Premature Ejaculation

Premature Ejaculation Premature ejaculation is a common complaint of many young men. Premature ejaculation is also common the first few times a man has sex with a new partner.

Premature ejaculation is a problem that plagues up to 36 million men if it is defined as ejaculation within five minutes. Premature ejaculation is the most common male sexual problem, even more common than erectile dysfunction, affecting 21 percent to 33 percent of American men. Premature ejaculation is only a problem when it becomes a persistent condition.

Premature ejaculation does not necessarily cause a problem, especially when both partners are content. Premature ejaculation is the inability to delay ejaculation till the man wishes or when ejaculation occurs too early in the sexual act to satisfy both partners.

Treatment options for premature ejaculation include sexual therapy, medications and psychotherapy. Often, psychological factors contribute to premature ejaculation. No drug has been approved by the FDA for treating premature ejaculation, but several do help.

The squeeze technique in this method, the partner gently squeezes the tip or base of the penis just before the point of ejaculation thereby "cancelling" the orgasm. Another common method is the "safety wank" which is to acheive orgasm shortly prior to intercourse. Whilst most men may do this prior to going out on the date, it can benefit enormously to have this as an integral aspect of sexual relationships with the partner so that the "elephant in the room" is exposed to allow for a maturing of the sexual attitudes and anxieties.