Common Causes of Premature Ejaculation & What Can Help

Loving Hispanic Couple In Countryside 2021 report from the National Library of Medicine indicates that between 20 percent and 30 percent of men in the sexually active age group experience premature ejaculation. Although this problem is relatively common, it can be extremely frustrating to deal with. Recognizing the common causes of this condition and learning certain coping techniques can help lessen some of the strains it is causing your relationship and sex life.

What Is Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates within one minute of starting sexual activities. If this happens occasionally, it is not typically something to worry about. However, if it happens often, it may be something worth addressing.

What Causes Premature Ejaculation?

Several factors can contribute to premature ejaculation. These include:

  • Having a physical disorder
  • Experiencing mental health problems
  • Stress or depression

In addition, this can occur as a symptom of another health problem, such as erectile dysfunction, thyroid disease, or prostatitis.

What Can Help?

If you experience premature ejaculation, there are a few things that you can do to try to overcome the issue.

Stop-Start Method

As the name suggests, this method involves starting and stopping sexual intercourse during the act. Although this requires some practice, it can help you learn to pay better attention to your sexual reactions and eventually gain control over when you ejaculate.

Pelvic Floor Training

Training the pelvic floor muscles can help you establish better bodily control. This can help you perform longer before ejaculating.

Using Condoms

Condoms have the ability to reduce the sensitivity of the penis during sexual intercourse. Some men find that using condoms helps to delay ejaculation during sex for this reason.

Trying a Second Time

For some men, trying for a second round of sexual intercourse can help them last longer.

If these methods are not effective for you, or you would like to explore alternative methods, contact our skilled professionals at Greater Hartford Urology Group. We can discuss if medications or other treatments may be beneficial for you.

Get Help Today

If you are experiencing premature ejaculation and are interested in getting help, contact Greater Hartford Urology Group today to discuss your options. We have offices located in Enfield, Hartford, and Glastonbury, CT, and you can schedule an appointment at the office that is most convenient for you. Call our office now at 860-522-2251 to get started.

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