Premature Ejaculation is a Gene's Fault

May 28, 2009
Scientists say that premature ejaculation may be an inherited disorder linked to genes.

A study conducted by Finnish researchers Pekka Santtila, Kenneth Sandnabba and Patrick Jern revealed that many men faced the problem of premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction at their fist sexual experience. More than 3000 of male twins and their brothers took part in the research. All the participants were asked about their first sexual encounter to find the factors contributing to premature ejaculation and other sexual problems.

The findings revealed that premature ejaculation has a genetic cause. Previous study of 2000 men conducted by Dutch researchers showed that premature ejaculation is linked to the gene taking part in serotonin regulation.

It is commonly believed that premature ejaculation is caused by external factors such as stress or intoxication. The new study suggests that the problem is not only psychological but often a genetic disorder.

Premature ejaculation affects around 30 percent of men in the world. According to the American study presented at the 9th European Society for Sexual Medicine Congress in 2006 the average time it takes for man from penetration to orgasm is 7.3 minutes, while for a man with premature ejaculation it takes around 1.8 minutes on average.

Common treatments for premature ejaculation includes the use of local anesthetic gels or condoms with anesthetic lubricant to help men last longer. In many cases, men benefit from distraction method, constriction techniques, cognitive behavior therapy and others.
David Goldmeier, a member of the Faculty of 1 000 Medicine, says that the results of the study will be helpful in the development of a new drug for male sexual dysfunction.
The research was published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy in March 2009.