Premature Ejaculation happens to be one of the most common types of sexual problems in men. Also called as sexual dysfunction (a broad term encompassing several other types of sexual problems) or rapid ejaculation, premature ejaculation can be quite an embarrassing situation to handle for the individual in question.
The condition is characterized by an individual’s inability to control his erection during sexual intercourse. The individual in question would ejaculate very quickly (possibly within 2 minutes of starting intercourse) and would not be able to hold his erection for long afterwards as well.
In addition to creating frustration during sexual intercourse, the condition can lead to an unsatisfied sexual relationship between partners. With time, the frustration and dissatisfaction can grow to an extent where the partners either separate altogether or opt for extra marital relationships to fulfill their needs.
Causes for Premature Ejaculation in Men
premature ejaculationThere are several causes for in men. While some of them can be attributed to physical issues, most cases of rapid ejaculation stem from psychological factors.
Physical Factors Related to Premature Ejaculation
Premature ejaculation in men may stem from certain physical conditions like increased skin sensitivity in and around the penis, ejaculatory system reflex disorders, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid issues, multiple sclerosis, uterine infections, hormone imbalances, nervous system disorders, surgical side effects, abnormal brain chemical levels, trauma, PC muscle weakness, and prostate disease etc.
All these conditions can affect the skin and nerves attached to the penis (either directly or indirectly) and can cause premature ejaculation. Binge drinking can also cause premature ejaculation in certain cases.
during adolescence can also cause premature ejaculation during adulthood. An individual who masturbates frequently would indirectly groom his body to ejaculate quickly. This in turn would make it hard for him to control his erection during sexual intercourse, thereby causing premature ejaculation.
Psychological Factors Related to Premature Ejaculation
Rather than physical factors, psychological factors are more related to premature ejaculation in men. Conditions like stress, anxiety, sexual repression, depression, guilt, lack of confidence etc. can cause premature ejaculation in men.
related to sexual performance is attributed to premature ejaculation in many cases. First time sex and performance anxiety are common factors associated with premature ejaculation. Lack of confidence and fear of failure can also cause an individual to become very anxious during intercourse. And his inability to control these thoughts can cause him to ejaculate prematurely.
stemming from sources like financial constraints, professional issues, personal relationships and conflicts can also cause an individual to ejaculate prematurely during intercourse.
Depression and premature ejaculation are closely related to each other. A depressed individual would not be able to enjoy sex properly. This in turn would reflect on his performance. His inability to control his mood (let alone change it for sex) would make it hard for him to get an erection.
In addition to taking a long time to get sexually stimulated, the individual’s apprehensions of being able to hold the erection for longer periods itself would cause him to ejaculate prematurely.
Unrealistic Expectations is also considered to be a psychological factor that is closely related to premature ejaculation in men. Having unrealistic expectations over sex and his sexual partner can make an individual ejaculate prematurely. He may ejaculate prematurely if his partner fails to meet his expectations during foreplay and afterwards.
Sexual Suppression has also been found to cause premature ejaculation in men who were subjected to physical or mental abuse during their childhood. In addition to instilling a general fear about sex and sexual performance, these incidents might instill the thought of sex being a shameful and morbid act.
These thoughts in turn would grow with the individual and prevent him from enjoying sex wholesomely. The thought of doing something shameful (as taught to him as a child) can also mentally provoke him to finish the act as soon as possible (get it over with as fast as he can), thereby causing him to ejaculate prematurely.