What is premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation or PE is when a man ejaculates too quickly and has trouble controlling their ejaculation time. While most men can last approximately 12 minutes and are able to control their ejaculation, a man suffering from premature ejaculation will often last less than 2 minutes and will have little or no control.
Why is premature ejaculation a medical condition?
Premature ejaculation is a highly sensitive condition that can lead to secondary symptoms such as distress, embarrassment, anxiety, and depression.
What causes premature ejaculation?
Ejaculation involves emissions controlled by the hypogastric nerves while dopamine, serotonin and prolactin all have a role to play in the process of controlling your ejaculation time.
Biological causes of premature ejaculation can include:
- abnormal hormone or neurotransmitter levels
- inherited traits
- unusual reflex activity
- certain thyroid problems
- depression and anxiety
- relationship problems
Types of premature ejaculation
There are two types of premature ejaculation;
- Lifelong premature ejaculation which occurs from the very first sexual encounter.
- Acquired premature ejaculation which develops later in life often due to emotional or medical episodes.
Treatment for premature ejaculation
There are many customised treatment options. Your treatment method will differ based on the type of premature ejaculation you are suffering, the cause, how serious it is and also your personal preferences.