Premature ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates before he or his partner would like. This typically happens within the first minute of penetration or other sexual contact.
There is no singular cause for premature ejaculation; it typically varies from person to person. Both psychological and physiological factors contribute to it.
Psychological factors include:
- Anxiety about sexual performance
- A history of sexual abuse
- Guilt surrounding sexual activity
- Low self-esteem
Physiological factors include:
- Hormone imbalances
- Inflammation or infection in the urethra or prostate
- Chemical imbalances in the brain
Individuals who struggle with erectile dysfunction (ED) or excessive stress are also at greater risk of experiencing premature ejaculation, according to experts. If a man is worried he may lose his erection, he may rush his sexual interaction, which in turn may result in premature ejaculation.