THE MEDICAL DEFINITION
The medical definition of premature ejaculation or PE is the persistence of
recurrent ejaculation with minimal sexual stimulation before, on, or shortly
after penetration, and before the person wishes it to occur.
In common terms, PE can
be defined as:
The inability to control
Ejaculating before he is
ready to or has satisfied his partner.
Ejaculating before or
within several minutesÃÂ after penetration.
common is premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is
very common, recent studies show that three out of ten sexually active men are
affected by this problemÃÂ
What causes premature ejaculation?
Various factors can
increase your risk of premature ejaculation, including: -
may be at increased risk of premature ejaculation if you occasionally or
consistently experience impotence. Fear of losing your erection may cause you to
rush through sexual encounters.
If you have a medical concern that causes you to feel anxious during sex, such
as a heart problem, you may have an increased likelihood of hurrying to
or mental strain in any area of your life can play a role in premature
ejaculation, often limiting your ability to relax and focus during sexual
Rarely, drugs that influence the action of chemical messengers in the brain
(psychotropic) may cause premature ejaculation.
Caused by a combination of an oversensitive glans penis (or head of the penis),
and nervousness or performance anxiety during lovemaking.
Fear: The fear
often stems from previous experience of premature ejaculation.
In some cases, premature
ejaculation may be caused by poor communication between partners or a poor
understanding of the differences between male and female sexual functioning.
Women typically require more prolonged stimulation than men do to reach orgasm,
and this difference can cause sexual resentment between partners and add
pressure to sexual encounters. For many men, feeling pressure during sexual
intercourse increases the risk of premature ejaculation.
between sexual partners, as well as a willingness to try a variety of approaches
to help both partners achieve satisfaction, can help reduce conflict and
performance anxiety. If you're not satisfied with your sexual relationship, talk
with your partner about your concerns. Try to approach the topic in a loving way
and to avoid blaming your partner for your dissatisfaction.
Many men who experience
premature ejaculation feel frustrated and even ashamed. It may help you to know
that this problem is common and often very treatable. If you're not able to
resolve sexual problems on your own, if it's causing distress for you or your
partner, talk to your doctor who can help you and your partner achieve a
fulfilling sexual relationship
premature ejaculation be treated?
It is advisable to solve
it for two main reasons: -
it is difficult to relax and enjoy lovemaking to its fullest as most of the
time you are preoccupied with trying to delay or stop your ejaculation instead
of enjoying the pleasures of sex. Further, it is not uncommon for the
unsatisfied partner to keep silent to avoid additional embarrassment. Only when
PE is fully controlled and the lovemaking session is sufficiently prolonged for
both you and your partner to reach climax, can you both enjoy a more rewarding
premature ejaculation tends to be a lifelong problem until treated. Although
some love making sessions may last a little longer than others, the problem
essentially remains the same, limiting the full enjoyment of lovemaking. While
some men consequently avoid forming intimate relationships or avoid socializing
for that matter, others may develop a tendency to avoid lovemaking or other
forms of intimacy altogether, which of course tends to lead to further
relationship problems. So, if premature ejaculation is affecting your sex life
or your relationship, or if you would like to achieve greater satisfaction
during lovemaking, then you should actively seek treatment. The best reason of
all however is that PE is easily treated (usually only one consultation is
required) and once treated, it is unlikely to recur.
to seek medical advice?
Talk with your doctor if you ejaculate sooner than you and your partner wish
during most sexual encounters. The problem is common, and although you may feel
you should be able to fix it on your own, you may need medical treatment to
achieve and sustain a satisfying sex life.