Men's Health Archives

Premature ejaculation causes

According to the National Health and Social Life Survey, men with poor to fair health or suffering from stress or emotional problems have a higher incidence of PE. Like ED, PE can be defined as primary, meaning that the man has had it all his life (though he may not have known until he began [...]

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Preoperative preparation for prosthesis surgery

Once a man with ED - having been educated as to the cause(s) of his dysfunction and the various therapies available to him - has opted for a penile prosthesis, the surgery must be carefully planned and the patient psychologically well prepared. The patient and his sexual partner (if he has one) must be fully [...]

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Nervous system testing

Penile biothesiometry, a simple and commonly used sensory test, assesses the perception threshold of the penile skin. The examiner places an electromagnetic vibrator on the shaft of the patient's penis and controls the amplitude of the vibrations. The patient informs the examiner of the first sensation he notices, as vibration amplitude is slowly increased or [...]

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How to define premature ejaculation

Several definitions for PE have been proposed, including ejaculation before or within 30 seconds, one minute, or two minutes after penetration, but these criteria have not been universally accepted. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders definition encompasses not only the time from penetration to ejaculation (normal values of which are still controversial), but [...]

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Inflatable penile prosthesis

An inflatable penile prosthesis usually consists of two cylinders, a pump, and a reservoir that holds the fluid used to fill the cylinders. These parts are either incorporated into one device or are separate but interconnected and are placed inside the body. For all practical purposes, in the flaccid state, when the cylinders are deflated [...]

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