At some point almost every man has ejaculated sooner during sexual intercourse than he or his partner would have liked.
Occasionally losing control is common and quite normal – it doesn’t mean you have a sexual problem.
Premature Ejaculation is only a problem if it happens frequently and you are losing control:
- as soon as foreplay starts (i.e. with minimal sexual stimulation)
- when you try to insert your penis, or very quickly after penetration (i.e. within one minute of penetration), or
- before you wish (i.e. you are unable to delay ejaculation during intercourse).
While most men are embarrassed to talk about it, Premature Ejaculation is the most common sexual problem in men. It can cause distress and create tension between a man and his partner, and result in unsatisfactory sex for both partners.
Or the distress and frustration can mean sexual intimacy is avoided altogether.
But the good news is that Premature Ejaculation is often a very treatable condition.