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How Stress Causes Premature Ejaculation?

Dr. Rakesh Agarwal 94% (23 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (B.A.M.S)
Sexologist, Sonipat
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. To treat premature ejaculation, it is important to determine the cause and stress that can be a potent reason that is preventing you from 'lasting' long. Premature ejaculation can be life long or acquired.

The effects of stress on the mind

Stress can create havoc in your life and it is closely related to sexual dysfunctions. 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 the 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.

The effects of stress on the 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 the 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 causes premature ejaculation

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 till 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. Men with premature ejaculation has shown 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.

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 break ups.

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.

Hello, I am 19 years old male from India undergoing severe stress and depression. Reasons:- I was supposed to enter engineering for Bachelor's degree back in 2017 but couldn't. Now, most likely* I will enter in 2019. So, I'd be having a 2 year gap. This is the cause of my depression. I even tried to end my life. Anxiety, headaches, depression have followed me since. My doctor has prescribed me Clobazam, Serta and Opiprol tablets (long way trial and error - Etizolam, Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Venlafaxine have all failed).

Dr. Ankita Mishra 93% (165 ratings)
MBBS, D.P.M, MD, PLAB, MRCPsych
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello,
I am 19 years old male from India undergoing severe stress and depression. Reasons:-
I was supposed to enter e...
Dear Sir I am sorry that you are going through so much. The treatment of depression is a combination of medication and psychological therapy. Continue with the medication and if it is not working please talk to your psychiatrist who can amend the prescription Along with medication you will benefit from psychological therapy as well.
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Why Men Experience Low Sexual Desire And What To Do About It?

Sexual Health Clinic
Sexologist, Delhi
Why Men Experience Low Sexual Desire And What To Do About It?

Getting intimate with your partner is an interest which is also known as libido. Its loss can affect both men and women to lose interest in sex. There are many causes for this including stress, chronic ailments, decline in the frequency of sexual activity, and even relationship problems. Let us look at ways in which one can deal with the loss of sexual interest in men.

Symptoms: To begin with, let us understand the tell-tale signs that point to the loss of sexual interest in men. Usually, this condition is characterised by the lack of connection or emotion with the sexual partner or the act, not being able to look forward to enjoying a session with your loved one, having sex only once or twice in a month, not being an initiator any longer, and almost never having fantasies or sexual thoughts.

Causes: There are many causes behind this condition ranging from erectile dysfunction to performance anxiety, to stress and medical conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases that can lead to a decline of sexual interest in men. Depression is also one of the causes.

Medical Intervention: To begin with, the very first thing that one must do if the lack of sexual interest persists is to visit a doctor so as to have the problem checked thoroughly. Also, one can visit a psychiatrist or a sexologist in order to address any stress related reasons for the lack of interest. Couples counselling and sex therapy can help in understanding the root cause and realigning the brain with the help of discussions and various exercises that can heal and activate. Also, medication for the condition may be prescribed in case the underlying cause has to do with a medical ailment like premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction.

Imagination: One of the greatest tools that can help in activating sexual interest is imagination. When you imagine you and your partner entwined in various sexual scenarios, you may be more open to the idea of trying those scenes out.

Focus on the Body: Any good sex therapist will tell you that focussing on the whole body rather than the intimate body parts will help in a slow yet steady build-up of stimulation that can culminate into a satisfactory intercourse and orgasm, thereafter.

Planning: Building anticipation is the key to bringing back some excitement in an area that you had considered dormant, with certain shared experiences and activities so that it can graduate to attraction, excitement and then sexual peak.
The use of various toys, medicines like anti-depressants and therapy can go a long way in bringing back your lost libido.

Sitting All Day - Know How You Can Save Your Back!

Dr. Kapilchand Narra 91% (21 ratings)
B.P.T, M.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Sitting All Day - Know How You Can Save Your Back!

Today ‘working’ usually implies sitting at a desk from morning to evening. While this may seem more comfortable than working in the fields, sitting at a desk can trigger a host of back problems. This is because sitting in the same position all day makes the spine bend forward and lowers the efficiency of the back muscles. Working at a desk not only strains your back, but also restricts your movements to typing on a keyboard and moving a mouse.

Once a back problem begins, it usually lasts a lifetime hence; here are a few tips to save your back.

