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What Causes Premature Ejaculation?
What Causes Premature Ejaculation?

What is Premature Ejaculation?

When a man uncontrollably ejaculates, it is commonly referred to as premature ejaculation.  PE commonly occurs before or briefly after sexual penetration, and in most cases will result in a negative sexual experience or unsatisfied partner.  Many classify premature as ejaculating within two minutes of the start of intercourse, however there is no definitive time associated with the disorder.

Common Causes of Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation has been linked to a wide spectrum of causes ranging from psychologically induced to physical disorders.  PE is often dealt with over a variety of different treatments.  Treatments are often designed to address multiple possibilities on the root cause of the problem.  Because there is a major lack or research on this matter, limited knowledge on PE is available.

Psychological Factors that Can Cause Premature Ejaculation

Just like erectile dysfunction, many factors that lead to premature ejaculation can be psychological.  When experiencing intimacy issues you believe to be linked to a psychological factor, consider consulting with a professional sex therapist or specialist.  Common psychological factors linked to problems with sex include:

  1. Stress-  Stress can often lead to many forms of sexual dysfunction.  When a male is experiencing high levels of stress, sexual stimulation can often become overwhelming.  This can often lead to uncontrolled ejaculation.
  2. Anxiety- When a male is experiencing anxiety, it can often be caused by a fear of not adequately performing well during sex.  Often times the very fear of sexual dysfunction can be the cause.
  3. Depression-  Just like stress, depression is linked to a variety of problems in the bedroom.  Confidence is often a factor that helps minimize sexual dysfunction, but is also a lacking trait among men experiencing mild to moderate depression.

Physical Factors that Can Cause Premature Ejaculation

Physical conditions can be slightly more difficult to treat when dealing with sexual dysfunction.  It is always best to consult with a professional physician about any inclinations you may have.  Common physical patterns linked to premature ejaculation include:

  1. Diabetes-  Diabetes has been linked to tons of urological complications.  Many are caused by the functionality of blood vessels and nerves.
  2. Tobacco Use- Yes, tobacco is not only bad for your overall respiratory health, but it is also bad for your sex life.  It starts by decreasing a male’s sexual desire.  When a man has a difficulty becoming aroused he can mistakenly try too hard leading to much shorter intercourse.  Often times, a decrease in libido can lead to multiple psychological problems with sex.
  3. Hypersensitivity-  For those experiencing acute hypersensitivity of the nervous system, sexual stimulation can become overwhelming.  This can lead to unwanted ejaculation shortly after sex beings.
  4. Low Testosterone Levels- Low T is arguable the most common physical cause of PE.  Having your T Levels checked on a regular basis can help reduce the risk of PE.  Many men who have gone through testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) have experienced instant results when combating PE.
Other Factors that Have Been Linked to Premature Ejaculation Include:
  • Recreational Drug Use
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Prostate Disease
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem Conditions
  • Guilt

Acquired vs. Lifelong Premature Ejaculation

There are two major categories of premature ejaculation: Lifelong and Acquired.  Lifelong premature ejaculation is often referred to when a male has experienced the problem of PE dating back to his adolescent years.  Acquired premature ejaculation is a condition linked to men who started suffering from PE at a particular point in their adulthood.  Many men linked to acquired PE previously enjoyed a healthy sex life.

Common Myth About Premature Ejaculation

PE is often associated with erectile dysfunction.  This is largely due to PE and ED having similar same causes, symptoms and treatments.  It is important to be able to identify which sexual disorder you are currently experiencing in order to receive proper treatment.

How to Stop Premature Ejaculation

Knowing that vices such as smoking, drug use and alcohol abuse can trigger a variety of sexual dysfunctions, our first recommendation is to cut down on what you can control.  Other natural solutions to PE include:

  • Improving your diet to include more protein and less fatty foods
  • Attending a gym or increasing your physical activity increase endurance, stamina and testosterone levels
  • Participate more in activities that increase your confidence in order to boost sexual self esteem
  • Wear condoms to assist reducing stimulation during sexual intercourse

If these tips do not help, we recommend talking with a professional that specializes in sexual health.  At Restorative Health, our physicians are trained to provide a customized solution.   Men with premature ejaculation often walk into our office feeling defeated and devastated.  Our number one goal is to provide you with the best possible treatment option, and help restore your sexual dignity.

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