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What is Premature Ejaculation?

When a man is unable to have normal sex because he ejaculates soon after starting intercourse, it is called Premature Ejaculation (PE).

PE is common and up to 30% of men will experience it during their lifetime.

How can we tell that we may have Premature Ejaculation?

If PE occurs infrequently, there is no need for treatment.

A man may need PE treatment when he:

  • Almost always ejaculates within one minute of penetration
  • Is unable to delay ejaculation during sex all or nearly all the time
  • Feels distressed, frustrated and tends to avoid sexual intimacy because of PE

How do we develop Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is poorly understood. It is now thought to be caused by a combination of psychological and other conditions.

Psychological factors include:

  • Early sexual experiences
  • Sexual abuse
  • Poor body image
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Worrying about premature ejaculation
  • Guilty feelings that increase your tendency to rush through sexual encounters

Other conditions include:

What is the treatment for Premature Ejaculation?

Both psychological and other factors play a role in premature ejaculation. Although many men feel embarrassed talking about it, premature ejaculation is a common and treatable condition.

The use of certain drugs, counseling and sexual techniques can delay ejaculation and help improve the sexual experience.

There is a drug approved for treatment of PE called Priligy.

Cross Street Medical offers treatment for PE. Speak to our doctors about what you may need.