What is Premature Ejaculation?

Most medical professionals define Premature Ejaculation as the occurrence of ejaculation prior to the wishes of both sexual partners. This broad definition avoids specifying a precise time for what is considered “premature”.

How do I know if I have Premature Ejaculation?

Premature Ejaculation is a common sexual complaint. As many as 39% of men say they have it at some time in their life. You might be diagnosed with Premature Ejaculation if you:

  • Always or nearly always ejaculate within 1 to 3 minutes of penetration.
  • Are not able to delay ejaculation during sex all or nearly all the time.
  • Feel distressed and frustrated and tend to avoid sexual intimacy as a result.

What are the most common therapies for Premature Ejaculation?

Currently, there are three common types of methods to address Premature Ejaculation: SSRIs (Antidepressants), PDE-5 inhibitors (erectile dysfunction drugs), and topical creams/gels.

SSRIs were not designed to directly target Premature Ejaculation, can have multiple negative side-effects, and need to be taken daily.

PDE-5 inhibitors were also not designed to directly target Premature Ejaculation, but rather FDA approved to address erectile dysfunction.

Topical gels/creams use local anesthetics such as lidocaine, which numb the penis and can cause erectile loss.

Ristenza’s® patented formula is specifically designed to potentially delay ejaculation.

When should I talk to a doctor? 

Talk with your health care provider if you ejaculate sooner than you wish during most sexual encounters. It’s common to feel embarrassed about discussing sexual health concerns. But don’t let that keep you from talking to your provider. Premature ejaculation is common and treatable.

A conversation with a care provider might help lessen concerns. For example, it might be reassuring to hear that it’s typical to experience premature ejaculation from time to time. It may also help to know that the average time from the beginning of intercourse to ejaculation is about five minutes.

As stated, PE is a common and mostly treatable condition within all men at one time or another, so you aren’t alone at all.

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