Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual dysfunction impacting men, affecting nearly 30% of males, regardless of age, ethnicity, or socio-economic condition. The good news is you can do something about it without the need for costly medical treatments or drugs. Here’s what you need to know.
WHAT IS PREMATURE EJACULATION?
Premature ejaculation is defined as rapid ejaculation that occurs following sexual stimulation and has the following key features:
- Brief time to ejaculation (often less than one minute)
- Lack of control over ejaculation
- Sexual dissatisfaction, distress and frustration of sufferer and partner
HOW LONG SHOULD IT TAKE?
In a study of over 1500 men, The Journal of Sexual Medicine reported that the average time between penetration and ejaculation for a premature ejaculator was 1.8 minutes, compared to 7.3 minutes for non-premature ejaculators. Another study of 500 couples across five countries measured time from penetration to ejaculation, with time to ejaculation ranging from 33 seconds to 44 minutes with the median being 5.4 minutes.