What is Premature Ejaculation?
By Natan Young
Among a number of problems related with the sexual health of men and of course his partner, we find Premature
Ejaculation as the most common sexual problem , this is a pathology characterized by a lack of voluntary control
over ejaculation. Masters and Johnson stated that a man suffers from premature ejaculation if he ejaculates before
his partner achieves orgasm in more than fifty percent of his sexual encounters.
Other sex researchers have defined premature ejaculation as occurring if the man ejaculates within two minutes
of penetration; however, a survey by Alfred Kinsey, (yes the inquisitive scientist of the movie the recently showed
in theaters) made in the 1950s demonstrated that three quarters of men ejaculated within two minutes of penetration
in over half of their sexual encounters. Today, most sex therapists understand premature ejaculation as occurring
when a lack of ejaculatory control interferes with sexual or emotional well-being in one or both partners. An
estimated thirty percent of men suffer from premature ejaculation on a consistent basis.
Premature Ejaculation is believed to be a psychological problem and does not represent any known organic disease
involving the male reproductive tract or any known lesions in the brain or nervous system. In short, PE is not a
physiological problem or disease, though it manifests physiologically by considering the organ systems directly
affected by PE, that include the male reproductive tract (ie, penis, prostate, seminal vesicles, testicles, and
their appendages), the portions of the central and peripheral nervous system controlling the male reproductive
tract, and the reproductive organ systems of the sexual partner (for the purpose of this discussion, the partner is
assumed to be female) that may not be stimulated sufficiently to achieve orgasm. If the PE occurs so early that it
happens before commencement of sexual intercourse and the couple is attempting pregnancy, then pregnancy is
impossible to achieve unless artificial insemination is used. Perhaps the most affected organ system is the psyche
of the partners. Both partners are likely to be dissatisfied emotionally and physically by this problem.
In the US: The prevalence rate of PE in American males is estimated to range from 30-70%.
Internationally: Estimates for European countries and India mirror the prevalence in the United States. The
prevalence in other parts of Asia, Africa, Australia, and elsewhere is unknown. Mortality/Morbidity: No known
direct morbidity or mortality results from PE.
Race: No reproducible data exist on major differences between racial groups with respect to the incidence or
prevalence of PE.
Sex: PE is a condition that only affects males.
Age: PE can occur at virtually any age in an adult man's life. It is most common in younger men (aged 18-30 y),
but it also may occur in conjunction with secondary impotence in men aged 45-65 years.
If you or someone near you suffers from Premature Ejaculation problems you should know that this is a curable
condition. You can learn more at this site: http://www.askingplanet.com
Natan Young, freelance writer specialized in Health issues affecting both men and women.
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