Premature ejaculation can be a worrying and embarrassing problem which, left untreated, can seriously impact on relationships. While men may understandably be embarrassed about seeking help for this condition, it’s important to find out why it happens, and try to treat the cause. Most often, the problem is psychological rather than physical, although sometimes there is an underlying medical reason.
Making love should be a pleasureable experience, but for men who suffer from premature ejaculation, this is often not the case. These are just some of the causes of premature ejaculation.
Premature ejaculation is more common in younger men. As men get older, they develop more control. However, the condition is not the exclusive preserve of the young, and older men also have problems with premature ejaculation.
For many young people, early sexual experiences are rushed in order to avoid detection by parents. This creates a sense of urgency in the man and, if the situation continues for a long time, he may become conditioned to quick ejaculation. In some cases, he may have no control over ejaculation, even when he is settled in a relationship and sex can be more relaxed.
All sorts of factors may cause anxiety and make premature ejaculation likely. The man may be afraid of causing an unwanted pregnancy, or he may be having an affair and feel guilty about it. Ironically, if a man is anxious about his sexual performance, this too can cause premature ejaculation.
If a man has problems achieving or maintaining an erection, this may make him more prone to premature ejaculation. He can get into the habit of rushing to complete the sexual encounter, and this can be a difficult habit to break.
Hormone and chemical levels
Men with high levels of testosterone are more likely to suffer from premature ejaculation. Also, hormonal conditions such as thyroid disorders can contribute to the problem. Low serotonin levels in the brain are also thought to cause premature ejaculation.
It only happens in rare cases, but an infection of the prostate gland or the urethra may cause premature ejaculation in some men. Once the infection is treated, the problem should disappear of its own volition.
During ejaculation, the pelvic muscles are much more active than normal. In some men, these muscles may be hyperactive, and this can result in premature ejaculation.
Premature ejaculation is often the subject of jokes, but it’s not funny for the man involved, or his partner. The good news is that, in most cases, the problem can be resolved, so the sooner a man seeks treatment for premature ejaculation, the sooner he can enjoy a happy and fulfilling sex life.