By Darci L. Duro Janarelli
Theoretically speaking, to define this sexual dysfunction a.k.a. precocious
ejaculation is quite hard, but easy to identify in practice.
Countless pundits have tried to define a concept of premature ejaculation in
sexuality. Some like Kinsey et cols and John Meyer employed a quantitative criteria
based on a time factor of relation/penetration of coital movements. In addition,
others like Masters and Johnson applied the qualitative criteria, whereupon
the parameter isn't an absolute number, but the partners' sexual interaction
It means that whereas some established in 2" or 15 coital movements as
the maximum limit, where anything below such figures would be deemed as precocious
ejaculation. In contrast, others sustain that the precocious ejaculator per
se would be someone with no voluntary control over the ejaculatory reflex or
unable to retard ejaculation long enough so that could his sex partner reach
orgasm at least 50% of attempts.
The sexologist Helen Kaplan postulated in the 70's, a theory that says that
the lack of ejaculatory control could be caused by a deficient genital sensitivity.
It would override patients' perceptions of sensations preceding ejaculation.
Being such sensations a sort of warning sign to enable voluntary elements of
Consequences of premature ejaculation as of men are various with respects to
personality alterations and interpersonal relations and perhaps anxiety would
one of the determining factors for this kind of behavior.
Denial is frequent by those faced with any problem, for his sexual pleasure
is totally satisfactorily however time-limited.
On the other hand, it's relatively common complaints coming from their sex
partners on this subject, seeing that they can't obtain sexual pleasure out
of it by not be given time sufficient to get aroused.
Usually, at the beginning of a relationship, the woman seems quite sympathetic
and reassuring; by trying to understand thinking that, all would fall into place.
However, as time goes by, noticeably, nothing has changed, hang ups from a lax
sexual life start pilling up and catching up on their sexuality, which tends
to deteriorate at fast rate. Often, there culminates in relationship break up
or cheating in that find that someone capable of satisfying bottled up sexual
This sexual dysfunction usually stems from psychogenic traits, harboring in
Sexual Therapy an efficient toll for the treatment. Nonetheless, exist antidepressant
drugs likely to delay or even stop ejaculation onset altogether. Thus, it's
fundamental that the male patient is aware of his dysfunction and willing to
resolve it. Likewise, erectile dysfunction, a man tends to take too long to
seek adequate treatment, many times from holding true that nothing wrong exists.
This delay may imply in definitive end to his sexual relation further hindering
The psychotherapy treatment consists in managing anxiety and the fear of performance
and promoting better control, by the patient, of sensations that precede ejaculation
so that, gradually, he can identify and hold back semen release, through specific
His sex partner plays active role in the treatment, being of crucial importance.
She for one is rather interested in the treatment success. Interaction between
the couple usually turns up quite satisfactory as success can be noticed along
the way, generating or restituting lost intimacy and joy of living and having
a delightful sexual life to boot.