What is the main cause of premature ejaculation? Many men who suffer from this condition would love to know why it seems to be impossible for them to last long enough for either them or their partner to really enjoy sex.
Premature ejaculation usually happens shortly before or after penetration, although there is no precise “time limit” that defines it. Depending on different places and cultures it mostly means lasting less than two minutes.
So, what actually is the cause? Well, we are going to run through some of the possible symptoms that could explain why you or your partner don’t last long in the bedroom.
Cause of Premature Ejaculation
Although there is no universal definition, ejaculation is usually considered to be premature if it occurs within 2 minutes of intercourse or if the man cannot control the ejaculation.
Premature ejaculation may be caused by stress, performance anxiety and other relationship issues. It can also be caused by hypersensitivity of the skin of the penis in which case, numbing creams or penis girth injections to the glans of the penis can help.
Another cause of premature ejaculation can include conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems and prostate disease as well as binge drinking.
Causes of lifelong premature ejaculation
Lifelong premature ejaculation means that you have always had this issue since puberty. Psychological issues are far more common with men who have lifelong ejaculation than those who have acquired the issue later on in their life.
Some men may have conditioned themselves to ejaculate quickly in their adolescence in order to avoid getting caught. Alternatively, some men may have become overly anxious with sex, potentially because of a childhood trauma related to sex. Lastly, there could be a cultural aspect too, especially if sex is considered inappropriate or shameful.
So, now you know some of the potential symptoms you or your partner may have, we recommend that you try and get treatment for this. Get in touch with us and we can help you feel confident in the bedroom again.