Premature ejaculation affects up to 30% of men at some time in their lives yet remains an embarrassing condition which men are uncomfortable talking about. Our Guide to Premature Ejaculation will give you the lowdown on what causes the condition, the impact it can have and advice on a variety of treatments.
The causes of premature ejaculation
How the condition can occur
Premature ejaculation is a common male medical condition yet the precise causes are still not fully understood. Despite its prevalence among men, the subject is largely taboo but failure to talk about or confront the issue often serves to exacerbate the problem for sufferers.
Defining what exactly constitutes premature ejaculation can be difficult as different men come at different times – but if it’s a serious concern for both partners then that’s a good working definition of premature ejaculation.
This guide talks through the types, causes and impact of premature ejaculation, separates the facts from the fiction, and finally offers advice on the variety of treatments available to help sufferers manage the condition. Read in full
Premature ejaculation (PE) is a medically recognised condition that affects one in three men. When you think about it, that’s a significant percentage of the male population.
Men generally don’t like to talk about sexual performance in anything other than self-congratulatory and – let’s be honest – occasionally grossly over-inflated tones. But despite all the posturing and bravado, the reality is that it’s a common male sexual problem and one that they should face up to.
It’s been estimated that more than 75% of men experience PE at some point, whilst nearly 20% of men between the ages of 18 to 59 suffer regularly from PE. Some of this is exacerbated by a man’s lack of sexual activity which can make him anxious and less likely to perform satisfactorily during intercourse.
Even men who normally have no problems during intercourse can still be beset by the unnerving tremors of pre-performance anxiety. Read in full
Priligy (dapoxetine) is the only UK licensed tablet treatment for premature ejaculation (PE). The drug was first created by Eli Lilly. In 2012, Menarini gained the rights to market Priligy in Europe.
Supply cost of Priligy
The wholesale price, when bought in packs of three, for a single 30mg tablet of Priligy is £4.90 and £6.37 for a 60mg tablet (May 2014). This is the cost to the NHS and the price charged by pharmacy wholesalers. Dispensing pharmacies may obtain discounts, typically of around 6%. Prices are high because there is only one licensed supplier and hence no competition. This situation will continue until the Priligy drug patent expires, when other drug companies will be able to enter the market. Read in full
Many men ejaculate before they want, sometimes after just a few seconds or within about a minute. If this happens most of the time and is causing distress, the diagnosis is premature ejaculation (PE).
How common is it?
PE is surprisingly common, with one in five men suffering, and nearly half having had it at some time in their lives. Most men do not seek treatment. They may not know there is treatment available, or be too embarrassed to ask for it. Some treatments require tablets, but others involve talking and simple self-help techniques.Read in full