Premature ejaculation is a type of ejaculation problem wherein the semen leaves a man’s body much sooner than desired during sexual activity. There is no rule book for how long sex should last between couples, but if it ends too soon almost all the time, it could also potentially become a source of issue in the relationship. For many men, premature ejaculation may lead or sometimes be caused by performance anxiety.
Though it can happen frequently, premature ejaculation doesn’t have to signify the beginning of the end in your relationship. It’s a potential roadblock that can be resolved. Most of the time, premature ejaculation is best treated with medications that need a prescription from your doctor. Although in many cases, it hasn’t gotten to a very serious situation and for some who prefer to go the natural treatment route, there are a few things that can be done to manage the condition and potentially reduce the frequency of premature ejaculation.
The use of condoms is promoted for healthy and safe sex. And unless a couple is aiming to conceive, it is always advisable and a viable option for managing premature ejaculation. Some condoms contain numbing agents which help to lessen the sensation felt in the penis during sex, and help with delaying ejaculation. In some cases, these condoms are also thick enough and can reduce the sensitivity felt by the penis during sexual intercourse.
Most numbing agents are available for purchase over the counter, so there is no need for a doctor to prescribe them to you. It’s also one of the fastest and most effective ways to delay ejaculation. Numbing agents can come in the form of topical cream or spray with Lidocaine and Benzocaine being the most commonly used anesthetics.
Pelvic Floor Exercises
For men wishing to address premature ejaculation without having to use medications, doing pelvic floor exercises may help. The body uses several muscles when ejaculating, and when you train these muscles through exercise, it could give you more control over ejaculation and prolong it. A very effective type of exercise for delaying ejaculation is known as kegel exercises. It’s fairly simple to execute and may be performed anytime during the day.
Intake of foods high in Magnesium and Zinc
Two of the most beneficial minerals that are known to help with premature ejaculation are magnesium and zinc. Magnesium has been studied several times and its benefits have been consistently linked to premature ejaculation. You could get magnesium from eating these foods: bananas, leafy green vegetables, fatty fish, nuts, seeds, avocados, and dark chocolate.
Another mineral that may potentially benefit one’s sexual health and ease premature ejaculation is zinc. This mineral plays an important role in male fertility and could potentially improve sexual dysfunctions like premature ejaculation as well. Foods that are high in zinc include the following: eggs, milk, red meat, whole grains, dark chocolate, and cheese, among others.
How to Delay Ejaculation
Ejaculation plays a key role in a man’s satisfaction and sex life. Premature ejaculation happens to almost any man at some point, but if it occurs too frequently, this condition could prevent one from fully enjoying sexual activities and could cause discomfort in relationships. Many men lose their self-confidence when they worry about sexual dysfunctions like premature ejaculation.
The good news is that there are a few techniques to help men train themselves and prolong ejaculation naturally.
Men who masturbate are better able at regulating their levels of arousal and tend to know how to delay ejaculation.
- Deep breathing
Try to spend 5 seconds taking a deep breath, hold it for 3 seconds, and exhale deeply for 5 seconds. Deep breathing may enable men to have better control over the sexual tension, prolonging ejaculation.
- The squeeze technique
With the squeeze technique, you masturbate and immediately stop the moment you’re about to ejaculate. Instead of ejaculating, squeeze the penis’ head for 10 to 20 seconds, and release for 30 seconds, and masturbate again. You repeat this technique a few times before finally ejaculating.
- The stop-start technique
With this technique, you masturbate and immediately stop the moment you’re about to ejaculate. There is no need to squeeze, but simply repeat the process until you’ve practiced it enough times, then you stop and start again.
These are viable techniques you can do to train your body and delay ejaculation in the process. It might take several repetitions before you’re able to learn to do it successfully, but these techniques have proven to be effective long-term. And they’re natural.
Medical Therapy for Premature Ejaculation
Beyond natural methods and techniques that have been mentioned, going the medical route often proves to be very effective in addressing premature ejaculation. But to get medical treatment, a man needs to be diagnosed with premature ejaculation by a doctor and prescribed certain medications to use.
Premature ejaculation constitutes the following conditions:
- a short latency period for ejaculation
- a lack of sexual satisfaction
- inability to control ejaculation
If the following conditions are met, one could be diagnosed with premature ejaculation and can also be prescribed any of the following medical treatment options.
SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)
SSRI treatments such as Paroxetine and Sertraline make up one of the main pharmacotherapy methods for premature ejaculation treatment. In the United States, Paroxetine is found to be the most effective. Give it 5 to 10 days to work and you’ll begin to see its effects within at least 4 weeks.
Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are typically used for treating mental health conditions such as depression at a higher dose, but can be used off-label and at a lower dose for premature ejaculation treatment. Your doctor is the one who would know best how much dose to give you.
PDE-5 inhibitor drugs (Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors)
PDE-5 inhibitor drugs are typically used for treating erectile dysfunction, but Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) have been known to be just as effective for treating PE. They help increase blood flow to the penis and just as much as they’re effective erectile dysfunction, they can prolong ejaculation, too. The main difference between these two is the duration of their effectiveness. Cialis can last up to 36 hours, which is a lot longer compared to Viagra, which works for up to 6 hours only.
Premature ejaculation is a common issue among men. It is medically considered a sexual dysfunction and unless the main cause is addressed, premature ejaculation may not be permanently cured.
The good thing is there are a number of things you can do to overcome it naturally. Making healthier lifestyle changes, intake of certain foods (high in zinc and magnesium), use of topical creams and condoms, as well as pelvic exercises and certain techniques all work to help combat premature ejaculation in the long-term.
With premature ejaculation, choosing to address it medically can also prove to be fast and effective. And the only way to do that is to get a diagnosis and prescription medications from a doctor. Many men would shy away from medical treatment in the past, but with the popularity of telemedicine, addressing men’s most sensitive issues and getting safe and effective medical treatment has never been easier.
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