Premature Ejaculation


Premature ejaculation is when a man ejaculates very soon after sexual intercourse has started

Premature ejaculation is when a man ejaculates while sexual intercourse is still being initiated or very soon after sexual intercourse has started. If this happens occasionally it is still considered normal, but if it occurs recurrently and continuously the man is said to have premature ejaculation. There is no precise cut-off time and ejaculation is considered to have happened prematurely if the man ejaculated before he would have wished to. Experts at the International Society of Sexual Medicine agree that a man can be described as having premature ejaculation if he persistently reaches climax and ejaculates semen within one minute of the start of sexual intercourse. The average time from the start of vaginal penetration to ejaculation is 3 minutes.

Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual complaint of men under 40 years of age. Some studies have stated that 1 out of 3 men have a problem with premature ejaculation at some point in their lives.

Consequences of premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation can result in relationship and marital conflict. The male’s partner may feel sexually unsatisfied and this can cause strain on a relationship. If the man consistently ejaculates before vaginal penetration it can lead to infertility because he is unable to transfer his semen into the cervix. If the man ejaculates before sexually stimulating his female partner, her body has not had a chance to produce lubricating vaginal fluids which facilitates the transport of sperm. This decreases the chances of the couple conceiving.