How to stop premature ejaculation
Treatments for premature ejaculation can be a combination of therapy, medicines, and lifestyle changes and technique. It’s best to discuss the condition with a health professional to find the best way of treating your premature ejaculation.
Premature ejaculation pills - Priligy
Priligy (Dapoxetine) is from a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). While SSRIs are mainly used to treat depression, Priligy is specifically used for PE.
It works by altering the actions of chemicals in the brain that result in ejaculation. It should be taken between 1-3 hours before intercourse and can last for up to 12 hours after.
Priligy is licensed for men between the ages of 18-64 who have had PE for at least 6 months. Priligy is the only licensed premature ejaculation pill for men, although other similar medicines (SSRIs) are sometimes prescribed.
Priligy works for around 8 out of 10 men (80%). Generally, the time taken to ejaculate should double or triple. However, it should be noted that this is not a premature ejaculation cure. It will only work when you take it, and any underlying causes of PE should be addressed.
Other premature ejaculation products contain anaesthetic ingredients like lidocaine. These are applied to the penis and help to delay orgasms by making the penis less sensitive. Examples of these products are the numbing cream EMLA cream and Stud 100 Spray.
These products should be used with a condom or wiped away after being absorbed. This is to avoid causing the side effect of numbness for your partner.
Natural treatments for Premature ejaculation
There are some men who prefer to treat PE naturally. There are a number of ways to achieve this, although if PE persists it is best to have a discussion with your doctor about other treatments.
The Squeeze technique
Once you become close to ejaculating, withdraw and gently squeeze the penis just below the head between the index finger and thumb for 10-20 seconds. This will generally make the desire to ejaculate pass and you can return to sex.
The stop-start technique
Once you become close to ejaculating stop or slow movement until the feeling goes away, then continue.
Seeing a sex therapist can help men who are experiencing performance anxiety or men affected by sexual trauma. Working through the underlying causes may permanently cure premature ejaculation or successfully manage it, improving your sex life.
A build-up of sexual anticipation can result in becoming too aroused, leading to PE. Masturbating a few hours before sex can help relieve over-arousal. Do not masturbate too close to sex as it can result in the temporary inability to gain an erection.
Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles around the penis can allow men to have much more control over when they ejaculate. Specific exercises exist that can target these muscle groups.