For many people, premature ejaculation is an uncomfortable topic. Nonetheless, it is a reality that many men struggle with. So, let’s make one thing clear: No matter how embarrassing it might feel, premature ejaculation is not your fault. And it’s time we stopped treating this matter as a taboo. The only way to treat PE effectively is to begin talking about it. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, this article will help to define the causes of premature ejaculation as well as cures and the benefits of therapy.
What Can Cause Premature Ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation (PE) occurs when a man ejaculates during sex earlier than he would like, often prior to reaching orgasm. Occasional PE is somewhat common and nothing to worry about, but if PE is occurring on a regular basis, it could be a sign of a deeper problem.
So what causes PE?
PE can be caused by either physical or psychological reasons. Some of the physical reasons include:
• Prostate disease
• High blood pressure
• Cardiovascular disease
• Thyroid problems
• Low testosterone
• Nerve damage
• Erectile dysfunction
Performance Anxiety and Stress
The psychological reasons are a little more complex. Stress and anxiety are major psychological contributors to PE. One form of anxiety that is fairly common in men is called “performance anxiety.” Basically, when a person is worried that they will not be able to perform up to the standards of their partner, they begin to experience performance anxiety. Ironically performance anxiety can cause a man or woman to under-perform. By fearing that we will not perform our best, we often create a self-fulfilling prophecy in which we make real that which we fear to be true. In other words, we under-perform because we are anxious about performing up to the standards of another person.
Drugs, Alcohol, and Medication
Other causes of premature ejaculation can also occur when someone is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. If these are used regularly, they can cause physical and psychological problems that lead to PE even when a person is not under the influence. Various prescription and non-prescription medications can also cause PE in the same way as alcohol or other drugs.
Fortunately, there are a variety of cures for premature ejaculation. Most of these require the use of drugs or injection-based treatments. Before using any of this, it is advised that you consult your doctor first.
Some possible cures include:
• The use of thyroid medications or steroids to re-balance the hormone system
• The injection of a P-shot which has been shown to increase overall sex-life
• The injection of IV formulas that increase zinc and other minerals which can positively impact ejaculation
• Using medications to treat the various causes of PE
Therapy for Premature Ejaculation
The cures discussed above mostly focus on curing the physical causes of PE. They will not necessarily help a man struggling with stress or performance anxiety.
If this happens to be the case, it may be necessary to receive therapy. A licensed therapist can offer a patient the space to discuss the problems which lead to his anxiety and stress. As well, therapists can offer tools for overcoming anxiety and stress which do not require medication.
PE is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it’s quite normal. There are many physical causes which can be treated with various medications, drugs, injections, formulas, and other treatments. Furthermore, PE caused by psychological factors can be treated with the help of a therapist.