Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common issue in men during sexual activity. It happens when a man ejaculates and releases semen sooner than he or his partner would like. Typically, it is  either before or shortly after penetration, causing distress to either one or both partners. It is a common sexual complaint and is not cause for concern if it does not happen often. About 30% to 40% of men experience premature ejaculation at some point in their life. 

If you have frequent premature ejaculations, or it is causing stress or affecting your relationship, you must see a urologist. You might need to undergo a physical checkup and answer a few personal questions. Lab tests are usually not required unless doctor suspects that an underlying health problem is contributing to the problem.

There are several factors that can contribute to premature ejaculation, including psychological factors, biological factors, or certain medical conditions. Psychological factors such as anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues can play a significant role in triggering premature ejaculation. Performance anxiety can also create a vicious cycle and increase the likelihood of it happening. Biological factors such as abnormal hormone levels, imbalances of chemicals in your brain, and inherited traits may also contribute to it.

Certain medical conditions such as prostate problems and thyroid disorders can impact ejaculation control. Environmental factors like early sexual experiences, cultural attitudes towards sex, and relationship dynamics can also influence the development of premature ejaculation.

Sometimes, Erectile dysfunction (ED) can also lead to premature ejaculation. Individuals may rush through sexual encounters due to anxiety about their ability to maintain an erection. This may develop a pattern of early ejaculate and may become be a hard habit to break.

Treatment for premature ejaculation often involves a combination of techniques to delay ejaculation, behavioural strategies, counselling, and sometimes medication. Counselling or therapy can address underlying psychological issues contributing to the problem. Some anaesthetic cream or spray are also used to make penis less sensitive. For people with erectile dysfunction, a treatment for ED can make PE go away. In fact, wearing a condom can also help in premature ejaculation. It decreases sensitivity to your penis and help delay climax, although it is not a treatment.

It is essential for individuals experiencing premature ejaculation to communicate openly with their partners and their doctor. It will help them find the most effective treatment approach for their specific situation.

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