Premature ejaculation Treatment

Usual cure


In general, practice and relaxation will help you deal with the problem. Some men try to distract themselves by thinking non-sexual thoughts (such as naming baseball players and records) to avoid becoming excited too fast. Some helpful techniques include the following:

The "stop and start" method:

· This involves sexual stimulation until the man recognizes that he is about to ejaculate. The stimulation is then removed for about thirty seconds and then may be resumed. The sequence is repeated until ejaculation is desired, the final time allowing the stimulation to continue until ejaculation occurs.

The "squeeze" method:
· This involves sexual stimulation until the man recognizes that he is about to ejaculate. At that point, the man or his partner gently squeezes the end of the penis where the glans meets the shaft for several seconds, withholding further sexual stimulation for about 30 seconds, and then resuming stimulation.

The sequence may be repeated by the person or couple until ejaculation is desired, the final time allowing the stimulation to continue until ejaculation occurs.

There is no prevention for this disorder, though relaxation can reduce the likelihood of its occurrence. In most cases, the man is able to learn ejaculatory control through education and practice of the simple techniques outlined. Chronic premature ejaculation may be a sign of anxiety or depression, both of which could be helped by psychiatric intervention.

Antidepressants such as Prozac and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be helpful, as they have a common side effect of prolonging sexual stimulation before ejaculation. Make sure you consult your doctor before taking any of these drugs.

Local anesthetic creams may be applied to the penis to decrease stimulation. Decreased feeling in the penis may prolong the time before ejaculation. Condom use may also have this effect for some men.

Call for an appointment with your health care provider if premature ejaculation is causing a problem and does not respond to traditional methods.

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