There are a lot of jokes and remarks about men who can’t last long enough to satisfy their women partners, not to mention a slew of snide names. Quick-draw. Two Minute Wonder. The Minute Man. And most of us have probably deleted thousands of spam emails for various herbs, supplements, and other snake oils that can cure us of “that” problem (Premature ejaculation is rarely mentioned in the ad headlines).
So, it may be a surprise to some (as it was to me) that women also suffer from premature, well, not ejaculation as such, but still…
From the Live Science blog:
Men aren’t the only ones who might find themselves peaking too early in the sack. According to a new study, a small percentage of women also experience premature orgasm.
The research, a survey of Portuguese women, found that 40 percent occasionally came to orgasm faster than they intended during sex. For about 3 percent of women, the problem was chronic.
Right now, I imagine that a lot of men are hoping to find out just which women in this study might be single.
Oh, and the graphic for the article couldn’t possibly be any less sensitive.
But seriously, folks:
“At one extreme are women who have a complete control over their orgasm,” he and his colleagues write in a report to be published in the journal Sexologies. “[At] the other extreme is a group of women who report having a lack of control over the moment of orgasm, which occurs very early during intercourse, leading to personal or couple discomfort.”
And why is this a problem?
“I feel the same way men must feel about premature ejaculation and don’t completely see the difference — I finish very quickly, whereas my boyfriend doesn’t get a chance to, and it’s really starting to bother me,” she said. “Once I orgasm, I find it uncomfortable to continue, the mood changes and he ends up missing out, which I feel bad about.”
Okay, it’s easy to make jokes about this because it’s one of those role-reversal situations that seems unlikely. But I can imagine some women – just like men – who, once having orgasmed, perhaps losing interest or not wanting to continue. I’ve never run across this situation – that I know of. Anyone else?