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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Women Can Orgasm Prematurely, Too

Women Can Orgasm Prematurely, Too

Premature ejaculation is the most commonly reported sexual difficulty among men. In fact, more than one in five guys reaches orgasm before they (or their partners) would like [1]. Although the popular media tends to depict premature ejaculation in a humorous, lighthearted way (ever seen American Pie?), this problem is actually quite distressing to those who live with it.

Until recently, sexuality researchers were under the impression that reaching orgasm too quickly was a sexual dysfunction unique to men and that, if anything, women only suffered from the opposite problem of taking too long to climax. However, there is now scientific evidence that at least some women can't last as long as they would like to in bed [2].

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