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What is Premature Ejaculation?
At some point almost every man has ejaculated sooner during sexual intercourse than he or his partner would have liked.
Occasionally losing control is common and quite normal – it doesn’t mean you have a sexual problem.
Premature Ejaculation is only a problem if it happens frequently and you are losing control:
- as soon as foreplay starts (i.e. with minimal sexual stimulation)
- when you try to insert your penis, or very quickly after penetration (i.e. within one minute of penetration), or
- before you wish (i.e. you are unable to delay ejaculation during intercourse).
While most men are embarrassed to talk about it, Premature Ejaculation is the most common sexual problem in men. It can cause distress and create tension between a man and his partner, and result in unsatisfactory sex for both partners.
Or the distress and frustration can mean sexual intimacy is avoided altogether.
But the good news is that Premature Ejaculation is often a very treatable condition.
What Causes Premature Ejaculation?
Premature Ejaculation can result from a number of physical and psychological factors, including:
- Physical: there are a range of conditions that can contribute to Premature Ejaculation, including: erectile dysfunction, abnormal hormone levels, abnormal reflex activity of the ejaculatory system, thyroid problems, inflammation and infection (i.e. prostate or urethra), nerve damage, or serious or chronic medical conditions (such as heart disease), or
- Psychological: many factors can play a role in Premature Ejaculation including: depression or anxiety, expecting failure or rejection, relationship problems, negative sexual experiences in childhood, or even religious beliefs.
What Are the Symptoms of Premature Ejaculation?
The primary symptom of Premature Ejaculation is the frequent inability to delay ejaculation for more than one minute after penetration (or during other sexual situations, such as self stimulation).
There are two ways in which Premature Ejaculation can be classified:
- Lifelong: almost always occurs from your first sexual encounters, and
- Acquired: develops after you’ve had previous sexual experiences without ejaculatory problems.
Premature Ejaculation Can Be Treated
The good news is that Premature Ejaculation is a common and treatable problem.
In some cases, Premature Ejaculation can get better on its own over time. For some men, reducing or eliminating the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs may improve the situation.
For everyone else there are a variety of treatment options, depending on the cause and whether it is lifelong or acquired Premature Ejaculation. Treatment can range from exercises and pelvic physiotherapy, to therapy and counselling, or medications to reduce or inhibit sensation or treat an underlying condition (such as erectile dysfunction).
At the Coregood Institute we can offer a full range of non-surgical treatment options, and tailor a treatment plan to suit your particular situation and needs.
We focus on treating the underlying problems that cause Premature Ejaculation, rather than simply treating the symptoms.
For example, pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation can be a viable and cost-effective therapeutic option for the treatment of Premature Ejaculation.
Alongside traditional pelvic physiotherapy treatment options and advice on improving pelvic floor function and penile tissue maintenance, we also offer patients treatment using the world’s most advanced and successful non-surgical technology – the PelviCenter.
We’re also able to offer effective natural solutions and nutritional advice to treat and help you better manage your condition.