Premature ejaculation (PE) is probably the most common premature ejaculation issue. It is where the man ejaculates much too soon during sexual intercourse. A recent study looking at 500 married couples from 5 different regions across the globe found that the average time taken for a man to ejaculate was approximately 5-and-a HALF minutes. But it is up to the individual couple to determine if they are happy with that time taken; there is no defined time limit as to how long sexual intercourse should last.
Premature ejaculation can be caused by psychological causes including anxiety, performance anxiety, and other relationship problems. Performance anxiety causes men to worry about their ability to perform well during intercourse. The higher the anxiety level, the longer it takes the man to climax. Couples who experience consistent and prolonged relationship problems may also have psychological causes including stress and depression.
Many doctors believe that PE is a product of high levels of testosterone in men. Testosterone production goes through a peak and then a trough. People who are genetically-bred to live a long, healthy life and our athletes have a much higher than average level of testosterone, which may contribute to the cause of premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation in these cases has to do with physical stresses placed on the body such as excessive masturbation or poor performance during sex.
Some antidepressant medications have been shown to help with premature ejaculation. One such medication is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These have been found to be very effective in treating sexual dysfunction. However they are not recommended for use over extended periods of time, as they can cause mood swings and can actually lead to substance abuse.
Premature ejaculation can be caused by many physical causes including but are not limited to, infection, neurological problems, and stress and depression. Psychological causes include but are not limited to: low self-esteem, unrealistic expectations, and unrealistic goals. Physical causes include but are not limited to, trauma, hypnosis, and medications. Psychological issues include but are not limited to, low self-confidence, anxiety, depression, and insecurity.
Premature Ejaculation has been called the silent killer because until recently, there has been little discussion of the problem. Research into the causes of premature ejaculation shows that when a man is experiencing erection problems or low libido, he often turns to his partner for help. Partners can help by gently stroking him to increase his arousal levels, being patient with him, and paying attention to his cues. They should also encourage him to talk about any problems that he may be experiencing. If you, or your partner, are experiencing premature ejaculation, don’t be afraid to discuss it and make your sexual relationship as healthy as possible.
When you look into the treatment of premature ejaculation, you will find that there are a number of choices, some more effective than others. There are no “one size fits all” treatments for PE, so it is important that you discuss your problem with your doctor in order to find the right choice for you. There are a number of ways to find help for PE, including prescription drugs, counseling, and therapy. The choice you make will be affected by your medical history, your level of confidence, and the approach you take to achieving orgasm.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medication is an SSRI specific to the treatment of premature ejaculation. It is typically used “on demand” to treat this condition. You will usually be recommended to take it between one to three hours prior to intercourse, but never more than three hours. Your doctor will discuss the benefits and risks of this type of medication. For some patients, the benefits may outweigh the risks; for other patients, the risks may outweigh the benefits. You will also want to discuss any medications you may be taking for other issues, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, with your doctor.
If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction, there are several possible causes for premature ejaculation, including PE. ED is often caused by low levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. Depression, anxiety, stress and other psychological factors can also contribute to ED. Because of the multitude of possible causes, and the fact that it is a complex issue, customized ED and PE treatments require the help of multiple health professionals. Doctors, therapists and nutritionists will work together in order to treat your physical, mental and emotional needs.
In many cases, doctors recommend drug use to help treat sexual dysfunction. This can range from antidepressants and mood stabilizers, to anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs. Your doctor may also recommend the use of topical creams and ointments to help promote strong pelvic muscles. While these methods have proven to be effective in some cases, there is no evidence that they are safe and effective for the treatment of premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction.
As mentioned earlier, the relationship between PE and sexual dysfunction is complicated. Premature climax is not always associated with dysfunction in the penis. Many times, it is the cause of a lack of sexual desire or poor erection quality. This can make it difficult to determine the correct cause of your PE.
For instance, some men experience PE during intercourse even when they are not having sex. They may simply lose interest in sex or they could experience pain from muscle spasms in the pelvic floor. While these types of PEs are rarely serious, they can interfere with intercourse. In these cases, it is best to seek immediate medical attention. Even if you are not currently experiencing PE, you should see a doctor so that he can run tests to determine whether you are at risk for premature ejaculation or another type of sexual disorder.