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What is the most common sexual problem in men





Premature ejaculation (PE) occurs when a
man experiences orgasm and expels semen soon after sexual activity and with
minimal penile stimulation. It has also been called early ejaculation, rapid
ejaculation, rapid climax, premature climax, and (historically) ejaculatio
praecox.
Studies show it is premature ejaculation,
which can affect up to 75% of men. Clinically it is defined as the release of
the ejaculate from the penis either before intercourse can take place, or
quickly after it starts, usually within less than 15 "thrusts." While
every man will experience premature ejaculation at least once in their life,
for some the problem is chronic. When this is the case causes can be linked to
a highly sensitive and easily stimulated nervous system, obsessive compulsive
disorder, or sometimes a lack of control over the body's response to
excitement. A frequently overlooked cause of temporary premature ejaculation is
an infection in the prostate gland known as prostatitis. When this is the case,
a course of antibiotics often solves the problem. Temporary problems can also
result from stress, or from the use of certain medications including some cold
pills.


Treatments for chronic premature
ejaculation include the antidepressant medication Anafranil taken 12 hours
before sex, and use of a condom to help reduce sensation. Sometimes a
prescription lidocaine cream can also help by reducing sensation, but that can
also impact the partner.

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