What Is Premature Ejaculation

According to medical definition, premature ejaculation defined in part as: a male sexual dysfunction characterized by ejaculation which always or nearly always occurs prior to or within one minute of vaginal penetration […] and the inability to delay ejaculation on all or nearly all vaginal penetrations.

And while research shows that premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual dysfunctions in men, comprising 20-30% of all sexual dysfunction cases, many of those cases do not conform to the one-minute standard set out in the above definition from the International Society of Sexual Medicine.

The medical definition is, of course, accurate. However, because premature ejaculation is such a widespread issue and affects so many men in different ways, sex therapists are increasingly defining premature ejaculation the same way we do – ejaculation that occurs before the male wants it to occur.

The Typical Premature Ejaculation Case

There really is no typical premature ejaculation case. There is no certain type of man this happens to. It can affect any man regardless of his age, educational background, relationship status, or any other factor.

While premature ejaculation makes up a decent portion of all sexual dysfunction cases as previously mentioned, it is reported that just 5% of men experience ejaculation within the first two minutes of vaginal intercourse. The reason this number appears to be so low is because the majority of men dealing with premature ejaculation simply do not seek treatment.

The 2011 Global Online Sexuality Survey, which was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, showed that as many as 1 in 3 men in the United States are dealing with some form of premature ejaculation.

Men do not have to be under that one-minute or two-minute mark in order to be experiencing premature ejaculation. While many men who last longer than two minutes may not be found to have a medical issue, they still may not be happy with how long they are lasting. This is a form of premature ejaculation, and it can be treated.

This Is a Common Issue

It is so common that it should not cause the embarrassment and frustration that it does. However, because we know the feelings and emotions that can accompany dealing with premature ejaculation, it is an issue we take seriously, and it is an issue we can help you fully treat.

Click here to read more about our PE Program, an interactive online course based on proven methods that have been used for the past 45 years to successfully overcome premature ejaculation.

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About Zvi Zuckerman, MD

Medical Doctor and Sex Therapist

Dr. Zvi Zuckerman is a medical doctor and sex therapist whose exemplary career has spanned forty years. Among the positions he has held, Dr. Zuckerman has served as the director of the Andrology and Sex Counseling Unit at the Rabin Medical Center.

Today, Dr. Zuckerman serves as a professional consultant for the Between Us Clinic, which provides sex therapy online programs for couples and men experiencing premature ejaculation. He also treats patients at his private clinic.