Premature Ejaculation

Premature Ejaculation is the most common sexual health complaint throughout the male population and is a major factor in causing, anxiety, frustration, shame and relationship dissatisfaction.


Premature Ejaculation can affect men of any age but can also increase in frequency as a man’s age increases and as a side effect to other medical issues.


Men’s Health Space has a tried and proven treatment program for Premature Ejaculation that can help you regain control of your life.

Ejaculation is the release of semen from the penis during sexual climax. Premature Ejaculation is when sexual climax is reached too rapidly and often ejaculation occurs with little or no voluntary control. It is usually a persistent, reoccurring issue and not a one-off situational issue.


Premature Ejaculation can also include:


  • Ejaculation before penetration
  • Ejaculation upon penetration
  • Ejaculation within one or two minutes after penetration
  • Involuntary Ejaculation sooner than a man wishes it to occur


There are two different types of Premature Ejaculation, Primary (lifelong) and Secondary (acquired).


1. Primary Premature Ejaculation (lifelong)

This is where a man has not had control of his ejaculation since his first sexual experience and is a reoccurring issue. This accounts for a small number of cases and is quite rare.


2. Secondary Premature Ejaculation (Acquired)

This is usually when there has been a period of normal ejaculation function prior to the commencement of Premature Ejaculation. This is the more common form of Premature Ejaculation.


Acquired Premature Ejaculation could arise from a number of factors.


These include:


  • Medical issues like Diabetes, Chronic Prostatitis, Overactive Thyroid and Erectile Dysfunction
  • Psychological issues such as anxiety, relationship issues, stress, sexual inexperience and infrequent sexual activity.


There are both physical and psychological causations to Premature Ejaculation.


Physical Causes

Physical causes of Premature Ejaculation include medical issues, hypersensitivity and neurobiological issues.


Medical issues such as Diabetes, Chronic Prostatitis, Overactive Thyroid and Erectile Dysfunction can be contributing factors to Premature Ejaculation.


Hypersensitivity of the penile sensation or hyperactive pelvic muscles have been shown to contribute to Premature Ejaculation.

Neurobiological issues related to the Serotonin neurotransmitter have been shown to have a link to Premature Ejaculation. At times, low Serotonin levels in the brain can contribute to Premature Ejaculation in some men.


Psychological Causes

There are some psychological issues that can contribute to Premature Ejaculation such as:


  • Performance Anxiety – Anxiety in obtaining and maintaining an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse (a secondary causation from Erectile Dysfunction)
  • Early sexual experience which may establish a pattern of fast ejaculation – an early learned behaviour
  • Guilty feelings that increase tendency to rush sexual encounters
  • Relationship issues with current partner (if with other partners premature ejaculation was not an issue)


Premature Ejaculation is the most common sexual health issue reported by men around the globe. In an Australian study of health and relationships, 23.8% of men between the ages of 20 to 50 responded that they were impacted by premature ejaculation 1.

Premature Ejaculation in most cases is a treatable condition. Men’s Health Space has a proven treatment plan that is tailor made to each individual and their circumstances. The results are fast, effective and sustainable.


Men’s Health Space can also recommend a leading qualified sexual therapist to help with any psychological issues contributing to Premature Ejaculation.


Our consultations are completely confidential and you will receive personalised care from Australian doctors and highly experienced men’s health consultants.


If you think you may be suffering from the effects of Premature Ejaculation, contact us today for a confidential discussion with one of our consultants and let us get you back to your optimum self.

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  1. Richters J et al. Sex in Australia: sexual difficulties in a representative sample of adults. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2003; 27(2): 164-70.