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Premature Ejaculation: The Facts and Figures You Need to Know

Posted Tuesday 20 February 2018 10:10 by Tim Deakin in Premature Ejaculation

Studies show that men and women rate male sexual performance differently. Let’s clear the air on premature ejaculation

A study by Men’s Health asked men to rate their own sexual performance. The magazine then asked over a thousand women the same thing about their male partner. The results found that men are potentially more worried about conditions like premature ejaculation than they need to be.

According to the survey:

- Just 23% of men feel they always last long enough during sexual intercourse
- 52% of men feel they usually last long enough
- 20% of men said they sometimes experience difficulties with lasting long enough
- 5% of men feel they rarely last as long as they want to during sex

However, the same survey found these responses from women:

- 38% say their partner always lasts long enough
- 43% say their partner lasts long enough most of the time
- 13% say their partner finds it difficult to last long enough
- 6.5% say their partner rarely lasts long enough
- Only 22% claim that how long their man lasts is their main complaint.

The most common complaint was that men spend too little time engaging in foreplay

These results show that, in general, men were much more critical of their own sexual performance time than their female partners. In some ways this isn’t surprising, as there is no firm definition of how long sexual intercourse should last and therefore no exact definition for premature ejaculation.

Premature ejaculation is generally defined as a man reaching climax too quickly, often with little stimulation necessary. It is the most common ejaculation problem. In a study of 500 couples from five different countries, the average length of sexual intercourse was around five-and-a-half minutes, and most medical professionals define premature ejaculation as reaching climax within two minutes or less.

Understanding and treating premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is something most men will experience at least once in their lifetime, but around 20-30% of men are thought to experience the condition regularly. Sadly, many men suffer in silence due to embarrassment.

There are wide variety of factors which can increase your risk of experiencing premature ejaculation. Common physical causes of premature ejaculation include prostate problems and thyroid problems — such as an overactive or underactive thyroid gland — and factors like high blood pressure, diabetes and spinal injury. Lifestyle factors can also play a part, such as excessive alcohol consumption, recreational drug use and smoking.

The cause can be also psychological, caused by factors such as stress, anxiety, guilt, nervousness, depression and relationship problems. It can also be the result of underlying trauma.

Because of this, it’s important to include your partner in your concerns as much as possible. Some men find that simply discussing their symptoms with their partner (or attending sessions such as couples therapy) can have a positive effect on their premature ejaculation symptoms. It also allows you to discuss new sexual possibilities with your partner which might help increase the length of your performance.

If you’re guilty of any of the potential lifestyle causes, it can also be beneficial to practice healthier daily habits. These might include cutting down on smoking and drinking, as well as stopping the use of any recreational drugs.

It is also possible to treat premature ejaculation with safe and effective medication. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are designed to treat depression, but they can also help to delay ejaculation. Priligy is one effective example of an SSRI which can be used to treat premature ejaculation by stopping the ejaculatory expulsion reflex from reaching your brain too quickly. It has been found to potentially increase sexual performance time by 200 to 300%.

Priligy is currently available from Express Pharmacy alongside a range of other sexual health treatments. If you have concern but are not sure what to do about it, why not call the team on 0208 123 07 03 or use our discreet live chat service.


Himanshu Vats on Friday 06 April 2018 01:04

How premature ejaculation can be cure permanently. I’m 26 now and had girlfriend we are in serious relationships hopefully going to get married next year. My girlfriend is not a fan of me consuming these tablets and its bothers me because she never say but i can see on her face about my problem of premature ejaculation.

Marina Abdalla on Thursday 17 May 2018 11:49
Reply to Himanshu Vats

Dear Himanshu,

Thanks for reading our blog. Unfortunately, there isn't a long term cure for premature ejaculation, however there are several different lifestyle factors that you can implement, daily to reduce the symptoms. Eg. cutting the consumption of alcohol and stop smoking.

There is also a topical cream called EMLA, which is a local anaestheic, that can be applied, to prolong sexual activity. This is an off-licence treatment available on our website.

You may read more about EMLA cream via the following link - https://www.expresspharmacy.co.uk/treatment/pe/emla

I hope this has been of some help to you.

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How You Can Ensure a Night to Remember Rather Than a Nightmare to Forget

Posted Monday 09 February 2015 16:40 by Tim Deakin in Premature Ejaculation

premature ejaculationBurdened with fears of premature ejaculation? Being open, honest and ready to explore the solutions could help to ensure your dates are memorable . . . for all the right reasons.

From first dates to long-term relationships, men can still be hampered by a fear of premature ejaculation. Although a common concern – and a relatively minor issue – men are generally afraid to discuss it, let alone seek effective treatment that can help them to perform as they would wish.

It has been estimated that over three-quarters of men will experience premature ejaculation (PE) at some point in their lives and nearly 20% of men aged 18-59 suffer from it regularly. Even men with a long-term partner who regularly have intercourse can find premature ejaculation – or perceived premature ejaculation – to become an issue at some point in their lives.

While sexual intercourse plays an important role in a healthy relationship, the majority of women agree that occasional problems with premature ejaculation have little bearing on their enjoyment of sex or their attraction to their partner. Nevertheless the fear of PE remains for many men – and it is this fear that frequently exacerbates the issue.

The two types of Premature Ejaculation

We can typically break down premature ejaculation into two categories: primary and secondary. They can be distinguished as follows:


A male who has suffered problems with PE for as long as they have been sexually active, most commonly attributed to deep-lying psychological factors such as upbringing, conditioning, biological factors or even a traumatic sexual experience.


A male who has no previous history of PE but can be afflicted by the issue due to physical or psychological triggers such as diabetes, high blood pressure, stress, depression or even a developing fear of sexual performance.

Communication is key

Communication is crucial to finding a solution to issues of premature ejaculation, but men are notoriously shy, embarrassed or just reluctant to discuss personal issues relating to sexual health. Ignoring the issue can cause premature ejaculation to become a long-term problem, whilst a more open approach and willingness to talk with your partner and/or doctor can help to alleviate the issue or lead to the prescribing of effective medication.

Methods and medication

Basic techniques for handling premature ejaculation include breathing techniques, the ‘start-stop’ and ‘squeeze’ techniques or using ‘climax-controlling’ condoms aimed at desensitising the experience.

In more persistent cases, Priligy tablets are a proven and commonly effective medication for treating premature ejaculation. They contain dapoxetine, an active ingredient that increases the time it takes to ejaculate. It also enables more control over ejaculating –alleviating much frustration and anxiety.

Accessing Priligy is discreet, fast and safe through Express Pharmacy, and can be done through an online consultation procedure. If you suffer from PE and want to access premature ejaculation medication, don’t let embarrassment get in the way any longer.

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