What is premature ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is a common form of sexual dysfunction estimated to affect up to 40% of men. Premature ejaculation is defined by anejaculatory latency time of less than one minute, while people with a latency of under 90 seconds have “probable” premature ejaculation. In other words, premature ejaculation is a sexual dysfunction in which a person with a penis ejaculates with minimal sexual stimulation, after less time than they would like, and with minimal control over ejaculation.

While premature ejaculation can potentially put a damper on your sex life, it is a highly treatable disorder with options including prescription treatments, therapy, and lifestyle changes.