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How Stress Causes Premature Ejaculation?

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Dr.Jitendra Singh 92% (167ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Udaipur  •  4years experience
How Stress Causes Premature Ejaculation?

Ejaculation can be considered premature if it happens within 1 minute of penetration or if you are unable to control your ejaculation. There are several reasons that can contribute to premature ejaculation like performance anxiety, excessive excitement, relationship issues, and hypersensitivity of the skin.

One of the common reasons for Premature Ejaculation is stress and anxiety, to treat premature ejaculation, it is important to determine the right the cause that is preventing you from 'lasting' long. Premature ejaculation can be life-long or acquired.

Effects of Stress on Mind - Main Cause of Premature Ejaculation

Does stress cause premature ejaculation, since stress can create havoc in your life and it is closely related to sexual dysfunction. It is caused not only by rigorous emotional turmoil, daily factors like work or school can also lead to continuous stress, which may pile up to have a profound effect on your mind and body. Stress tends to alter brain chemistry by triggering hormones like Cortisol, Norepinephrine, Serotonin, and many others that signal the nervous system and endocrine to put the body in a state of anxiety which leads to weakening of the ejaculation reflex arc.

Effects of stress on Body

Increased level of stress causes the heart rate to drop and the body is stimulated to produce excess blood sugar, adrenalin, and chemicals. If your stress is caused due to work, your body will respond to it by diverting blood towards important organs like hands and legs and your concentration might also improve under stress. However, stress can diminish your ability to enjoy sex, heighten your sensitivity to stimulation and pain, and increase impotence.

How Stress & Anxiety Causes Premature Ejaculation?

Check out these reasons how stress lead to premature ejaculation problem and try to avoid to enjoy your sexual life:

  1. Stimulation of the sympathetic nerves and hormonal imbalance caused by stress create an urge to ejaculate. Generally, this urge is enhanced by mental and sensory stimulation until orgasm is reached. One is likely to engage in sex with an amplified urge to ejaculate because the nerves have already been exhausted which leads to an early climax.
  2. Men with premature ejaculation have shown a significant impact on self-esteem and self-confidence and many people confirm high levels of anxiety connected to sexual or intimate situations with a partner.
  3. In a recent-published survey investigating the female partner's perception of premature ejaculation and impact on relationship break ups, relationship quality, and sexual satisfaction among females, many of them confirmed that premature ejaculation was the main reason for breakups.
  4. Hormonal disturbances in Thyroid, Prolactine, Erectile dysfunction, Penile anomalies, Prostate disease, Lower urinary tract infection can also cause premature ejaculation.

Reducing stress is an important step to cure premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation can be treated with medications, counseling, diet, and exercises. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.


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