Premature ejaculation (PE) is a condition in which a man ejaculates earlier than
he or his partner would like him to. Premature ejaculation is also known as
rapid ejaculation, rapid climax, premature climax, or early ejaculation. Premature ejaculation as the condition in which a man
ejaculates before his sex partner achieves orgasm, in more than fifty Premature
ejaculation cent of their sexual encounters.
Premature Ejaculation can be
differentiated between two type. Primary, which is present
from the time a male begins puberty, and Secondary which is acquired later in
the man's life. Premature Ejaculation can be further divided between; Global
Premature Ejaculation, which occurs with all partners and in all contexts and
Situational Premature Ejaculation which occurs in certain situation or with specific partners
Most men experience premature ejaculation at least once in
their lives. Because there is great variability in both how long it takes men to
ejaculate and how long both partners want sex to last, if at all, an accurate
prevalence rate is hard to determine, estimates range from as low as 5% to as
high as 30%
What happens in Premature Ejaculation?
In men with Premature ejaculation, the mechanism of ejaculation is the same
as in men without Premature ejaculation, but it happen much
more quickly and with less feeling of control. Men with Premature ejaculation
have compared their lack of control over ejaculation to a sneeze - they can feel
that it's going to happen but they can't do anything to stop
it. This is because, like a sneeze, ejaculation is a reflex action that is
controlled by the brain and nervous system, and once triggered it can't be
stopped. Ejaculation can be triggered by mental as well as
physical sexual stimulation.
What causes Premature Ejaculation?
The exact reason why some Premature people have a faster sexual
response is not yet fully understood. In the past, Premature ejaculation was
thought to be a purely a psychological condition, but doctors now know that it
can be caused by physical problems associated with the serotonin signals in the
brain that control ejaculation. Scientists recently discovered variations of a
gene controlling serotonin signalling that could be linked to Premature
How many men suffer from premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is a common medical condition, with some experts believing that as many as one-third of all men will experience Premature ejaculation at some point in their lives, although
the proportion of men who experience substantial distress is
probably a lot lower. The true frequency of what is quite a private condition is
understandably hard to estimate.
What is the impact of premature ejaculation?
The burden of Premature ejaculation is both emotional and physical. It can
cause low self-confidence, anxiety, and feelings of shame. In some studies an
association with depression has also been shown
Frequency and impact
A recent survey of over 12,000 men found that those with Premature
ejaculation had significantly worse sexual lives than men without Premature
ejaculation, with a greater proportion reporting 'little interest in sex', 'lack
of orgasm' and difficulties in achieving or maintaining an erection. The effects
of Premature ejaculation also extend beyond sexual intercourse and
relationships, with men with Premature ejaculation reporting lower overall
quality of life than men without Premature ejaculation.