Why is a sexual history of partners helpful in the diagnosis of premature ejaculation (PE)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samuel G Deem, DO; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Because many females are unable to reach climax at all with vaginal intercourse, no matter how prolonged, the second situation described may actually represent delayed orgasm in the female partner rather than premature ejaculation in the male; the problem can be either or both, depending on the point of view. Such differences in perspective highlight the importance of obtaining a thorough sexual history from the patient (and preferably from the couple).


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