Premature Ejaculation

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is a frequent sexual issue in males that happens when sperm leaves the body earlier than desired during intercourse. 1 in 3 persons reports having it at some point. Luckily, it is curable.

Sexual problem. Premature ejaculation

Find out the basics

Premature ejaculation is the most common ejaculation condition, which happens when a man ejaculates too soon during intercourse.

It happens on sometimes and is not reason for alarm. However, if about half of your sex efforts end in premature ejaculation, you should seek professional help.

There are 2 types:

  • Primary is mainly caused by psychological causes, such as a traumatic sexual experience at a young age
  • Secondary can be caused by both psychological and physical factors.

Several psychological and physical factors may cause it.

Physical causes include:

  • Prostate problems
  • Thyroid problems whether hypo or hyperthyroidism

Psychological causes include:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationship problems

There are biological causes as well, such as being easily stimulated.

Advice you can try yourself to help you:

  • Use a thick condom to help reduce the sensation
  • Take a deep breath to temporarily stop the ejaculatory reflex
  • Take breaks intercourse and think about anything boring

Couples therapy

  • Couples therapy may be helpful when you are in a long-term relationship.


  • Antidepressants (SSRIs)
  • Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors
  • Topical anesthetics and condoms