Ejaculating early is something that happens from time to time. It’s not really cause for concern unless it’s occurring frequently to the point that it’s negatively affecting the relationship. Fortunately for those who are suffering from premature ejaculation, there are plenty of treatments available out there. They just have to find the best option or combination of options that would work for them. But before we discuss your treatment options in detail, let’s take a look at the particulars that make premature ejaculation a topic of much interest. Knowing these would help you deal with the problem better and arm you with the tools to effectively narrow down your treatment options.
The main symptom of early ejaculation is ejaculating before or shortly after sex begins. What makes this condition extra embarrassing is that sometimes, it can happen even with minimal sexual stimulation. Should you experience premature ejaculation more and more frequently, consider consulting a doctor or a specialist. He or she will look into your medical and sexual history and order laboratory tests to determine the exact cause of your problem. It is important that your physician rules out any other medical condition so he or she can prescribe or advise the right course of action to take.
For a time, experts believed that premature ejaculation is caused by psychological factors including early conditioning, anxiety, and relationship problems. Now, it is generally accepted that the condition is caused by both psychological and physical factors, with the latter including abnormal hormone levels, prostate inflammation, abnormal levels of neurotransmitters, certain thyroid conditions, damage to the nervous system, and withdrawal from certain antidepressants. You should also take note of some factors that may increase your risk of early ejaculation including stress, specific drugs (psychotropics), and erectile dysfunction.
According to male enhancement experts, premature ejaculation is best treated by combining different approaches. For example, using penis supplements in conjunction with psychotherapy may yield faster results than using medications alone. Admittedly, there are some techniques that you can perform by yourself to delay ejaculation during sex including masturbating an hour or two before sex or abstaining for a period of time until the pressure is removed from your sexual activities.
You may also try the squeeze technique, which requires active participation of your partner. When you are about to ejaculate, your partner will need to squeeze the end of your penis until it becomes less erect and the urge to ejaculate passes. Repeat the process until such a time that you and your partner are ready to climax.
As for medications, you can give herbal penis pills a shot or you can go for antidepressants that are able to delay orgasm. Your doctor may also prescribe an anesthetic cream, which you need to apply to your penis some time before intercourse. These creams will dull the sensations that you experience, thus delaying your need to ejaculate.
Last but not the least is counseling or talking with a mental health professional who can give you tips on how to reduce performance anxiety. Your psychiatrist can also help you work through some deep-seated issues which may be triggering your problem. Ask your doctor if he or she can recommend a good therapist if you suspect that psychological factors are also contributing to your condition.