Common "Stop-start Technique" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq

Stop-start Technique

The stop-start technique is a behavioral treatment used to delay ejaculation for men suffering from premature ejaculation. This is done by reducing stimulation or stopping sex when you feel like you are going to ejaculate.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

I feel that my erectile dysfunction is due to excessive masturbation. Is it so?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very sad that my penis is not properly erecting, and my penis is getting small when not erect. I feel shy in front of my girlfriend. I think I have erectile dysfunction. I masturbate a lot, and my penis is large when erect, but small when not. From 6 to 7 months, I am ejaculating ear...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Masturbation is normal and does not cause physical problems or sexual problems. But 4 to 5 times masturbation a day is excessive. If you want to reduce it, you should involve yourself in studies, games, and hobbies. Also, try not to remain alone most of the time and av...  Read Full »

Why should I go for antidepressant for my premature ejaculation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed changes in penis for the past six months as well as sexual function changes. To me the head of my penis seems bigger, swollen and now have noticeable bumps when erected. It was not like this before. I am also being treated for premature ejaculation with Sildenafil, howe...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, your pictures of the penile head are normal, nothing wrong with it (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Antidepressants group of drugs have some side effects, but side effects are used as a therapeutic effect in the premature ejaculation. So, the mo...  Read Full »

I am facing premature ejaculation. How to correct it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old individual. During intercourse, my penis gets an erection, but I ejaculate in less than a minute. It is becoming difficult. I am losing confidence. Glans penis (head) is completely covered by foreskin and cannot be seen when tried to retract. It is painful and not po...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Premature ejaculation is very common and is usually not associated with any disease but may be due to anxiety. However, it is sometimes associated with infection of male accessory glands, which is treatable. You can learn t...  Read Full »

The slightest intake of sugar causes premature ejaculation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I feel some discomfort in my urethra, which results in premature ejaculation. I suspect it is due to irritation from the intake of sugary food or any other food. The slightest intake of sugar causes premature ejaculation.  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Intake of sugary food has no relation with premature ejaculation (PE). But, an increase in blood sugar may precipitate urinary infection including prostatitis, which may be a cause of PE, but this is very rare. Do you have any medical comorbidities like diabetes, hyper...  Read Full »

Is there a permanent cure for premature ejaculation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem of premature ejaculation. I want to make it perfect. My sex time was just 10 to 20 seconds. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Premature ejaculation is very common. It is usually not associated with any disease, but may be PE due to anxiety. However, there may be problem with prostate gland and thyroid hormone. You can learn to control PE by doing this ...  Read Full »

Which fast-acting medicine can be taken for premature ejaculation before sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having premature ejaculation, which I have had for a few years now. Normally I last for less than a minute. I was once prescribed Pari 10 mg, which did work to some extent but I discontinued it as it was making me feel drowsy and out of sorts. Can you recommend a fast-acting medicine...  Read Full »


Dr. Chamila Prabhath Shyamike

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your problem. Premature ejaculation is a common condition among many males even though they do not really seek advice. First of all please note that there is no such medication proven to correct it 100 % or to act quickly. Non-Drug therapy including behavio...  Read Full »

How to overcome premature ejaculation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. Suffering from premature ejaculation. I used to ejaculate within a minute. I could not even control it. Feel very sensation in organ after penetration. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer few questions. How long it has been there? Let me know your complete sexual history. Since when are you sexually active? And number of partners? What is your masturbation history? Do you suffer from any systemic illness such as diabetes and h...  Read Full »

Why do I have seminal leak and testis pain on excitement?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing seminal leak and pain in left testis on excitement without sex. Situation worsens when excited after exercising. This seminal discharge is causing anxiety and pain. I am having this problem since last 10 years. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. It may be due to infection of epididymis or prostate. You should do ultrasound of scrotum, prostate and also bacterial culture along with drug sensitivity of prostatic massage fluid, after which a course of suitable antibiotic ma...  Read Full »

I am suffering from premature ejaculation.Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am not yet married. I am suffering from premature ejaculation. Erection occurs within seconds and soon after that I ejaculate. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You say that erection occurs within seconds followed by fast ejaculation. Premature Ejaculation (PE) is very common and is usually not associated with any disease. However it is sometimes associated with infection of male accessory glands, which is treatable. ...  Read Full »

During intercourse, I tend to ejaculate quickly. Please suggest a medicine.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male. I take Feliz S plus 5 for high palpitation and high BP. This tablet controls my stress and BP effectively and I am taking this for more than seven years. I have a sexual problem. I ejaculate quickly during intercourse within a few seconds. This was not happenin...  Read Full »


Dr. Pankaj Kumar Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to make it clear to you that this medicine Feliz S Plus 5 is not a medicine for high blood pressure and palpitation. You have not given any information regarding your symptoms. Have you monitored your blood pressure regularly? What is your usua...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.