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What is premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation occurs when a man is unable to control the timing of his ejaculation.
What are the symptoms of premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation includes: ejaculating during foreplay; ejaculating while starting intercourse, and; ejaculating soon after starting intercourse.
What causes premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is divided into two types: lifelong premature ejaculation occurs from the first time a person has sex and is ongoing throughout their sexual life. This can be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, which causes ejaculation with …
Who gets premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is a common condition that can affect most men at some point in their lives. It is more common among young men, when people first become sexually active, or start a new relationship.
How is premature ejaculation diagnosed?
Premature ejaculation can be diagnosed by your doctor from a series of questions about your sexual, medical and psychological history. These can include questions such as the time taken to ejaculate, the frequency of premature ejaculation, previous …
How is premature ejaculation treated?
Premature ejaculation can be treated with behavioral techniques, such as Semans' 'stop-start' technique, oral medications, topical anesthetic creams and counselling.
Can premature ejaculation be cured?
In many cases premature ejaculation can be cured; this can occur naturally over time, or be successfully managed with medications. It is important to note that it is common for most men to occasionally experience premature ejaculation.
About this article
Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 09 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Premature ejaculation