Finishing too soon in the bedroom can be a frustrating problem -- for you and your partner. Heres what premature ejaculation is and how you can last longer between the sheets. Ejaculation problems such as premature, delayed and retrograde ejaculation are a common cause of sexual problems in men. Premature ejaculation (pe) is when ejaculation happens sooner than a man or his partner would like during sex. Pe is also known as rapid ejaculation, premature climax or early ejaculation. It can be frustrating if it makes sex less enjoyable and impacts relationships. Main causes of premature ejaculation premature ejaculation is considered to be the absolute lack of control over ejaculation. Normally, men are able to hold off the moment of reaching climax for between 5 and 15 minutes after penetration has occurred. Identifying the underlying cause can help you manage this condition. Before we analyze each potential cause of premature ejaculation, we need to clarify some things. Premature ejaculation can be split into 4 subtypes lifelong pe, acquired pe, variable pe, and subjective pe. Specialists suspect that each of these subtypes has its own potential causes. Premature ejaculation is a common problem among men of all ages and is, unfortunately, a pretty tricky problem to pinpoint and understand. Like with erectile dysfunction, it can be an embarrassing problem that affects a mans self-esteem and confidence when it comes to sexual intercourse. Physical causes of premature ejaculation include conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems and prostate disease as well as binge drinking. Some serious illnesses, such as multiple sclerosis can cause premature ejaculation, as they can result in nerve damage.