Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the leading male sexual dysfunctions affecting about 30% of men worldwide and therefore it is considered the most common sexual dysfunction in men. There are a variety of definitions for PE. We prefer to define it as any time a man ejaculates prior to providing sexual satisfaction for him and his partner.

Causes of Premature Ejaculation

The exact cause of PE is not well known. Studies have shown a variety of factors that may contribute to PE:

  • Psychological  – temporary depression, stress, or anxiety about the relationship
  • Biological – abnormal hormone levels, abnormal reflex activity of the ejaculatory system, hyperthyroidism, or inflammation/infection of the prostate or urethra
  • Neurobiological – low levels of serotonin in the brain
  • Penile Sensitivity – many experts believe that men with higher sensitivity of the penis may be prone to PE
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