Premature ejaculation is any ejaculation that occurs "during partnered sexual activity with approximately 1 minute following vaginal penetration and before the individual wishes it, during all or almost all sexual activity." Simply put, premature ejaculation occurs when you reach orgasm and ejaculate too early during sexual intercourse or other sexual activity. Premature ejaculation is occasionally referred to as “rapid ejaculation” or “early ejaculation, ” and no matter what you call it, it’s never much fun for anyone. The jury is out on the exact amount of time that defines ejaculation as normal or premature. While one minute might be the common standard, some experts use a slightly longer amount of time and define premature cum as ejaculation that occurs in two minutes or less after vaginal penetration in at least 50% of sexual attempts. Others use less specific, more subjective definitions. For example, some researchers define PE based on the satisfaction level of the female partner. Not all cases of ejaculating early are considered premature ejaculation. For example, if you want to reach orgasm and cum quickly during sex, this generally isn't considered to be premature ejaculation.
The following list will help you separate the premature ejaculation myths from truths.
Myth #1: Premature Ejaculation sufferers have terrible anxiety
Fact: Men with PE have anxiety levels that are typical of men without PE. Anxiety may be a trigger for PE, but there are several other factors. Other men’s experience with PE does not involve anxiety at all.
Myth #2: If you have Premature Ejaculation, you have it always
Fact: PE is typically situation-dependent and PE symptoms can improve with professional treatment. Few men experience PE with all partners. Many men experience PE while with a new partner, but not with a long-term significant other. Sometimes they have PE with one partner, yet not with another. PE experiences may decrease over time.
Myth #3: Premature Ejaculation changes with age
Fact: People with PE tend to experience it throughout their lives. The prevalence of PE remains consistent from adolescence through middle age. Around age 50 there is a sharp increase in PE experiences. In some instances, there is some leveling off in future years of PE experiences.
Myth #4: The “Squeezing” or “Stop/Start” techniques work
Fact: Ignore everything you’ve heard about stop/start techniques as they tend not to work. Sometimes, they even make a situation worse. The main issue with this technique is that stopping every minute or couple of minutes can be frustrating for your partner. Instead of the stop/start technique, focus on a relaxation method that works for you. When the ejaculatory muscles are relaxed and in a controlled state, it can help delay premature ejaculation. However, this does lead to the next myth.
Myth #5: Men with Premature Ejaculation consider it very distressing for their partners
Fact: It’s very common for men who suffer from PE to feel more distress in their situation as they’re worried about how they’ll perform, their partner’s satisfaction and if they’re happy. This can weigh a lot on their mind, causing even more distress. However, in comparison to men, women feel less stressed about their partner’s PE. When they do express distressed feelings in that situation, it’s typically a reaction to their partner’s suffering..