Premature ejaculation is also referred to as sensitive ejaculation, early ejaculation, rapid climax (and historically ejaculatio praecox). It is commonly abbreviated as PE. In practice, this means that a man cums too fast, within a few moments after the beginning of sexual intercourse, say, within 15-30 seconds. This dysfunction is also characterized by problems with controlling ejaculation.

The disease is common, it can occur in any age, especially in young guys. According to C. Carson and K. Gunn (International Journal of Impotence Research, 2006), PE is likely to be the most widespread sexual dysfunction in males. Its worldwide prevalence is about 30%. This is a huge number, however, often the condition has transient nature. Some cases require serious medical treatment, while in other situations, natural therapy would be helpful.