Signs and Symptoms of Premature Ejaculation

In premature ejaculation, the man ejects semen (ejaculates) very soon after the onset of sexual arousal, or sooner than he or his partner wishes. This condition is not a serious health problem, but it may cause conflict between the man and his partner.

Premature ejaculation that regularly occurs before penetration can prevent pregnancy. If it is not treated effectively, infertility treatment may be necessary if the couple wishes to have a baby.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 11 Oct 2006

Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015