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I struggle with controlling my bladder. Lately, I’ve also had problems with premature ejaculation. Could these two issues be related?

Imagine the body as a giant, complex machine. Much like a machine, the body is made up of thousands of tiny parts, each tasked with a job that helps the bigger picture. But, much like a machine, should one small part in the body experience issues, it can lead to larger problems. If a cog were to falter, this could lead to a grandfather clock becoming unable to toll it’s bell; in the same way, if your urethra begins to experience issues, it can lead to bigger problems down the line.

Incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, is an issue commonly associated with older men, but it actually affects men of all ages. While many mark incontinence as an issue that develops with aging, the truth is that urinary leakage is not a result of getting a little grayer; rather, it all boils down to the urethra.

The urethra regulates all output related to the penis. In simple terms, think of the urethra as the doorman of the penis. When needed, it will open the doors and let whatever needs to go out go out. But if the urethra experiences issues, it will begin to struggle to keep things in; instead, it will begin to just let everything out, regardless of the timing. This leads to urine being released at inopportune times, but it can also lead to premature ejaculation.

The urethra also plays a vital part in the ejaculation process. When needed, the urethra will utilize a set of muscles to pump semen out, thus allowing the erection to meet its needs. But when the urethra is having issues, the urethra will often pump semen early, much in the same way as urine.

So, yes, if you struggle with incontinence, the chances of developing premature ejaculation are high. Like a machine, one problem can often lead to other problems; that is, unless that first problem is fixed. So if you struggle with incontinence, work with your doctor to overcome this issue, before premature ejaculation becomes a serious issue.

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