I consider a patient cured when he no longer has to stop and start to control his ejaculations—except perhaps once in a great while, when he is feeling exceptionally passionate or if he is under unusual stress. Once you gain control, you should be able to come when you wish to, and intercourse should be entirely natural and effortless, although like most normal men you might sometimes wish to slow down a bit. You should have gotten over your old habit of trying to hold back and your lovemaking should no longer be spoiled by any apprehension about coming too fast.