A condition that occurs when a man achieves orgasm and ejaculates after limited physical contact.

Premature ejaculation is a broad term, but it is generally defined as a sexual dysfunction if ejaculation occurs in less than a minute during sex. For comparison, men ejaculate within about 5-10 minutes of penetration on average (not counting foreplay or other sexual contact).

Premature ejaculation is often a temporary condition, and it coan occur for a number of reasons. Some topical treatments (commonly known as “”delay sprays””) attempt to prevent the issue by desensitizing the penis, typically through the use of numbing agents such as benzocaine and lidocaine. Other treatments include sex therapy and prescription medications.