What is Premature Ejaculation (PE)?
Premature ejaculation is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction and is the inability to delay ejaculation after beginning sexual activity (usually less than a minute). Both the term “premature ejaculation” (PE) and the term “rapid ejaculation” (RE) are used to describe this condition.
Statistic shows that 1 out of 3 men are affected by premature ejaculation and 20-30 percent of men have this condition. It can affect men of all ages and cause intimacy problems with your partner.
What causes Premature Ejaculation (PE)?
Physical and psychological factors are the two main contributes to premature ejaculation. PE can be a side effect of erectile dysfunction. The anxiety associated with not being able to maintain an erection can often lead to a habit of early ejaculation.
Physical PE arises from over sensitivity of the penis where the men responds far more rapidly to normal sensations resulting in rapid ejaculation, much sooner than expected.
Psychological PE are often associated with “performance anxiety”, anxiety related to sexual intercourse. The man focuses only on the process of ejaculation, and not on the enjoyment of sexual intercourse, leading to increased tension and usually premature ejaculation. Men may actually avoid sex because they fear not satisfying their partner.
Other common cause can include:
- Low testosterone
- Intense arousal or excitement