Does Circumcision Affect Men's Odds of Having Premature Ejaculation?

Does Circumcision Affect Men's Odds of Having Premature Ejaculation?

A reader asked the following question:

“Are circumcised men less likely to have premature ejaculation?”

People have long been curious about what effects circumcision (or removal of the penile foreskin) has on men's sexual functioning in general, as well as their overall penile sensation; however, we’ll stick to your question here and look at whether this procedure is linked specifically to premature ejaculation.

As it turns out, a scientific review paper published earlier this year explored this very question

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The Newest Treatment For Premature Ejaculation Might Be Botox

The Newest Treatment For Premature Ejaculation Might Be Botox

Botox is well known for its ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles; however, it has a surprising number of medical applications beyond this. In fact, physicians have used Botox to treat everything from migraine headaches to excessive sweating to eyelid and muscle spasms to overactive bladders to crossed eyes! Botox works as a treatment for these and other medical issues by temporarily paralyzing very specific sets of muscles.

So why am I writing about Botox on a sex blog? Because doctors have found that this drug can also be used to treat sexual dysfunctions. For example, studies have shown that Botox is an effective treatment for vaginismus, a condition in which the muscles around the vaginal opening involuntarily contract so tightly that penetration becomes painful or impossible [1]. This isn't the only sexual difficulty for which Botox might help, though. In fact, new research suggests that it may be a novel treatment for premature ejaculation, too.

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Sex Question Friday: Can Women Experience Premature Orgasm Too?

Sex Question Friday: Can Women Experience Premature Orgasm Too?

A reader submitted the following question:

"Is premature ejaculation something that only happens to men? Can a woman climax too quickly too?"

Thanks for this very interesting question. Male premature orgasm, which is usually defined as consistently reaching orgasm before it is desired, is very common. For example, in a recent national British sex survey, nearly 15% of men reported experiencing it in the last year. Given its high prevalence and the fact that it's often accompanied by feelings of significant distress, male premature orgasm has attracted significant research and clinical attention.

Is it possible for women to experience premature orgasm too? It turns out that the answer is yes--but it's not nearly as common among women as it is among men.

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How To Last Longer In Bed (Infographic)

How To Last Longer In Bed (Infographic)

It is not uncommon for men to experience sexual difficulties. In fact, national surveys have found that nearly half of male participants report having had at least one sexual problem in the last year. Two of the most common sex problems reported are premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. To learn more about the nature, causes, and treatment of these two issues, check out the infographic below. It includes some useful self-help strategies that men experiencing these difficulties might consider, but it also introduces some of the more advanced treatment options that may be offered to those who seek professional help. Please note that some of the drug treatment options listed are not available everywhere (e.g., Priligy for premature ejaculation and Spedra for erectile dysfunction are not currently available in the U.S.). For more detailed information on treating male sexual difficulties, check out this article.

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Kegel Exercises Offer Sexual Benefits To Both Women And Men

Kegel Exercises Offer Sexual Benefits To Both Women And Men

Kegel exercises have been around for more than a half century. In fact, they were first described by Dr. Arnold Kegel back in the 1940s. Although they were initially developed as a means of helping women who experienced urinary control issues after childbirth, researchers and therapists have discovered that they also offer sexual benefits to both women and men.

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Sex Question Friday: Is There A Link Between Cuckold Fantasies And Premature Ejaculation?

Sex Question Friday: Is There A Link Between Cuckold Fantasies And Premature Ejaculation?

Every Friday on the blog, I answer people’s questions about sex, love, and relationships. This week’s question comes from a male reader who asked the following:

“I ejaculate prematurely when I am with my wife, but I last for hours with other women. I am really turned on by my wife and we talk dirty to each other about cuckold stuff. I also know she has had sex with another man/men even though we are married, but she will never speak of the extent of her sexual escapades. So, what is my problem? Can you explain why I might have premature ejaculation with her but not other women?”

Thanks for this interesting question. Before you start labeling this situation a “problem,” let’s take a look at what the research says.

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Men's Most Common Sexual Problems (Infographic)

Men's Most Common Sexual Problems (Infographic)

Sexual difficulties are incredibly common. In fact, data from nationally representative surveys suggests that nearly half of men and women report having experienced at least one sexual problem in the last year! Check out the infographic below for a closer look at men's reports of sexual problems and some of the factors associated with them based on data from the most recent version of the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). For a look at what this same survey has revealed about the most common sexual problems facing women, check out this infographic.

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Why The New Diagnostic Guidelines For Premature Ejaculation Are A Step Backwards

Why The New Diagnostic Guidelines For Premature Ejaculation Are A Step Backwards

What exactly does it mean for a man to ejaculate “prematurely?” This has been a topic of considerable scientific debate for quite some time, with many arguing that the current classification criteria for premature ejaculation are vague and unclear. A new report just published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine attempts to remedy this by proposing what is supposedly an objective, evidence-based definition. However, I have some concerns that the new criteria may end up creating more problems than they solve.

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Can Botox Be Used To Treat Premature Ejaculation?

Can Botox Be Used To Treat Premature Ejaculation?

Botox is most well known for its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face; however, it actually has a surprising number of medical applications. In fact, physicians have used it to treat everything from migraines, to excessive sweating, to eyelid and muscle spasms, to overactive bladders, to crossed eyes! Botox works as a treatment for these and other medical issues by temporarily paralyzing certain muscles. So why am I writing about Botox on a sex blog? Because doctors have found that this drug can be used to treat sexual dysfunctions too. For instance, studies have shown that Botox is an effective treatment for vaginismus, a condition in which the muscles around the vaginal opening involuntarily contract so tightly that penetration becomes very painful or impossible [1]. The latest research on Botox suggests that it may also be a novel treatment a far more common sexual difficulty, premature ejaculation.

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“Injaculation”: Is It Dangerous For Guys To Prevent Ejaculation During Orgasm?

“Injaculation”: Is It Dangerous For Guys To Prevent Ejaculation During Orgasm?

Every Friday on the blog, I answer people’s questions about sex, love, and relationships. This week’s question comes from a reader who wanted to know the following:

“So we know that for men orgasm and ejaculation do not always occur at the same time.  Is it dangerous to hold the base of the penis right before ejaculation so that orgasm can occur but ejaculation doesn't?”

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How Can I Last Longer In Bed?

Premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual problems reported by men. In fact, about one-third of men aged 18-59 report that they often climax before they would like to with their sexual partners.1 Of course, finishing quickly is not inherently problematic, but when it causes distress for the individual or makes it difficult to have a mutually satisfying sexual relationship, it becomes clinically significant and is worth addressing. Fortunately, premature ejaculation is one of the easier sexual difficulties to resolve and it does necessarily even require a visit to a doctor or a sex therapist.  
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Sex Question Friday: How Long Should Sex Last And How Do You Treat Premature Ejaculation?

Every Friday on the blog, I answer people’s questions about sex, love, and relationships. This week’s question is a two-parter that comes from a male college student who was concerned about not lasting long enough in bed.  

What is the normal time span for intercourse? And how is premature ejaculation treated?

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