Premature Ejaculation – Everything You Need To Know About It

by Nick Swanson

About Premature Ejaculation

For many couples, sex is an uncomplicated and natural act that simply happens.

Some people enjoy sex as much as every single day. While this is how it is for many couples, there are some couples that are facing some problems when it comes to initiating in sexual activities, especially when it comes to sexual intercourse.

Since natural sexual penetration is a particular sexual act that requires a man and, of course, an erect penis, problems with a man’s erectile function can lead to unenjoyable sexual intercourse and two – or, in some cases, one – unsatisfied partners.

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There are various problems that may affect a man’s abilities in the bedroom. A lack of energy, for example, can cause a man to have a low stamina level, which may interfere with their performance during sex.

Erectile dysfunction is a common cause of unsatisfactory sex and may even lead to problems in a relationship in many cases.

In this post, however, we want to focus on a particular sexual problem amongst men that are often overlooked when discussing potential problems that may affect a man’s ability to perform adequately during sex – premature ejaculation.

Most Common Ejaculatory Problems In Men

We are going to discuss premature ejaculation in this post, but we first want to take a quick look at the three different types of ejaculatory problems that can develop amongst men.

Since an ejaculation is usually considered important during sexual activity, expressing the male orgasm, problems with ejaculations can become an issue in a man’s life in numerous ways – especially in the bedroom.

Before we take a look at the most common types of ejaculatory problems that men can experience, we do want to note that, according to Boston University School of Medicine[1], ejaculatory problems are only diagnosed or considered a sexual disorder when a man experiences the symptoms during sexual intercourse.

When the symptoms of any ejaculatory disorder are experienced during masturbation, it is not technically consider valid reasons for diagnoses as a particular disorder.

Premature Ejaculation

Ejaculatory disorder
This is the particular ejaculatory disorder that we are going to discuss in this post.

Premature ejaculation is a disorder that refers to a man reaching orgasm, or ejaculating, too soon when he is participating in sexual intercourse with a woman.

There are no specific tests that can diagnose this problem and no particular criteria.

A man is generally considered to suffer from premature ejaculation if he ejaculates before both he and his partner have been satisfied thoroughly during sex.

Delayed Ejaculation

Delayed ejaculation is another ejaculatory disorder that men can suffer from.

While premature ejaculation refers to a man ejaculating too soon, delayed ejaculation refers to a man that takes too long to ejaculate during sexual intercourse.

Once again, there are no specific medical criteria for diagnosing this problem, but when a man struggles to reach orgasm during sex or ejaculates only after the usual period it takes for both him and his partner to be thoroughly satisfied, then he might be suffering from delayed ejaculation.

Inhibited Ejaculation

The third type of ejaculatory disorder that men can suffer from is called inhibited ejaculation.

As the name suggests, this particular ejaculatory disorder refers to a condition where a man is unable to ejaculate during sexual intercourse – even with continuous stimulation or penetration.

The Prevalence Of Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation might not be something to new to a lot of men reading this post. This problem can happen at any time and to anyone.

Unlike erectile dysfunction, which mostly affects men over 40 years of age, premature ejaculation is often thought to be more prevalent amongst younger individuals and can affect people of any age.

Because premature ejaculation is so common, men should not pay too much attention to ejaculating too soon if it only happens now-and-then.

When premature ejaculation does tend to become a problem in a man’s sex life, occurring every time he has sex or most of the times he participates in sexual intercourse, then it should be noticed and attended to.

Mayo Clinic[2] reports that at least 33% of all men will ejaculate prematurely (too soon) during sexual activity at some point in their lives.

There are no other details available about the particular statistics about who experiences this condition since it affects people of all ages and all races.

Types Of Premature Ejaculation

Types Of Premature Ejaculation Info
Premature ejaculation, as a disorder, can be classified into two different types[3]. It is important to consider the type of premature ejaculation a man experiences when diagnoses are done, as well as when treatment is administered.

Primary Premature Ejaculation

Primary Premature Ejaculation is also called lifelong premature ejaculation.

This particular type of the disorder refers to men who have experienced ejaculating prematurely during most sexual activity since they can remember – mostly as early as the very first time they have had sex with a partner.

Secondary Premature Ejaculation

Secondary Premature Ejaculation is also known as Acquired Premature Ejaculation.

As the name implies, this type of ejaculatory disorder refers to men who have not experienced ejaculating too soon during sex since their first sexual experience with a partner, but rather refers to men who have acquired the condition later in life.

The Potential Causes Of Premature Ejaculation

As we have already noted, Premature Ejaculation can happen to any person – there are no statistical differences between different races.

Fortunately, medical experts have been able to identify particular problems that seem to increase the likeliness for a man to develop Premature Ejaculation as a disorder.

Psychology Today[4] reports that psychological reasons are often to blame for men who tend to reach orgasm before they have been satisfied and before they have been able to satisfy their partner during sex.

If signs of erectile dysfunction have started to develop, for example, the man may suffer from performance anxiety; thus becoming anxious during sex.

Anxious During Sex

This can cause the man to try and move through the session quickly, which causes him to ejaculate rather soon after sex has been initiated. General anxiety not related to his performance may also pose as a problem and a particular cause of premature ejaculation.

Furthermore, some men find that they ejaculate too soon during sex when problems are present in their relationship – this is quite often the problem when a man experiences premature ejaculation in his current relationship, but the same problem was not present in a past relationship.

Certain physiological factors can also contribute to premature ejaculation.

An imbalance in hormone levels, as well as problems with the level of different neurotransmitters being present in the brain, are two particular biological reasons for premature ejaculation to occur.

In addition to these biological causes, the disorder may also be caused by problems with the thyroid system, damage that was done to nerves in certain areas, as well as inflammation that are present in the urethra or the prostate.

Can Premature Ejaculation Be Treated Effectively?

Premature ejaculation is often not consider an actual medical disease or condition, yet quite a lot of men have sought advice from a medical professional to help them overcome this troublesome condition.

Today, however, premature ejaculation is often considered a sexual dysfunction due to the fact that it causes problems with a man’s abilities in the bedroom – when a man reaches orgasm too soon, sex may be stopped as the man would not be “in the mood” anymore and he is also very likely to lose his erection after ejaculating.

Premature Ejaculation Be Treated

Several treatment options have been developed. In some cases, a medical professional may choose to advise a man on techniques he can use at home to first see if he can treat his condition and delay his ejaculation without medical intervention.

In cases where such options do not pose as potential options, the medical professional may offer the man medical interventions to assist with delaying his orgasms during sex.

There are two particular”at home remedies”[5]that men can try to help delay ejaculations and take care of premature ejaculation.

The first is the start and stop technique, which consists of masturbating and stopping before ejaculating, then continuing the technique a couple of times a week.

The squeeze technique is also effective for a lot of men, which is quite similar to the other method, but includes a squeeze action prior to resuming masturbation.

When these techniques do not work, a doctor may offer a man certain antidepressant medication. Various antidepressants have been successfully utilized in the treatment of premature ejaculation.

Men’s Clinic International report that Zoloft, Nuzak and Anafranil are the most commonly used option, which may delay ejaculation by approximately five to 10 minutes.


Premature ejaculation causes sex to end before both partners are truly satisfied with the activity. This may lead to problems in a relationship and might cause a man to become self-conscious and anxious during sex.

To treat such a problem, men often find that simple techniques they can do in their own time at home works effectively to delay the time it takes them to ejaculate during sex, but, in some cases, medication is needed to effectively treat the problem and help men last long enough for sex to be satisfactory for both him and his partner.