What is PREMATURE EJACULATION?
Premature ejaculation is the inability to control ejaculation resulting in ejaculation either before or shortly after sexual penetration, with minimal sexual stimulation and before the person wishes. The actual timing of the ejaculation can vary depending on the individual, from less than one minute to more than ten minutes.
It may result in an unsatisfactory sexual experience for both partners and may cause significant personal distress to the person and/or the partner. This can increase the anxiety that may contribute to the problem.
Premature ejaculation is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction and has been reported to affect as many as 1 in 3 men. Premature ejaculation can be lifelong, which means it was present from the first sexual activity or acquired, which means it may have occurred after years of normal satisfactory sexual activity. Premature ejaculation can affect both young and old, as long as they are sexually active.