of strain or damage, and I’m thinking about going to see a urologist and I’ve decided to stop masturbating and sexual activity altogether until I’ve seen the doc. Is this the right choice? Should I just wait it out or is there something else I should be doing?
Yes, stop masturbating for a week. Then, if you still have a problem, check with a urologist. Since the urethra is connected to the bladder and runs through the PC muscles, You may have caused the climax ejaculation fluid to back up into the bladder (called Retrograde Ejaculation) or affected something else when you held your PC muscles. After some time the ejaculation fluid in the bladder will leave the next time you pee.
Since you say you are “relieved that I could still ejaculate but still concerned about not getting it up all the way” meaning the the erectile dysfunction issue is a different problem that can be treated with exercise, No pills creams or potions, herbal supplements or prescription drug.
I am also 18 and I am currently having the same problem, with the exception that I don’t remember feeling the same thing as he did with the semen. I am really worried because until recently I masturbated with no problem and now I notice that my penis is not as firm as before…