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What are the emotional effects of premature ejaculation?

Ian Kerner, PhD
Sexual Health
Premature ejaculation (PE) is the most common sexual complaint reported by men, regularly affecting roughly one in three men. When a man ejaculates too quickly during sex with a partner, he may feel like a bad lover. His partner may consider him a selfish lover. A host of other self-defeating emotions are often thrown into the mix -- such as shame, resentment, and inadequacy -- that only compound the problem.

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