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Psychological Issues of PE

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Mental health issues can be involvedd in PE such as:

  • temporary depression
  • stress
  • guilt
  • unrealistic expectations about sexual performance
  • history of sexual repression
  • overall lack of confidence
  • relationship problems

Managing emotional problems often helps.

Related Issues

PE and Age

Premature ejaculation can happen at any age. Aging is not a direct cause of PE, though aging does cause changes in erections and ejaculation. For older men, erections may not be as firm or as large. Erections may not last as long before ejaculation occurs. The feeling that ejaculation is about to happen may be shorter. These changes can naturally lead to an older man ejaculating earlier.

PE and Your Partner

With PE, you may feel you lose some of the closeness shared with a sexual partner. You might feel angry, ashamed and upset, and turn away from your partner. Premature ejaculation doesn't only affect you, it also affects your partner. Your partner may be upset with the change in sexual intimacy. PE can cause partners to feel less connected, or feel hurt or distant.

Talking about the problem is an important step. Couples counseling or sex therapy can be helpful. Exercises, such as the squeeze technique, may be helpful for you and your partner to prolong an erection (see the treatment section of this article for details). Most importantly, a couple should learn ways to relax. Worry (such as performance anxiety) only makes PE worse.

Diagnosis

When PE gets in the way of your sexual pleasure, you should see your health care provider. Most often, your health care provider will diagnose PE after a physical exam and talking with you. Some questions he or she may ask are:

  • How often does PE happen?
  • How long have you had this problem?
  • Does this happen with just one partner, or every partner?
  • Does PE happen with every attempt at sex?
  • What type of sexual activity (i.e., foreplay, masturbation, intercourse, use of visual cues, etc.) do you engage in and how often?
  • How has PE affected your sexual activity?
  • How are your personal relationships?
  • Is there anything that makes PE worse or better (i.e., drugs, alcohol, etc.)?

Lab testing is only needed if your health care provider finds something during your physical exam.

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