What are Causes of Premature Ejaculation: What You Need to Know?

Of the two major commonly reported cases of male sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction accounts for about 10% while premature ejaculation is reported to account for some 80 percent. Some statistics indicate that one in three men suffer from premature ejaculation indicating a prevalence rate of between 27 percent and 34 percent in men of all ages.

According to The American Psychiatric Association, premature ejaculation is defined as the “persistent or recurrent ejaculation with minimum sexual stimulation before, on or shortly after penetration and before the person wishes it…” Simply stated, PE is a condition where a man frequently ejaculates earlier than he or his partner wishes to either before, on or shortly after copulating with his partner. Premature ejaculation is also known as rapid ejaculation.

Premature ejaculation causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty for a man and his partner as it allows neither partner to enjoy the sexual act in a proper manner. The man feels dissatisfaction because of the inability to hold out the pleasurable sensations of sexual contact for a longer period of time while his partner is equally dissatisfied for not being able to reach her sexual peak.

It is also common for men that are experiencing PE to question their masculinity and lose confidence in their sexual performance. They may feel misunderstood as to the extent of frustration and humiliation they regularly experience while a partner may suffer in silence for fear of upsetting their man further or become frustrated at their partner’s seeming unwillingness to fix the problem.

What are the most common premature ejaculation causes? This article discusses several common causes of premature ejaculation including genetics, habits, technique, and lifestyle. The first step to fixing your problem is to know what’s causing it.

Premature Ejaculation Causes

Genetics and Premature Ejaculation

We’re all born with a degree of premature ejaculation because it’s actually an evolutionary advantage to finish quickly. Very few men are born with a perfect ability to control their orgasms, but the majority of men eventually learn how to last longer in bed. It just takes some good advice and proper practice.

Premature Ejaculation Habits

Another major cause of premature ejaculation is bad habits. You probably have a lot of bad habits that are contributing to your lack of control.

For example, you may have bad masturbation habits. Over the years, you may have trained your mind and body to ejaculate as soon as possible due to poor masturbation habits. Excessive masturbation, sometimes strongly (roughly) rubbing penis on pillows or quilts or against sofa. Such immediate evasive actions can damage internal tissues too.

You may have bad mental habits so that you let yourself get overcome with performance anxiety. Or you regularly envision yourself finishing too fast, and those negative images in your mind create a negative self-fulfilling prophecy.

It takes some time to break bad habits and rebuild them with good ones. Most experts agree that it takes at least 27 days to create new habits. The key is to clearly define your goal, find your personal source of motivation, and take consistent action.

Premature Ejaculation Due to Wrong Technique

If you’re having trouble lasting long enough in bed, poor sexual technique is often to blame.

One example of poor technique is going too fast right out of the gate. That would be like sprinting at the outset of a marathon. You need to pace yourself.

Another common technique error is to use the wrong positions. Certain common positions, like “missionary,” require a lot of thrusting, and therefore make it harder to last longer.

Premature Ejaculation and Lifestyle

Drinking too much alcohol, smoking, being overweight and eating a poor diet – these things can all contribute to poor sexual performance. Many of these lifestyle factors can also lead to erectile dysfunction, and men with erectile dysfunction are much likelier to experience premature ejaculation.

Early Sexual Experiences Responsible for Premature Ejaculation

Though PE is a problem that occurs in men of all ages, younger men are more prone to suffering from this disorder. A reason for this might be as a result of established patterns of events that occurred in their earlier sexual experiences. A lot of first experiences of sexual intercourse often involve excitement mixed anxiety and a demand to perform quickly to avoid being caught.

In such first experiences, performance – the desire to “get it right”, is often the focus rather than the pleasurable and erotic aspect of the experience. As a result, a good percentage of young men reach orgasm too quickly. This might be considered a problem by such young men, and next time there might be fear of a repeat which increases the chances of a premature ejaculation happening and thus a pattern is formed. This might continue well into adulthood if not treatment is undertaken.

