Premature ejaculation generally occurs when a man ejaculates sooner than expected time from his partner. It is a very common sexual disorder, as they say, one out of every four people suffer from this at some point of time. Like erectile dysfunction, it is also one of the common sexual problems men face.
It has some pitfalls. Like, your partner may not be satisfied and could cause hurdle in your physical relationship. It can be so frustrating for men who are dealing with this.
Though there is no such fixed duration of having sex or ejaculation, having an orgasm too sooner like one or two minutes after you start, can be distressing.
Once you ejaculate, you lose your erection; thus, you can’t continue having sex. It leaves both you and your partner unsatisfied.
Usually, the main symptom of premature ejaculation is to ejaculate within one minute of penetration.
PE can be classified as lifelong (primary) and acquired (secondary).
A lifelong (primary) PE occurs almost all the time you have sex, or you’re experiencing this since your first sexual encounter.
Whereas acquired (secondary) PE occurs occasionally, or you’ve developed it in a later period, and there was no such problem in previous experiences.
Generally, psychological factors are responsible for premature ejaculation. But there are physiological or biological factors also which may contribute to it.
- Sexual inexperience
- Poor body image
- Worrying about premature ejaculation
- Relationship problems
- Low confidence
- Worrying about performance
- Sexual abuse
Now, let’s look at some physical factors.
- Abnormal certain hormone levels like testosterone
- Abnormal levels of brain chemicals called neuro-transmitters
- Inflammation or infection of prostate or urethra
- Thyroid problems
Treatment for PE is possible through specific changes. Seeking for doctor’s help may not be a bad idea after all.
There is nothing to feel embarrassed about when talking to a doctor. This is very common among men and treatable as well. Consulting a doctor may be fruitful in terms of a conversation or proper counselling and may help lessen anxiety level. A doctor may tell you that occasional premature ejaculation is normal, and the average time of intercourse is about five minutes.
Specific changes in your sexual routine may also help.
Like, masturbating an hour or so before intercourse can help delay the ejaculation.
Then, engaging more into foreplay rather than direct involvement in sex can help lower the pressure of performing during intercourse.
Decreasing the sensitivity of your penis also may help. This can be done by the help of condoms, which can reduce the sensitivity of your penis so that you last longer by maintaining the erection and delaying the ejaculation.
And, last but not least, communicating with your partner may help you resolve this problem without getting worried. Engage more in non-sexual activities to enhance emotional intimacy. Moreover, you can tell your partner that premature ejaculation is completely normal and treatable. Being supportive and understanding of each other is the best way to cope up with any issue as a couple.
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