What is premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is when you orgasm before sex or less than a minute after you start having sex. There is no set time when a man should ejaculate during sex, but if you ejaculate and immediately lose your erection, you and your partner may not have enough time to enjoy sex.
It can be tedious and embarrassing, but it is a common problem for men. Between 30% and 40% have this problem at some point in their lives. So, remember that it is not something you have to worry about if it only happens occasionally.
Causes of premature ejaculation and risk factors
The cause of premature ejaculation is not clear. But the brain chemistry may be part of the reason. Men with low levels of the chemical serotonin in their brain often take a short time to ejaculate.
Possible emotional factors include:
• Communication issues
• Lack of confidence or dissatisfaction with the body
• Concerns about your sexual ability
• Negative feelings about the idea of sex (sexual repression)
Some physical conditions can also cause premature ejaculation, including:
• Abnormal hormone levels
• Irregular levels of the nervous system (imbalance of chemicals in your brain that transmit or stimulate the whole body)
• Inflammation or infection in your prostate or urethra (a tube that flows out of your bladder and secretes urine from the body)
• Hereditary traits that you inherit from your parents
Premature ejaculation can sometimes be a problem for men with erectile dysfunction. That is when the penis is not strong enough for sex. Men who are worried that they may lose their erection may develop a habit of rushing to ejaculate. It can be a difficult habit to break. Treatment for erectile dysfunction can lead to premature ejaculation and there are many medication options.
Diagnosis of premature ejaculation
Your doctor may start by asking if you have always had this problem or if it has just happened. Your doctor may ask about your sex life or relationship. And you may need a physical exam as well. If your doctor thinks you have a mental health problem, they may refer you to a mental health professional for consultation or treatment. If it is caused by a physical problem, your doctor may recommend that you see a urologist who specializes in the urinary system.
So, seek counseling and treatment as soon as possible if you are experiencing this premature ejaculation in order to get a happy and satisfied sex.
Article by: Health.D Cam
Source: WEB MD