Featured Education: Premature Ejaculation

Premature Ejaculation: Definition

Premature ejaculation is a male sexual dysfunction characterized by

  • ejaculation which always or nearly always occurs prior to or within about one minute of vaginal penetration from the first sexual experiences (lifelong PE), or, a clinically significant and bothersome reduction in latency time, often to about 3 minutes or less (acquired PE), and
  • the inability to delay ejaculation on all or nearly all vaginal penetrations, and
  • negative personal consequences, such as distress, bother, frustration and/or the avoidance of sexual intimacy.

Premature Ejaculation: Guidelines

Information on the ISSM's updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of premature ejaculation (PE) can be found in the full report of the ISSM Ad Hoc Committee published in 2014.