Ejaculation is a touchy subject in our culture, so it’s no surprise that premature ejaculation is as well. In fact, premature ejaculation often falls into the deep abyss of the unspoken — and how are we supposed to learn about it if we can’t talk about it? The word has been used for centuries.*
Being as hush-hush as it is, it comes as no surprise that most people don’t know much about the types of ejaculation. There are three main types of ejaculation; premature, delayed and retrograde. Premature ejaculation is among the most bothersome and according to sociologist Edward Laumann, PhD, it is estimated that a third of men in America complain that they ejaculate too quickly.
Delayed ejaculation, however, is prevalent in far fewer men than premature ejaculation. An estimated 3% of men experience delayed ejaculation. Delayed ejaculation is less prominent because many men “give up” before ejaculation occurs. Delayed ejaculation can be caused by a number of things, namely: antidepressants. Anti-depressants cause nerve endings in the penis to become less sensitive and therefore resulting in a delayed orgasm.
Retrograde ejaculation, like delayed ejaculation, can also be caused by anti-depressants as well as antipsychotic medications and is most prevalent in individuals suffering from diabetes and nerve damage. Retrograde ejaculation causes the semen to withdraw back into the bladder during an orgasm instead of being released. Because the semen is not released until urination, there are known complication when trying to conceive.
If you suffer from any of these, chances are you’re fed up. You’re not the only one. Boston Medical Group physicians have helped thousands of men confront and find solutions for ejaculation issues.
*Word Origin: 1570-80; < Latin ējaculātus (past participle of ējaculārī) shot out, equivalent to ē- e-1+ jacul(um) javelin ( jac(ere) to throw + -ulum -ule ) + -ātus -ate1