Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common condition, also known as rapid ejaculation, premature climax, or early ejaculation.
Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common condition, also known as rapid ejaculation, premature climax, or early ejaculation. In the United States, PE affects about one in five men between the ages of 18 and 59. Although the problem is often assumed to be psychological, biology may also play a role.
Premature ejaculation is characterized by a lack of voluntary control over ejaculation. Many men occasionally ejaculate sooner than they or their partner would like during sexual activities. PE is a frustrating problem that can reduce the enjoyment of sex, harm relationships and affect a patient’s quality of life. Occasional instances of PE might not be cause for concern. However, when the problem occurs frequently and causes distress to the man or his partner, treatment may be of benefit.