The release of semen from the penis during orgasm is known as ejaculation. Sometimes, men ejaculate faster than their own or their partner’s liking, which is referred to as premature ejaculation or in simple, PE. It is a type of sexual dysfunction. Interestingly, it is so common that one in three men between the ages 18-59years suffer from PE at least once.
The other terms used to refer to PE are-
- Rapid Ejaculation
- Early Ejaculation
- Premature Climax
Any issue or type of problem that prevents a couple from enjoying sexual activity comes under sexual dysfunction. Another common problem faced by men is erectile dysfunction (ED). But both, ED and sexual dysfunction differ vastly from premature ejaculation. During sexual activity, if a man cannot achieve or maintain an erectile it is known as ED. But it is possible to suffer from PE simultaneously with ED.
Premature ejaculation shouldn’t be a concern as long as it is not frequent. The factors that can lead to the diagnosis of PE are-
- Tendency to avoid sexual activities because of distress and frustration.
- Inability to delay ejaculation always or most of the time.
- Ejaculate within one minute of penetration.
Psychological as well as biological factors are responsible for this condition. It is often that men feel embarrassed to talk about the problem or approach a doctor. It is important to know that this is a common condition and is treatable by medicines, counselling and the use of different sexual techniques. The combination of available treatments can also be used to make sex better for the couple.
Usually, PE isn’t something to be worried about as long as it is not frequent. If a man ejaculates in just a minute of penetration regularly, then it is considered a main symptom of PE. Some men might also experience rapid ejaculation during masturbation. Natural variable premature ejaculation is a term used to refer to a condition wherein a man has periodical premature ejaculation and normal ejaculation at other times.
Broadly PE is classified into-
- Lifelong (Primary)
Since your first sexual experience, you have had this problem.
- Acquired (Secondary)
You previously have experienced longer-lasting ejaculations but now they seem to be getting shorter causing PE.
Most commonly, men who feel they have premature ejaculation are diagnosed with natural variable premature ejaculation because the symptoms and medical criteria for premature ejaculation are not matching. Most importantly, men should try to overcome the embarrassing feeling and open up to their doctors. PE is common and treatable with medical help.
Some are not aware of the fact that the average period of ejaculation from the start of sexual intercourse is five minutes. Just talking with your doctor can help relieve some stress. It can be reassuring for men just to know that ejaculating within one minute occasionally is normal.
There are several factors responsible for PE. They include-
- Feeling guilty or inadequate
- Issues concerning control and intimacy
- Insecure about body image
- The novelty of a relation
- Overexcitement or over-stimulation
- Relationship stress
- Dissatisfaction in the current relationship
- Worrying about early ejaculation
These psychological factors are responsible for acquired PE among the men who have had normal ejaculations but have suddenly developed PE.
In the case of rare but persistent lifelong PE, some involved psychological factors are caused due to an early trauma like-
- Situations like when a teenager ejaculates quickly while masturbating to avoid getting caught. (Conditionin
- Strict sexual upbringing and training
- Traumatizing experiences while having sexual intercourse
Men suffering from ED (Erectile dysfunction) rush the orgasm because of difficulty in maintaining an erectile and is one of the physical causes of PE.
Medical Causes (Rare and biological causes)
- Excess alcohol consumptio
- Prostate disease
- Problems of thyroid
- Multiple sclerosis
- Drug use
PE can also be a symptom of an underlying disease that may need medical attention.
The doctor will start with basic questions regarding your health and the symptoms. They might further ask if you have had this problem previously or not, about your sex life and even your relationship with the partner. A physical exam might also be conducted.
The doctor might also suggest a blood test for examining your testosterone (male hormone) levels if you complain about both premature ejaculation and trouble maintaining an erectile.
The following information might come in handy while talking to your doctor about PE-
- Duration for which you have been sexually active
- When did PE start worrying you?
- Frequency of PE
- How long can you last before you ejaculate during sexual intercourse or masturbating?
- If you use any drugs/medication that has an impact on sexual performance?
- Previously, have you had normal ejaculation? If yes, then what is the difference between those encounters and current ones with PE?
Urologists and other physicians can help. But if your doctor suspects emotional issues are the reason for your PE then, you might also be suggested to take a mental health professional’s help, especially, the one who specializes in sexual dysfunction. Urologists are doctors specializing in problems related to the urinary system. So they can generally help more if a physical reason is causing the problem.
Premature ejaculation is a common condition that causes a man to reach orgasm too early. It can often be associated with other physical and mental issues such as erectile dysfunction (ED) or a stressful relationship with a partner causing psychological issues.
Usually, PE is considered to be a major disease even when it is not. PE causes self-doubt and shame in men and as a result, they start to avoid sexual intercourse. Stress causes irritation and depression in most men suffering from PE. There is also a sense of embarrassment amongst men while discussing this particular issue with friends, family or even doctors. Wrongful information is often provided to them, making them worry about the problem being permanent and untreatable. So proper doctor's guidance is necessary.
PE a disease that causes humiliation and stress in men suffering from it can be treated by homoeopathy. Homoeopathy is one of the safest and convenient modes of treatment. Medicines used in homoeopathy have their advantages.
- Made from natural ingredients
- No side-effects
Medicines used in homoeopathy for the treatment of premature ejaculation go to the roots of the disease and help cure the very cause. They have the potential to entirely cure the problem. It will also help the patient recover fast and come back to full health without any side effects. The medications should only be taken under the prescription of an experienced homoeopathic doctor.