Premature ejaculation (also known as Early Ejaculation -EE) is defined as a man being unable to control the timing of ejaculation, and it happens before he is ready for it to happen.

How soon is too soon when a man prematurely ejaculates?

For a heterosexual man, a commonly used definition of premature ejaculation is ejaculating before or within about one minute of his penis entering the woman’s vagina. However, there is no fixed time for ‘too soon.’ Sometimes, ejaculation occurs before penetration. Premature ejaculation relates to the loss of control over ejaculation, and the distress it can cause to one or both partners, not the actual time it takes a man to ejaculate.

How common is premature ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is the most common male sexual problem and affects men of all ages. It is more common in younger men, as they are often less sexually experienced or secure with the situation in which they are having sex. However,  with time and practice, premature ejaculation can happen less often. Sex therapy is highly successful in treating this problem.