A Doctor’s Insights On How To Stop Premature Ejaculation
A person is said to have premature ejaculation when he releases the semen from the body, sooner than he or his partner would love during sex. Occasional premature ejaculation is also known as a premature climax, rapid ejaculation, or early ejaculation. PE can be frustrating especially because it steals the fulfillment associated with good sex, and at times, even ruins an otherwise fruitful relationship. However, if treatment is sought, there is no cause for worry. Your doctor will help you determine its cause and then offer a practical solution.
In America, one in every three men aged between 18 and 59 years struggle with problems of premature ejaculation. While the problem is in many instances considered to be caused by psychological factors, it is worth noting that biology may also be behind your current predicaments. Sometimes, the problem of premature ejaculation is said to have a connection with erectile dysfunction. ED is when a man is unable to obtain or maintain an erection that is sufficiently firm for sex. Normally, an erection disappears when a man ejaculates, something that makes it difficult to identify, with certainty, if the problem you are dealing with is erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation. In such instances, when erectile dysfunction is treated, the problem of premature ejaculation disappears.
Apart from erectile dysfunction, let us consider other possible causes of premature ejaculation that your doctor will target.
Psychological causes of PE
- Stress, anxiety, and depression
- Relationship problems
- Anxiety associated with sexual performance – especially at the beginning of a new relationship, or if a guy has had past issues with his sexual performance
- Traumatic sexual experiences suffered during childhood. A person who was caught masturbating or engaging in sexual intercourse during their childhood days may carry this trauma for the rest of their lives unless there is an intervention
- Conditioning – a person’s sexual experience during his teenage years may have an impact on his future sexual behavior. For instance, if you had conditioned yourself to release semen quickly so that you can avoid being caught during masturbation, breaking this habit may prove difficult later in life.
- Some people were born into ethnic or religious backgrounds with strict beliefs about sex. A person who went through such circumstances may struggle with premature ejaculation when they begin engaging in sexual activities.
Biological causes include the hypersensitivity of the male member. Other biological causes according to Medical News Today include multiple sclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, prostate disease, thyroid problems, as well as alcohol and substance abuse.
Before beginning any treatment, your doctor will analyze your medical and sexual history. He or she does this to identify the root of your premature ejaculation. For this reason, you must be prepared to respond to all the questions that your doctor asks. Ensure to be as resourceful as possible during the appointment to help your doctor make a correct diagnosis. From there, he or she will determine the way forward.
Some of the treatment options that your doctor may recommend, depending on the cause of your PE include:
- Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
- Phosphidiesterase-5 Inhibitors
- Premature ejaculation pills and creams
- Topical anesthetics
- Sex therapy and counseling
When seeking treatment for premature ejaculation, consider involving your partner. It goes a long way in speeding up the treatment process.
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