Are You Suffering From Premature Ejaculation Issues?
According to one urologist and associate professor of surgery at The University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore, Andrew C. Kramer, MD premature ejaculation is more common than many people think. Unfortunately, it leads to both psychological and emotional problems and self-esteem issues.
If you are suffering from this type of sexual dysfunction, know that you are not alone. A 2016 study published in Drug Discovery Today revealed that about 20-30% of men experience premature ejaculation at some point in their lives. This sexual problem does not discriminate when it comes to age – men from all age brackets are at risk of suffering from premature ejaculation.
It is defined as the inability of a man to control ejaculation – before, or immediately after sexual penetration. Premature ejaculation occurs with very little sexual stimulation and against the wishes of the person involved. The most prominent challenge associated with this sexual dysfunction is that it leads to unsatisfactory sex for the man and his partner. Unfortunately, the victim may suffer anxiety which may worsen the problem. That is why men are advised to seek professional help as soon as they suspect that they have lost their ejaculatory control.
Contrary to what many people think, premature ejaculation does not only happen during sex. It does not purely occur when actual sexual penetration is concerned. Instead, a man may face premature ejaculation even when he is masturbating.
Causes of premature ejaculation
While the exact causes of premature ejaculation are yet to be established, they are mostly blamed on psychological, physical and emotional issues. However, medical experts argue that most of the times, premature ejaculation emanates from mental problems.
Bad relationships and confidence inadequacies, especially when a man is around his partner may lead to premature ejaculation. The intrinsic pressure to deliver an exemplary performance in the bedroom has the potential to cause premature ejaculation – even if a person has never suffered from it before. It explains why a good number of men will first experience it when they are in a new relationship.
If you are stressed up or depressed, it may contribute to premature ejaculation. If you are guilty of something, say you have cheated on your partner, premature ejaculation is imminent. Incredible sex does not just happen. Both partners must be mentally, emotionally and psychologically stable to enjoy fulfilling sexual encounters.
Other possible causes of premature ejaculation include hormonal imbalances, unhealthy prostate or side effects of medicines.
Diagnosis of premature ejaculation
Speak to your doctor, at the earliest opportunity if you suspect that you have this problem. Your GP will discuss your sexual and medical history with you. Besides conducting a thorough physical exam, he or she may also want to engage your partner. Be as open as possible to your doctor during this visit. He or she may wish to understand several things about your life such as your exercise routine, diet, alcohol consumption, and cigarette smoking among many others. To rule out possible medical conditions, he or she may request for several lab tests.
Your level of cooperation will be an essential determinant as far as proper diagnosis is concerned. Note that effective treatment is dependent on the accuracy of diagnosis and the right determination of the causes of your premature ejaculation.
Some of the treatment options for premature ejaculation include psychotherapy (counseling), masturbation (to learn how to control your ejaculation), condoms or numbing creams, and specific medications.
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