What Causes Premature Ejaculation?

Published: October 22, 2012
Dear What Causes Premature Ejaculation?,

What are the reasons of become a premature ejaculator?


Dear What Causes Premature Ejaculation?,

TeenHealthFX is assuming you are referring to premature ejaculation, which occurs when a man ejaculates sooner during sexual intercourse than his partner (or both sexual partners) would like. Premature ejaculation can be a problem at some point in time for as many as 1 in 3 men. It is most common with men ages 18-40.

Men often learn to delay orgasm with sexual experience and age. So teenagers who experience premature ejaculation may just be dealing with being young and new to sexual encounters. It is also possible that the premature ejaculation is due to anxiety around being sexually active – especially if someone is not feeling truly ready for all that comes with being sexually active.

If you are experiencing premature ejaculation, FX recommends you start by re-thinking whether or not you are truly ready to be sexually active. There is a lot to consider, and if you are not truly ready it could be causing anxiety that is contributing to this problem. To help you determine whether or not you are truly ready for sex, read Planned Parenthood’s Am I Ready For Sex?, as well as TeenHealthFX’s response to Want To Have Sex, But Not Sure If I Am Ready.

If you decide that you are truly ready to be sexually active, give this issue some time to see if time and experience helps to work things out. And make sure that you are practicing safer sex, because if you are putting yourself and/or your partner at risk for an unwanted pregnancy or the transmission of an STD, that could also contribute to your anxiety (as well as create some potentially difficult problems for you both). For the Guys’ Guide to birth control, general sexual health and information on STDS and other infections, go to the Young Men’s Health (through Boston Children’s Hospital) section on Sexuality and Sexual Health, as well as Planned Parenthood’s articles on How Pregnancy Happens and  Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

If this problem continues, or if you have any questions about safer sex, please speak to your primary care physician or an adolescent medicine specialist about it. If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

                                                

There is information out there regarding possible causes for premature ejaculation, however, it is generally geared for adult males. FX does not know how old you are – but if you are over 18 and are dealing with this issue, you can read about the biological, emotional, and relationship Causes of premature ejaculation as described by the Mayo Clinic. And it would be advisable for you to speak to your doctor.

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