A 2005 study published in the May issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals further insight into premature ejaculation and how it affects health and well-being.
The study consisted of almost 1600 heterosexual men and their partners, all of whom had been together for at least six months. The couples used a stopwatch to record how long it took for the men to ejaculate after penetration.
The researchers defined more than 13% of the men as having premature ejaculation on the study’s conclusion. They averaged less than two minutes before release, compared to nine minutes for men without the condition.
Roughly a third of the men with premature ejaculation reported relationship problems. They were also more likely to say they were ‘quite a bit’ or ‘extremely’ personally distressed compared to other men, with 75% of affected men rating satisfaction with intercourse as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’.