Premature ejaculation: a clinical update

N.R. Palmer, Bronwyn Stuckey

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    26 Citations (Scopus)


    Premature ejaculation (PE) is ejaculation occurring without control, on or shortly after vaginal penetration and before the subject wishes it, causing marked distress or interpersonal difficulties.PE is the most common male sexual complaint. Primary (lifelong) PE has,a physiological basis.Therapy should involve the man and his partner. The primary aims of therapy are for the,man to regain a sense of control over his ejaculation time and for him and his partner to feel satisfaction with sexual intercourse.The most effective therapies for primary PE are certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, given on a daily basis or "on demand" before sexual activity. Topical anaesthetics have also been shown to be effective.The most common cause of secondary PE is declining erectile function. The approach to treating secondary PE is to treat the underlying condition.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)662-666
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    Dive into the research topics of 'Premature ejaculation: a clinical update'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this