Premature ejaculation not an illness; women have it too: Study

Jun 24, 2016, 08:20 IST | midday online correspondent

Premature ejaculation should not be classified as an illness, argue researchers, adding that the illness factor may have been constructed by sexual medicine experts under the influence of drug companies.

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Some health experts are of the view that, teenagers and men can understand their sexual response during masturbation and learn ejaculatory control without drug therapy. Also, immediately after ejaculation, men enter a refractory period which lengthens with age.

A related study conduted in Europe, indicated that therapies for hypersexual men should include sex therapy principals that may enhance erectile functioning and address sexual boredom. 911 Croatian and 210 German men who were currently in a relationship were studied.

It's true! Women 'shoot early' as well!
It's not only men that suffer from premature orgasms, but a surprising percentage of women also peak too early during sex.

Traditionally premature ejaculation is a medical phenomenon associated with men but a survey discovered that women are also affected. A questionnaire was sent out to a cross-section of females aged between 18 and 45, which addressed the frequency of premature orgasm, if they ever felt a loss of control over the timing of the orgasm, and if the issue caused distress.

The results revealed that 40 per cent had experienced an orgasm earlier than desired at some point. 3 per cent of them described the issue as chronic. The survey was conducted on 510 women by a medical institute in Portugal.

Some sexual health experts are of the opnion that vaginal orgasm does not exist so the duration of penile-vaginal intercourse is not important for a woman's orgasm. They say that female erectile organs are effectively stimulated during masturbation, cunnilingus or partner masturbation, before and after male ejaculation, or during vaginal intercourse if the clitoris is simply stimulated with a finger.

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