The clinical definition of male orgasmic disorder includes a “persistent or recurrent delay in, or absence of, orgasm following a normal sexual excitement phase during sexual activity” where there is sufficient sexual stimulation given the man’s age to normally elicit an orgasm. Male orgasmic disorder is a diagnosis used to distinguish when a man can’t orgasm (or it takes a significantly long time to orgasm) where it isn’t caused by a medication or other health condition. The experience must be accompanied by distress for it to receive a diagnosis of male orgasmic disorder.
Male orgasmic disorder is thought to be uncommon. In one large study of men, 8% said they had experienced a problem with orgasms in the previous year, although it isn’t clear if this study asked men whether they were distressed by the orgasmic difficulty, which means that even these men might not be included in the diagnosis of male orgasmic disorder.
Source: American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual - Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR™, 2000) Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association. Accessed January 1, 2007.