Premature ejaculation is a form of sexual dysfunction that can adversely affect the quality of a man's sex life. It is when an orgasm or "climax" occurs sooner than wanted.
There may occasionally be complication with reproduction, but premature ejaculation (PE) can also adversely affect sexual satisfaction, both for men and their partners.
In recent years, the recognition and understanding of male sexual dysfunction has improved, and there is a better understanding of the problems that can result from it.
The information here aims to demystify the causes of PE and outline effective treatment options.
Fast facts on premature ejaculation
Here are some key points about premature ejaculation.
- In the majority of cases, an inability to control ejaculation is rarely due to a medical condition, although doctors will need to rule this out.
- PE can lead to secondary symptoms such as distress, embarrassment, anxiety, and depression.
- Treatment options range from reassurance from a doctor that the problem might improve in time, through to home methods of "training" the timing of ejaculation.