Premature Ejaculation | Causes & Risk Factors

Share:

What causes premature ejaculation?

A number of emotional and physical factors can lead to premature ejaculation. It may happen when a man becomes too excited or stimulated, or if his penis is very sensitive. It may also happen if a man is nervous or uncomfortable with a new partner. Other common causes include the following:

  • Anxiety about performance
  • Guilty feelings
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Relationship problems

Men who have a low amount of a special chemical called serotonin in their brain may have problems with premature ejaculation.

Is premature ejaculation a sign of a serious health problem?

Not in most cases. Rarely, premature ejaculation results from a serious health problem, such as nervous system damage from surgery or trauma.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 06/09

Share: