Sexual Dysfunction

Premature Ejaculation Therapeutic Resources & Skills Training

It is estimated that nearly 39% of men have some form of premature ejaculation (PE). PE is the most common sexual dysfunction men deal with, even above ED, which might be surprising since it has not been popularized through the media and general public through the proliferation of pharmaceutical treatments for ED such as Viagra. If you are experiencing premature ejaculation, you are not alone, and there are treatment options available either working directly with a licensed and certified sex therapist or through online therapeutic resources and skills training. MendEd provides therapeutic resources and targeted skills training for sexual dysfunction so you can rediscover pleasure, restore intimacy, and enjoy a more satisfying and fulfilling sex life.

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What Is Considered Premature Ejaculation? 

When a man ejaculates within a minute of penetrating their sexual partner, it is classified as PE. Although this is a formal definition based on penis-in-vagina intercourse, penetration may not be the only type of sexual act in which PE can occur. This can happen to any man, so occasional occurrences are not something to be concerned about. One of the primary differentiators with men who seek treatment and those who do not are the level of distress. To receive a diagnosis, the symptoms must be present for a minimum of six months and happen 75% to 100% of the time. However, the symptoms must be causing distress, or causing you to avoid sexual intimacy, and affect your relationship or overall satisfaction.

What Causes Premature Ejaculation?

Pathophysiology and etiology, or the specific reasons why PE occurs, is unknown but genetic, pharmacological, psychological, neurobiological, urological, and endocrine factors have been found to contribute to the symptoms associated with PE. While there are many reasons a man may deal with PE, and while the exact reason varies from person to person, a variety of treatments are available. Some common causes include:

  • Psychological or mental health issuesThis can include anxiety, guilt, poor understanding of sex, stress, or a history of childhood abuse and neglect.

  • Infection - Men who have swelling in the prostate or urethra from infection or illness can have a more difficult time lasting longer.

  • Genetic factors – PE is the only sexual dysfunction that is found to run in families and some men may be predisposed to having PE.

  • Anatomy – men with a shorter frenulum have been found to be more likely to have PE.

Types of Premature Ejaculation (PE)

It is essential to know what type of PE a man is dealing with to create an effective premature ejaculation treatment strategy. There are four types of PE, including:

  • Acquired PE (APE) – when a man has not had PE and develops PE at some point later in life

  • Lifelong PE (LPE) – when a man has had symptoms of PE from the first ejaculation

  • Natural Variable PE (NVPE) – when a man has intermittent symptoms of PE

  • Premature-Like Ejaculatory Dysfunction (PLED) – when a man ejaculates in what would be considered a typical ejaculatory time but hastiest the psychological and emotional experience of ejaculating too soon

MendEd Offers Hope for Men Who Suffer From PE 

While this dysfunction has biological factors, PE is often a result of psychological, relational, and emotional factors that a sex therapist can address. MendEd offers a course for men who experience PE, which educates them on what is causing the sexual dysfunction and a roadmap for therapeutic resources and skills training.      

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Sexual Dysfunction Series

Premature Ejaculation - For Providers

A Science-Based Sex Education for Sex Therapists

Premature Ejaculation - For Patients

A Science-Based Sex Education

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