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Suffer from premature ejaculation? Urology Clinics Manchester discuss the issue here.



Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the commonest male sexual disorders, affecting up to 40% of those that are sexually active. PE can be lifelong or acquired, the latter secondary to surgery or psychological, endocrine or neurological pathology.


The International Society of Sexual Medicine has defined PE as ejaculation that occurs within 1 minute of vaginal penetration, along with the inability to delay ejaculation, negative personal consequences and avoidance.


Treatment can involve psychological therapies, although none have been shown to help. Further, SSRIs and PDE5 inhibitors have also been used, but with minimal success. Recent studies with topical therapies have shown up to a 6 fold increase in time to ejaculation. Hence for patients with PE, help may be possible.


This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.

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