Premature ejaculation can affect any man. The causes can be multiple and, normally, the pressure exerted by man on himself, influences the psychological aspect. Mr. Moreno, specialist in Psychology at the Madrid Institute of Psychology, offers the details on how to approach it.
Premature ejaculation is a very common male sexual dysfunction. It is characterized by the lack of voluntary control over ejaculation. The man ejaculates prematurely, sooner than he would like when he has sex.
The types of premature ejaculation and its consequences
A distinction is made between primary and secondary premature ejaculation, depending on whether the man has never had control over ejaculation (primary), or whether he had it and lost it (secondary).
The premature ejaculation negatively affects the quality of the sexual life of the person who suffers it and of its partner, not getting satisfactory sexual relations and generating a deep discomfort.
Is there a prototype of a man who usually suffers from premature ejaculation?
Any man can suffer premature ejaculation, so there is no clear prototype. It is not characteristic of an age range or specific physical condition, as it happens in other sexual dysfunctions, being able to affect men at any moment of their life.
Causes of premature ejaculation
The causes of this dysfunction can be both organic (very unusual) and psychological. The main psychological causes are the poor learning of the control of ejaculation, anxiety and stress associated with sexual performance.
Psychological treatment for premature ejaculation
There are some medications that help delay ejaculation, but these drugs never solve the problem definitively. The treatment must be maintained for life to delay ejaculation. In addition, these treatments are not effective for all cases.
There is a wide consensus among specialists in Psychology in which the treatment of choice for premature ejaculation is sexual therapy , which has a great scientific evidence. This type of therapy works in the control of sexual performance anxiety and is based on relearning the control of the ejaculatory reflex, thus achieving control over ejaculation. The patient increases control over his ejaculatory reflex by learning sensory focusing and blocking techniques. If anxiety is very present, it will also be necessary to reduce its levels.
During the treatment, the therapist marks a series of exercises and tasks to perform at home alone or as a couple, so it is not necessary to have a partner to treat premature ejaculation.
Treatment results for premature ejaculation
The cases of premature ejaculation have a high rate of therapeutic success , but it is important to strictly follow the treatment indicated by the specialist. The time that the patient will need to notice the first advances, will be different in each case since it depends on very different factors. Usually, at least five sessions are required to solve the main types of premature ejaculation.