Premature Ejaculation (PE) is basically caused by a combination of an overly sensitive glans penis (or head of the penis), and nervousness or performance anxiety while making love. This particular anxiety is commonly associated with the fear of ejaculating rapidly and being unable to satisfy the sexual partner. The fear commonly originates from a prior experience of premature ejaculation. A single occurrence of PE therefore leads to further occurrences of PE which continues to perpetuate the problem.
PE can also occur in conjunction with Erectile Dysfunction. In cases such as these, the proper treatment plan needs to focus on ED as the primary problem to treat, as resolving it may in turn also resolve the PE problem.
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