In most people, once the penis enters the vagina during sexual intercourse, there is a delay of 5 to 6 minutes before ejaculation. Premature dysfunction is a male sexual disorder in which you ejaculate before fully satisfying yourself or your partner over 50% of the time.
Most conditions of premature dysfunction develop over time (secondary premature ejaculation), but some cases may be life-long (primary premature ejaculation). Life-long conditions may be the result of
Premature dysfunction acquired over time usually has the following causes:
Having an occasional episode of premature dysfunction is normal, but if it occurs frequently enough to affect your quality of life, do not hesitate to get it evaluated. Your doctor will review your history and perform a physical examination with tests to identify any medical problems that may be causing premature dysfunction. You will also be interviewed to identify any substance abuse or psychological causes.
Your doctor may prescribe medication to treat premature dysfunction. Couples therapy may be recommended to resolve marital issues, improve intimacy, remove psychological blocks, and teach you sexual techniques that delay ejaculation. Topical anesthetics or thick condoms may be recommended to decrease sensation; thereby delaying ejaculation. You are counseled against substance abuse and if necessary therapy is recommended.