It's in Your Genes, Not Your Jeans

October 7, 2008

A new study shows that premature ejaculation is genetic. A study involving 200 Dutch men found that men whose bedroom antics finished before they really began had a similar version of a gene that controls the hormone serotonin.

Apparently one third of men suffer from premature ejaculation. The hormone serotonin controls the rapidity of ejaculation and is also linked to reflexes. Men who have this type of gene usually have very quick reflexes, which means they are excellent at playing tennis, video games and safe driving. But not so good in the bedroom.

The study shows that this problem is not purely psychological. It also means that the problem can be medicated. Scientists are currently developing a drug that prolongs the hormone, meaning that premature ejaculation may be a thing of the past.

At least now if the problem arises (or it if it doesn’t) you can say to your lover “Hey baby, it’s not you. It’s my dad.”

For more information on how to eliminate premature ejaculation, check out these 10 tips.

Source: BBC News