  1. Get yourself a good chair: Your chair is crucial to your back’s health. Avoid the hard backed plastic chairs and pick a more flexible mesh backed office chair if you sit at the table for a long span of time. Ergonomic chairs may seem expensive, but are worth the expense in the long run.
  2. Stretch your muscles: Sitting in the same position all day, puts the muscles under stress and with time can constrict the muscles. Make it appoint to stand up every 30 minutes and stretch your back and sides. Also try rotating your hips and shoulders form time to time.
  3. Take a break: No matter how much work you have in front of you, take a break at the end of each hour. Taking even 2 minutes off out of 60 every hour can have a huge impact on your health. If you still feel guilty skip using the phone to connect with your colleague and walk over to their desks instead.
  4. Get a pedometer: Keeping a pedometer will help you track the number of steps taken in a day. Ideally, a person should take 10,000 steps a day to stay healthy. If you sit at a desk for majority of the day, take every opportunity you can to up the count on your pedometer. Go for a walk around your office after lunch or park your car a little way off from the office to create opportunities to walk.
  5. Take the stairs: As far as possible avoid escalators and elevators. Instead climb stairs for a quick workout. If your office is on the 20th floor, walking up may not be feasible, but you could get off the elevator on the 18th floor and walk up the remaining two floors.
  6. Eat healthy: Lastly, pay attention to what you eat. Avoid eating at the office canteen or picking up a bite at the coffee shop and carry lunch from home. This ensures that you eat a balanced meal.

How Moringa Seeds Enhance Sexual Performance For Men?

Dr. Suresh Raj C 92% (13 ratings)
B.Sc.D.S.M.S., M.D.,(Acu) D.T.M., D.Varma,C.H.M.,, CHM, M.D., (Acu)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Madurai
How Moringa Seeds Enhance Sexual Performance  For Men?

We’ve seen the scientific facts and statistics, but how does using Moringa benefit men emotionally and physically?

Most people would agree that sex is an important factor in maintaining a healthy relationship.  What is great is that there are many health and emotional benefits for both men and women that can be attributed to having regular sex.

Dr. Lisa cites a Duke University study that showed that having sex 200 times or more per year could increase your lifespan by six years. By engaging in intercourse more often, there is also a natural boost in self-esteem and self-confidence.

Here are just a few examples of the benefits of sex in a relationship or marriage:

** Sex is good for your heart.  Regular sex can ward off heart attacks
** Having regular sex can boost your fertility
** Enjoying a regular sex life can lower risk of developing prostate 
    cancer for men in their 50s
** Having regular sex can help relieve stress
** A healthy sex life helps control weight by burning calories
** It reduces blood pressure
** moringa seeds enhance sexual performance in men

So now you know the importance of a healthy sex life; why not try and see just how Moringa can enhance sexual performance for men.

WAYS TO TAKE MORINGA

There are many ways to take Moringa in it’s natural form.  You can drink Moringa tea. Moringa leaves can be eaten fresh, cooked or dried.   Moringa leaf powder can be incorporated into your diet regime by adding Moringa into your recipes.  You can also take Moringa seeds to enhance your sexual performance
 
Moringa supplements are a great way to regulate your intake safely.  For example using moringa capsules will give you a longer, stronger erection and is said to promote growth in penis size.

Finally remember to get medical advice to ensure you take Moringa safely.

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#MeToo - How Does Sexual Harassment In Companies Affect Mental Health?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
#MeToo - How Does Sexual Harassment In Companies Affect Mental Health?

#MeToo movement has caught most of the attention because of Bollywood celebrities who have spoken about the sexual harassment they have faced in the past. However, the #MeToo movement has made a big impact on corporate culture as well. People are coming out and sharing stories about how they have faced or witnessed sexual harassment at the workplace, mostly at the hands of their bosses.

Most of them chose to keep quiet at that time, due to the usual fear of society and the risk of losing their job. But this movement has given courage to them, and now more and more people are coming out and sharing their own #MeToo stories.

Impact of #MeToo on Corporate

As a result, corporates are rushing to rein in the situation. They are working on first of all sensitizing the employees about what Sexual Harassment is, and what it isn’t. Also, they are trying to set up proper mechanisms in their organizations to deal with this. Even though there is a law around it, Prevention of Sexual Harassment in workplaces (POSH); most of the times it is poorly implemented. Anticipating more scrutiny from authorities around this, and also to boost employees' confidence, finally, companies are working overtime to address this issue.

