Survey Tells the Story on Premature Ejaculation

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.— Adult giant Adam & Eve/ has released more statistics from its annual survey—this time on the topic of premature ejaculation. While this once-taboo subject has become more openly discussed recently, the company reminds customers and others that many men experience some form of it at some point in their lives.

Premature ejaculation, or PE, is diagnosed when ejaculation happens at a minute or under once sexual activity has started. Even when men last longer, it may still not be long enough for a desired sexual outcome. While 27 percent of the men polled by Adam & Eve said they had experienced PE, 73 percent said they had never had an issue. Interestingly, only 19 percent of the female respondents said their partners had experienced PE and 81 percent said they had not.

“Premature ejaculation can occur for a variety of reasons,” noted Dr. Jenni Skyler, resident sexologist at Adam & Eve. “Stress, anxiety and depression are some emotional issues that can cause PE. Physical conditions such as irregular hormone levels, or inflammation or infection of the urethra or prostate, can also be causes.

“While PE is frustrating for both partners, studies show that most issues of PE can be treated with behavioral techniques or exercises,” Dr. Skyler added. “Certain medications have shown great promise where behavioral exercises fail.”

“Adam & Eve encourages adults to enjoy positive sexuality within their own comfort levels and boundaries,” said Chad Davis, director of marketing for Adam & Eve.

Adam & Eve's web-based survey of over 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, conducted by an independent third party survey company, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices.

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