If you are one of the millions of men who suffer from premature ejaculation, take heart in knowing that you are not alone. An estimated 30 percent of all men suffer from this problem at one time or another.
Although many men are reluctant to discuss it with their own partner, let alone with a doctor, this is not the right course of action.
While it won’t cause any physical damage, men suffer from stress, relationship problems, lack of sexual encounters, and feelings of anxiety. Here are some ways that you can avoid premature ejaculation and learn to achieve an erection more quickly.
Is There A Way To Prevent This Problem?
At this time, there is no magic pill a man can take that will fix this problem. There are methods that can help to prevent ejaculation, including:
- Practicing the Squeeze Technique. Masters and Johnson made this exercise famous in their book about sex. When a man feels close to ejaculating, he withdraws or stops masturbating, and then squeezes the head of the penis until the feeling passes. He can then continue. While this does interrupt the sex act, over time, the man might be able to gain more control.
- Practice “Down Time”. This is another method to learn control by slowing the pelvic thrust or changing the angle of penetration until the feelings of ejaculation disappear.
- Kegel Exercises. The pelvic muscles of the body play a large part in supporting and controlling the penis. By exercising the pelvic muscles, men will have greater control over the ejaculation process. Most men get weaker muscles in this area as they age and gain weight. Ask your doctor how to properly exercise these muscles. Studies have found that men who engage in these types of exercises at least 3 times per week have longer-lasting erections than men who do not. Moreover, they’re found to have higher levels of testosterone and more powerful sex drives.
- Pause/Start Method. If simply slowing down the thrusting temp does not stop ejaculation, then men might want to try withdrawing entirely and moving on to another sex act (such as pleasing their partner) then returns to thrusting once the urge to ejaculate disappears.
- Seek Therapy. Some men have psychological issues that cause this problem. Speaking to a sex therapist can help tremendously. While many men find talking about this difficult, therapists can ask questions to make things easier in this area.
Some men may choose to stop masturbating altogether, but this may result in decreased sexual interest. Moreover, it is important to be aware of the self-control that can be achieved through regular masturbation. This is a good time to discuss this topic with your sex therapist.
What Are The Treatments For Premature Ejaculation?
First, see your doctor for a complete medical checkup and history. The doctor will most likely draw blood to check for hormonal imbalances or other tests. After an exam and seeing the test results, your doctor might ask you to see a urologist or recommend a sex therapist.
Most “treatments” involve practicing some of the techniques listed above.
Other Treatments might include:
- Herbal pills. There is a broad choice of herbal premature ejaculation pills that include potent herbal ingredients like Indian Gooseberry. Countless years of experience show that these herbal ingredients can be helpful against premature ejaculation. They may also help increase volume of semen and sperm count.
- Use of condoms. Condoms decrease sensitivity and can delay ejaculation
- Topical Anesthetics. These also numb the penis so it isn’t as sensitive
- ED medications. These would include Viagra or Cialis, which help to improve erections and prevent premature ejaculation
- One of the side effects of many antidepressants is a delay when reaching orgasm. Even if you aren’t depressed, drugs such as Zoloft or Paxil can help prevent premature ejaculation.
- While this medication is generally used to treat pain, it is also known to delay orgasm in both men and women.
Herbal treatment for premature ejaculation
Before taking herbal medicine or supplement for premature ejaculation, make sure you’re healthy enough and, more importantly, that you don’t have any serious medical problems. Certain herbal remedies have been known to have serious side effects. On the other hand, most of these herbal products are safe and clinically proven to help.
A 2017 Sexual Medicine study confirmed that men who took herbal medicine to treat premature ejaculation saw a significant increase in the time it took to ejaculate during sex.
These herbal medications may increase the quality of sex, leading to better orgasms, prolonged time before ejaculations, and harder erections. These herbal supplements are very common and have been used in many medical facilities.