What is Premature Ejaculation, well it best described as follows.
Ejaculation is the release of semen from the body.
Premature Ejaculation (ED) is when it happens too soon for the man and his partner.
In many ways it is the opposite of Erectile Dysfunction. And a bit like too much of a good thing.
It is not as serious a condition as Erectile Dysfunction, but unfortunately it is much more common and wide spread across the age spectrum.
The next aspect to consider is that while there are a number of physical treatments available to treat Premature Ejaculation very few cases require such an intervention. The good news is that it is almost universally accepted that it can respond to psychological approach such as hypnosis, in the vast majority of cases.
Premature Ejaculation has been shown to affect almost the whole of the male population throughout the world at some point in each of their lives and may often return on one or more occasions. It is particularly prevalent among the younger age groups, probably due to rising levels of hormones, but that said it is by no means confined to younger men. Men of age fifty and above frequently suffer from ED and quite often several reoccurrences of it.
The Biology of Ejaculation
Ejaculation is controlled by the central nervous system. When men are sexually aroused, signals are received from the subconscious to the spinal cord and brain. AS the level of excitement reaches a certain level signals are sent from the subconscious part of the brain to the reproductive organs. This causes semen to be released through the penis (ejaculation).
Ejaculation takes place in to sections, called phases, 1 Emission and 2 expulsion.
Semen is made up of two very important constituents, one being the very lively sperm and the other being the seminal fluid which enable the sperm to swim freely. These can be seen fairly easily under a very average microscope. Which is just as well because, merely by viewing sperm and their activity one can be certain that the patient’s reproductive possibilities are in working order.
Emission is when the sperm moves from the testicles, where they are first made, to the prostrate gland which produces the fluid and are mixed to make semen. There are tubes called, vasa deferentia, which connect the testicles to the prostrate and on to the base of the penis.
Expulsion describes the action when the muscles at the base of the penis contract, thus forcing semen out of the penis. Usually once ejaculation has occurred the erection dies down and a period of rest is required before a man is ready to go again. However in most men who produce a given volume of semen it is possible to give the appearance of multiple ejaculations by controlling the flow and delivery in a stop start action.
Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation are sometimes related since erection goes away after ejaculation it is often hard to decide which is the cause and which is the effect. However Erectile Dysfunction should always be treated first and when this is done more often than not the Premature Ejaculation disappears.
The psychological effects on both the man and his partner when ED is encountered is an overriding reason that it should be attended to as early of its onset as practical. Just as is the case with Erectile Dysfunction, the longer ED is left untreated the harder it is to correct.
Causes of Premature Ejaculation
The exact cause of ED is not known, which is hardly surprising since the issues involve a myriad of psychological and emotional factors may be present at any one time. The only identified physical issue is a natural substance called ‘Serotonin’. What is known is that the greater quantity of Serotonin in the brain the longer time it takes to ejaculate.
Psychological reasons include
- Unrealistic expectation about performance
- Lack of Confidence
- Relationship issues
Additionally, problems like ‘emotional upheaval’ need to be explored so that anything affecting relaxing during heightened sexual expectation and other similar causes.
Premature Ejaculation can and does happen at any age. However, it should be understood that ageing is not a direct cause of ED. Ageing does cause changes in erections and ejaculations. Erections in older men may not be as firm, as large and as lasting. The sensation of ejaculation is about to happen may not be present for so long a period and thus may cause ED.
How Premature Ejaculation may affect couples
With ED, you may feel you lose some of the closeness shared with a sexual partner. You may feel angry, ashamed or upset and start avoiding contact with your partner.
Premature Ejaculation affects your partner just as much as it affects you, and for that reason you should do something about it as soon as possible. A good place to start is to discuss the issue with your partner.
One session with a qualified hypnotherapist may well be the only thing you will need to do to get a permanent fix for your condition.
I hope you enjoy reading this post and would like you to know your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
Alan L Smith