What is Premature Ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is when a man has an orgasm within a few minutes of sexual intercourse. It is ejaculated sooner than your partner would like to. There is no fixed time when a man should ejaculate during sex, but if you ejaculate sooner than one minute, both you and your partner may not feel pleasure or enjoy the sexual activity.
Premature ejaculation is a common sexual complaint. Around 1 out of 3 men experience this problem at some point in their life.
If premature ejaculation happens infrequently, it is not a cause of concern. However, you may be witnessing premature ejaculation, if you:
- Most often ejaculate within one minute of penetration
- Are unable to delay ejaculation during intercourse on most times
- Feel stressed and tend to avoid sexual activities because of not being able to satisfy your partner
Premature ejaculation is not a physical concern; instead, psychological and biological factors are also put to blame.
Although social stigma in society may restrict men to talk about such conditions, they need to understand that premature ejaculation is a common health problem.
Fortunately, there are treatments that may help with delayed ejaculation.
How does ejaculation work?
Ejaculation is directly related to the central nervous system. When men feel sexually aroused, signals are sent to the spinal cord and brain. When they reach penetration, the signals are then sent from the brain to the reproductive organs. This causes the semen to be ejected through the penis (ejaculation).
Ejaculation happens in two steps:
It is when the sperm moves from the testicles to the prostate gland and blends with seminal fluid to produce semen. The vasa deferentia help transports the semen from the testicles to the penis.
After the semen reaches the penis, the muscles contract to push or force semen out of the penis. In most cases, ejaculation and climax happen at the same time. In less likely cases, men may reach climax without ejaculating.
The erection goes away after you have ejaculated.
Signs and Symptoms
The main sign of premature ejaculation is ejaculated even before you reach the climax after penetration. However, premature ejaculation could be a result of other health conditions or may even persist during masturbation.
Premature ejaculation can be classified as:
- Lifelong or primary. Lifelong or primary ejaculation occurs most times, and that began with your first sexual intercourse.
- Acquired or secondary. Acquired premature ejaculation is that has developed lately with no previous ejaculatory problems.
Usually, men feel that they have signs of premature ejaculation while the diagnostic tests do not confirm so. In fact, those men may have been witnessing variable premature ejaculation, which includes flares of rapid ejaculation followed by normal ejaculation.
The exact cause of premature ejaculation is not figured out yet. Researchers have claimed it to be an outcome of psychological factors, but they also claim that premature ejaculation involves a series of psychological and biological factors.
Psychological factors that may result in premature ejaculation include;
- Sexual abuse
- Early sexual activity
- Poor body image
- Depression or stress
- Too much stress about premature ejaculation
- Guilty feelings about your sexual relationship with your partner increase your tendency to rush through sexual encounters
Other factors that can play a role include:
Erectile dysfunction. If you are anxious about obtaining an erection during sexual intercourse might result in your habit to rush to ejaculate. Anxiety. Stress, anxiety, and depression affect your ability to attain climax. Your stress or anxiety may come from sexual performance or related to other issues.
Relationship problems. Relationship problems, including conflict between you and your partner, also contribute to the problem of premature ejaculation or other sexual conditions, including erectile dysfunction.
Biological factors also contribute to your tendency to ejaculate sooner than you shall.
- Fluctuation in hormone levels
- Abnormal changes in brain chemicals called neurotransmitters
- Prostate or urethra Inflammation and infection
Many factors also contribute to your risk of early ejaculation, including:
Erectile dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction is difficulty obtaining or maintaining an erection. Fear of not getting erected may push or force you to ejaculating earlier than you need.
Stress. Stress in any part of your life, be it financial, relationship or professional aspects of life, may restrict you from relaxing and focusing during sexual intercourse.
Ayurvedic treatment for premature ejaculation
According to the ayurvedic principles, premature ejaculation is the result of aggravated Vata. It is also referred to as Shukragata Vata (early ejaculation), Shukra Ativega (Delayed ejaculation), and Nishphalatvam ( inability to impregnate).
Basically, the Prakupita Vata moves into Shukra Dhatu and results in early ejaculation.
Vata is responsible for life and vitality. Shukra is the terminal tissue of the body that act as a Saara or essence of all other tissue elements. When there is any deformity in the functioning of the Shukra, all other tissues are affected.
So the aim is to restore the function of the Shukra and prevent premature ejaculation too. This line of treatment is helpful in curing premature ejaculation or delayed ejaculation, or erectile dysfunction also.
At AyuKarma, we employ procedures and therapies to help pacify the vitiated Vata and administer medicines to boost sexual power. In most cases, oral administrations of medicines are very helpful, while some individuals may require Panchakarma therapies as well.
If you want to know more about the treatment, you can consult our ayurvedic specialist anytime.