I have no sensation in my penis during sex. Is this normal?

When I masturbate its very pleasurable but during sex I don't feel any stimulation of my penis, and I feel as though I am not ejaculating enough sperm.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (1)


Answered by Jeanette M. Potts, MD

While this is not normal, significantly reduced sensation during intercourse in comparison to masturbation begs the question: What are you actually doing when you masturbate? Is it too often, too rough, too long, with a toy or vibrator, with or without lubricants? During intercourse, are there other factors that would affect sensation? Lubricants, gels, prophylactics and gels? What about positioning? These should be explored FIRST. A neurological evaluation if these have no yield.

Published on Jun 22, 2016

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Answered by Jeanette M. Potts, MD

While this is not normal, significantly reduced sensation during intercourse in comparison to masturbation begs the question: What are you actually doing when you masturbate? Is it too often, too rough, too long, with a toy or vibrator, with or without lubricants? During intercourse, are there other factors that would affect sensation? Lubricants, gels, prophylactics and gels? What about positioning? These should be explored FIRST. A neurological evaluation if these have no yield.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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