Here Are 4 common Myths about Premature Ejaculation

Did you know that Premature Ejaculation affects about 120 million men in the United States? According to the 2011 Global Online Sexuality Survey, 1 in 3 men report having had Premature Ejaculation at some point in their lives.

1 in 3 men reported being affected by Premature Ejaculation

There are a couple of factors that will stimulate Premature Ejaculation, which are broadly psychological and biological. Seeing as this is not a topic that is openly discussed, there are bound to be rumors flying about. Let us demystify a few of these myths.

Myth 1: It Is a Young Man’s Problem

Coming too quick is not a tale of the young and inexperienced. Any adult male can be affected regardless of age.

A study conducted on 2,037 Korean men aged 20 and above revealed some interesting insights. About 28% of those sampled were in the 20s age-set and 30% were found to be within the 30s age-set.

Premature Ejaculation Survey

Another 30% were in their 40s, and 12% were found to be 50 years and above. Only 28% of the young and middle aged men reported experiencing the effects of Premature Ejaculation, while 72% of the older men reported a higher occurrence and more effects.

A different study conducted by researchers in the University of Chicago looked into the prevalence of Premature Ejaculation among men aged 18 to 59 years old. The results suggested that this is not a condition that declines with time.

Myth 2: A Man Is Born With Premature Ejaculation

This is not a dysfunction created at conception, particularly the acquired and variable types.

Premature Ejaculation may not be a born condition

According to Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Waldinger D. Marcel, about 91% of chronic premature ejaculation are due to genetic factors. Accordingly, it is possible for elements such as illness or stress to trigger premature ejaculation later on in life especially on a man predisposed to it.

Myth 3: It Is the Man’s Fault

When someone has health issues, it’s common to see people assume it’s the person’s fault, and specially when it relates to sexual health. However, Premature Ejaculation and related issues are not something you should be held responsible for. They can be caused by many factors – both external and internal.

You can get treated and you should get treated. It’s not a lethal condition and there are a lot of options available to you.

Myth 4: It Can Be Treated With Medication Such As Viagra

This is a medication used to remedy Erectile Dysfunction. Perhaps you may think that these two terms are interchangeable and thus are their treatment regimes. But coming too quick and having trouble maintaining your erection are two different things.

The difference:

  • Erectile dysfunction, is when a man has a hard time getting or maintaining an erection long enough to achieve satisfaction during sex. It arises when there isn’t adequate blood flow to the penis, thereby preventing it from getting hard.
  • Premature ejaculation on the other hand is where a man simply has trouble delaying climax.

Drugs like Viagra are used to help men with Erectile Dysfunction maintain an erection. These drugs however do not help with Premature Ejaculation.

There are many myths out there surrounding Premature Ejaculation. It is vital to separate truth from fiction, and to know that while it is not controllable, it is definitely fixable. Contact us or visit our clinic. Shim clinic is a  sexual health clinic with many years of experience run by professional, friendly and multilingual clinicians and staff who put your privacy and comfort with theutmost importance.