What is uncontrolled ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is a condition in which a man ejaculates with minimal sexual stimulation. Men experiencing this condition ejaculate before or shortly after penetration.
Premature ejaculation is common. 1 in 3 men say they have experienced premature ejaculation at some point in their lives. However, to be medically diagnosed as premature, ejaculation must:
- Always or almost always occur within 1 minute of sexual penetration
- Feel impossible to delay (uncontrolled ejaculation)
- Regularly be a cause of stress, frustration, and avoidance of sexual activity
For some men, a conversation with a doctor might help lessen concerns about premature ejaculation. For example, it might be reassuring to hear that occasional premature ejaculation is normal and that the average time from the beginning of intercourse to ejaculation is about five minutes.