What is premature ejaculation? Well, it's a condition in which ejaculation occurs within a minute or less. Many times, the “release” occurs before you want it to, disappointing both you and your partner. And, in some cases, premature ejaculation (PE) can occur before you've even had a chance to penetrate your partner. PE stems from both biological and psychological factors.
There are many myths concerning PE, so it's important to point out that this condition does not occur because a man is too “hot and bothered” to focus on what is happening with his body, his first sexual experience involved “hurried ***,” which is affecting him now – years later, he feels guilty for enjoying ***, he's too concerned with staying “stiff.” There are, however, reasons why a man may be experiencing PE, but rest assured, the reasons listed above are not usually them. So, what are some of the other PE myths? Well, listed below are four common ones that you don't want to ignore.
Listed below are four common myths about PE:
1) Myth #1: PE is a Young Man's Problem
Truth: PE can affect any adult male, regardless of his age. In fact, a recent study assessed the occurrence and perception of premature ejaculation (PE) in 2,037 Korean men, ages 20 and older - 576 (28%) men were in their 20s, 609 (30%) in their 30s, 618 (30%) in their 40s, and 234 (12%) their 50s or older. Ultimately, only 28% of the young and middle-aged Korean men, in the study, self-reported experiencing the effects of PE. While 72% percent of older men, (40s and older), reported a higher occurrence of PE and more effects from it, which contradicted the myth that PE is only a young man's problem. In a different study that was conducted by the University of Chicago researchers examined the prevalence of premature ejaculation among men 18 to 59 years old:
• 18-29: 30%
• 30-39: 32%
• 40-49: 28%
• 50-59: 31%
Their results also suggested that PE does not decline with age.
2) Myth #2: Men Come Out of the Womb with PE
Truth: You are not born with PE. In fact, there are actually 4 different types of PE. More specifically, acquired and variable PE is not something that is with you from day one. However, according Dr. Marcel D. Waldinger, a neuropsychiatrist, approximately 91% of chronic premature ejaculation cases are caused by genetic factors. What does that mean? It means that it is possible for something (i.e. stress, illness, etc.) to trigger PE (later in life) in a man, who is predisposed to it.
3) Myth #3: PE Occurs When a Man is Unwilling to Last Longer
Truth: Many women, whose partners have PE, often mistakenly think that their partners are just not trying hard enough to prolong the ***. Well, the truth is, it's not the man's fault. He simply cannot control when he ejaculates, and, as a result, is probably very insecure about it. The good news is, however, that PE can be successfully resolved by following an exercise-based treatment program (i.e. masturbation or full penetration exercises).
4) Myth #4: PE Can Be Treated with Viagra or Cialis
Truth: Sorry, but no it cannot. Many men ask us if they can use Viagra or Cialis to treat their PE, either because they do not know the difference between erectile dysfunction and PE, or because they are unsure of the function of these medications. Many men with PE believe that Viagra and Cialis will help delay their ejaculations, but that simply is not true.
The Difference Erectile Dysfunction And Pre-Mature Ejaculation
ED, also known as impotence, occurs when a man has a hard time getting an erection or keeping it long enough to complete the act of ***. What causes this condition? ED arises when the ***** doesn't receive an adequate amount of blood flow, preventing it from “stiffening.” PE, on the other hand, occurs when a man ejaculates too quickly. PE becomes a problem when it affects the *** life of the man – and his partner. Therefore, a man with ED has a difficult time getting and maintaining an erection, and a man with PE has a difficult time delaying ejaculation. Viagra and Cialis are used to help men with ED get and get and keep an erection long enough to have satisfying ***, but these medications do not help men with PE.
In summary, there are many myths and misconceptions when it comes to PE, which can make it hard to decipher what is a legitimate concern and what is not. The truth is, the cause of PE varies, but regardless of the origin, it is not a controllable condition, and no one wants to have it. Thankfully, there are treatment programs that can help men and couples fix premature ejaculation, so it's important not to give up on having a satisfying *** life.
About the author
Dr. R.Y. Langham holds a Master of Science in marriage and family therapy and a Ph.D in family psychology. She serves as a professional consultant for the Between Us Clinic, which provides ***-therapy online programs for men and couples experiencing premature ejaculation.
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