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Premature Ejaculation and Steps to Treat It

Published on Apr 27, 2017 and last reviewed on Sep 02, 2022   -  2 min read

Abstract

Early ejaculation during sex affects sexual need of both the partner. Thereby we discuss a very common sexual disorder called early ejaculation in this article.

Premature Ejaculation and Steps to Treat It

The definition or explanation about premature ejaculation is a little bit complex. In simple term, it is a condition in which one sexual partner achieves orgasm earlier than the other. There is no standard time period to define premature ejaculation.

For example, a male may climax in 10 minutes but the female usually climaxes around five to six minutes approximately. If both are satisfied then it is not considered as premature ejaculation. If the male prolongs ejaculation up to 15 to 20 minutes but the female usually requires 30-35 minutes including foreplay for orgasm then in this case male can be considered for premature ejaculation. This may be premature or normal for the male. As such arbitrary definition exists in this matter.

Definition of Premature Ejaculation:

Let us see the definition by Society for Sexual Medicine.

Causes of Premature Ejaculation:

The most important causes include,

  1. Inability to delay ejaculation on all or nearly all vaginal penetrations.
  2. Stress factors such as negative distress, bother, frustration or intimacy issues also play an important role.
  3. Performance anxiety about sex and other associated psychological problems like depression.
  4. Bad family history, previous relationship experience and bad memories of early sexual experiences like trauma.
  5. Asexual feelings that is in short staying neutral.
  6. Considering the effects of marital and non-marital sex and its associated social issues or taboos.
  7. Less involvement of female partner in intimacy or negative sexual response or feedback from the partner.
  8. Erectile dysfunction or inability to develop erect penis.
  9. Lack of knowledge about sex.
  10. Addiction of drugs, substance of abuse, alcohol, etc.

Investigations:

Some laboratory tests can be conducted such as serum testosterone levels (free and total), serum prolactin levels and psychological evaluation.

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Steps to Manage Premature Ejaculation:

These measures are effective in most patients. If you still feel the need then contact a sexologist.

The next step to gain further knowledge is to consult a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist

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Frequently Asked Questions


1.

What Causes Fast Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation may be caused due to physical problems, chemical imbalances, as well as psychological problems like childhood sexual traumas. However, there may be other health problems causing premature ejaculation.

2.

What Can Be Done to Cure Premature Ejaculation?

Some steps can be taken to deal with premature ejaculation:
- Using a thick condom.
- Masturbating 1 to 2 hours before sex.
- Taking deep breaths to control ejaculatory reflex.
- Taking breaks during sex.
- Distracting thought.

3.

What Is the Time Period of Premature Ejaculation?

Ejaculation less than 1 to 1.5 minutes after penetration has been considered premature ejaculation. The average ejaculation time is anywhere between 3 minutes to 7 minutes.

4.

Is It Normal to Have Premature Ejaculation?

Occasional premature ejaculation may be considered normal, but frequent incidents may indicate any underlying problem. It is best to seek medical advice if frequent episodes of premature ejaculation are experienced.

5.

What Can Be Done to Permanently Cure Premature Ejaculation Naturally?

To prevent premature ejaculation, one can:
- Use vitamin and mineral supplements.
- Masturbation.
- Squeeze technique.
- Stop-start method.

6.

Which Medicine Makes Sex Last Longer?

Some FDA-approved medicines like Sildenafil, Avanafil, Tadalafil, and Vardenafil can improve sexual performance.

7.

Is It Possible for Premature Ejaculation to Affect Relationships?

Premature ejaculation can affect relationship satisfaction as sexual gratification is an important part of a relationship for both partners. The condition may also discourage men from forming new relationships, affecting their mental and psychological health.

8.

Is It Possible to Overcome Premature Ejaculation?

There is no permanent cure for premature ejaculation. Over time, men identify their problems and learn to control ejaculations by various means. In other cases, any health issue that may be causing premature ejaculation can be treated with the help of medical aid.

9.

Is It Possible for Premature Ejaculation to Become Permanent?

Premature ejaculation is not permanent and tends to improve on its own. Men also learn to control and delay ejaculation during sexual intercourse.

10.

How to Be Mentally Prepared to Avoid Premature Ejaculation?

To prepare mentally to prevent premature ejaculation, a man can:
- Practice the start-stop technique.
- Develop mindfulness of the process.
- Distracting thoughts.

11.

How Effective Is the Squeeze Technique?

The squeeze technique, basically, is when a man is close to ejaculation and squeezes the area where the head of his penis, or glans, joins the shaft for 30 seconds. This contracts the muscle involved in ejaculation and erection, suppressing the urge to ejaculate and allowing for longer sex.

12.

Is It Possible for a Tight Pelvic Floor to Cause Premature Ejaculation?

It is rather the opposite; a strong pelvic floor can delay ejaculation and even double the time. Stronger muscles give better control over the pelvic floor muscles that are active during the entire ejaculatory phase.

13.

How Effective Are Squats in Curing Premature Ejaculation?

Squats, especially front squats, help in strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, which can greatly improve premature ejaculation times.

Last reviewed at:
02 Sep 2022  -  2 min read

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