If you’re a man struggling with premature ejaculation, you might be wondering what’s actually causing it.
Search the Internet, and you’ll quickly find lots of reasons put forward to explain the origin of poor male stamina, but while there is a lot of speculation, there aren’t many hard facts.
One thing we can say is that all cases of poor stamina and low endurance in the bedroom fall into one of two causes: psychological or emotional causes (aka psychogenic), and the physical causes (also known as organic).
To be quite honest, I think we can dismiss the physical causes of rapid ejaculation pretty quickly because although there’s been a lot of scientific research done on things like hypersensitivity of the penis, the truth is that there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that rapid orgasm in men is caused by physical factors.
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To say that a man has a hypersensitive penis is fairly meaningless because it’s the brain that processes the nerve impulses from the penis. (Those nerve impulses cause a man’s sexual arousal to increase and they eventually trigger his ejaculatory reflex).
A man’s sexual arousal may rise too quickly, too high for him to contain his climax.
This is what happens to many men who experience poor staying power, low endurance and rapid ejaculation. But you can’t say this is happening because his penis is sending too many nerve impulses, or because the threshold of excitability of his nervous system is too low.
All you can say for certain is that his brain is causing him to get aroused too quickly and triggering his ejaculation reflex too soon!
(Although of course exactly what “too soon” means is another matter altogether. In evolutionary terms, rapid ejaculation is probably no bad thing; I mean, who wants to get killed by a predator when they are fucking! But nowadays it’s bad for the human female because she remains unsatisfied after intercourse.)
Even analyzing brain chemistry, and finding that men who ejaculate quickly have higher or lower levels of serotonin than men who do not means nothing.
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When a man is emotionally aroused – i.e. excited, nervous, angry, or feeling any other high level of emotion – his nervous system is already on high alert even before he starts receiving sexual stimulation.
It’s no wonder that in such a situation a man who is anxious or angry or even just very excited tips over the point of ejaculatory inevitability too quickly.
Masturbation Style May Be Important
You could perhaps argue, as some experts have done, that premature ejaculation is a behavioral or learned response, for example in response to furtive and rapid masturbation as an adolescent.
This suggests that a boy can “train” his body to respond far too quickly to sexual stimulation – and he goes on responding that way as a man……
Sure, this seems like a plausible argument. For some men.
But for most men, there is an emotional factor controlling a man’s ejaculation speed (at least in part).
So learning how to last longer, in other words, discovering how to increase sexual endurance and develop greater staying power means learning how to cope with receiving high level (or high-intensity) sexual stimulation without “popping” too soon.
And to be quite honest, that is one of the easiest things of all about learning ejaculatory control.
Sidebar: One of the problems here is that men sometimes think they can learn how to last longer in bed with a pill or potion, a herbal remedy or a delay cream. The truth is that none of those things actually work.
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A large proportion of the pills and potions sold on the Internet contain no active ingredients of any kind whatsoever (shock horror!)…..
…. and even the ones which include anesthetic creams and lotions to spray onto the penis do not solve the root cause of the man’s rapid ejaculation.
For while anesthetic products may slow a man’s ejaculation down – although a lot of the men I’ve spoken to over the years tell me that this doesn’t happen anyway – the usual experience of men using such products is that they feel absolutely nothing!
I mean, for the sake of a minute or two of extra intercourse, for such a slight increase in staying power, is it worth it?
Especially when you’ll most likely end up with a penis which is very sore and irritated because of the inflammation caused by the chemicals you’re putting on the most sensitive part of your body.
Psychological or emotional factors as a cause of rapid ejaculation
To start with, what I mean by emotional or psychological factors are things like
- anxiety about sex
- anger towards your partner
- a lack of confidence in bed
- and perhaps shame or guilt about sex from childhood experiences
- or furtive masturbation during adolescence!
These explain the majority of cases of PE.
Young men come quick! Their lack of staying power, their inability to last longer in bed, is almost certainly the result of a lack of endurance.
Most young men ejaculate rapidly when they begin to have sex because they’re so excited, they’re inexperienced, and they’re very nervous.
All of these things cause the nervous system to fire nerve impulses very rapidly; this plus high levels of sexual arousal, forms such a powerful force that the young man has little chance of controlling himself when he enters his partner.
I think most men will understand this!
What’s perhaps harder to grasp is the fact that any high intensity emotion causes the nervous system to be primed and overactive even before you begin to make love.
That’s why even a little stimulation can make a man lose control of his ejaculation and give the impression he has not staying power. With PE he shoots his load too quickly. He’s just getting too aroused, too quickly.
So what’s the difference between men who have good control of their ejaculatory responses and men who cannot last long enough in bed?
I suspect that men who know how to last longer in bed don’t have many hangups or inhibitions about sex. They’re confident in their own sexuality, they’re confident with women, and they have a real sense of being in control during lovemaking.
And the good news is any man – YOU – can learn to increase stamina and increase staying power so you can control the physical response of your body to sexual stimulation.
You can develop ways to make your sexual arousal increase more slowly and stay below the point at which you will inevitably ejaculate.
You can learn to be confident during sex, simply by learning the techniques that allow you to pleasure your partner successfully.
You can learn not to get so turned on during intercourse by using masturbation exercises to train your body to slow down its response to stimulation.
For example, by pausing when you get near the point of coming, and repeating this several times a session, several times a week, for several weeks,with a clear intention to slow down your sexual responses, you will quickly develop much greater staying power and much greater endurance in bed. This means you have the ability to stay below the point of ejaculatory inevitability (which is colloquially known as the point of no return).
Some men with PE don’t actually know they’re going to ejaculate until moments before it happens.
This lack of awareness is because they’re not tuned into their body and the sensations that it’s giving them.
One of the reasons for this is that they’ve never learned to pay attention to their body during sex – their focus is somewhere else. Perhaps on taxes or baseball, trying to distract themselves from the mounting sense of losing control yet again!