Premature Ejaculation – The Basics

February 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Premature Ejaculation

Sexual activity is one of the most basic physical needs of every human being. And certain physiological needs, such as sexual activities, have their own share of problems also.

One of the common problems arising in the American adult population today is the occurrence of premature ejaculation during sexual activities. With its occurrence, this usually gives the parties involved a negative feedback on psychological levels. As we go through this article, we’re going to discuss the basics of premature ejaculation and the factors consistently involved in its occurrence.

25%-40% of adult American men today experience premature ejaculation. This is when there is a lack of control in voluntary movements towards ejaculation. Usually, this happens when the male involved in the sexual activity attains orgasm way before his female partner does.

Based on some researches, premature ejaculation occurs within two minutes of sexual penetration. The normal ejaculation period usually occurs within ten minutes of sexual penetration. This problem is very common in young and adolescent males but eventually fades out as these men try to gain control in sexual activities over time. However, a large percentage of young and middle-aged adults still have these problems even after a tremendous amount of sexual encounters. Finding ways how to stop premature ejaculation has been one of the common concerns with this young population.

In order to find ways how to avoid premature ejaculation, it is imperative that we must have a basic understanding of the factors constituting to this problem. According to most medical professionals, psychological factors are the mainstay in the cause of the said problem. Most men may have weak emotional support which may lead to poor performance.

Some of the common psychological factors which will eventually affect sexual performance and lead to premature ejaculation include financial stress, temporary depression, and some history of sexual repression, low self-esteem or total lack of confidence during sexual contact, and impossible expectations on performance. Lack in communication and poor interpersonal connection with the sexual partner also contributes to premature ejaculation. Sexual activity requires a stable emotional support in order to attain exemplary sexual functions.

Unresolved conflicts in a relationship and hurt feelings may eventually contribute to such problem. In some cases, occurrence of this problem could solely be caused by extreme arousal. Other psychological factor that affects this is the menstrual cycle of the sexual partner especially on married couples. Based on some studies, the intravaginal ejaculation latency time tends to be very short during the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle.

In the physical side, premature ejaculation can be caused by a low level of neurotransmitter serotonin in the synaptic cleft. This said neurotransmitter plays a vital role in modulating the ejaculation phase. Some studies have looked into genetics as a cause for such disorder. A faster neurological response in the pelvic muscles could also trigger the occurrence of premature ejaculation.

Overall, this problem has been going on for a certain percentage of men. Having basic knowledge on some of the underlying factors affecting the disorder will definitely give us an idea on how to go about the problem and eventually finds ways to control premature ejaculation.