Premature Ejaculation can be a threat to your relationship


There are many reasons to breakup with your partner, but is Premature Ejaculation one of them?

In a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers investigated women’s perception and how much importance they placed on ejaculatory function. How does experiencing sexual distress, specifically Premature Ejaculation (PE), impact on intimacy, relationship, and sexual behavior?

Researchers found that women who reported less sexual problems considered ejaculatory control more important and reported more PE-related distress.The male’s lack of attention and focus on performance was the most frequently reported reasons for sexual distress (47.6%) followed by “the short time between penetration and ejaculation” (39.9%), and “the lack of ejaculatory control” (24.1%). Almost a quarter of women reported that the man’s ejaculatory problem had previously led to relationship breakups (22.8%). Women considering duration to be important were more likely to report breakups.

The study highlights the detrimental effects of PE on relationship and sexual satisfaction in the female partner and how it can lead to the termination of the relationship. Most notably, this is the first study to report that an important source of female distress are not only parameters related to performance such as control or duration but rather inappropriate attention focus and the negligence of other forms of sexual activities.



Burri A, Giuliano F, McMahon C, and Porst H. Female partner’s perception of premature ejaculation and its impact on relationship breakups, relationship quality, and sexual satisfaction. J Sex Med 2014;11:2243-2255.

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