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How might a man react to having premature ejaculation?

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD
Psychiatry
Premature ejaculation (PE) can trigger a whole range of negative emotions: He might feel angry and frustrated with himself, insecure and anxious about his sex life, embarrassed, worried about his relationship, or a combination of these.

Many men with PE worry that their partners will think they're sexually lazy or selfish -- and some women who don't understand PE may indeed think that. The irony is that guys with PE tend to be extremely sensitive lovers but are incapable of putting that intent into action. But being constantly hung up on delaying his orgasm can make it difficult for him to enjoy sex, and he may end up avoiding women, relationships, and sexual situations as a result.

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