What Causes PE

What causes premature ejaculation?

In the past, premature ejaculation was thought to be purely psychological. Now doctors understand that premature ejaculation can have a biological explanation and is associated with serotonin signals in the brain that control ejaculation.Serotonin is a brain chemical that acts as a messenger.

Our understanding of premature ejaculation continues to increase. Scientists have discovered variations in a gene controlling serotonin signaling that could be linked to premature ejaculation.Among the currently available treatments for premature ejaculation, one works by influencing the serotonin signaling pathway.

How many men suffer from premature ejaculation?

One-in-three men may experience some form of premature ejaculation in their lives, which negatively impacts their quality of life and sexual satisfaction with their partner..

Based on a study in Asia-Pacific conducted in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, involving almost 5000 men 16% of respondents were diagnosed with premature ejaculation using the Premature Ejaculation Diagnostic Tool (PEDT) and 15% were diagnosed with probable premature ejaculation. This means that about 31% of the males interviewed in Asia Pacific have some form of premature ejaculation.

Overall, the majority of respondents with premature ejaculation reported extreme difficulty delaying ejaculation and felt very or extremely frustrated because they ejaculated before they wished.

Who has Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is not linked to any particular age group. Studies have shown that as many men in their fifties have premature ejaculation as men in their teens and early twenties.It appears that premature ejaculation crosses borders and cultures too, with men from different backgrounds and cultures experiencing similar rates of premature ejaculation.

What he says:

“I would like to be able to enjoy the whole sexual experience without having an uptight feeling”

“When you can’t satisfy your partner, you somehow feel like there’s a large part of you that is missing or failed.”

  • New sexual satisfaction survey

    Couples in Asia-Pacific are losing control over sexual satisfaction.

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  • GETTING DIAGNOSED

    Take the PEDT Questionaire.

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  • TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR?

    Get tips on talking to your doctor about premature ejaculation.

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  • TREATING PREMATURE EJACULATION

    Treatments to help delay and control your ejaculation.

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