Yeast Infection & Other STI’s Can Produce Premature Ejaculation

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If you look at this picture you can probably understand why premature ejaculation can be caused by physical conditions like yeast infection. In fact, this picture shows a yeast infection of the penis, the condition is sometimes known as balanitis, although in this case yeast infection is affecting the whole of the foreskin and the shaft as well as the glans penis.

Anyone who has experienced this, and any woman who has experienced genital yeast infection,will know that the irritation can be considerable. It’s this irritation which can cause rapid ejaculation. I think this happens for two reasons: first, the irritation of the yeast infection is such a distraction from the pleasure of sex that the man’s attention is no longer on what he’s doing or the pleasure of his feelings. instead, he’s distracted, and that means that he is not focused on what he’s doing in a way that will prolong intercourse — anything that takes you away from your focus on your feelings during sex tends to make you reach orgasm faster.

Second, the sheer discomfort of making love with a penis that is so sensitive due to this infection is so great that it speeds ejaculation. I tend to see this as a way that the body has of limiting the amount of discomfort that it is experiencing due to the inflammation and soreness of the yeast infection.

Now I admit that you will not see STI’s or yeast infections mentioned as the cause of premature ejaculation very often. Nonetheless I am sure that this is the case, because I’ve heard so many clients who have expressed this very fact. It stands to reason that if you’re experiencing irritation and inflammation in your genitals, that anything which makes the situation worse is going to cause stimulation of the sexual response which causes ejaculation. To put this more simply, stimulation which the nervous system is getting is increased by the skin irritation, and together with the sexual stimulation, the threshold of ejaculation is reached more quickly.

There are plenty of cures for yeast infection. You only have to look at the Internet to see how many home remedies have been recommended by one author or another. In actual fact, during a yeast infection may be easiest if you use a prescribed cream like Monistat or Canesten to alleviate the infection, followed by suitable home remedies which will allow you to gain control of the environment in which yeast was able to flourish. There is little doubt that an imbalance in the body’s chemistry, often involving the excessive consumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates, can allow yeast infection to flourish where it would otherwise not do so.

For women, it’s frequently the case that antibiotics taken to other infections disturb the balance of probiotic bacteria and Candida albicans in the vagina or guts, allowing the yeast cells to flourish and overgrow in a way that promotes yeast infection. The classic symptoms of this are a creamy white discharge from the vagina with intense irritation, pain on urination, and sometimes pain on intercourse as well. Having said that, anybody who’s trying to have sexual intercourse while yeast infection is present in either themselves or their partner needs to think again!

The discomfort is considerable, and the damage to genitals can be made worse by the friction on irritated skin. If you must have sex, use a condom so that you don’t irritate the skin, and you don’t reinfect your partner.

As far as home remedies are concerned, there have been many recommended on the Internet. The most common is to consume yogurt which contains cultures of life bacteria such as Lactobacillus and acidophilus. These so-called probiotic bacteria, which are generally recognized as essential in maintaining a balance between Candida albicans, or yeast cells, and the natural level of immune system resistance in the body. Certainly eating lots of refined carbohydrates promotes an environment in which yeast can flourish, so these need to be eliminated from the diet.

Yeast Infection No More is probably one of the best programs on the Internet for the elimination of yeast using holistic measures, although as always the strategies come down to common sense: eat moderately, exercise well, maintain a healthy diet with the right balance of nutrients and micro-nutrients; avoid stress and get enough sleep. While simplistic, these are the prerequisites maintaining a healthy environment and an immune system which functions well. At the end of the day, the efficiency of immune system is what will keep your yeast cells in check.

It is of course important to be sure that you do have a yeast infection and not some other problems such as herpes or chlamydia. A quick visit to sexual health clinic or your general practitioner should be able to establish easily and simply exactly what it is that is affecting you, and allow you to utilize the correct cure for the problem that you’re suffering from.