Men who suffer from premature ejaculation
ejaculate quickly during or sometimes before sex. A range of physical and psychological problems can contribute to premature ejaculation, for example an oversensitivity of the penis, stress and anxiety.
There is no exact definition of premature ejaculation. While some couples may be happy with sex lasting a certain amount of time, others might find the same duration insufficient. In general terms, ejaculation within less than two minutes is considered to be premature, especially if it happens before penetration. Many couples think that if ejaculation happens within less than ten minutes, it is premature.
Which treatment is suitable for you depends on what is causing premature ejaculation in your case and whether the condition has an impact on your sexual satisfaction.
In some men, ejaculation problems are caused by an oversensitivity of the penis. If oversensitivity is the cause of sexual issues, using an anaesthetic cream or thicker condom can help to prolong intercourse because it reduces the level of stimulation. If you have been experiencing premature ejaculation from the beginning of your sex life, oversensitivity is a possible cause. If your problems began later in life, they are more likely to be due to stress or an underlying medical problem.
Stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety are very common causes of premature ejaculation. Especially in young men, inexperience and sexual performance anxiety can take their toll on how long they “last”. Previous trauma or negative sexual experiences can also result in symptoms of premature ejaculation.
Sleep deprivation and difficulties in a relationship often have a negative impact on sexual function and can cause ejaculation problems. Men who suffer from depression are more likely to encounter difficulties, as are men who regularly exceed the recommended daily alcohol limit. If the cause of your premature ejaculation is psychological, an oral treatment such as Priligy is more suitable for you than a cream.
Men who have been brought up to regard sex as sinful or negative can struggle to enjoy sexual intercourse later in life and may experience premature ejaculation as a consequence. It is also assumed that in some cases, men condition themselves to come quickly when masturbating during their teenage years. As a result, they struggle to last longer when having sex in their adult years.
In some cases, premature ejaculation can be caused by more serious underlying medical conditions. These include high blood pressure, diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Prostate disease and hypothyroidism (having an underactive thyroid gland) can also decrease the duration of a man’s erection.
Drug and alcohol abuse
Alcohol and illegal recreational drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine can not only cause erectile dysfunction but are also known to cause premature ejaculation. You should avoid exceeding the recommended daily limit of 2 - 3 units of alcohol and steer clear of any illegal substances if you are having problems with your erections.