Both premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction are relatively common conditions and it is likely that you will experience one or another – or even both – at some point in your life.

But a new study has just discovered that there may well actually be a link between premature ejaculation (considered to be the most common form of sexual dysfunction for men) and a higher risk of erectile dysfunction, as well as progressively worse sexual functioning and couple impairment, Yahoo News reports.

Carried out by scientists from the Maggiore-Bellaria Hospital in Bologna, Italy, the study found that 30 per cent of men aged between 40 and 79 had experienced “shorter than desired ejaculation latency”, with seven per cent saying they experienced distress as a result, which had an impact on their sexual functioning.

Those men experiencing severe levels of distress were also more likely to show signs of depression and have low scores on quality of life assessments.

It was observed that erectile-related distress could be instigated by “personal expectations, fear of not satisfying the partner through intercourse or in other ways, [or] a wish to extend personal pleasure during intercourse.

“Embarrassment, guilt, worry, tension and fear of failure – associate with partner’s reduced sexual fitness, can eventually lead to marital problems.”

Premature ejaculation can be caused by prostate or thyroid problems, or the use of recreational drugs, but it can also be a psychological problem. Depression, stress, relationship issues and anxiety about sexual performance can all cause issues. It could be a good idea to go and see your GP if you’re worried about your sexual health.

Here at Menschem, we can provide treatments for premature ejaculation online. It’s called Priligy and works by increasing the serotonin levels in the brain, which can help delay ejaculation.

It’s proven to be very effective in men who have a latency time of under two minutes and it has also been shown to increase intra-vaginal ejaculation delay by 200-300 per cent. There are some side-effects to taking it, such as headaches, nausea and feeling dizzy, however.

You can take one tablet between one or two hours before engaging in sexual activity. If you find that it doesn’t work, then it would be a good idea to make an appointment to see your local GP.

We also offer Sildenafil online, which can be taken to treat erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil is simply the name of the drug that you find in Viagra (which is just a popular brand name for the drug itself).

You should take one tablet an hour before you want to have sex, with a starting dose of 50mg. If you find that this is too strong, you can drop it down to 25mg, or you can increase it to 100mg if you don’t find that it has worked as you would have liked.