Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual problems experienced by men.  Premature ejaculation (PE) is when a man comes too quickly during sex.  It is most common in younger men, and improves with age as a man becomes more experienced and gains better control of his climax during sex. Premature Ejaculation can however be experienced by men of all ages and this is not uncommon.

Everyone’s definition of PE is different so it is difficult to set a strict criteria.  Generally however, studies have found that a PE sufferer will normally ejaculate within 1.8minutes and men not suffering from PE would on average take around 7.3 minutes. However, it is generally accepted that if either partner feels that orgasm is achieved too early, then PE is probably present too an extent. PE can affect a mans self confidence and can strain relationships.  It can be frustrating for both partners as there is a reduced duration of pleasure during sexual intercourse.

What causes premature ejaculation?

It is thought that a mans early sexual experiences in life can cause him to experience PE later on.  So if a male had to rush his early sexual experiences in order to avoid being caught, it is possible that his body may adapt to completing them quickly. Anxiety also plays a role in PE.  The more anxious a man is about ejaculating too quickly, the more likely he is to do so.

What treatments are available?

  • Delay Condoms– Delay condoms such as Durex Performa contain a local anaesthetic lubricant within the condom. It is discreet and offers an excellent option for men with PE and can be highly effective at delaying climax.

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