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Managing premature ejaculation
- By Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
Q. I am in a new sexual relationship and surprised that at age 63 I have premature ejaculation. My partner is understanding, but it bothers me. What might help?
A. Premature ejaculation is common in older men, especially when beginning a new relationship. Even men with erectile dysfunction (ED), who have difficulty getting and holding an erection, can experience premature ejaculation. It’s great that your partner is so understanding, and it benefits you both to be open about the issue and discuss your options together.
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