All you need to know about Premature Ejaculation
What is Premature Ejaculation (PE)?
As the name suggests, Premature ejaculation is a health condition where a man ejaculates earlier than he or his partner desire during intercourse. It is something that he is unable to control.
Naturally, regular occurrences of this, cause a stressful situation to develop between a man and his sexual partner. As a result, neither party are able to experience maximum satisfaction during intercourse.
The good news is that Premature Ejaculation is completely treatable, and no one should suffer in shame and silence.
Premature Ejaculation remains the most common sexual problem that men are faced with.
The statistics may surprise you, 1 in 3 men are affected, that is more common than snoring. So, you are not alone with regards to this complaint.
Why am I experiencing difficulty lasting long in the bedroom?
Premature ejaculation can be linked to 2 issues.
- You may have erectile dysfunction or ED which is the difficulty achieving or sustain an erection.
- You can get hard or sustain an erection, however on penetration you ejaculate soon thereafter. This is classic Premature Ejaculation.
PE rarely stems from a physical problem. Most of the time it is triggered by psychological factors which have remained unaddressed. Here are some of the common issues responsible:
- Poor body image
- Becoming sexually active early
- Relationship challenges
However, we certainly cannot rule out potential biological factors that may be in play:
- Infection and inflammation of the urethra or prostate
- Abnormal hormone levels
Is Premature Ejaculation Curable?
Since Premature Ejaculation is often due to psychological issues, it depends on many factors like therapy, coping mechanisms and the patient’s willingness to participate in the prerequisite exercises to overcome symptoms. As such close consultation with your doctor is critical to conquering your problem.
With effort and persistence, you may be able to beat your PE and engage in a healthier and more satisfying sex life with your partner. This is the ultimate goal.
When should I explore treatment?
While Premature Ejaculation may be common, it is often sporadic in nature. As such it may come and go as it were. However, if the following scenarios are occurring you may want to visit your doctor for advice and a way forward.
- Frequently or always ejaculating within a minute of penetration
- Unable to put off ejaculation during intercourse.
- Your sexual intimacy is being severely affected.
What are the existing treatment options available for Premature Ejaculation?
Treatment options in the arsenal for PE include topical creams, oral medications, and behavioral techniques. You should be aware that treating Premature Ejaculation may take some time. There may be a bit of trial and error, so to speak before you find the treatment that works best for you. It is recommended that you use both medication and behavioral techniques for optimal results.
Here are some of the behavioral techniques that your doctor may suggest. Speak to your doctor to learn about the different techniques. Such includes:
As the name suggests, you are required to withdraw before you ejaculate. When the urge to ejaculate subsides, you can penetrate or resume sexual intercourse.
The advantage of condoms is that it reduces the sensitivity of your penis, which can assist the delay of ejaculation.
You can use thicker condoms which will significantly reduce sensation. Normal or thinner condoms may not be as effective.
While the strategies above have the potential to be effective in alleviating Premature Ejaculation, they take time, effort, and dedication. Medication may be easier and gain faster results in the fight against Premature Ejaculation. You can use both behavioral techniques and medication simultaneously to achieve improvement.
1. Topical creams
One effective way of delaying ejaculation is by using an aesthetic and numbing creams. The cream works by reducing the sensitivity in the area allowing you to delay ejaculation. Unfortunately, topical creams have disadvantages, there is no way to control how much desensitization takes place. You and your partner may not be able to experience any sexual satisfaction. Also, they can be quite a messy affair.
2. Oral Medication
There is only one medicine available to treat Premature Ejaculation at the moment. Doctors usually use it in conjunction with erectile dysfunction medication. Research has shown that taking both medications together is extremely effective for treating PE even if you do not have an erectile dysfunction diagnosis.
Your doctor may also prescribe painkillers which can also delay ejaculation. This medication should only be taken on an as-needed basis and right before intercourse.
Premature ejaculation can be both embarrassing and overwhelming. However, if this is happening to you, there are several strategies that you can employ. You may need to try a few measures before you find the one that is right for you. However, there is hope.
We encourage you to reach out to your doctor if you have any concerns.
We are committed to helping you and your partner achieve a healthier life.