Premature ejaculation generally occurs when a man ejaculates much sooner during sexual intercourse than he or his partner would like. Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the most common sexual dysfunction experienced by men can adversely affect the quality of a sexual relationship. It is also considered as one of the most challenging experience. It may cause distress for both men and their partner and can be serious issue for his relationships. It is considered as a problem because when you ejaculate you lose your erection and unable to continue having sex. You and your partner may feel that there is less time available to enjoy sexual intercourse.
It’s not really known, the exact cause of premature ejaculation, but brain chemistry could be responsible for this problem. Men with low levels of the chemical serotonin in their brains may take shorter time to ejaculate. It is found that premature ejaculation involves a complex interaction of both psychological and biological factors.
Psychological factors that may increase the chance of problem include:
- Sexual abuse experience in the past
- Temporary depression
- Early sexual experiences
- Fear of poor body image
- Guilty feelings that greatly increase your inclination to rush through sexual encounters
- Fear about premature ejaculation
- Overall lack of confidence
- Relationship problems
- Overexcitement or too much stimulation
- Problems related to control and intimacy
A number of biological factors may responsible for premature ejaculation, including:
- Inherited traits
- Unbalanced hormone levels
- Unbalanced levels of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters
- Inflammation and infection of the urethra or prostate
Other factors that can be responsible for the problem include:
- Erectile dysfunction: Sometimes PE can be associated for men with erectile dysfunction(ED). Men who are nervous about maintaining or obtaining a proper erection during sexual intercourse may exhibit a pattern of rushing to ejaculate, which can be difficult to break. Treatment of the erectile dysfunction may also helps to overcome premature ejaculation.
- Relationship problems: It is possible that interpersonal issues between you and your partner may increase the premature ejaculation problem whether you have had satisfying sexual relationships and haven’t faced premature ejaculation ever.
- Anxiety: Anxiety may also increase risk of premature ejaculation. Anxiety can be associated with sexual performance or related to other issues.
Premature ejaculation can be responsible for various problems in your personal life, including:
- Stress and relationship problems: The most common complication of premature ejaculation is the development of relationship stress.
- Fertility problems. Premature ejaculation can disturbed your fertility health and make fertilization difficult for couples who are trying to have a baby if ejaculation doesn’t happen properly.
There is no tested way to prevent premature ejaculation. You can follow the below advice:
- Keep healthy attitude toward sex: Seek psychotherapy or sexual therapy, if you ever experience feelings of frustration, guilt or anxiety about your sex life.
- Keep in mind that sexual problems are common and not rare: Try not to blame yourself, if you experience premature ejaculation. Try to discuss the issues openly with your partner to avoid any miscommunication.