Unlike premature ejaculation – usually defined as ejaculating within three minutes of penetration – there isn’t a set amount of time that constitutes DE.
Still, you may have it if you can’t orgasm within 20 minutes after penetration, says Dr Tobias Köhler, an associate professor of urology at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Statistically, that period of time is far enough away from the norm of about five minutes – as reported in a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine – to indicate a possible problem.
Sound like you? Here’s everything you need to know about why it may be taking you so long and how to treat the condition.