WHAT IS PREMATURE EJACULATION?
Premature ejaculation is a disorder associated with the orgasm phase during intercourse,and occurs when a man ejaculates prematurely during penetration due to lack of control over the ejaculatory reflex.
In a normal sexual relationship, the excitement in the man increases progressively until the phase called “plateau”. This involves enjoying his sexual pleasure until the moment he voluntarily reaches a climax. Although a premature ejaculator experiences rapid excitement and early involuntary ejaculation, he cannot remain in the “plateau” phase long enough.
It can be considered mild, if ejaculation occurs between three and eight minutes after initiating intercourse, but, in the most serious cases, the man may ejaculate even before penetration or seconds after doing so. In any case, there is a possibility that the problem may aggravate, if it is not treated properly.
This sexual disorder is common; in fact, the vast majority of men do experience premature ejaculation at some point in their sex lives. Currently, 31% of men between the ages of 18 and 56 suffer from premature ejaculation, of which 85% prefer to remain silent about their condition.
While there could be an adverse impact on the sexual and emotional well-being of men suffering from this dysfunction, it can also have repercussions on their relationship as a couple.
A proper diagnosis usually does not require pathological tests such as blood tests or any additional physiological tests. In fact, it is possible for a man himself to diagnose the condition.
The characteristics of an early ejaculation are as follows:
- Ejaculation in less than one minute after penetration.
- Not being able to delay ejaculation.
- Feeling anguish or frustration about sexual intercourse.