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Unfortunately, the medical and scientific communities are uncertain as to the causes of PE, though many theories exist. All the theories are of psychology in origin and include: masturbation practices during puberty, anxiety, unresolved feelings involving frequency of sex--but no theory has been scientifically proven as to the cause.
Like ED, PE most likely does not have one singular cause, but rather many contributing factors. One thing is clear: once it happens the feeling of emasculation and embarrassment make it a near certainty of occurring again.
The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) defines PE as ejaculating with inability to control within 15 seconds after engaging in intercourse. The 2007 ICD-10 defined PE as ejaculating without control, and within around 15 seconds. PE is diagnosed through verbal and written exams without any diagnostic equipment.
Most men complaining about PE say that the problem is that shortly, sometimes less than a minute, after beginning intercourse they orgasm and ejaculate. The problem is that they climax too soon, but is that really the issue?
Most women are fine with their partner orgasming before them, so long as they continue afterwards. Women consider PE less of a problem than men. The shame of PE causes many men emotional stress and some simply avoid sexual relationships.
Often, it is the sudden loss of erection after orgasm that is the source of frustration, not necessarily climaxing too soon. Prescription ED pills or another ED solution may help to maintain an erection for multiple orgasms, and thus performing long enough to satisfy your partner.
PE can be emotionally straining on not just the man, but on an entire relationship. Attempts at earnest dialogue often results in men getting defensive and standoffish. It is an issue that can be difficult to discuss. Whatever the cause, there is no reason to suffer with PE. It is an easily treatable condition with multiple, effective treatments.
If or your husband, boyfriend, or partner suffers from PE don't let them struggle alone. TMH's New Patient Advocates have a ton of experience speaking with men and their significant others and have helped save hundreds of relationships and marriage.
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