Anxiety and Stress Lead to Premature Ejaculation

Anxiety related to a man’s sexual performance or caused by other issues can also be a cause for premature ejaculation. When sex is linked with performance rather than with pleasure, developing ejaculatory control might become a difficult proposition. It is therefore better for a man to focus on what will bring pleasure to him and his partner.

Erectile Dysfunction Fears and Premature Ejaculation

Men suffering from erectile dysfunction could also develop premature ejaculation as they may be anxious of obtaining and maintaining an erection during sexual intercourse and thus rushing to ejaculate quickly. Once a pattern of rushing to ejaculate is formed, it may become difficult changing it.

Other Health Issues That Cause Premature Ejaculation

Finally, when identifying your causes of premature ejaculation, it’s important to make a visit to the doctor’s office just to be safe. Some severe cases of premature ejaculation result from depression or prostate conditions. If you have any doubt about what’s going on with your health, it’s always best to see a doctor. Premature ejaculation is very common, so there’s no need to be embarrassed. It’s always better safe than sorry.

What are the most common premature ejaculation causes? This article discusses several common causes of premature ejaculation including genetics, habits, technique, and lifestyle. The first step to fixing your problem is to know what’s causing it.

7 Responses to What are Causes of Premature Ejaculation: What You Need to Know?

  1. TexasManHJK says:

    Most often premature ejaculation occurs in younger men, but it can affect men of all ages. There could be a number of different reasons for the problems, both physical and psychological.

  2. peterodulson87 says:

    Ein vorzeitiger Samenerguss kann unterschiedliche Ursachen haben. Mediziner unterscheiden zwischen einem lebenslangen (primären) und einem erworbenen (sekundären) vorzeitigen Samenerguss. Bei der lebenslangen Form „kommen“ die Betroffenen bereits bei den ersten sexuellen Aktivitäten zu früh – ganz unabhängig vom Partner oder der Situation. Sie tritt wesentlich häufiger auf als die erworbene Form. Die erworbene Ejaculatio praecox hingegen tritt bei betroffenen Männern erst im Verlauf des Lebens auf. Im Zeitraum davor hatten sie ein normales Ejakulationsverhalten. Diese Form kann begleitend zu anderen Erkrankungen z. B. einer erektilen Dysfunktion, einer Entzündung der Prostata oder einer Funktionsstörung der Schilddrüse auftreten.

  3. insanekid18 says:

    Is there such thing as semen escaping the penis before a man ejaculates? I always thought that it was called Premature Ejaculation, but after some research, I found out that PE just means when one orgasm before the other. I know a man is supposed to pull out before he ejaculates, so the semen won’t go in the woman, but is there such thing as semen “prematurely escaping” the penis before any actual ejaculation? Is there a name for such thing? What are the chances of this happening? Recently I’ve had unprotected sex, but I kept it safe by pulling out when I was at 70%. Help?

  4. malcomneray says:

    Der durchschnittliche Mann hat entgegen weitverbreiteter Vorstellungen einen Samenerguss nach etwa fünf Minuten Geschlechtsverkehr. Naturgemäß sind die individuellen Unterschiede jedoch groß. Das Beschwerdebild der Ejaculatio praecox ist somit eher eine subjektive Beschreibung eines regelmäßig vom Patienten oder seiner Partnerin zu früh erlebten Samenergusses. Zusätzlich berichten Patienten darüber den Zeitpunkt des Samenergusses nicht ausreichend kontrollieren zu können.

  5. Only Business says:

    Also, what causes the difference between the vaginal fluid discharge and speedy discharge of semen? is blow job problem for faster release? is sucking dick an issue?

  6. John G says:

    I am doing it more than 5 times a week, is that bad? I have heard it will increase the risk of prostate cancer and also other cardiovascular diseases!

    Please help!

  7. tefa_96 says:

    ok im on my husbands email and commenting. he had premature problem now cured. hes in Afghanistan and he came home just in time for me to get off my period and ovulate. he was here for 2 weeks and 2 days. we had sex alot. whats the odds im not pregnant? we want a baby really badly. we lost one right before he left in dec than you! ( we also have a 2 year old) if that helps at all?

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