The Facts

What’s Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is when a man ejaculates with little sexual stimulation and before the man wishes. This can lead to a decrease in sexual satisfaction and quality of life for men and their partners.

Premature ejaculation can take two forms. Men can have premature ejaculation from the first time they have sex (lifelong), or develop premature ejaculation later in life, even after many years of normal ejaculatory experience  (acquired).

Premature Ejaculation is a Treatable Medical Condition

Many men carry on with their lives hoping that their premature ejaculation will get better with time. The important thing to remember is that premature ejaculation is treatable, and that by speaking to your doctor, you can access a number of effective treatments.


Ejaculation is the release of sperm and seminal fluid from the penis during sexual intercourse. It is often known as ‘coming’ or ‘cumming’.

Is there any difference between “normal” ejaculation and premature ejaculation?

It is important to note that time to ejaculation varies widely. It varies so much between men and even varies for the same man with different partners or situations. Some men wish they could last longer in bed, even though they don’t have premature ejaculation.

Is there any difference between normal ejaculation and PE?

In men with premature ejaculation, the mechanism of ejaculation is the same as in men without premature ejaculation, but it happens with a diminished sense of control. Otherwise, ejaculation for a man with premature ejaculation is the same for a man without premature ejaculation.

Normal ejaculation is a reflex action controlled by the brain and the nervous system. Men with premature ejaculation have compared their inability to control ejaculation to a sneeze. Think about sneezing as another reflex and how hard it is to control. In some ways, premature ejaculation is the same – men can feel that it is about to happen but they cannot do anything to stop it.

This is because, like a sneeze, ejaculation is a reflex action that is controlled by the brain and nervous system.Once triggered, it can’t be stopped.

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