Premature ejaculation can affect relationships
Premature ejaculation (PE) affects men both emotionally and physically. PE may cause low self-confidence, anxiety, feelings of shame and avoidance of sexual intimacy. PE can also affect partners, negatively impacting overall quality of life and sexual satisfaction for couples.A recent survey of more than 12,000 men showed that those with PE had worse sex lives than those without it. Men with PE were more likely to report having ‘little interest in sex’, ‘lack of orgasm’ and difficulties achieving or maintaining an erection.
Men with PE also had greater concern about their overall relationship – sometimes even avoiding relationships all together.
Even among couples who feel they are sexually satisfied despite PE, both men and women may feel that there is something missing from their relationship and that this affects their sense of intimacy.