WHAT IS NOT PREMATURE EJACULATION
Many men occasionally ejaculate sooner during sexual intercourse than they or their partner would like. As long as it happens infrequently, it's not cause for concern.
WHEN IS IT PREMATURE EJACULATION
(DEFINED BY MAYO CLINIC)
If you regularly ejaculate sooner than you and your partner wish — such as before intercourse begins or shortly afterward — you may have a condition known as premature ejaculation.
OVERVIEW OF PREMATURE EJACULATION
IS PREMATURE EJACULATION COMMON?
Premature ejaculation is a common sexual complaint. Estimates vary, but as many as one out of three men may be affected by this problem at some time.
Both psychological and biological factors can play a role in premature ejaculation. Although many men feel embarrassed to talk about it, premature ejaculation is a common and treatable condition.
TREATMENT OF PREMATURE EJACULATION
Medications, psychological counseling and sexual techniques that delay ejaculation can improve sex for you and your partner. For many men, a combination of treatments works best.
MAYO CLINIC STAFF
March 24, 2009
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