Causes of Premature Ejaculation and its Prevention

What is Premature Ejaculation?

As you may already know, ejaclation is the release of semen from the body when a man has an orgasm. Ejaculation is controlled by the central nervous system of the body, which consists of the brain and the spinal cord. When men are sexually stimulated, a signal  is sent to the brain and spinal cord. When he reaches a certain level of excitement, the signal is sent back to the reproductive organs causing semen to be released through the penis.

Premature ejaculation is a condition where a man ejaculates sooner than a man or his partner would like during sexual intercourse. Premature ejaculation is a complaint that many people have, however, it happens occasionally. When it happens occasionally, it is also called rapid or early ejaculation or even premature climax. It may not be a cause for worry. However, if it keeps happening frequently, it may make the experience of sexual intercourse frustrating and less enjoyable and can also affect the quality of your relationships.

You might be diagnosed with Premature Ejaculation if you always or nearly always ejaculate within the first minute of penetration, or if you are unable to delay ejaculation during intercourse.

Sometimes, people with Erectile Dysfunction may also suffer from this problem. A person with the case of ED may no be able to get or keep an erection. In this case, since the erection goes away quickly, the person will tend to ejaculate prematurely. In such situations,  it is unclear whether the problem is premature ejaculation or Erectile Dysfunction. However, if ED is treated first, both problems can be addressed.

Causes of Premature Ejaculation

Sometimes biological factors like an imbalance in hormone levels can cause premature ejaculation. The hormone Serotonin may play a role in causing this condition. Serotonin is a hormone made by the nerves. A high amount of serotonin in the brain leads to an increased time to ejaculation. Low amounts of serotonin can decrease the time to ejaculation, thus causing premature ejaculation.

Even psychological issues like depression, stress, guilt about something, tension in the relationship, sexual abuse, etc. can lead to premature ejaculation. The issue could also be inherited. Sometimes the inflammation or an infection of the prostate or urethra can also lead to premature ejaculation.

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Even medical issues like diabetes, thyroid problems, prostate disease, multiple sclerosis, or drug and alcohol abuse could lead to premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation could in itself be a sign that another underlying condition needs medical attention and treatment.

Treatment for Premature Ejaculation

So how can you treat this issue? There are many ways to tackle this problem. Some of the solutions include psychological therapy, behavioural therapy and medical therapy.

Psychological Therapy

Psychological therapy involves talking to a psychologist and venting out your feelings. Premature ejaculation, most often than not is the result of a psychological problem, which if addressed can help solve the problem. By addressing your negative feelings and emotions that are indirectly or directly affecting your sexual relationships, one can achieve better mental health as well as a better sexual life. The goal of therapy is to find the source of the issue and thus find solutions that can help you avoid premature ejaculation. Therapy can be used as a stand alone treatment or it can be paired with either behaviour therapy or with medication.

Behavioural Therapy

Behavioural therapy is a form of therapy in which a person’s behaviours are reformed through a set of repetitive actions or exercises. In this case, one uses exercises to build tolerance and thus conditions oneself to prevent premature ejaculation. The goal is to train your body not to ejaculate prematurely.

Medical Therapy

Medical therapy simply means certain drugs, creams and sprays prescribed by doctors to treat the condition. This medication helps delay ejaculation. sometimes , drugs like Viagra and Cialis can help delay ejaculation. The pills that have been found to work the best for premature ejaculation are Cenforce and Vidalista.

There is no known way on how to prevent premature ejaculation, however, maintaining a healthy attitude towards sex can help try to decrease the problem. If you are experiencing negative feelings towards your relationship or in general like anxiety, guilt, frustration about your sex life, it is best to seek out a therapist and vent out these negative feelings. The mind plays an important role in any condition or disease of the body and in this case a major one so it is best to clear your mind of negative feelings before


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