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Are there sex situations that I should avoid with premature ejaculation?

Ian Kerner, PhD
Sexual Health
A crying baby, a barking dog, a whining car alarm: These distractions can interrupt any couple trying to get busy. But for the couple dealing with premature ejaculation (PE), they’re not just annoying. They can derail sex altogether. Being startled by the wails of your newborn or other sudden noises can trigger ejaculation; so can fear of having someone walk in on you or concerns about being able to perform. Sudden interruptions can trigger ejaculation and it’s easy to see why some circumstances can be particularly stressful for guys with PE. If you want to be able to manage PE and enjoy a healthy sex life, you have to recognize that certain situations may be off-limits to you -- and your partner will need to accept that, too. Take your standard “quickie,” for instance. Hurrying to finish with the added excitement of getting caught is a turn-on for some people. But for couples dealing with PE, it only reinforces habits that worsen PE.

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