Men often do not understand this very common sexual health issue. Here we’ll answer a question many want to know: Can premature ejaculation be cured?
With so many misperceptions and jokes about it, many men think it only happens in the movies. Or that it only happens to young teens. Here, we look at why it’s easy to not fully understand this very common sexual health issue, and why everything you thought you knew about premature ejaculation likely isn’t true. Most importantly, we’ll answer a question men of all ages often want to know: Can premature ejaculation be cured?
The facts about premature ejaculation.
One of the biggest things men mistakenly believe about premature ejaculation is that it only happens to teenagers and young inexperienced men. While it may be more common in younger men, the fact is that men of all ages experience premature ejaculation. In addition, it’s believed incidence of premature ejaculation holds steady from the teens to the 50s, and then sharply increases.
It’s common. Another thing men think they know is how frequently premature ejaculation happens. Since people don’t talk about it, many think premature ejaculation simply doesn’t exist. But premature ejaculation is actually more common than erectile dysfunction. Sources say 30% to 40% of men will experience the condition at some point in their lives.
Is it premature ejaculation? Men also often don’t understand what actually constitutes premature ejaculation. Here, there are differing answers. A common definition is ejaculating within two minutes of insertion. Meanwhile, some experts define premature ejaculation as 5.4 minutes between the point of vaginal penetration until ejaculation, but add that this “stopwatch” approach to the “intravaginal ejaculatory latency time” isn’t always accurate.
And in many cases, the amount of time is subjective. According to one finding, men who ejaculate within one minute have said they do not have premature ejaculation, while those who last for 20 minutes have said they do have it. The truth is that premature ejaculation has little to do with time, and many men don’t have an accurate understanding of when sex is beginning and how long they’re actually lasting. A better definition is your own control and your ability to hold back ejaculation until you’re ready.
Is your partner bothered? Another falsehood concerns men’s feelings about premature ejaculation and how much it affects their partner’s enjoyment of sex. While it is true that premature ejaculation can cause men stress and anxiety, the reality is that partners are not all that dissatisfied and concerned. According to Psychology Today, your partner’s distress is “almost always a reaction to the suffering premature ejaculation causes men than to their own dissatisfaction with how long sex lasts.”
There is something you can do about it.
Finally, it comes down to: Can premature ejaculation be cured?
The good news is yes! In reality, in many cases, the condition improves or goes away on its own. However, if the problem persists, there are natural treatments you can try, including Kegel exercises, masturbation, and wearing condoms. There are also things you can do that are simply mind over matter.
Most importantly, you should understand that premature ejaculation doesn’t have to be something you accept, or that gets in the way of a satisfying sex life. There are solutions and there are answers to how to last longer in bed.
If you’ve had misunderstandings about premature ejaculation and have wondered “Can premature ejaculation be cured?”, you are a man among many. And with all the dialogue surrounding erectile dysfunction, this sexual health issue can often be overlooked. But it shouldn’t be. Understanding the facts can help you address premature ejaculation, gain more control and have more confidence to last longer.
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