ED in Young Men Common

Premature ejaculation is the most common form of erectile dysfunction young men experience, and according to Askmen.au is probably the most common form sexual issue Aussie men face.

At least  33% of young men are affected by premature ejaculation erectile dysfunction at some stage. Some experts suspect this figure is likely higher however, due to self-report bias leading many young men to downplay or deny the extent to which they are affected by erectile dysfunction like premature ejaculation.

Premature ejaculation may also sometimes be referred to as:

  • Premature climax
  • Early ejaculation
  • Fast climax
  • Fast ejaculation
  • Rapid climax
  • Rapid ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is usually defined as ejaculation during early stages of sexual activity or soon after penile insertion. Which of course begs the obvious question:

How soon is “too soon”?

Premature Ejaculation Definition Debated

There is some disagreement amongst some experts as how to best define premature ejaculation, as erectile dysfunction in young men can be complex. To murky the waters even further, what constitutes an adequate length of time for love-making varies considerably from couple to couple!

A common timeframe given is ejaculation within two minutes. However Alfred Kinsey, in his famous surveys, discovered that 75% of men ejaculated within two minutes of penetration in over half of sexual encounters.

In 2008 the International Society for Sexual Medicine assembled a panel of international 21 experts to review existing research and develop with some sort of good catch-all definition. What they finally came up with was:

‘Premature ejaculation is a male sexual dysfunction characterised by ejaculation which always or nearly always occurs prior to or within about one minute of vaginal penetration; and, inability to delay ejaculation on all or nearly all vaginal penetrations; and, negative personal consequences, such as distress, bother, frustration, and/or the avoidance of sexual intimacy.’

—International Society for Sexual Medicine, 2008.

Perhaps the best general take on this erectile dysfunction common to young men, is that premature ejaculation is basically when a man ejaculates too early for mutual sufficient sexual satisfaction, i.e earlier than his partner and/or he would like him to.

Types of Premature Ejaculation ED in Young Men

Premature ejaculation, the form of erectile dysfunction most young men experience, comes in different forms:

  • Primary – present from the onset of puberty, usually diminishing in the following years
  • Secondary – occurs spontaneously later In life

In both cases premature ejaculation can either be global, where young men experience erectile dysfunction in all sexual contexts, or situational, where it occurs only with certain partners or in specific situations. For most young men affected by this sort of erectile dysfunction, it should be fairly obvious whether the premature ejaculation is global or situation.

Causes of Premature Ejaculation

For many young man affected by this form of erectile dysfunction, the causes of premature ejaculation can seem mysterious. This needn’t be the case though. The most common causes of premature ejaculation are:

  • Stress/anxiety
  • Depression
  • Serotonin deficiency
  • Lack of confidence / experience
  • Excessive alcohol / illicit drug-use
  • Sexual arousal too high

Premature Ejaculation – What You Can Do About It

Just because premature ejaculation is a common erectile dysfunction amongst young men, doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it.

If it’s mild premature ejaculation, it’s likely the age-old ‘distraction technique’—where you try to focus on something else in bed—may be all you need to make a difference. If you’re experiencing general stress and anxiety, it’s also worth considering some basic lifestyle changes. Get a better work/life balance, regular relaxation and recreation time.

If it’s moderate, you could also try desensitizing condoms with Benzocaine, or even a mild local anaesthetic gel. There’s also a variety of nasal sprays available online, most utilising Chlorpromazine. Make sure you research the product and its supplier though, and be aware that Chlorpromazine has side effects too.

If premature ejaculation is causing you significant problems though, your best bet is probably to consult a local aussie men’s health specialist for treatment. Don’t worry, they’ll have seen thousands of cases like yours before! You’re certainly not the first young man to experience this sort of erectile dysfunction—premature ejaculation is a very common form of erectile dysfunction amongst young men. The specialist will run you through a range of options to boost your ejaculatory control and self-esteem!