Premature ejaculation is one of the most common forms of male sexual difficulty. Research shows that almost 30% of men will experience recurrent premature ejaculation problems. Solutions to Premature ejaculation problems are rarely clear cut. When it comes to premature ejaculation, there is rarely one cause, one treatment and one easy cure. Premature ejaculation is often complicated by a number of factors, neurological, physical, relational and psychological.


Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is one of the most common forms of male sexual difficulty. Research shows that almost 30% of men will experience recurrent premature ejaculation problems.

Premature ejaculation is defined as being:

  • a persistent or recurrent pattern of ejaculation occurring during sexual activity with a partner,
  • within approximately 1 minute following sexual penetration,
  • before the individual wishes it,
  • leading to considerable distress.

Put simply, premature ejaculation is a condition whereby a man lacks the ability to consciously control the timing of when he ejaculates. For a man to receive a formal diagnosis of premature ejaculation dysfunction, he would typically have to experience the condition for at least six months, and within 75% to 100% of occasions of sexual activity.

Solutions to Premature ejaculation problems are rarely clear cut. When it comes to premature ejaculation, there is rarely one cause, one treatment and one easy cure. Premature ejaculation is often complicated by a number of factors, neurological, physical, relational and psychological.

There are at least six different types (and multiple combination types) of premature ejaculation problems:

  • Neurological premature ejaculation (premature ejaculation caused by over-active nerve signals within the brain)
  • Physical Illness premature ejaculation (problems include prostatitis or prostate infection as well as many other forms or urinary illness)
  • Psychological distress premature ejaculation (this includes stress, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress as well as depression and generalised anxiety)
  • Relationship distress premature ejaculation (this can include unresolved or continual relationship conflict as well as partner sexual problems)
  • Sexual skills deficit premature ejaculation (related to problems in lovemaking methods and behaviours)
  • Premature ejaculation combined with other sexual problems

Premature ejaculation will frequently have a destructive effect not only on a man’s sex life, but also on his sense of self-image and self-confidence. Men with premature ejaculation problems frequently experience feelings of frustration, failure, shame and sexual inadequacy. Premature ejaculation related performance anxiety can result lead to lower levels of self-esteem, decreased feelings of masculinity, and even depression. And it rarely ends just there.


Partners also suffer from premature ejaculation problems

Premature ejaculation is a couple’s problem and is a major source of relationship distress and conflict. Research shows that the partners of men with premature ejaculation are also more likely to suffer sexual problems and mental distress. Whilst most partners try hard to express gestures of support, sympathy and encouragement, over time, many will develop feelings of loneliness, frustration and even resentment. Many partners complain that sex feels often rushed, short-lived and unsatisfying. The situation is often made worse by men who refuse to acknowledge or talk about the problem, or that fail to seek professional treatment.


What a ManFocus Clinic Sex Therapist can do to help you with premature ejaculation problems

If you or your partner is facing premature ejaculation within your relationship, our team of sexual health physicians can offer you a detailed approach towards resolving such problems. Our approach examines all aspects of existing premature ejaculation problems including full review of medical and sexual history, relationship factors, sexual technique and psychological behaviour.

We will then assemble a treatment plan specifically designed to help alleviate premature ejaculation problems as quickly, and as effectively as possible.

If you happen to be experiencing a physical or medical condition that requires on-going treatment or rehabilitation, we will instruct both yourself and your partner as to how these can be successfully incorporated within your sexual practices.

We will also teach you (and your partner) new methods of sexual pleasuring and arousal that will make controlling the timing of your climaxes easier and maintaining your erections less stressful, and more likely.