When do you call it premature ejaculation?
Most men experience premature ejaculation at least once in their lives. Often adolescents and young men experience premature ejaculation during their first sexual encounters, but eventually, learn ejaculatory control.
Because there is great variability in both how long it takes men to ejaculate and how long both partners want sex to last, researchers have begun to form a quantitative definition of premature ejaculation. Current evidence supports an average intravaginal ejaculation latency time(IELT) of six and a half minutes in 18-30-year-olds.
If the disorder is defined as an IELT percentile below 2.5, then premature ejaculation could be suggested by an IELT of less than about one and a half minutes.
Nevertheless, it is well accepted that men with IELT below 1.5 minutes could be “happy” with their performance and do not report a lack of control and therefore does not suffer from PE.
On the other hand, a man with 2 minutes IELT could present with a perception of poor control over his ejaculation, distressed about his condition, has interpersonal difficulties and therefore be diagnosed with PE