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Premature Ejaculation - How To Treat It?

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PGDS, MD, DCP, MBBS
Sexologist, Noida  •  51years experience
Premature Ejaculation - How To Treat It?

When you have very quick ejaculation with very little stimulation and it results in unsatisfactory sex for you and your partner, it is known as premature ejaculation. Many men have complained about this condition and 1 in 3 men have stated facing this problem at least once in their lifetime.

Typical symptoms of premature ejaculation

Although the primary symptom is quick ejaculation there are certain secondary signs as well which could be:

1. Inability to delay ejaculation either during intercourse or even masturbation which may be due to physiological factors.

2. Usually ejaculating a minute or so after penetration and without climaxing

3. Avoiding sexual intimacy brought on by the fear of non-performance due to quick ejaculation

All men may have had this issue at some point which is caused by performance anxiety or inhibitions and is usually a psychological issue. In such cases, it is a one time occurrence and will correct itself later. However, continued problems with this signal deeper health problems which need to be corrected.

Causes of premature ejaculation

1. Mental or psychological causes - Upbringing or religious and social beliefs which may cause guilt while doing masturbation may lead to a habit of reaching climaxing hurriedly and thus resulting in a habit of quick ejaculation. This also results in premature ejaculation when you are with a partner. Some of the other causes could also be anxiety in performance or relationship problems with your partner.

2. Erectile dysfunction - Men with erectile dysfunction cannot keep an erection for long and thus habituate themselves to ejaculating quickly which may also lead to this problem.

3. Health problems - Issues within your body like blood pressure or heart disease may disrupt the flow of the blood across the body and cause premature ejaculation. In such cases, it is important to resolve the underlying problems to treat ejaculation problems.

4. Other physiological causes - There are other reasons with physiological problems which may lead to premature ejaculation such as:

a) Hormonal issues within the body
b) Reflex issues within the neural system of the body causing ejaculatory problems
c) Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
d) Surgery of the prostate
e) Infection or inflammation of the prostate or the urethra

Treatments of Premature ejaculation

Most treatments centre on desensitization of the penis and delaying ejaculation. Some of the treatments include

a. Medicines are available for premature ejaculation
b. Creams, gels and sprays that are desensitizers
c. Condoms, which are known to delay ejaculation
d. Mental therapy and counselling for relationship issues or psychological issues.

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