Are you experiencing burning ejaculation?
Let’s get straight to the point: a burning ejaculation is not normal. Actually, any type of burning below the belt is not normal for men. A burning ejaculation could be a symptom of STDs, specifically trichomoniasis. Trichomoniasis, a parasitic STD, is among the lesser known infections, but it is very common. Other STD symptoms that may accompany pain after ejaculation include irritation inside or around the opening of the penis and a mild discharge.
Various several conditions can cause a painful or burning ejaculation. Here are a few:
Other causes of symptoms may include:
STD testing is the best way to diagnose the painful sensation of burning after ejaculation. STD testing and trichomoniasis testing is available through at-home STD testing kits, and the test is performed through a urine sample—no painful swabs involved. Results are available within just a few days.
If you are not at risk for STDs, talk to your doctor about other possible causes and testing options. Either way, do not engage in sexual activity until this problem is diagnosed.
Most conditions that cause burning ejaculation are curable with antibiotics. Trichomoniasis is cured through the antibiotic metronidazole, whereas gonorrhea and chlamydia require other antibiotics. Orchitis and epididymitis are also treated with antibiotics. Symptoms should subside a few days to a week after beginning medication.
Be sure to avoid any sexual contact until treatment is fully completed otherwise you may risk reinfecting your partner and transferring the STD back and forth.
With such pesky and painful symptoms, most people opt to avoid STDs. Fortunately, latex condoms offer great protection against common culprits including chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and HIV. Practicing safe sex habits like mutual monogamy can also help reduce one's risk of contracting an STD.