Premature ejaculation often happens less than a minute after the beginning of sex. At least 20% of all adult men have experienced this at least once. There is so much interest in the topic because it is a common dysfunction that is being faced by men.

An ED Specialist would generally describe it as a condition that causes men to reach sexual climax faster than they and their partners would like to. The immediate effect is a bruised ego, personal distress, and a sense of diminished masculinity. There may not be a consensus on the medical definition, experts have established certain symptoms and causes for early climax. Here are the symptoms and causes of premature ejaculation.

Some symptoms to be aware of

One of the serious signs to the problem is ejaculation before actual penetration. The same is true for an ejaculation that comes a few seconds after penetration.

Another symptom is the significant drop in the intravaginal release latency time of around 3 minutes or less. Which means if you have an inability to delay an ejaculation upon penetration is a problematic sign to attend to.

Stress, depression, and other mental issues have been reported to cause this problem. Guilt, anxiety, and lack of confidence in the way you look are also common symptoms.

Have you experienced concerns about your sexual ability? If you have had negative feelings about the prospect of having sex then this could increase your chances of having erectile dysfunction.

Some causes

There are not enough researches to explain the root cause of an early climax. But doctors believe that there is a complicated interaction between psychological and physiological causes.

Examples of psychological causes could be sexual abuse, poor body image, depression, and worrying about early climax. Another cause is the guilty feelings that increase your inability to perform leading you to rush through sexual encounters.

Are you anxious or worried about getting an erection? The inability to attain sufficient erection is a common cause and is often referred to as erectile dysfunction. Men who are suffering from anxiety are usually at risk of this. This anxiety may be due to sexual inadequacy, relationship issues, or mental health concerns.

Have you ever had challenges with previous girlfriends who did not approve of your sexual prowess? Chances are that you may be anxious when in bed with your current partner. The historical disapproval is difficult to forget. Similarly, your effort to prove a previous girlfriend wrong may cause another inadequacy.

Looking at the biological causes

Scientists have discovered several biological causes. When there are abnormal levels of neurotransmitters in the brain during sexual intimacy, you run a risk of premature ejaculation. These are the brain chemicals responsible for mood and sexual performance.

If there are abnormal levels of sexual hormones it could be responsible for this problem. Interestingly, an infection or inflammation of the urethra or prostate can cause the problem, just as inherited traits do.

Diagnosis of Premature Ejaculation

There are so many cases of premature ejaculation being reported these days. You can take some consolation in that fact. However, be advised that there are several methods of diagnosing the underlying condition. Additionally, reproduction health experts are increasingly publishing studies with solutions to the problem.

When you first visit your doctor, he will seek to establish if the problem has always been there or if it is a new thing. Next, he will ask about your relationship record and sexual history. Be as frank as possible even when the questions are too personal. Depending on the diagnosis of the doctor, there may be a need to take a physical examination.

If your doctor believes that your ejaculation problem is caused by emotional or mental issues. He may send you to mental health experts. It is important to talk to one who is experienced in dealing with people who have similar underlying issues. Are there signs that the cause is physical such as damage to the urinary system, you could be sent to see a urologist.

Home Remedies and Treatment of Premature Ejaculation.

Experts can help 95% of all men with early climax using behavioural techniques. One of the remedies is to get the penis aroused through rubbing or sexual intercourse. When the feeling of having an orgasm shows up, stop the arousal and wait for 30 seconds or until the feeling is over.

Start stop stimulation

Start the stimulation all over again and stop just before ejaculation. Do this four or five times then have an orgasm. This method is often referred to as the start and stops method. It is believed to exercise the pelvic muscle and the muscles of the penis so that it can support sexual intercourse for longer.

The squeeze method

The squeeze home remedy is a treatment method that works just like the ‘start and stop’ one. You arouse the penis by rubbing or by actual intercourse. When you feel like you want to ejaculate, you squeeze the tip of the penis to force it to stop being erect. Repeat this procedure several times and finally have an ejaculation.

Kegel exercises

Kegel exercises have been observed to reduce premature ejaculation. They are performed when urinating where you tighten the penis muscles to stop the urine. Wait for 3-5 seconds and then release. Stop the urine again several times and perform the exercise several times a day. These muscles help to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.


Premature ejaculation should not lead to stress, embarrassment, or shame, not when so many remedies exist. For example, wearing a condom is believed to reduce the direct exposure of the penis during intercourse. This could help you to have a longer erection and satisfy your partner better.

Some men have reported that masturbating few hours before sex can actually help you sustain an erection and therefore last longer. If none of these home remedies work for you, it is time to get medication to treat the root cause.

There are currently no drugs to treat premature ejaculation. However, certain underlying causes can be treated individually. For example, antidepressants may be administered for men suffering from anxiety, stress, and depression. Anyone with the problem must only seek the help of professional doctors.