Premature Ejaculation - Symptoms, Risk factors and Treatment

Premature ejaculation is a condition when a man ejaculates sooner during sexual intercourse than he or his partner desires. It is a common condition amongst men. Most of them experience it at any stage of their lives. If it happens seldom, then it is not a thing to bother. But you may be diagnosed with premature ejaculation if;


You always or nearly every time ejaculate within 1 minute of penetration.

You always or nearly every time are unable to delay the ejaculation.


As a result of premature ejaculation, one may feel depressed, embarrassed, and frustrated. Due to which they start to avoid having sex. However, it is a treatable condition. Often biological and psychological problems lead to premature ejaculation. To treat it, medication, counseling sessions, and the right sex technique may help. Many men feel embarrassed to talk about it. 


Symptoms


The main symptom of premature ejaculation is that man ejaculates always or nearly every time ejaculates within 1 minute of penetration. This condition may remain the same in all sexual situations, even during masturbation. Premature ejaculation can be classified as;


Primary or lifelong- when you nearly always have the problem of ejaculating within 1 minute of penetration. It occurs from your very first encounters. 


Secondary or acquired- when you previously do not have any ejaculatory problems. Your previous sexual encounters were fine, but recently you have developed the problem of ejaculating sooner. 


Causes


The exact cause of premature ejaculation is unknown. Since ejaculation involves a series of biological and psychological factors, any problem in them can lead to premature ejaculation. It can occur due to reasons like;


Psychological causes


Psychological factors that might play a role in causing premature ejaculation are;


  • Having sexual experiences too early

  • Having a history of sexual abuse

  • Poor body image

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Stress

  • Worrying and thinking too much that you may ejaculate sooner

  • Guilty feelings that cause you to rush through sexual encounters


Other factors can be;


Erectile dysfunction - when men become too anxious to maintain an erection, they may rush in ejaculating. It is hard to correct this condition. 


Anxiety - when men are stressed or have anxiety about sexual performance or any other thing, they ejaculate prematurely. 


Relationship problems - if you have had a pleasurable and satisfying sexual relationship with other partners, it can be possible that your interpersonal relationship can affect your sexual performance with the current partner. 


Biological problems


Biological problems that can cause premature ejaculation can be;


Abnormal hormone levels or brain chemicals called neurotransmitters

Inflammation and infection of the prostate or urethra ( a tube that carries urine out of our body)

Inherited traits


Risk factors


The common risk factors for premature ejaculation are;


Erectile dysfunction- when men become too anxious to maintain an erection, they may rush in ejaculating sooner unconsciously. 


Stress - mental stress or sexual performance anxiety can lead to premature ejaculation. 


Complications


Relationship issues


When you are unable to satisfy your partner during sex, your relationship may suffer. You may also feel embarrassed and guilty. However, you should talk to your partner and try to pave a way, so both parties are comfortable.


Difficulty in conception


When you are unable to ejaculate properly during vaginal intercourse, it can lead to fertility problems.


Treatment 


To treat premature ejaculation, the following things may help;


  • Medication

  • Counseling sessions 

  • Right sex techniques


Conclusion 


Premature ejaculation is a condition when a man ejaculates sooner during sexual intercourse than he or his partner desires. It is a common condition amongst men. However, often it is treatable. Men feel embarrassed to talk about it. But visiting healthcare providers can help.

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