Premature ejaculation (PE) is when a man has an orgasm sooner during intercourse than he or his partner wishes. PE is common – affecting about one in five men ages 18 to 59 and may be due to both physical and psychological factors including:
- Low serotonin levels
- Temporary depression or periods of stress
- Unrealistic expectations about performance
- Lack of confidence
Treatment options may include oral medications and/or behavioral therapy to help build your tolerance to stimulation and delay ejaculation.