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Premature Ejaculation

What Is It?

Premature ejaculation is the uncontrolled release of ejaculate prior to or shortly after the start of the sex act. The result may be an unsatisfactory sexual experience for one or both sexual partners.
In turn, premature ejaculation can lead to increased anxiety among sexual partners, lessening the satisfaction of the sexual experience for both parties.

The #1 Symptom

Uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after sexual activity begins.

How Premature Ejaculation Is Treated

Premature ejaculation often resolves itself as both sexual partners learn to relax during the sex act. Your urologist may help you identify signs of premature ejaculation and offer relaxation techniques to be used before/during intercourse.

The use of a condom sometimes solves the problem, desensitizing the penis during intercourse. Counseling can often eliminate the anxiety associated with premature ejaculation among sex partners.

Antidepressant medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be prescribed by your urologist. These medications have been repeatedly shown in clinical studies to delay ejaculation during intercourse. They may be used as continuous therapy as in the treatment of depression; however, more recent studies have demonstrated that these medications also prove beneficial if used intermittently prior to intercourse.