Premature Ejaculation: Treatments and Causes

Premature Ejaculation: Treatments and Causes


By Dr. Amit Joshi , Sexology

What is it?
Premature Ejaculation is ejaculation of the semen which occurs either before or not long after sexual activity. It occurs even with insignificant sexual stimulation and before the individual wishes and it might result in for both the partners. This can increase nervousness which adds to the problem. It is a standout issue among the most well-known types of male sexual dysfunctional problems. It has most likely influenced every man sooner or later in his life.

The causes of premature ejaculation cannot be determined easily in most cases. Usually, with an increase in age and sexual experience, men learn to delay orgasms. It is possible for premature ejaculation to occur if the partner is new. Sometimes, psychological factors such as guilt, anxiety or depression can also prove to be potent causes. It can also be associated with medical issues such as injury to the genitalia, hormonal problems or side effects of certain medicines.

Usually, issues with premature ejaculation get better with time and treatment might not be needed. Practice of relaxation techniques or using methods of distraction might help in delaying ejaculation. In some cases, reduction or stopping the use of tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs might improve one’s control over ejaculation.

It might be recommended by the physician to practice certain techniques which aid in delaying ejaculation. Using a condom to reduce sensation can also be helpful. Behavioural therapy or counselling might help in reducing anxiety; which could be related to premature ejaculation.

Usage of antidepressants like Dapoxetine and Clomipramine, which have side effects called “inhibited orgasm”, help in delaying ejaculation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist and ask a free question.