Impact of #MeToo on Mental Health of Employees

A dark side of #MeToo is the impact that it has on the mental health of employees who have to face this. If they choose to stay quiet and don’t report it to anyone, then this leaves a permanent fear in their mind. Instead of reporting, they try to avoid the perpetrator of sexual assault. Sometimes it also leads to low self-confidence, as the victim might tend to think that they are responsible for what is happening to them. In some severe cases, sexual harassment at the workplace has led to employees suffering from mental disorders like depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder, etc. Some of them have even gone to the extent of harming themselves or even committing suicide.

So, corporates are working overtime to specifically address the following:

  • Educating employees that what constitutes workplace harassment. For example, a boss might make a lewd comment on the dress of an employee, without realizing if it is right or wrong. So, training employees are the first step towards it.

  • Secondly, they are trying to set up cells within the organization, which are sufficiently empowered to deal with these issues. Such cells also give confidence to employees to open up if they face sexual assault.

  • Finally, instead of trying to hide such incidents, corporates are now proactively taking action against the perpetrators. In some cases, this has even led to the firing of CEOs.

#MeToo has spread a lot of sad stories around. However, there is a positive side to it, at least in workplaces. Corporates are now becoming more vigilant about workplace sexual harassment, and this should hopefully lead to much lesser such incidents in the future.

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I am 19 years old now and I do not know what I have an interest in. In about 1.5 years I will have to make a call and but for it I need to start preparing right now, I do not know which field of study do I like, if I want to study in India or anywhere abroad, and all other related things, what should I do about this?

Dr. Akshata Bhat 91% (2022 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 19 years old now and I do not know what I have an interest in.
In about 1.5 years I will have to make a call and...
Make a list of potential career interests. Talk to people who are actively working in those fields. Ask them what they love and hate about their jobs, earnings, experience, stress level, job satisfaction and long term prospects of that field. This will give you an idea of what to take up career wise.
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Hi, I do not know what I am suffering from but let me tell you the symptoms Headrush, depression, stress, low BP. I am a student and I also go to aakash institution, more over I just shifted from North India to South india because of which I am forced to eat rice. I have a lot of stress in studies too.

Mrs. Upasana Chaddha Vij 92% (219 ratings)
MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hi, I do not know what I am suffering from but let me tell you the symptoms Headrush, depression, stress, low BP. I a...
lybrate-user There is a lot of transition that has happened in your life. Give your self time to adjust. It could be overwhelming to study, adjust to new surroundings, people, food and schedule etc. Its natural to be overwhelmed. So relax first. Take proper sleep, try to eat a meal that you enjoy and is nutritious as well. This time of change brings in a lot of emotions. When these emotions accumulate inside they can lead to headache, stress, and changes in physical and mental health. I would suggest you write your thoughts in a diary daily. It helps you vent out your emotions. Speak to your school counselor or a family member or a teacher and seek support. Or get in touch with a psychologist online.
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How to Deal with Erectile Dysfunction in a Relationship?

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 92% (7718 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How to Deal with Erectile Dysfunction in a Relationship?

Empathize with each other. Erectile dysfunction can affect each partner. If you’re the partner with ED, recognize that changes to sex might be alarming or different for your partner. If you’re the partner to someone with ED, recognize how they might feel about their dysfunction and how that might affect their self-esteem or desire to engage in sex. Be loving and empathetic to one another and recognize each other’s struggles.

  • While this experience may be hard on you, it’s likely hard on your partner as well. Show them that you understand (or want to understand) and support them.

Avoid blaming yourself or your partner. Blame is not something that will help you or your partner feel better or perform better. Avoid blaming yourself or wondering if your partner isn’t attracted to you, is cheating, or you’re not pleasing them. Often, dysfunction is linked with external factors such as medication or health influences, age, and stress.

  • If your partner suffers from ED, remember that the sexual dysfunction is likely not related to you. Don’t put undue pressure on yourself to improve your performance.


Take the pressure off performance. Putting sexual pressure on yourself or your partner to perform is rarely an effective method. Focus on other parts of your partner’s body and your own body. Do other intimate activities together that do not involve the genitals.

