We've all heard of young men telling their girlfriends that they just have to have sex with them, because if they don't ejaculate for a long time it could be bad for their health. But is that true?
One man in the WebMD Erectile Dysfunction Community asks this very question. He states that he experienced an injury to his penis several years ago that has left him disfigured and sexually dysfunctional. Over time he's given up on having intercourse and masturbating because both are too painful. He says he can go months at a time without ejaculating. And when he does masturbate, he ends up having more frequent and painful erections. He also says that a few drops of semen come out before he urinates sometimes.
Urologist Sheldon Marks, MD, reassures him that not ejaculating for a long period of time shouldn't be a problem. He also says that excess prostate fluid that the man sometimes releases prior to urination is normal. Marks notes that there is no reason for the man to go through all this. An erectile dysfunction specialist may be able to recommend treatment that can correct scarring from a penile fracture and help with his sexual function.