Why Is My Boyfriend Lasting Longer Than Usual?

Dr. Laurence Levine
Board Certified Urologist, expert in male sexual dysfunction Dr. Laurence Levine
Last updated 11/28/2023
woman wondering why boyfriend is lasting longer than usual

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Hello Doctor. I've noticed that my boyfriend has been lasting significantly longer in bed than he usually does.

While it's not necessarily a bad thing, it's a noticeable change. It has me wondering if something might be underlying this shift.

Could there be any medical or psychological reasons for this sudden change in his sexual performance?

Noticing changes in our partner's sexual performance is a normal thing to be curious about. Let's explore some of the possible reasons behind this shift.

Is It normal for your boyfriend to last longer than usual?

Sexual performance can vary for a multitude of reasons, both medical and psychological. Some variation is normal, but a significant and sudden change may warrant further investigation.

This is especially true if it's accompanied by other symptoms or behavioral changes. Here are a few reasons to consider.

Medical Factors

  1. Medication: Certain medications, such as antidepressants or antihypertensives, can alter sexual performance.
  2. Hormonal Changes: Fluctuations in hormone levels, particularly testosterone, can affect how long a man lasts in bed.
  3. Health Conditions: Some medical conditions, like diabetes or cardiovascular issues, can also impact sexual performance.

Psychological Factors

  1. Stress and Anxiety: Elevated stress levels can affect sexual performance in different ways, either hastening or delaying ejaculation.
  2. Performance Anxiety: Sometimes, the pressure to perform can actually make a man last longer than usual. This is possibly due to fear of premature ejaculation.
  3. Relationship Dynamics: Emotional factors within the relationship can also influence sexual performance.

What To Do Next?

  1. Open Communication: The first step in understanding what's going on is to have an open and honest conversation about the issue.
  2. Consult a Healthcare Provider: If the change is significant and persistent, it might be beneficial for the partner to consult a urologist for a more comprehensive evaluation.

Takeaways

While lasting longer in bed isn't necessarily a problem in itself, a sudden change in sexual performance can be a sign of an underlying issue. 

The best approach would be to discuss the issue openly and consider seeking professional advice if needed.

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