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. Identifying the underlying cause can help you manage this condition. Premature ejaculation can be caused by psychological factors such as stress, depression, relationship issues or performance-related anxiety. It can also be due to physical causes, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems or prostate disease. Premature ejaculation can significantly impact individuals confidence. Here we discuss causes and treatments - there are a number of options available. Like premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation can be caused by psychological and physical factors. Possible psychological causes of delayed ejaculation are similar to those of premature ejaculation for example, early sexual trauma, strict upbringing, relationship problems, stress or depression. 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.