Premature ejaculation (PE) is a medical condition which is also known as rapid climax, early ejaculation and premature climax. PE occurs before or just a short time after penetration. There is no standard time which can be used to define the term ‘premature'. However, the general medical consensus states that ejaculations that occur before or within a minute after penetration can be defined as premature.
Here is a short description of the common causes of premature ejaculation and its treatment options.
There are some psychological elements associated with premature ejaculation. Early sexual experiences have been identified as a possible cause of the condition. For example, if an adolescent boy masturbates while experiencing fear and anxiety over being caught, they will have a demand to perform fast. This can create a long-term pattern; the grown man will be unable to slow down and experience the pleasure. If you are often anxious about sexual performance or stressed over other issues, you might also experience ejaculation too soon.
Premature ejaculation is also associated with some medical conditions and other biological factors. Abnormal levels of sexual hormones and low levels of serotonin have been linked to the condition. There are men who might have a physiological condition affecting the general ejaculatory mechanism. For example, if the prostate or urethra is inflamed, you might experience premature climax. In addition, thyroid problems, diabetes, heart disease and drug use are also the possible causative factors.
In serious cases, medication such as antidepressants can be prescribed by a physician to delay the ejaculation. However, most men can cope and manage the problem without extensive pharmaceutical assistance. A common technique used for PE is known as the start-and-stop method. Basically, when you feel that the climax is close, reduce stimulation by becoming still or pulling out. When the urge to climax passes, you can resume. Alternatively, you can squeeze the penis at its tip to prevent ejaculation. This method is known as the squeeze technique.
The use of the certain types of condoms can significantly reduce the level of stimulation experienced during intercourse. Therefore, if you have not yet tried these, consider the possibility. There are also desensitizing lubricants which numb the external skin of the penis, thus reducing the sensitivity and prolonging intercourse. Finally, you can train your mind to think of something non-sexual when you feel the signs of coming ejaculation. This might calm your excitement, allowing you to last longer.