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How Many Men Suffer from Premature Ejaculation (PE)?

How Many Men Suffer from Premature Ejaculation

While it might be embarrassing or difficult to talk about the subject for you or your partner, did you know that premature ejaculation is quite a regular condition among men? While it might not be something that you bring up with friends or family in conversation, it’s likely that in your circles – many couples are experiencing the same sorts of issues and frustrations that you are.


What is classified as premature ejaculation?

While you might think that 5 minutes is a little quick to be coming, premature ejaculation is actually classified as coming before penetration, to within 1 to 2 minutes of penetration. Anything longer than this is generally not deemed to be within the bounds of what we traditionally call premature ejaculation.


Premature ejaculation is common

Of all the types of sexual dysfunction, it is thought that premature ejaculation is the most commonly noted condition. In fact, it’s often accepted that around 20% to 30% of men suffer from the condition.


Premature ejaculation is indiscriminate

Premature ejaculation can happen to any man, at any point throughout their life. It doesn’t target different demographics more than others.


There are different types of premature ejaculation

Did you know that there are two different types of premature ejaculation that can occur in men? The first is primary premature ejaculation, and this is when the issue has been occurring the man’s entire life. The second is secondary premature ejaculation which has come on at some point later in life. Secondary premature ejaculation can come about due to medical conditions, such as diabetes and thyroid issues, as well as psychological issues including mental health disorders as well as sexual anxieties, etc.


Can premature ejaculation be treated?

Premature ejaculation can be efficiently treated with different therapies, depending on the underlying cause of the issue. There are a number of different premature ejaculation treatment options available within Australia. These include the use of antidepressants, oral strips, medicines, injection therapies, and local anaesthetics. Psychotherapy can also be an effective tool in overcoming premature ejaculation issues.

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