What is Premature Ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation occurs when a man reaches orgasm sooner than he wants to, on a regular basis. Baselines for various sexual activities have not yet been established, but for vaginal penetration, premature ejaculation is considered to occur if ejaculation occurs within one minute of penetration.
Feeling like you can’t control the timing of things in the bedroom can be stressful, awkward, or embarrassing. Please don’t suffer alone, these types of problems can be overcome with the help of a qualified therapist.
What are the symptoms of Premature Ejaculation?
Symptoms of premature ejaculation include early ejaculation that is present 75-100% of the time, for at least 6 months, and is causing distress to the individual, and likely their partner as well. It is the most common sexual problem reported by men.
Premature ejaculation can be lifelong (since the onset of sexual activity) or acquired (occurring after a period of normal sexual function).
Premature ejaculation can be generalized (occurring across situations, types of stimulation, and partners) or situational (occuring only in some instances, with only some partners)
What causes Premature Ejaculation?
A number of factors can be associated with premature ejaculation, such as relationship problems, anxiety, stress, poor body image, cultural or religious beliefs, or medical factors (prostatitis, thyroid disease).
And now for the opposite problem…
What is Delayed Ejaculation?
Delayed ejaculation is when ejaculation is “delayed” or does not occur at all during sexual activity with a partner, approximately 75-100% percent of the time. The amount of time that constitutes a delay is not known, but it is considered when the amount of time feels unreasonably long to a man and his sexual partner. It is the least commonly reported problem by men.
What are the symptoms of Delayed Ejaculation?
Delayed ejaculation may be lifelong (present since the start of sexual activity, or acquired (starting after a period of normal sexual function). It may be generalized (across a variety of situations and partners) or situational (occurring with only certain types of stimulation, situations, or partners). Delayed ejaculation is diagnosed if it has occurred for 6 months or longer, and causes distress to the individual.
Can Premature Ejaculation and Delayed Ejaculation be Treated?
Psychotherapy can help you to understand and overcome both premature and/or delayed ejaculation, so that you can have more satisfying sexual encounters. Seeking treatment is important because problems in the bedroom can negatively impact your self-esteem and your relationship.