Between erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, men can’t seem to catch a break with their sex life. And it is a coin toss as to which is worse, not being able to achieve an erection or coming sooner than you want. Both problems leave you and your sex partner sexually frustrated. While the cause of erectile dysfunction is pretty straightforward, it can be a challenge determining what the cause of premature ejaculation is. Some believe the cause of premature ejaculation may have an evolutionary basis as men had to complete the sex act quickly before a predator arrived or other men interrupted the coitus.
Most often the cause of premature ejaculation is psychological. Like our ancestors, you may have locked yourself into a pattern of coming too soon because of a variety of issues. For example, you may have rushed the sex act as a teenager to avoid being caught by adults. Erectile dysfunction can even be the cause of premature ejaculation. When you finally achieve an erection, you may rush sex in order to obtain an orgasm before the erection dissipates on it is own. This can have the double whammy of acerbating both ED and premature ejaculation problems.
However, the cause of premature ejaculation can be physical too. Sex and arousal requires the cooperation of several bodily systems including the brain, nervous system, hormones, and circulatory system. A breakdown in any area can cause problems with sexual performance. For example, excessive production of hormones can be the cause of premature ejaculation. This can cause you to get overexcited and you come too quickly as a result. Abnormal brain activity can also be the cause of premature ejaculation by causing the nerve impulses to misfire and make you ejaculate before you or your partner is ready for you to.
No matter what the cause of premature ejaculation is, there are ways to overcome the problem so that you can enjoy sex. One way to deal with a psychological cause of premature ejaculation is to retrain yourself to wait for your orgasm. You can use the start/stop method to do this. This method requires you to stimulate the penis to the point of orgasm and then back off for a little while before doing it again. The goal is to work up to 20 minutes before climaxing. To deal with a physical cause of premature ejaculation, talk to your doctor about medications that may help.