  • For example, agree to get naked together and pleasure one another, but not have sex or involve the penis. Take turns blindfolded and explore each other’s bodies through different senses and touch.
  • You could also give each other full-body massages with massage oil. Avoid concentrating on the genitals, and instead just circle around the area.

 

Increase physical intimacy in other ways. Physical intimacy isn’t just sex and doesn’t only involve the genitals. Hold each other and cuddle regularly as a way to physically connect, with or without clothes on.

 Deeply hug each other, hold hands, and kiss passionately! Take the pressure off sex and purely enjoy physical touch and connection.

  • Focus on giving pleasure to one another without having to use the genitals. For example, kiss your partner’s body, caress them gently, and make the activity only about intimate touching without the expectation of sex.

Be supportive in treatment. If your partner is interested and willing to treat their ED, be supportive in them seeking treatment. This might mean encouraging them to make a medical appointment or consider changing or adding medications. If your partner is already seeking treatment, show your support for them without putting them down or making fun of them. Ask them what support they want or need.

  • Whatever steps your partner is doing (or thinking of doing), show your support.
  • For example, attend medical appointments with your partner as support if they want you to or ask you to.

 

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I am 24 yrs. Old and I am very much stressed. I have no idea what I want to do further and The job which I am doing I am not happy with it. Every time I feel like I want someone. I have no friends and whenever I try to express myself or share my thoughts with my lover, instead of understanding he starts giving me lecture which makes me feel more arrogant and I started feeling like depressed and is nothing in my life. As if I am totally a useless and should suicide. I want to cry and speak out but I can't because all the time I get ditched by my family as well as friends which I made and even by my lover too. I am very stressed out and sometimes have this thought of dieing or suicide. Please help me with it and if possible I would like to tell my whole situation as now I am not even able to express how do I feel. I have became very silent and keep my anger and sorrow within my heart which kills me from inside. Please help me out.

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 90% (4619 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 24 yrs. Old and I am very much stressed. I have no idea what I want to do further and The job which I am doing I...
Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression When stress is at its peak, it's hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent stress and depression in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past. Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can't be with loved ones, realize that it's normal to feel sadness and grief. It's OK to take time to cry or express your feelings. You can't force yourself to be happy just because it's the holiday season. Reach out. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social events. They can offer support and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits and broaden your friendships. Be realistic. The holidays don't have to be perfect or just like last year. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well. Choose a few to hold on to, and be open to creating new ones. For example, if your adult children can't come to your house, find new ways to celebrate together, such as sharing pictures, emails or videos. Set aside differences. Try to accept family members and friends as they are, even if they don't live up to all of your expectations. Set aside grievances until a more appropriate time for discussion. And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry. Chances are they're feeling the effects of holiday stress and depression, too. Stick to a budget. Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend. Then stick to your budget. Don't try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts. Try these alternatives: Donate to a charity in someone's name. Give homemade gifts. Start a family gift exchange. Plan ahead. Set aside specific days for shopping, baking, visiting friends and other activities. Plan your menus and then make your shopping list. That'll help prevent last-minute scrambling to buy forgotten ingredients. And make sure to line up help for party prep and cleanup. Learn to say no. Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues will understand if you can't participate in every project or activity. If it's not possible to say no when your boss asks you to work overtime, try to remove something else from your agenda to make up for the lost time. Don't abandon healthy habits. Don't let the holidays become a free-for-all. Overindulgence only adds to your stress and guilt. Try these suggestions: Have a healthy snack before holiday parties so that you don't go overboard on sweets, cheese or drinks. Get plenty of sleep. Incorporate regular physical activity into each day. Take a breather. Make some time for yourself. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do. Find something that reduces stress by clearing your mind, slowing your breathing and restoring inner calm. Some options may include: Taking a walk at night and stargazing. Listening to soothing music. Getting a massage. Reading a book. Seek professional help if you need it. Despite your best efforts, you may find yourself feeling persistently sad or anxious, plagued by physical complaints, unable to sleep, irritable and hopeless, and unable to face routine chores. If these feelings last for a while, talk to your doctor or a mental health professional. Take control of the holidays Don't let the holidays become something you dread. Instead, take steps to prevent the stress and depression that can descend during the holidays. Learn to recognize your holiday triggers, such as financial pressures or personal demands, so you can combat them before they lead to a meltdown. With a little planning and some positive thinking, you can find peace and joy during the holidays.
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