Premature ejaculation is very common. Many men ejaculate prematurely, or come too early, at some time in their lives. It is more common in younger men.
There is no fixed time for ejaculating. Premature ejaculation is when you lose control over when you ejaculate. If it happens occasionally, that is not a worry. But if you regularly come earlier than you or your partner would like, then it is an issue to think about.
It is important to remember that ejaculation problems are nothing to be embarrassed or shy about. Talking to your partner or a health professional about your concerns can often help to reassure you. Your doctor will also be able to provide more advice.
This is important. Most men with premature ejaculation can be helped, which can help with developing and maintaining intimate relationships.
Sometimes premature ejaculation is a lifelong problem that starts the first time a man has sex.
Acquired premature ejaculation can develop after a period of normal ejaculation. It is usually due to a psychological problem such as performance anxiety. Other factors that can contribute to premature ejaculation are anxiety, stress, and erectile dysfunction and relationships problems. Alcohol and recreational drugs can make premature ejaculation worse.
Some men may have physical problems tied in with premature ejaculation, such as impotence or high blood pressure. In some cases, it may be related to a medical cause such as hormonal problems, injury, or a side effect of certain medicines.
The main symptom is an uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after intercourse begins. Ejaculation occurs before the person wishes it, with minimal sexual stimulation.