Given how common premature ejaculation is, it’s remarkable that there’s still no outright cure. But then again, this comes predominantly down to the fact that each case is somewhat unique. Premature ejaculation can be caused by a wide variety of physical and psychological factors. In some instances however, there’s absolutely no specific identifiable cause.
Of course, identifying the cause of the problem can certainly help determine the appropriate course of treatment. But even if it isn’t clear why premature ejaculation is occurring, there are still various ways and means by which the problem can be reduced, or even eliminated.
If you yourself are struggling with premature ejaculation, the first thing to do is ask yourself a few important questions. For example, has the problem only presented itself as of late, or have you struggled with premature ejaculation for a long time? Is it something that happens on a consistent basis, or simply on occasion? Do you believe that the problem is due to psychological or physical factors, or perhaps a combination of both?
The better you understand your own unique case, the higher the likelihood of being able to treat it effectively. In all instances, it’s always advisable to speak to a doctor or healthcare professional as early as possible, in order to rule out any potential underlying conditions. When the time of treatment arrives, the good news is that there are countless avenues to explore – each having been proven as genuinely effective in many cases.
Preventing Premature Ejaculation
There are certain physical and psychological causes of premature ejaculation, which in order to make any real progress must be appropriately addressed. Common examples include chronic anxiety, depression, the use of certain medication and various underlying health issues. As already mentioned, this is why it is a good idea to speak to a medical professional, before going ahead.
In terms of self-management, there are various approaches to controlling premature ejaculation, which both independently and in conjunction with one another can certainly help.
- Thicker condoms. There are plenty of different types of condoms available these days, which are specifically designed to reduce sensation to such an extent that ejaculation is delayed.
- Anaesthetic creams. Likewise, there are also various creams, gels and topical treatments designed to reduce sensation without condom use. Nevertheless, such products will of course also have the same sensitivity-reducing effect on your partner.
- As with many things, practice often makes perfect when it comes to treating PE. Particularly in the case of those who find themselves overwhelmingly nervous or anxious during sex, simply having more sex on a more frequent basis could make a big difference.
- Take breaks. Then there’s the technique of stopping and starting during sex, in order to increase the overall duration of each sexual encounter.
- Talk it out. One of the worst things anyone can do when struggling with premature ejaculation is to bury their head in the sand and ignore the issue. The more openly you talk about it with your partner, the greater the likelihood of successfully addressing it.
The problem with medication and supplements supposedly designed to treat premature ejaculation is that around 99.9% of them simply do not work. They may have something of a placebo effect, but in terms of actual science almost always come up empty handed.
In fact, the only clinically proven medication for premature ejaculation is Priligy dapoxetine. Taken orally, trials have shown an increase in performance of 200%-300%. This is a prescription-only medication and therefore can only be accessed via a doctor, though has proved capable of making a significant difference in many cases.
Once again, seeking professional advice and support before choosing any given medication is the way to go. This is particularly true if you happen to be taking any other medication at the time, given the way in which the two (or more) types of medication may interact.
Last up, in some instances absolutely no physical or medicinal intervention is required to improve or even eradicate the problem. Many of those with even the most advanced cases of premature ejaculation find that upon discussing the problem with the professionals, the associated symptoms improve automatically. Simply by gaining professional advice, support and reassurance, it’s surprising how quickly progress can be made.
So whether it’s the individual advice from a doctor or couples counselling from a specialist service provider, this is one potential avenue of treatment that is always worth exploring.