Premature Ejaculation May Be a Genetic Problem

Do you suffer from premature ejaculation? A new study provides you with a good excuse: it found that the rapidity of ejaculation is genetically determined. I love this detail: “For a month the female partners used a stopwatch at home to measure the time until ejaculation.”

Men who suffer from premature ejaculation may be able to blame their genes, work suggests.

A study of nearly 200 Dutch men found those who climaxed too soon during intercourse had a version of a gene that controls the hormone serotonin.

Men with this version ejaculated twice as quickly as other men in the study.

Serotonin levels are what control the rapidity of ejaculation, say the Utrecht University researchers told the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Read more

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