The Most Common Causes Of Premature Ejaculation

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Estimates about the prevalence of premature ejaculation (PE) vary but this problem is considered to be the most common male sexual dysfunction. As many as one out of three men are affected by PE during a certain period of their life.

Premature ejaculation is caused by a range of conditions. Here is a list of the most common causes.

 

Stress And Performance Anxiety

Premature ejaculation is defined as the inability to continue intercourse for more than two minutes and as having very little control over ejaculation. Men could be experiencing such problems as a result of performance anxiety and stress connected to intimacy.

Anxiety is one of the key psychological factors contributing to premature ejaculation. It tends to affect mostly the men who are very nervous about getting an erection or sustaining it for a sufficient period of time.

 

Relationship and Intimacy Issues

This reason is common among the men who used to enjoy satisfactory intimacy with previous partners but are currently suffering from premature ejaculation.

Lack of trust among the partners, relationship issues and worries connected to one’s love life could be the triggers. Guilt that stems from infidelity will also make a man less likely to perform well and to enjoy a prolonged intimate session.

 

Other Psychological Factors

Premature ejaculation could be linked to a wide range of other worries and psychological factors. Common ones include:

    • Strict religious upbringing
    • Negative sexual experiences during childhood
    • Rushed sexual experiences during adolescence and the fear of “getting caught”
    • Guilty feelings about sexual encounters
    • Depression
    • The expectation of failure during sex

 

Medical Conditions And Additional Causes

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Though psychological causes are very common, a few medical conditions and physiological factors could also be triggering premature ejaculation. Talking to a physician and having a thorough health assessment will be critical for finding out what is going on.

Some of the conditions that can cause premature ejaculation include:

    • Hormonal imbalances
    • Neurotransmitter-related problems
    • Infections and inflammations of the prostate
    • Thyroid conditions
    • Nervous system damage

Medics have also found out that a few conditions could be increasing the risk of premature ejaculation. Erectile dysfunction is one of these risk factors. Men who find it consistently difficult to get and maintain an erection will also be troubled about their performance.

This anxiety will commonly lead to PE. A few medications like psychotropic substances could also be contributing to a higher PE risk.

PE can be overcome if you are willing to talk about it. Though embarrassing, the condition is quite common. Talking to your urologist or general practitioner will help you understand the symptoms & causes of the condition and the treatment options that are available to you.

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