Awkward situations are a part of everyone’s bedroom stories. Some people miss the moments. Some find it difficult to find the ‘G-spot’, so on and so forth. Out of all these not so proud moments, the most embarrassing one is when you ‘cum’ way too fast. This, in medical terms, is known as Premature Ejaculation.

Premature Ejaculation or PE is a sexual dysfunction that makes a man reach the ‘climax’ or ‘orgasm’ sooner than wanted. This not only affects a male’s reproduction ability but also decreases the level of sexual satisfaction for both men and their significant others. According to doctors, PE is present in two persistent forms - primary and lifelong. This can be identified by keeping a check that whether the ejaculation occurs right before penetration or within one minute of penetration. Any of these two happening on a regular basis can be a symptom of Premature Ejaculation.

Apart from this, the inability to delay ejaculation, lack of confidence while having sex and feeling frustrated or sad after sex can also indicate PE. A direct and exact cause of PE is still unknown to the medical world. Research, however, claims that Premature Ejaculation can be a cause of psychological issues like bad sexual experiences, sexual abuse, body complex, depression, anxiety, bedroom performance fear, or communication issues with the partner.

This doesn't mean that men who are not facing any emotional or mental problems cannot suffer from PE. Certain biological disturbances like - erectile dysfunction, decreased hormone levels, diminishing neurotransmitters in the brain, infection in the prostate or penis, etc., can also result in PE in men. Premature Ejaculation is not an issue that you have to live with all your life.

There are certain ways through which it can be cured. Some of them are as follows - Practice controlling orgasm while masturbating. Adopting the start-and-stop method in the bedroom by stimulating your penis, alone or with the help of your partner, until you feel you are to reach orgasm. Then holding the stimulation for 30 seconds and after regaining control of your response, starting the stimulation again. Repeat this process 3 to 4 times before ejaculating. Gently squeeze the head of your penis for 20 seconds. Repeat it multiple times to prolong your ejaculation. If suffering from anxiety, depression, stress or emotional outburst, try seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist. In case of issues with a partner, visit a sex therapist for couple therapy.

If the cause of PE is biological rather than psychological, go for professional doctor’s advice as soon as possible. Certain medicines and anaesthetic creams help delay ejaculation and gradually increase the lasting period of your erection. Premature Ejaculation is an awkward situation but nothing to be embarrassed about. Not talking about it to the concerned person can not only lead to a further serious issue but can also harm your sexual life and your relationship with your significant other.

So be a responsible man for yourself and your partner, concentrate, identify, consult and get treated.