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Male Reproductive Disorder: Premature Ejaculation

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AskMen.com wrote that premature ejaculation is defined by the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a persistent or recurrent ejaculation with minimal sexual stimulation before, on or shortly after penetration and before a person wishes.

Premature ejaculation is a common sexual complaint according to Mayo Clinic. As many as one out of three men may be affected at some time. About.com said it’s also more common in younger men just learning about sex and men of all ages after long periods without sex.

Most cases of premature ejaculation don’t have a clear cause. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) stated premature ejaculation early in a relationship is most often caused by performance anxiety and too much stimulation. Guilt and other psychological factors may also be involved.

Other factors include erectile dysfunction, anxiety and relationship problems.

Mayo Clinic said biological factors may also contribute to premature ejaculation. These include abnormal hormone and brain chemical levels; abnormal reflex activity of the ejaculatory system and certain thyroid problems. Other possible factors are inflammation and infection of the prostate or urethra, and inherited traits. Rarely is it caused by nervous system damage or withdrawal from certain medications.

In many cases, premature ejaculation resolves on its own without the need for medical treatment, said WebMD.

AskMen.com wrote that for some, meditation, hypnosis or imagery exercises may help. Discovery Health expanded saying men can repeatedly focus on increasing erotic sensations as they approach orgasm. By increasing this awareness, they're better able to judge how close they are to orgasm and ejaculating.

Sexual techniques, medications and psychological counseling are other treatments.

Masturbation can help prevent premature ejaculation said About.com. By practicing alone, men get to know their feelings and sensations and gain confidence.

Specific sexual techniques may also help delay ejaculation. The "stop and start" method wrote NIH involves sexually stimulating the man until he feels he’s about to reach orgasm.

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Many men from what i've discovered simply grow out of it. But for those who don't, the internet is home to all the information they'll ever need. I found another article on Google which may be of interest to your readers: http://menshealthsmagazine.blogspot.com/

March 4, 2013 - 5:24am
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Anonymous

Hi,

Just found your website after doing some research on Google about premature ejaculation. I thought your article was very well written, and offers some useful information for those men who need it. Fortunately that no longer includes me.

For many years back in the 80's I suffered with chronic premature ejaculation. In my quest to put a permanent end to my frustratingly quick ejaculations, I spoke to doctors and other healthcare specialists. Temporary treatments and solutions were about as good as it used to get. It caused problems in my relationships and eventually drove me to depression, which lasted several years.

I started taking anti depressants, and within a couple of weeks I noticed a bizarre side effect. They significantly delayed my orgasms, to the point where I could time exactly when I wanted to ejaculate. I continued to use medication for 4 years to help me control my premature ejaculation, and then one day decided to discontinue their use for personal reasons. The good news was, I still had the ability to control my ejaculations.

Many men from what i've discovered simply grow out of it. But for those who don't, the internet (and your website) is home to all the information they'll ever need. I found another article on Google which may be of interest to your readers: http://www.dreampenisguide.com/how-premature-ejaculation-can-be-stopped-using-natural-techniques.html

All the best,
David

November 18, 2012 - 3:04pm
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Anonymous

It's always so comforting and expected to read about pre-mature ejaculation coming from a woman writer. After all, who else would know, right? It's also encouraging to discover EmpowHER on an ordianry news site, and finding out that women shy away from careers in science and engineering. Not only that, we are told why too. But not the real reason. Women take up space in college mostly husband shopping. They see us men as nothing more than fertilizer with wallets and isn't it interesting that they have made 'leaps and bounds' in fields with jobs held mostly by men, yet no mention is made that women outnumber men in both the workplace AND in instututes of higher learning, And now, curiousity leads me to look up EmpowHER which has the umittigated gall to feature a piece by a woman writer on pre-mature ejaculation.

March 21, 2012 - 5:13pm
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