5 Common Causes of Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is a common problem among men of all ages and is, unfortunately, a pretty tricky problem to pinpoint and understand. Like with erectile dysfunction, it can be an embarrassing problem that affects a man’s self-esteem and confidence when it comes to sexual intercourse and definitely can affect more than just the sex itself. In fact, men who suffer from premature ejaculation statistically have a less fulfilling sex life, which often leads to a less fulfilling relationship with their partner. For this reason, many men are extremely concerned with their premature ejaculation problem and aim to fix it through medical intervention and home remedies to improve sexual activity in the bedroom.

The first step to solving your premature ejaculation problem is to identify the source of the problem. However, every case of premature-ejaculation is not the same and identifying the source isn’t always easy. Here are the five most common causes of premature-ejaculation, so hopefully you can decide what your next best step is to solving you premature ejaculation problems and improving the quality of your sex life.

1. Low Serotonin Levels: Researchers have discovered a link between low serotonin levels and premature ejaculation in men. Serotonin is responsible for positive feelings, and a serotonin deficiency is usually characterized by depressed thoughts or feelings, mood swings, and other related psychological illnesses. Studies show that men with low serotonin levels are more likely to suffer from premature-ejaculation, although researchers aren’t entirely sure why.

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Some studies suggest that low serotonin levels make it more difficult for a man to enjoy sex, which can potentially cause them to ejaculate prematurely. Treating your low serotonin levels can help to reverse the problem. Talk to your doctor about the possibility of low serotonin causing your premature ejaculation. They will be able to help you decide if medication or therapy is right for you.

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2. Genetics: Genetics is another factor that may cause premature ejaculation. Chances are that if your father or brothers suffer from premature ejaculation, you may suffer from premature-ejaculation at some point in your life as well. A study by a well-known neuropsychiatrist, Marcel D. Waldinger, suggest that at least 90% of lifelong premature ejaculation cases are caused by factors related to genetics. It is important to understand that just because your premature-ejaculation problem might be due to genetic factors, it does not mean that they are untreatable. In most cases, the genetic factors causing premature ejaculation are entirely treatable, often even curable, which can help you regain control of your sex life. These genetic factors may include a range of physical and psychological disorder and you should talk to your doctor about your family medical history related to premature ejaculation if you are concerned.

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3. Psychological Factors: Psychological factors other than low serotonin can be indicated as the cause of premature-ejaculation in men. Some of these psychological factors include mental disorders like personality disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depressive disorders, and more. Psychological disorders include sexual performance anxiety or deeper psychological issues caused by things like sexual abuse or low self-esteem. Sexual performance anxiety is one of the leading causes of premature ejaculation. One of the best ways to reduce sexual performance anxiety is to talk with your partner about your fears of failure or anxiety related to sex or sexual contact. Typically people who suffer from performance anxiety have had negative sexual experiences, feel sexually inexperienced, or have unrealistic sexual expectations. Gaining control of these problems usually includes a level of openness with your partner and may also include certain types of psychological therapy.

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4. Physical Illness: There are many physical illnesses that may also be linked to premature ejaculation in men. Some of these physical illnesses include diabetes, high blood pressure, or prostate diseases. Other physical health concerns that may affect your sex life or cause premature ejaculation include hormone imbalance, heart conditions, obesity, and more. In many cases, the physical illness can be treated which will also treat the underlying problem of premature ejaculation. You should talk to your doctor about any health concerns that you think are related to your premature-ejaculation.

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5. Stress: Stress is a leading cause of premature ejaculation in men. Stressors and stressful situations in life cause the body to create cortisol, the stress hormone. High levels of cortisol are linked directly to premature ejaculation in men. Stress can also fog the brain, decrease sex drive, and decrease mental focus during sexual activities. Removing unnecessary stress from your life, as well as reducing other stressors, may help you see a reduction in the symptoms of premature-ejaculation. Doing relaxing activities and trying to relax your mind before sexual contact can immediately improve the quality of your sex life.

Premature Ejaculation Is Hard to Fix

There is a learning curve for the male body concerning sexual contact. During the events of your very first sexual experience, it is likely that you ejaculated quickly because of arousal. After the first time, however, your body is supposed to begin learning how to handle sex and sexual stimulation and, over time, it should take longer and longer for you to ejaculate. You should gain more control over your orgasms over time as well.

However, this isn’t the case for all men. The problem is that men who suffer from premature ejaculation for long periods of time are unable to break that learning curve. The body is unable to comprehend sexual stimulation on a deeper level. Men who suffer from lifelong premature ejaculation are unable to build sexual stamina.

When you begin to treat the problem, you cannot expect immediate results. If premature ejaculation has been an issue for a long time, even after the issue is solved, there is still a learning curve. You will need to give your body time and repeated sexual contact, which will allow you to build stamina to eventually allow you to have sex longer and experience a more fulfilling sex life with your partner. Over time, the problem of premature-ejaculation is almost always curable and treatable.