Premature ejaculation is an uncontrollable condition where an ejaculation happens before or very shortly after the start of sexual intercourse. It generally occurs with very little stimulation and can result in embarrassment and in some cases anxiety that prohibits a satisfactory sexual experience for both partners.
Although it is one of the most common forms of sexual dysfunction in men, premature ejaculation has no known cause. A number of factors can contribute to premature ejaculation, and since it happens to every man at some point, the causes vary from person to person and from situation to situation. Most men learn to prolong their ejaculations over time with experience and age, but premature ejaculation can occur without any warning or control whatsoever.
Several common reasons for premature ejaculation are:
Premature ejaculation may only happen in certain situations, but regardless of the cause, treatments are available.
While premature ejaculation can potentially resolve itself over time with experience and learned techniques, condoms can also provide a barrier for the penis that reduces stimulation enough to still enjoy intercourse while delaying ejaculation.
Medications can also offer assistance. Certain oral medications can help delay ejaculation. Other topical medications can be applied directly to the penis providing a mild numbing agent to reduce stimulation, resulting in delayed ejaculations.
Kegel exercises can also help strengthen your pelvic floor and encourage efforts in controlling the muscles and sensations that lead to ejaculation.
If premature ejaculation is impacting your relationship or sexual health, the urologists at Urology of Greater Atlanta can help. Call or book an appointment online today to explore your treatment options.