It is the inherent desire of every man to be able to satisfy his woman in bed. When he is unable to perform in bed, most men consider it an insult to their manhood. A variety of reasons can lead to a man not being able to last long in bed; leading to dissatisfaction for both partners. One such problem is that of premature ejaculation, which is a very commonplace condition. In this article I hope to address what premature ejaculation is, the symptoms associated with pe, and its causes, effects, and how it may be treated.
What do you mean by premature ejaculation?
The literal meaning of the word ‘premature ejaculation’ is the uncontrolled ejaculation of the semen either before or just after sexual penetration. This can occur with the minimum amount of sexual stimulation and certainly much before the person wishes the event to happen. Surprisingly, this condition seems to affect about 33 percent of men at some point or another in their life. It is considered normal when ejaculation takes place about 5 minutes after penetration. The main consequence of premature ejaculation is an ever increasing level of anxiety every time he is unable to satisfy his woman. This can lead to serious sexual dysfunction in men.
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Premature ejaculation causes:
It is actually quite difficult to pinpoint any exact cause of premature ejaculation; it is generally considered by most doctors to be caused by both biological and psychological factors. Erectile dysfunction, anxiety and depression are generally considered to be what causes premature ejaculation in most men. In younger men, it could occur due to natural anxiety to satisfy a woman. Anxiety can also be the cause when a guy changes partners. With experience and age though, men generally learn to delay the orgasm. When a guy for extended periods of time do not have any sexual encounters, it may also bring about premature ejaculation. Biological causes include hormonal imbalances, thyroid issues, prostate may be infected and/or inflamed. After effects of certain medications can also lead to pe.
Premature ejaculation symptoms:
The only symptom of premature ejaculation is exactly that: premature ejaculation. It is the act itself. This symptom manifests itself in an uncontrolled ejaculation either before or just as you begin intercourse. It just happens spontaneously with the minimum amount of sexual stimulation.
Premature ejaculation diagnosis:
When premature ejaculation only happens now and then, there really is no need for any concern. In order to ascertain if you should be concerned, here are some criteria against which to measure the condition: When ejaculation always takes place before/just after penetration and when you find yourself avoiding sex due to frustration and distress. You may have to share the condition with your doctor, and is strongly advised as the condition is treatable. The doctor may conduct a thorough physical examination; just talking to the physician may alleviate any fears that the condition is permanent. Doctor may decide to perform blood tests to determine hormone levels.
How to stop early ejaculation
Premature ejaculation treatments:
In case anxiety is the cause for your premature ejaculation, the best treatment is to learn to relax before you ejaculate. It is normal for a man to feel anxious. Your partner can play a great role in keeping you relaxed. You may not require any kind of treatment for this cause. You can practice relaxation techniques by learning to control your breath and so on. You can also employ distraction methods to combat this problem. In case you have an addiction to tobacco or alcohol, you should consider quitting those habits.
This requires a concerted effort from both partners. Your doctor can prescribe certain relaxation techniques for both of you to practice. You can also try using a condom to prevent the extra sensation on the penis which causes premature ejaculation. You can talk to your partner and communicate to her to slow down the stimulation. You can try out different sexual positions such as lying on your back and allowing your partner to control the proceedings from the top. This is an effective way to stop premature ejaculation.
The doctor may also prescribe antidepressant medicines to treat premature ejaculations. Certain medicines have use because they can inhibit or delay orgasms. This can help delay the ejaculations. You can also find many gels and creams that help you to control the urge to ejaculate prematurely.
However the best way, you can combat this issue is to practice self-relaxation techniques.
Some techniques to learn to prevent premature ejaculations
You can make use of some of the following techniques that could help to stop the early ejaculations.
- Start-Stop technique: You should take your partner into confidence before trying out this technique. The technique involves you to stimulate the penis and stop just as you feel the urge to ejaculate. After about half a minute, you can start stimulating again only to stop just at the moment of ejaculation. You can practice this technique until you reach the point of no return. You will see a marked difference soon.
- Squeeze technique: This technique involves the squeezing of the penis in the area where the shaft and the head joins for about thirty seconds or until you feel the urge to ejaculate pass. This will stop the ejaculation but not affect the erection. After a gap of around thirty seconds, you can proceed again with the act.
- Medication to prevent premature ejaculation includes the likes of antidepressants (Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, etc), analgesics (Tramadol) and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (Viagra, Revatio, Cialis, Adcirca, etc). All of these have side effects which include, but are not limited to nausea, headaches, drowsiness, dry mouth, etc, but the “delaying ejaculation” side effect is most useful in these drugs.
- Premature ejaculation exercises which may also help is yoga and kegel (pelvic floor exercises); probably more natural remedies for premature ejaculation.
Premature ejaculation is not a disease; rather a treatable condition. It can affect every male at one time or another. The main key to avoid this problem in most cases, is to manage stress levels as much as possible in your life.