A review on premature ejaculation

Seyed-Hassan Saadat, Neda Raeesi, Esfandiar Azad Marzabadi, Khodabakhsh Ahmadi


Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the most important sexual issues in male subjects, which has negative influence on men’s lives and their partners’, as well. There is no common agreement on definition and classification of PE, however, most scientists agreed on three important concepts: Intravaginal ejaculation latency time (IELT), Ejaculation control and negative impact on interpersonal relationship. As there are 4 types of PE – permanent, acquired, Natural and Preterm-like PE- with different pathogenesis and etiologies, practitioners should have different approach to every individual regarding their personality, signs and symptoms, baseline etiologies and the patients’ expectations. A Large number of the patients suffering from permanent PE need medication. In this literature review, we aim to review and cumulate the existing data in this regard; and to provide an informative conclusion on this critical matter.


Keywords: premature ejaculation, Medication, sexual advice, psychotherapy

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