I am a 47 yr old, white male, married with one son.
In 1992, I had two automobile accidents ... one in March and the
other in November. Both of them were serious accidents and both of them
occured with me being hit from behind.
I was completely impotent for several weeks following each accident.
I was slower to recover to erections after the second accident.
I received physical therapy for about 3 months after the first
accident. After the second accident, I received physical therapy for
approx. 3 months and chiropractic therapy for 5 months.
Ever since the first accident, I have had the problem of little or no
sensation (orgasm) at the point of ejaculation during normal sexual
relations with my wife. I am able to obtain normal erections and
ejaculate normally. However, I rarely have the sensation which normally
accompanies ejaculation. If any at all, it is greatly diminished.
When I mentioned the problem to my primary care physician, he first
sent me to a psychiatrist who concluded that it was not a mental /
emotional problem ... but was physical and had something to do with damage
to the pudendal nerve. The psychiatrist sent me to a urologist who
wondered why I was complaining since I could have erections and
I don't know how personal I dare to get ... but I've already got my
pants down so to speak ... so I'll spill the rest of it. While I dearly
love my wife and find her very attractive, I have been so unsatisfied
sexually that I've resorted to masturbation which is usually accompanied
by a more near-normal sensation of orgasm.
By sheer experience, I have concluded that the thrusts associated
with normal sexual relations have the effect of deadening my sensations
... while I do not thrust (move my back) during masturbation.
So, I guess I have a few questions. First, is it possible that the
multiple spinal chord injuries I received 1992 are responsible for my lack
of sensation during sex?
Secondly, is there a therapy available to correct or improve this
situation? I would be open to nearly any legitimate suggestion ... even
Thirdly, is there a name for this condition ... which I could use to
access further information on newsgroups and over the internet, etc.?
I would be happy to correspond with other men who have a similar
experience ... especially those who have found some solution or treatment.
Please respond to me by e-mail: reeseaa at aol.com