Myths and Misconceptions About Premature Ejaculation

man confused scratching head wondering if what he has heard about premature ejaculation and lasting longer in bed is true or not

Premature Ejaculation Myths and Misconceptions Explained

Scene: You find a patch of rough skin on your arm and do a quick web search to find out what’s causing it. All of a sudden, you’re sliding down a rabbit hole a mile deep, and before you know it, Dr. Google has diagnosed you with terminal skin cancer. You’re going to die.

Don’t try to deny it.

It’s natural to seek answers when something is bothering us. But unfortunately, the Internet can be an inhospitable place for facts.

So if you’ve ever Googled “premature ejaculation” in search of cold, hard, comforting facts and promising solutions to help you control your PE — only to find page after page of cockamamie folk cures and miracle pills claiming to cure what ails you (and shine your shoes while they’re at it) — this page is for you, fam.

Let’s debunk some of the most common myths and misconceptions about premature ejaculation.

Top 6 Myths About Premature Ejaculation

1. I'm All Alone in This

You’re not alone, Brother. It’s thought that premature ejaculation is the most common sexual dysfunction out there — with about 30% of men worldwide living with it.

Better yet, the stigma around the condition is lifting as more and more medical research is done on PE, its causes, and the available treatment options for it.

2. PE is a Young Man's Affliction

Call it the American Pie effect: Many assume that premature ejaculation is a condition that affects only younger men, perhaps because of their relative inexperience with sex. It’s actually equally common in men of all ages — and it’s caused by many more complex factors than being overly excited to finally be getting some.

Based on a random survey, our own data shows that the age of our customers actually doesn’t skew towards young men.

In fact, according to the International Society for Sexual Medicine, older men are actually more likely to suffer from acquired PE, one of the four subcategories of premature ejaculation.

Couple sitting on bed, visibily upset from either lifelong or aquired premature ejaculation
Learn More About Acquired vs Lifelong PE
Do you know the differenced between the types of premature ejaculation? If you are experiencing quicker than desired ejaculation times find out what type can be affecting you and how you can treat it.

3. Premature Ejaculation is All in My Head

For a long time, the medical community believed premature ejaculation was a purely psychogenic affliction — it’s all in your head.

Experts actually haven’t discovered a definitive cause for premature ejaculation, they believe it could be linked to a number of factors, including high penile sensitivity, serotonin deficiency in the brain, and erectile dysfunction. (Your overall health can also affect your reproductive system’s health.)

There are still guys out there who believe an attitude adjustment will cure your PE, but it won’t. There are often underlying issues that need to be addressed — and they shouldn’t be ignored.

question mark on yellow background
Learn About The Causes Of Premature Ejaculation
PE can be caused by a number of factors including physical and psychological issues. If you've ever thought it was 'all in your head' you could learn something new.

4. PE Will Ruin My Sex Life

Sure, premature ejaculation can be a bummer — and studies show it can kill your mojo, if you let it. But there’s a lot more to a satisfying sex life than penis-to-vagina intercourse (provided you swing that way).

There are plenty of ways to keep things spicy in and out of the bedroom that will take the focus away from your time to orgasm. Increased focus on your partner’s pleasure and plenty of foreplay to up the amount of hot-and-heavy time together are just the beginning.

Plus, there are products like Promescent Climax Control Spray out there designed to help you last longer in bed.

Promescent climax control spray bottles
Get Your Mojo Back
Promescent has been clinically proven to help men last longer in bed. What are you waiting for? Get it delivered to your door discreetly.

5. Food Can Cure my PE

Antioxidants are the solution for EVERYTHING, right? Sorry, blueberries will not cure your premature ejaculation. Those little fruits are fantastic for you in a lot of ways, but there’s no scientific proof that they increase the time it takes you to reach orgasm.

We’ve seen dudes on message boards recommending piling your plate with shrimp, crab, and salmon…with nothing to back it up. Listen, eat what makes your body feel good, but don’t expect it to fix your problems in the sack.

Read about how diet and your PE are related →

6. Alcohol Will Help Me Last Longer in Bed

Slow down before you grab that bottle, Captain Morgan. A little cocktail might help take the edge off if you’re feeling nervous about a sexual encounter — and may even help increase the time it takes to ejaculate — but it’s not a sustainable way to control your PE.

Enjoyed to excess, alcohol also can actually constrict blood vessels in your penis and lead to premature ejaculation. (Whoops.) Also, ever heard of whiskey dick? Real thing.

Bottom line: Don’t get wasted if you want to have amazing sex.

