Premature ejaculation: a clinical update

Paul T Dignam
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb02073.x
Published online: 15 September 2008

To the Editor: We all privately seek statistics that enable us to put ourselves in perspective (even if we keep the results to ourselves!), but I am now unsure where my sexual performance stands.1 On the one hand, I am told premature ejaculation affects at least one, and from time to time two, of every three males (is that the < 2 minutes version?), and on the other that there is a skewed distribution with a median of 5.4 minutes and a range of 0.55–44.1 minutes. I’m impressed by the aerobic fitness, never mind the sex.

  • Paul T Dignam

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, SA.


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