Man Fakes Orgasm To Satisfy His Wife

Newspaper Columns, Pharmacy Q&A June 24, 2002


I read with interest your comments on male premature ejaculation, but my problem is just the opposite. My wife and I have a very good sexual relationship (with the help of Viagra), but I very seldom reach a climax. My wife has an orgasm after about 20 to 30 minutes, which is normal for us. I try very hard, but about 90 percent of the time I can't achieve a climax and just give up. My wife does not know this and believes I have climaxed. What can I do to overcome this problem?


You did not mention whether you are taking any other medications. A number of prescription drugs can delay or even prevent orgasm. Antidepressants such as Effexor, Nardil, Prozac, Paxil and Serzone can all interfere with sexual satisfaction. Other medications can modify libido or desire.

Another possibility is hormonal imbalance. To find out, have your testosterone and thyroid levels checked. Please discuss your situation with a health care professional who is knowledgeable about male sexuality. You shouldn't have to fake an orgasm.