Learn about alcohol and PE →

Myths And Common Questions

man confused scratching head wondering if what he has heard about premature ejaculation and lasting longer in bed is true or not

Premature Ejaculation Myths and Misconceptions Explained

Scene: You find a patch of rough skin on your arm and do a quick web search to find out what’s causing it. All of a sudden, you’re sliding down a rabbit hole a mile deep, and before you know it, Dr. Google has diagnosed you with terminal skin cancer. You’re going to die.

Don’t try to deny it.

It’s natural to seek answers when something is bothering us. But unfortunately, the Internet can be an inhospitable place for facts.

So if you’ve ever Googled “premature ejaculation” in search of cold, hard, comforting facts and promising solutions to help you control your PE — only to find page after page of cockamamie folk cures and miracle pills claiming to cure what ails you (and shine your shoes while they’re at it) — this page is for you, fam.

Let’s debunk some of the most common myths and misconceptions about premature ejaculation.

Top 6 Myths About Premature Ejaculation

1. I'm All Alone in This

You’re not alone, Brother. It’s thought that premature ejaculation is the most common sexual dysfunction out there — with about 30% of men worldwide living with it.

Better yet, the stigma around the condition is lifting as more and more medical research is done on PE, its causes, and the available treatment options for it.

2. PE is a Young Man's Affliction

Call it the American Pie effect: Many assume that premature ejaculation is a condition that affects only younger men, perhaps because of their relative inexperience with sex. It’s actually equally common in men of all ages — and it’s caused by many more complex factors than being overly excited to finally be getting some.

Based on a random survey, our own data shows that the age of our customers actually doesn’t skew towards young men.

In fact, according to the International Society for Sexual Medicine, older men are actually more likely to suffer from acquired PE, one of the four subcategories of premature ejaculation.

Couple sitting on bed, visibily upset from either lifelong or aquired premature ejaculation
Learn More About Acquired vs Lifelong PE
Do you know the differenced between the types of premature ejaculation? If you are experiencing quicker than desired ejaculation times find out what type can be affecting you and how you can treat it.

3. Premature Ejaculation is All in My Head

For a long time, the medical community believed premature ejaculation was a purely psychogenic affliction — it’s all in your head.

Experts actually haven’t discovered a definitive cause for premature ejaculation, they believe it could be linked to a number of factors, including high penile sensitivity, serotonin deficiency in the brain, and erectile dysfunction. (Your overall health can also affect your reproductive system’s health.)

There are still guys out there who believe an attitude adjustment will cure your PE, but it won’t. There are often underlying issues that need to be addressed — and they shouldn’t be ignored.

question mark on yellow background
Learn About The Causes Of Premature Ejaculation
PE can be caused by a number of factors including physical and psychological issues. If you've ever thought it was 'all in your head' you could learn something new.

4. PE Will Ruin My Sex Life

Sure, premature ejaculation can be a bummer — and studies show it can kill your mojo, if you let it. But there’s a lot more to a satisfying sex life than penis-to-vagina intercourse (provided you swing that way).

There are plenty of ways to keep things spicy in and out of the bedroom that will take the focus away from your time to orgasm. Increased focus on your partner’s pleasure and plenty of foreplay to up the amount of hot-and-heavy time together are just the beginning.

Plus, there are products like Promescent Climax Control Spray out there designed to help you last longer in bed.

Promescent climax control spray bottles
Get Your Mojo Back
Promescent has been clinically proven to help men last longer in bed. What are you waiting for? Get it delivered to your door discreetly.

5. Food Can Cure my PE

Antioxidants are the solution for EVERYTHING, right? Sorry, blueberries will not cure your premature ejaculation. Those little fruits are fantastic for you in a lot of ways, but there’s no scientific proof that they increase the time it takes you to reach orgasm.

We’ve seen dudes on message boards recommending piling your plate with shrimp, crab, and salmon…with nothing to back it up. Listen, eat what makes your body feel good, but don’t expect it to fix your problems in the sack.

Read about how diet and your PE are related →

6. Alcohol Will Help Me Last Longer in Bed

Slow down before you grab that bottle, Captain Morgan. A little cocktail might help take the edge off if you’re feeling nervous about a sexual encounter — and may even help increase the time it takes to ejaculate — but it’s not a sustainable way to control your PE.

Enjoyed to excess, alcohol also can actually constrict blood vessels in your penis and lead to premature ejaculation. (Whoops.) Also, ever heard of whiskey dick? Real thing.

Bottom line: Don’t get wasted if you want to have amazing sex.

Learn about alcohol and PE →

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