Premature ejaculation occurs when a man climaxes before he wants, typically within one minute of sexual activity or intercourse. It is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction and has probably affected every man at some point in his life.
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There are emotional and physical causes for premature ejaculation. It may occur with a new partner, in certain sexual situations or if it has been a long time since the last ejaculation. Anxiety, guilt or depression also may contribute. In some cases, premature ejaculation may relate to an underlying medical issue such as hormonal problems, injury or medicinal side effects.
The primary symptom is an uncontrolled and undesired ejaculation, with minimal sexual stimulation.
A physician conducts a thorough exam, including a discussion about medical and sexual history. Semen, urine and blood tests may rule out more serious medical problems.
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