What Is Premature Ejaculation?

Updated Nov,2020
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Premature ejaculation (PE) is when ejaculation happens quicker than you or your partner would like during sex. The exact cause is unknown. PE is usually related to low Serotonin, emotional factors, and erectile dysfunction. Low Serotonin affects sexual desire as well as function. Low Serotonin also leads to depression, a main emotional factor.

What is premature ejaculation (PE)?

Premature ejaculation (PE) is when ejaculation happens quicker than you or your partner would like during sexual intercourse. PE is also referred to as "rapid ejaculation," "premature climax," or "early ejaculation." Premature ejaculation isn't a cause for immediate worry. In most cases, it's temporary and caused by outside stress.

However, if you experience PE often and it's causing you significant frustration, talking to your doctor can help.

What causes PE

Doctors don't know what exactly causes PE. Many things contribute to occasional or long term premature ejaculation. However, your serotonin levels may be partly to blame.

Serotonin is an important chemical and neurotransmitter in the body. It's believed to affect your mood, appetite, sleep, memory, and sexual desire as well as function. Men who take a shorter time to ejaculate have shown to have lower levels of serotonin.

Emotional factors may also play a huge role:

  • Temporary Depression
  • Stress
  • Guilt
  • Unrealistic expectations about sexual performance
  • Pornography usage
  • History of sexual repression
  • Lack of confidence
  • Relationship problems

Keep in mind, erectile dysfunction (ED) may be to blame. Men who worry about losing their erection may develop a habit of rushing to ejaculate. So treating ED may also treat your premature ejaculation.

Getting a diagnosis from your doctor

If you experience PE often and it's causing you significant frustration, talking to your doctor can help. Your doctor will ask about your sex life and health history and may do a physical exam.

Depending on the severity of your PE or if your doctor suspects erectile dysfunction, they may order blood tests. Blood tests show your testosterone levels, among other factors.

Your doctor might refer you to a urologist or a mental health professional who specializes in sexual dysfunction. Be prepared to answer personal, and possibly awkward questions.

Remember, your doctor is here to help. The more information you provide, the more they're able to help you.

The easy, discreet way to get help

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