What is female premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is traditionally related to the difficulty men have in controlling ejaculation during sex. Although very little has been written about female premature ejaculation, several studies have revealed that women can also be affected by this sexual dysfunction.
As with men, female premature ejaculation occurs when women reach orgasm earlier than they would like, affecting both partner sex and overall sexual desire.
Premature ejaculation in women has not yet been officially recognized. While premature ejaculation in men is categorized as a sexual dysfunction in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health in the United States, no equivalent is found that reflects this particularity in women.
Studies on premature ejaculation in women
To find some relevant information about premature ejaculation in women, one should refer to the International Society for Sexual Medicine. This entity recognizes premature ejaculation in women as a sexual dysfunction and is supported by a study published in 2011 in the journal Sexologies.
The study in question was designed and conducted by the University of Chicago. The results were obtained through information provided by 510 women of Portuguese nationality between the ages of 18 and 45 through a specific questionnaire.
“14% of the women had premature orgasms quite frequently.”
The results of the study revealed that 40% of the respondents had experienced early orgasms on time. Fourteen percent of the women had premature orgasms fairly frequently and three percent experienced premature orgasms in all their relationships.
How does female premature ejaculation affect sex?
As with male premature ejaculation, in the case of women, premature orgasm can affect the relationship and self-esteem of women who suffer from it.
Some of the participants in the study revealed that it was very difficult for them to continue with their sexual relationship with their partner once they had experienced a premature orgasm. This creates an uncomfortable situation and can affect the couple’s relationship.
The problem of premature ejaculation in women should be treated with the same seriousness as in the case of men. Women who suffer this dysfunction should talk to their partners and ask for professional help to find the origin of the problem and be able to solve it.
Remedies to correct female premature ejaculation
One of the most recommended methods to improve sexual performance in women is to exercise and strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder and bowel. These are known as “Kegel exercises”. You can read more about Kegel exercises here.
These exercises focus on strengthening the pubococcygeal muscle, which is essential for controlling the bladder and vaginal contractions voluntarily. With the periodic exercise of this muscle you can control your orgasms and take control of your body when you have sex.