When it comes to conception, two things must happen – intercourse with vaginal penetration and ejaculation. When the latter happens first, it will impact fertility. Premature ejaculation is common in men, from time to time, but when ejaculation happens before vaginal penetration more than a few times, you may want to seek medical advice and treatment, especially if you are trying to conceive.
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What are the causes of premature ejaculation?
There are many causes of premature ejaculation, including prostate health issues, prescription medications, cold medications, and some depressive conditions that can cause premature ejaculation — but medical conditions are not the only cause. Some men are super sensitive or they tend to arouse easily. Getting overly excited about sex can also cause premature ejaculation — and you can be sure even the manliest man has suffered at least once before.
Why don’t men seek help for premature ejaculation in connection to fertility?
There is a social stigma surrounding premature ejaculation. Many men feel if they seek help, they are admitting they are less manly than they want people to believe. There is no connection between premature ejaculation and manliness, no matter how society views the problem. As men age, they tend to be more mature about the problem of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, so more willing to seek help.
What are the possible treatments for premature ejaculation (and infertility)?
If premature ejaculation is associated with a medical condition, your doctor will likely focus on that condition first. Once the condition is brought under control, the symptoms of premature ejaculation may fade away. If premature ejaculation is still a problem, your doctor may continue looking for other underlying conditions that may be causing issues, including possible psychological considerations.
How many men actually suffer from premature ejaculation?
It is estimated that nearly 100-percent of men have suffered an occasional bout of premature ejaculation, but the true definition of the condition may not be what most men think it is. According to a study performed in the 1950s, most men ejaculate within the first two minutes of penetration – so that “2-minute rule” is not an accurate rule for measuring premature ejaculation.
Premature ejaculation can have a negative impact on fertility, especially if there is an underlying medical condition that is causing the premature condition so it's best to get it taken care of early. Talk to your doctor about your sex life and your desire to conceive and then work together to find a cause and treatment for your premature ejaculation.