Premature ejaculation (PE) is a condition in which a man ejaculates earlier than he or his partner would like him to. Also known as rapid ejaculation, rapid climax, premature climax, or early ejaculation, this condition has brought untold shame and embarrassment to generations of men. PE is so widespread that a survey conducted by Alfred Kinsey, a renowned sex researcher in the 1950s, demonstrated that three quarters of men ejaculate within two minutes (!) of penetration in over half of their sexual encounters.
Most men experience premature ejaculation at least once in their lives, and many are resigned to this condition as a just fact of life. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There is more to life than suffering in silence.
There are many possible psychological and physical factors that contribute to this condition:
One way to treat PE today is to use prescription anti-anxiety medications that alter your brain’s serotonin levels—which can solve the problem momentarily, but at the cost of maybe altering your brain chemistry permanently. Another method is to use analgesic creams that decrease penile sensitivity. However, this has the unfortunate side effect of deadening the sensation for the man’s partner, which negates the purpose of a passionate sexual encounter. Fortunately,