A new study has revealed that many Malaysian men ejaculate even before having sexual intercourse with their partner.
According to the Universiti Sains Malaysia survey, about 29 percent of Malaysians aged between 19 and 60 suffer from some sort of premature ejaculation.
The percentage could be higher, considering many are unable to practice healthy and regular intercourse and also because they lead very stressful lives, he said in an interview here.
"I have a recorded case of a married couple who never had a fulfilled intercourse for four years because the husband was unable to control his excitement and would often ejaculate before penetration," The Star Online quoted USM Men's Health Clinic head Assoc Prof Shaiful Bahari Ismail who did the study on premature ejaculation.
"Some men hardly last a minute after intra-vaginal activity," he said, adding that this caused distress and sexual boredom that might lead to divorce if the wife had a high sex drive.
He said that premature ejaculation was becoming a threat to Malaysians and might be one of the causes of the increasing divorce rate.
He said Malaysian men felt that it was taboo to speak about the condition and preferred to "sweep the problem under the carpet".
He added that married women also preferred to be silent because it could affect their husbands' self-esteem.