Premature ejaculation comes with an unnecessary, stigma. And since men don’t want to talk about it, it’s no surprise that they don’t know much about it, either.  Today your urologist Des Moines Dr. Fawad Zafar is debunking the most popular myths about premature ejaculation.

Myth #1: Premature ejaculation is nothing more than a psychological problem.

Premature ejaculation may be the direct result of performance anxiety. However, there are different diseases that also predispose a patient to this condition.  A difficulty in serotonin levels in the brain may add to its existence.  Now there is a drug approved to address premature ejaculation.  Dapoxetine, a serotonin reuptake inhibitor, helps hold off orgasm for several minutes.

Myth #2: A man who reaches orgasm in less than 5 minutes is suffering from premature ejaculation.

The length of time preceding orgasm is not the most important measure for a diagnosis of premature ejaculation. Instead, it’s the perception of the intended outcome.  Premature ejaculation is more a measure of satisfaction than of time.

Myth #3: Premature ejaculation is a result of age.

Although diseases of old age may prompt a person to experience premature ejaculation, it’s not a condition necessarily related to advanced age.  Younger adults may also suffer from it, including men who are having sex for the first time, due to anxiety.

Myth #4: Premature ejaculation isn’t common.

About one out of every three men suffers from premature ejaculation.   There are more males who experience premature ejaculation than erectile dysfunction.

Myth #5: If you ignore it, it won’t worsen.

The anxiety that comes with premature ejaculation is due in part to the social stigma that accompanies it. Communication and acceptance play a major role in relieving performance anxiety. Not seeking medical help from your urologist Des Moines may also delay diagnosis of other illnesses and required therapy.

If you’re having problems in the bedroom, ask help from your urologist Des Moines.  It’s typically easy to diagnose as long as you seek help for it.