The process of ejaculation is the exit of semen from the penis at the moment of reaching orgasm. This process is called premature ejaculation if the semen is released faster than the partners desire.

This rapid ejaculation is also called premature ejaculation, and many men suffer from this condition, as the percentage of men who suffer from premature ejaculation reaches about 30% of those between the ages of 18 and up to the age of sixty.

In this article, we answer the famous question: What are the most important causes of premature ejaculation? Does it affect pregnancy?

What is premature ejaculation?

Ejaculation occurs in two stages:

  • Sperm formation: Sperm are formed inside the testicle, travel to, and then move to the base of the penis.
  • Sperm eruption: The sperm rushes due to the contraction of the muscles at the base of the penis, forcing them to push the sperm out.

Controls the central nervous system. Sexual stimulation for men occurs through nerve signals to the spinal cord and brain. At a certain moment, the person reaches maximum excitement, and the nervous system sends a signal to the genitals, and it comes out. Premature ejaculation depends on how quickly this process occurs, either it is normal, or It occurs very quickly and is known as premature ejaculation. [1]

Causes of premature ejaculation

Psychological and emotional factors play an important role in In addition to some other physical factors, age is one of the factors that increase the chances of premature ejaculation, coinciding with the loss of the ability to maintain for a long time.

Here are some of the causes of psychological premature ejaculation:

  • The fear of premature ejaculation greatly.
  • Anxiety about not having experience in sexual relations.
  • Dissatisfaction with sexual relations.
  • Nervous and daily pressures on the individual.

Mental concerns are also involved in premature ejaculation. These fears include:

  • Low self-confidence.
  • Feeling depressed all the time.
  • A bad past of sexual assaults.
  • Feeling of guilt, which paves the way for premature ejaculation.

Some other physical causes contribute to premature ejaculation such as:

  1. Low level of hormones such as .
  2. Disturbance in oxytocin levels.
  3. Decreased level of serotonin and dopamine.
  4. Increased sensitivity of the penis.
  5. Decreased presence of neurotransmitters.
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Diagnosis of premature ejaculation

The doctor often resorts to collecting information from the patient himself by asking some questions. We explain the most important things the doctor wants to know as follows:

  • The length of time the patient has experienced premature ejaculation.
  • The number of times premature ejaculation occurred.
  • The possibility of premature ejaculation when masturbating.
  • Noticing an erection problem in conjunction with premature ejaculation.

The doctor also asks about all kinds of medications the patient is taking, as well as about smoking rates and alcohol consumption. [2] [3]

Premature ejaculation in men and pregnancy

The question remains frequently asked about the existence of a relationship between premature ejaculation in men and pregnancy, we explain the following fact of the matter:

  • Pregnancy depends on the adequate penetration of sperm into the vagina, and the time during which ejaculation occurs, whether early or late, does not count.
  • Premature ejaculation affects pregnancy negatively in an indirect way, as premature ejaculation causes frustration, which harms the quality of the relationship between the two parties and is reflected in the chances of pregnancy.

Premature ejaculation causes unwillingness to have sexual intercourse because the individual suffers from embarrassment and loss of confidence, although premature ejaculation does not affect the chances of pregnancy if the conditions for pregnancy are met from choosing the timing, and the entry of a sufficient amount of sperm into the vaginal canal. [5]