Premature ejaculation is an embarrassing sexual dysfunction wherein a man has a tendency to ejaculate faster than is considered normal. As a result, the man is unable to get sexual satisfaction during sexual intercourse and his sexual performance is largely unsatisfactory.
Premature ejaculation - Age consideration and causes
Premature ejaculation (PE) affects all men at some point or the other in their lives. But men who are younger are more likely to suffer from chronic premature ejaculation compared to those who are older than them. This is because younger men are inexperienced and over-excited. Some of the primary causes of premature ejaculation include emotions like anxiety and depression. Also, various neurological disorders also cause PE. At times, the various medications taken by a person are also a reason behind PE. Another common risk factor associated with PE is the habit of smoking and alcoholism. It's important to understand that a large number of conditions both physical and psychological can lead to PE.
Premature ejaculation and the genetic link
A study conducted in Finland has discovered a genetic link to premature ejaculation. The study was conducted on more than 3 thousand men, all of whom were pairs of male twins, and also included their younger or older brothers. The discovery of this genetic link has thrown open the door for new treatment options for premature ejaculation. Also, the findings of this study have confirmed that drug therapy is not the only treatment option that can work against PE. Psychotherapy is also a potent treatment option, even for those suffering from premature ejaculation as a result of some genetic cause.
Differential diagnosis and premature ejaculation
A differential diagnosis of premature ejaculation is necessary because its diagnosis and treatment must be kept separate from erectile dysfunction that develops as a result of a general medical condition. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, a person suffering from erectile dysfunction may not confirm to the typical strategies used to delay an orgasm. Secondly, there are men who will require excessive non-coital stimulation in order to get an erection. For such men, this prolonged stimulation leads to a heightened sexual arousal leading to quick ejaculation. This is the reason why a differential diagnosis of premature ejaculation is necessary for effective treatment of the condition.
Kegel exercises and premature ejaculation
If you are suffering from premature ejaculation and are looking for a natural treatment option, specialists might ask you to perform Kegel exercises to improve your condition. These exercises not only focus on premature ejaculation but help improve the general health of the penis. It's important to note that there is ambiguity about the effectiveness of Kegel exercises to help treat premature ejaculation. So, it would be a good idea to use Kegel exercises to supplement other treatment options.
These exercises are simple enough and include the clenching and releasing of the pubococcygeus (PC) muscle, at periodic intervals, typically for a 10 second period. You will need to clench and unclench the muscles in a combination of sets. You need to tighten the PC muscle, also squeeze and release it for a specific amount of time. These Kegel exercises will help strengthen the muscles of the pelvis and the rectum.
Importance of knowing about PE and its various facets
PE is not a debilitating disorder and you can go about your daily life as if nothing has happened. But, PE does take a toll on the sex life of a person and thus on the sex life of your sex partner also. This is when it also starts to affect your daily life as non-performance in the bedroom will have a spillover effect on the other facets of your life. This is why it's important to know about PE and its various factors. It will help you understand PE better and more importantly help you treat it effectively.