Main Causes and Treatments of Premature Ejaculation

Premature Ejaculation results when a man reaches the orgasm and happens the ejaculation very quickly without any control. Sometimes ejaculation happens before a man wants it to happen. It can happen after or before the start of intercourse. Most of the men experience personal distress due to this problem. We can see that one in five men will experience uncontrolled ejaculation at some point in life. If the problem interferes with the sexual pleasure of a partner, then it becomes a medical problem.

Cause of Premature Ejaculation:

The main cause of premature ejaculation is really unclear. Some theories have emerged that premature ejaculation is the result of masturbating quickly to avoid being caught by an adult. Many physiological tests are contributed to finding  the cause of premature ejaculation which includes the serotonin receptors or elevated penile sensitivity.  Most scientists have suspected a genetic link which forms a part of premature ejaculation. Sometimes premature ejaculation may be caused due to  the problem of prostatitis, which is an effect of a drug.


The Premature ejaculation is diagnosed which is based on some symptoms. The doctor needs to discuss the sexual history with the person and he needs to be open and frank in talking. Sometimes, if the sexual history fails to understand the personal emotions, then the doctor needs to examine the person properly. He will conduct neurological tests for understanding the physical problem which could cause the problem of premature ejaculation.


There are several methods which are tested as the treatment for premature ejaculation. The combination of medication and non-medication treatments is suitable for this problem.

1.    Self-treatment:

Most of the men attempt to treat themselves for the premature ejaculation which may result to distract themselves, like trying to focus attention away from sexual stimulation. There is no evidence which is found to be effective. The self-treatments like withdrawing penis altogether or purposefully ejaculating before the start of the sexual intercourse or using more than one condom. It is not recommended to use more than one condom, as friction happens and it leads to breakage.

2.     Psychoanalysis:

The rapid ejaculation is a symptom of neurosis. The man suffers unconscious hostility towards the women and they ejaculate rapidly, which satisfies the person, but it hurts his lover and will not enjoy the orgasm quickly. The premature ejaculation can be treated using psychoanalysis.

3.     Sex Therapy:

Several methods are maintained and developed by sex therapists which include the Kegel exercises which help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. For treating premature ejaculation  Johnson and Masters found out the squeeze technique where the men were told to give close attention to their pattern and try to recognize how they fell short and if they try to give their partner a signal, who can squeeze penis head between the Numb and the index finger which helps for the men to last longer.

4.  Medications:

The drugs which increase serotonin, which signals the brain in slow ejaculation have been used successfully to treat the premature ejaculation. The delay in ejaculatory happens within a week of starting medication. Most of the men, who have successfully treated through medication, will discontinue within a year.