Premature ejaculation refers to a state where you ejaculate prematurely. This problem is quite common in men. In this article, we are going to find out if this problem can be controlled. Read on to find out more.
What is Premature Ejaculation?
According to a study, most men tend to ejaculate after around 5 minutes of intercourse. However, if you ejaculate within 1 minute, you have a problem to deal with. But if your partner is okay with that, there is nothing to worry about.
On the other hand, if this is causing distress to your partner or yourself, you can get treatment. First, we should find out about types of premature ejaculation.
Types of Premature Ejaculation:
Primary Type: This is the case when the problem is quite frequent
Secondary Type: In this case, you may have developed the problem recently.
In the first case, the problem is psychological in most men. For example, if you have had a terrible sexual experience at a young age, you may have this problem. The secondary type of problem may be physical or psychological. Physical causes include excessive intake of alcohol or swollen prostate gland.
If you have a physical condition, you may want to consult a specialist for the treatment of your underlying condition. You may want to consult your general physician first. However, it can be challenging to treat premature ejaculation that is caused by some psychological factors.
You can try a few self-help techniques before getting medical assistance. Some of the techniques are listed below:
- You may want to try masturbating at least one hour before going for an intercourse
- You can use the thick condom to reduce the sensation
- You can take a deep breath to control the ejaculatory reflex
- You can try the top position
- If you have a long term relation with your partner, you can give a go to couples therapy. In this case, you may want to consult a specialist first.
You can use Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) if none of the self-help techniques are working for you. SSRIs are used for the treatment of depression. However, there is a side effect of these drugs: delayed ejaculation.
Another SSRI called dapoxetine is designed for the treatment of premature ejaculation. You may want to take it at least one hour before going to bed with your partner. However, you may not want to take more than one dose per day.
If this tablet does not work for you, you may want to discuss the matter with your physician and he may prescribe something else. For example, your doctor may prescribe some off-the-label drugs if you think that this is in your best interest.
Some good alternatives include fluoxetine, sertraline, and paroxetine. If you want to experience the full results of the medicine, you may want to take this medicine for at least one week.
To reduce sensitivity, you can try some creams, such as prilocaine and lidocaine. However, we suggest that you consult your general physician to go for the best cream that will be safe for you.
Long story short, you may want to try out the techniques described in this article if you have the problem of premature ejaculation.