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Delayed Ejaculation

Diagnostic Criteria

A) Either of  the   following  symptoms must be experienced on almost all or all occasions (approximately 75%-100%) of partnered  sexual activity (in identified situational contexts or, if generalized, in all contexts), and without the  individual desiring delay:

  1. Marked delay in ejaculation.
  2. Marked infrequency or absence of ejaculation.

B) The symptoms in Criterion A have persisted for a minimum duration of approximately 6 months.

C) The symptoms in Criterion A cause clinically significant distress in the individual.

D) The sexual dysfunction is not better explained by a nonsexual mental disorder or as a consequence of severe relationship distress or other significant stressors and is not attributable to the effects of a substance/medication or another medical condition.


Specify whether:

Lifelong:  The disturbance has been present since the individual became sexually active.

Acquired:  The disturbance began after a period of relatively normal sexual function.


Specify whether:

Generalized:  Not limited to certain types of stimulation, situation, or partners.

Situational:  Only occurs with certain types of stimulation, situations, or partners.


Specify current severity:

Mild: Evidence of mild distress over the symptoms in Criterion A.

Moderate: Evidence of moderate distress over the symptoms in Criterion A.

Severe: Evidence of severe or extreme distress over the symptoms in Criterion A.