How Mental Health Can Cause Premature Ejaculation and Ways to Cure It

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Premature ejaculation is a condition in which a man reaches orgasm and ejaculates too quickly and without control. Some men lose control as soon as foreplay starts. Some lose control when they are trying to insert their penis and some ejaculate quickly after penetration.

Some men experience premature evaluation from their first sexual encounter while in some, it develops after some time of normal sexual performance. If a man loses control over his ejaculation occasionally, it is considered normal. However, if it happens more frequently, then it means that the person has a serious problem. It is important to note that most men reach orgasm much sooner than they would like. For example, a man can quickly ejaculate when he is having sex for the first time. A man also ejaculates quickly if he hasn’t ejaculated for a long period of time.

Psychological Cause of Premature Ejaculation

Both physical and psychological factors can cause premature ejaculation, but in most cases psychological factors are responsible for it. Psychological factors that can cause premature ejaculation include depression, stress anxiety, early conditioning, traumatic event, and strict upbringing.

Depression

About one in ten people suffer from depression. Depression causes symptoms like reduced desire for sex, low mood, disturbed patterns of sleep and lack of motivation. Someone who is suffering from depression may lose his sexual desire. The symptoms of depression also affect a man’s libido and their ability to get an erection.

Stress and Anxiety

Stress causes several heath problems, including low libido and issues in maintaining an erection. Stress also causes premature ejaculation. When a man is stressed, it can be hard for him to focus on pleasure. If a man is experiencing stress such as work pressure, worries about relationship problems or financial matters, then these issues will have an adverse effect on his sexual performance and he may ejaculate sooner than he’d like.

Anxiety or more commonly referred to as ‘nerves’ is another possible cause of premature ejaculation. If a man is nervous before having sex with his partner, his performance in bed will be affected and he may ejaculate very quickly.

Early Conditioning

Early sexual experience of a man can also affect his sexual behavior during adulthood. For instance, a man who always ejaculates rapidly while masturbating may suffer from premature ejaculation. That’s because he rushes his penis to reach climax early and his body becomes conditioned to act in this manner.  Once a man has established this behavior, it’s extremely difficult to break this habit.

Traumatic Event

Premature ejaculation can also be caused by a traumatic event experienced by a man in his life. In some cases, traumatic event can cause permanent sexual issues. Sexual abuse as a child and rape are examples of traumatic events.

Strict Upbringing

Some men are told that sexual intercourse is a shameful, sinful and unclean activity which shouldn’t be practiced before marriage. When men are brought up in this manner, they see sexual act with fear, which affects their performance in bed.

How to Cure Premature Ejaculation

Counseling

Counseling approach involves talking about the premature ejaculation condition and experience with a mental health specialist. Counseling sessions can help a man find ways to cope with stress and reduce performance anxiety. Counseling is highly effective in treatment of premature ejaculation when used in tandem with drug therapies.

Topical Anesthetics

Premature ejaculation can also be treated with the help of anesthetic sprays and creams that have a numbing agent. Applying these products to the penis before sex can reduce sensation and increase the time it takes for a man to ejaculate. Although topical anesthetics are effective, but they have some side effects such as reduced sexual pleasure and loss of sensitivity.

Kegal Exercises

Premature ejaculation can also be treated through pelvis floor exercises, commonly known as kegal exercises. These exercises strengthen pelvic floor muscles increasing a man’s ability to delay ejaculation. In a study on premature ejaculation, men who could not last for even a minute before ejaculating were directed to perform kegal exercises. After a 12-week course of kegal exercises, the ejaculation response time of these men had increased from 31.7 seconds to 146.2 seconds.

Behavioral Therapy

Behavior therapy is another approach used to treat premature ejaculation. Most common exercises involved in behavioral therapy include the stop and start method and the squeeze. In the start and stop method, the man or his partner stimulates his penis until he feels like he’s going to orgasm. Then he tries to stop the arousal for 30 seconds or until the feeling goes away. The simulation is repeated four to five time before the man actually ejaculates.

Squeeze techniques works in the similar manner and in this technique, the man interrupts his sexual relation when he is about to orgasm. Light pressure is applied by the man or his partner for about 15 to 20 seconds below the head of the penis. This helps to delay ejaculation. When a man learns to increase the time it takes for him to ejaculate with the help of the squeeze method, he is eventually able to control ejaculation without using the squeeze.

Prescription Medication

Prescription medicine is another treatment option for premature ejaculation. Certain drugs can delay orgasm, particularly the ones used for treating depression. When people who experience premature ejaculation take these drugs, they are able to delay orgasm for several minutes. Drugs used for treating premature ejaculation include SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) such as Zoloft, Prozac and Paxil and tricyclic antidepressants like Anafranil.

It is important for men to know that premature ejaculation is not a permanent condition. No matter what the cause, premature ejaculation can be treated. Most men who experience premature ejaculation feel embarrassed to discuss the condition. However, Click Pharmacy recommends that they take the step and seek medical advice if they care about their partner and want to have a healthy sex life.

 

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