What Are Premature Ejaculation Treatments?

Updated Jun,2020

Premature ejaculation treatments include behavioral techniques, medications, topical anesthetics, wearing condoms, exercise, a healthy diet, and counseling. It takes time to find the right techniques for you so be patient and try a combination of things. The most common and effective combination is behavioral techniques plus medication.

What is premature ejaculation (PE)?

Premature ejaculation (PE) is when ejaculation happens quicker than you or your partner would like during sexual intercourse. PE is also referred to as "rapid ejaculation", "premature climax", or "early ejaculation".

Premature ejaculation isn't a cause for immediate worry. In most cases, it's temporary and caused by outside stress.

However, if you experience PE often and it's causing you significant frustration, talking to your doctor may help.

What causes PE?

Doctors don't know what exactly causes PE. Many things contribute to occasional or long term premature ejaculation. However, your serotonin levels may be partly to blame.

Serotonin is an important chemical and neurotransmitter in the body. It's believed to affect your mood, appetite, sleep, memory, and sexual desire as well as function. Men who take a shorter time to ejaculate have shown to have lower levels of serotonin.

Emotional factors may also play a huge role:

  • Temporary Depression
  • Stress
  • Guilt
  • Unrealistic Expectations About Sexual Performance
  • History Of Sexual Repression
  • Overall Lack Of Confidence
  • Relationship Problems

Keep in mind, erectile dysfunction (ED) may be to blame. Men who worry about losing their erection may develop a habit of rushing to ejaculate. Treating ED may also treat your premature ejaculation.

What are the most effective treatments for PE?

Because PE can be caused by a variety of different factors, treating premature ejaculation can require a bit of exploration. Here are some effective ways to treat PE:

  • Behavioral techniques - Behavioral therapy consists of small techniques that retrain your body's ejaculation response. The goal is to build a tolerance or a delay. An example is to masturbate an hour or two prior to your sexual activities. This may help you last longer in intercourse by giving your body an initial release.
  • Diet - According to research, magnesium and zinc aids in your sexual health. Specifically, a diet rich in magnesium and zinc may increase the time it takes you to climax.
  • Condoms - The number one complaint with condoms, is less feeling. Normally, we view this as a bad thing but in this case, less sensitivity may help. By decreasing your amount of sensitivity you may be able to curb your PE.
  • Medications - Medications like Sildenafil and Tadalafil are highly effective in treating erectile dysfunction, a common cause of PE. They work by increasing blood flow to an aroused penis, allowing for harder, longer-lasting erections.

Getting a diagnosis from your doctor can be awkward

Your doctor is going to ask you about your sex life, health history, and may do a physical exam. Depending on the severity of your PE or if your doctor suspects erectile dysfunction, they may order blood tests that detect male hormone (testosterone) levels.

Your doctor may suggest that you visit a urologist or a mental health professional who specializes in sexual dysfunction. Be prepared to answer personal, and possibly awkward questions. Remember, your doctor is here to help. The more information you provide, the more they're able to help you.

What's the easiest, most discreet way to get help?

Premature ejaculation is frustrating and can be uncomfortable to talk about. Luckily, you can make an appointment with an accredited online doctor, here.

Simply fill out a short questionnaire and one of our doctors will reach out to you about your best options.

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