What Are the Causes of Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is a touchy subject for most men. You’ve probably been given advice to “just think about baseball” more than once – and frankly, it doesn’t help. The only way to really cure premature ejaculation is to get to the root of the problem. So what causes PE?

Psychological Issues

While no one is sure exactly why premature ejaculation occurs, there are some psychological factors that may play a role in your PE:

  • Sexual Abuse
  • Early Sexual Experiences
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Feelings of Guilt
  • Poor Body Image

In addition to these problems, issues within your relationship could also be affecting your ability to delay orgasm during sex.

Medical Issues

If you are not experiencing any of the above psychological problems, your PE could be the result of a variety of medical issues. This could include:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Low Testosterone
  • Inflammation or Infection in the Prostate/Urethra
  • Abnormal Neurotransmitter Levels (Chemicals in the brain)

These medical problems don’t necessarily cause premature ejaculation on their own, but treating them may help you develop more of an ability to delay your orgasms as much as you would like to.

Side Effects

You may be surprised to learn that premature ejaculation may be a side effect of certain medications. When you make an appointment at our men’s sexual health clinic to treat your premature ejaculation in Collierville, TN, bring a list of your medications. Your doctor will be better able to get to the root of the problem and provide you with the best treatment options for your unique needs.