The problem of premature ejaculation is characterized by uncontrolled ejaculation. It occurs with minimum sexual stimulation and can be defined as ejaculating before or during sexual intercourse- to the detriment of you or your partner.
This may have an impact on relationships.
Who is affected?
Premature ejaculation is the most common male sexual problem, with more than one in five men affected and is more common than erectile dysfunction. It is not dependent on age and is consistent across all age groups.
Lots of men are not sure how long ‘normal’ sex should last before ejaculation
A study of 500 couples from 5 countries found that the average time from a man putting his penis into his partner’s vagina until ejaculation was approximately 5.5 minutes.
How is premature ejaculation diagnosed?
Doctors generally use 3 symptoms in order to decide whether a patient has the problem of PE. These are:
- Ejaculation occurs always/nearly always within a minute of penetration
- You often tend to have difficulty delaying ejaculation
- You may find sex frustrating/distressing and therefore choose to avoid it
Impact of PE-
Premature ejaculation has been linked to low satisfaction levels in sexual relationships, as well as decreased frequency of sexual intercourse. Premature ejaculation may have a negative impact on self-confidence and relationships, having been linked to mental distress, embarrassment and depression etc. Many men who experience premature ejaculation do not seek help due to embarrassment and often believe that there is no treatment.
What are the treatment options?
If you think that this is your problem and you need medication, then you can use our online doctor page to order the medication from our UK-based online pharmacy.