Psychological or Physiological?
Premature Ejaculation is the unintentional, uncontrolled ejaculation that is as a result of the penis being only stimulated minimally. It can also be referred to as, premature climax, rapid climax, early ejaculation, premature climax or rapid ejaculation. It is basically where a man reaches climax faster than he would have liked. Clinically, it is given a timeline of less than a minute.
It’s considered an embarrassment in today’s society and thought to be of the worst things that could happen to a man. There’s a huge part of guilt and shame surrounding it. But someone affected by Premature Ejaculation should not be ashamed and be open about it. It can be psychological or physiological, but in either case, it can be dealt with.
Plenty of men will be embarrassed about it thus not talk about it. But it is in fact so common, that approximately 1 in 3 men suffers from Premature Ejaculation at some point in their lives.
What brings it about?
The exact cause is not known. However, it is thought to be as a result of various psychological and biological factors.
Some of the Biological factors include:
- High sensitivity of the penis
- Hormones and serotonin receptors reaching abnormal levels
- An infected/inflamed urethra
- The neurotransmitter levels being abnormal
Psychological factors include:
- Stress about rapid climax
- Prior sexual abuse
- Poor body image
- Poor past sexual experiences
- Relationship issues
Other causes could be side effects of a drug, or consequences of prostatitis.
What are some of the tell-tale signs?
You will know there is a slight dysfunction when you cannot control your ejaculation barely a minute after penetration begins, or if you are unable to delay your climax. It happens with only slight stimulation and can happen even while masturbating.
Is there treatment?
Pelvic floor exercises
Like any other muscle, pelvic floor muscles need to be worked out if they are to be fit. Kegel exercises are not only a remedy for women; they work well to strengthen the muscles and lengthen the period a man can control his climax.
Use of condoms
These reduce the sensation to the penis and thus help to delay ejaculation. You will also be protecting yourself from STDs when you opt to go the rubber way.
Masturbating a few hours before intercourse may help to delay the climax. However, be advised to be careful of hand to mound combat. Frequent masturbation can actually be a factor contributing to Premature Ejaculation.
Deal with stress
Work out the psychological causes for your problem. After all, it is said that sex begins in the mind.
In some cases, you’ll need drugs anyway
Should you want to seek medical attention, there are various drugs that could be prescribed. Sprays, gels or creams can be applied 10-15 minutes prior to sex and act as a numbing agent to reduce sensation. Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors, analgesics and antidepressants can also be used.
However, you should note that opting to use medication could render you tied to the drugs all your life. While P.E can have a great impact to your relationship and confidence, you can fix it by understanding its origin and managing it. Get yourself a healthy and satisfactory sex life.