Today I am going to talk about a very sensitive but important subject of premature ejaculation. So what is a premature ejaculation? Premature ejaculation is a sexual disorder when the man reaches climax very fast in sexual activity. It is a very spread and off-putting issue because about thirty percent of men experiencing premature ejaculation at some point during their life.
Ejaculation can be considered as premature when it occurs in under four minutes into sexual intercourse depending on different cultures and countries. However, the general consensus that any sexual intercourse that lasts less than two minutes can be considered premature ejaculation.
Causes of PE
What are the causes of premature ejaculation? Well, there are a number of both physical and psychological causes for a man to experience premature ejaculation. Some of the common physical causes include:
- obesity and poor health in general;
- prostate problems – this typically affects older men;
- thyroid disorders, so having an underactive and even an overactive thyroid gland can result in premature ejaculation;
- use of recreational drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine can also result in premature ejaculation.
Now let’s look at all the psychological causes. So the common one is depression, low mood, and stress. Also relationship issues or anxiety about sexual performance especially when in a new relationship or when a man has encountered previous difficulties with sexual performance.
Treatment of PE
Now let’s talk about the management of premature ejaculation. There are a number of things that one can try before seeking medical help. This includes more regular sex or masturbation since premature ejaculation is more likely if there are long gaps between sex. Using a condom to help reduce sensation and also sex with a woman on top reduces the likelihood of premature ejaculation.
There are also a couple of well-known techniques which have been found to be useful for men suffering from premature ejaculation. The first one is the squeeze technique. This involves the woman masturbating a man to the point of ejaculation and then squeezing the head of the penis for approximately 30 seconds. She then let’s go and wait for further 30 seconds before resuming masturbation. It may take a few months to produce any benefits and relapse is common.
Also, there is something called “stop-go technique”. This is similar to the squeeze technique, but a woman doesn’t squeeze the penis.
Now let’s talk about medication used to help with premature ejaculation. So the commonly used medication is a group of medication called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or abbreviated to SSRIs. These are commonly used to treat depression, but they have been found to help with premature ejaculation. SSRIs used for this purpose include Paroxetine, Sertraline, Citalopram, and Fluoxetine. It can take two weeks of taking the medication before full effects are noted. There was one particular SSRI Dapoxetine also known as Priligy; this has been licensed in the UK and is much faster than the SSRIs I have just mentioned, and they can be used on demands.
So here you go that was a brief summary on premature ejaculation.