Premature Ejaculation is the medical condition in which a man experiences an orgasm and ejaculates with minimal stimulation in a short period of time. While there are many men who may wish to increase time between the beginning of sexual activity and ejaculation, the term premature ejaculation is specifically referring to ejaculation that occurs within the first minute of sexual activity. The typical time between the beginning of sexual stimulation and ejaculation for a male is between 4-8 minutes. This can happen to men of all ages. Men who are suffering from Premature Ejaculation frequently suffer from stress and embarrassment and sometimes avoid sexual relationships because of this embarrassment.
The causes of this condition are not fully understood at this moment. There is not a lot of evidence to support many of the theories of causes, such as masturbating quickly, lack of experience or lack of frequency in sexual activity.
One cause that is being researched now is that premature ejaculation is caused in the brain because of serotonin receptors that are overly sensitive or nerve conduction atypicalities. It also seems to be genetic.
Another idea is that premature ejaculation is caused by psychological factors. For example, some men feel anxiety about performing well during sexual activity. Guilt or depression can also lead to premature ejaculation.
Premature Ejaculation can also be caused by prostatitis, hormonal problems, injury, and/or as a side effect of certain medications.
According to Dr. Hernando Chaves, premature ejaculation could even be an evolutionary trait meant to help increase the chances of successful fertilization.
For men that are experiencing problems with premature ejaculation due to performance anxiety, Dr. Chaves suggests trying meditation, hypnosis or imagery exercises before and during sexual activity. He suggests picturing a successful sexual encounter and making a mental plan to implement during sex. If a man is lacking confidence in the bedroom, the doctor suggests studying with books or DVDs for how to be better in bed. This may help boost the man’s confidence. Also, talking with his partner, friend or with a mental professional can help to improve if the causes are purely emotional. He may also consider reducing stress naturally by making lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising more, quitting smoking, eating better, etc…
Many men suggest exercises to help learn to control his penis while erect. On Answers.com, there are many men that offer their experience for what has worked for them to control ejaculation. One man says that he practices moving, or flexing his penis when erect.
Dr. Chavez also offers similar advice. This is called Kegel exercises. The man flexes his penis when not engaging in sexual activity as a way to practice before actual sexual activity. He also advises that the man try to control his flexing during sexual activity. For example, if the man is holding his breath, flexing, or supporting his weight in different positions, he may have a harder time focusing on controlling his ejaculation. He suggests practicing breathing activities, yoga, and stretching to help relieve the tension. Men can also practice by masturbating almost to the point of ejaculation and then stopping before ejaculation occurs. He may need to practice for many months before noticing any changes.
Another effective behavioral treatment to prevent premature ejaculation is for the man to masturbate 1 or 2 hours before sexual activity is anticipated. The more times that.
If none of the practice and stress relief options work, there are many desensitizing creams on the market. They are available as topical anesthetics and may be a spray or a cream that numbs the penis, leading to decreased sensitivity. Some complaints about these creams are that they lead to loss of sensitivity, allergic reactions, and loss of sensitivity to the partner as well.
There are some oral medications available as well that are meant to delay ejaculation. Some antidepressants, analgesics and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors have been known to improve problems with premature ejaculation.
Topical creams are an effective group of drugs used to treat premature ejaculation. Promescent is a new spray that is used to treat premature ejaculation. It is a topical lidocaine numbing spray and it has very few side effects, besides the possibility of skin irritation and possible lessened sensitivity in the partner. It is sprayed onto the penis 10 minutes before anticipated sexual activity and it is absorbed quickly and then can be washed off, preventing transmitting the chemical to the partner. More than one thousand doctors recommend it across the United States.
Because the cause can be emotional, antidepressants are also used to help delay ejaculation. Priligy is a prescription medicine that is used to treat premature ejaculation in men between ages 18-64 years old. It contains the active ingredient Dapoxetine which is in the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor family and it functions by increasing the activity of serotonin in the nervous system. It was initially created to treat depression but because it is absorbed and eliminated rapidly in the body, it is perfect for treatment of premature ejaculation.
It can be taken when needed and it will be expelled from the body quickly. Many times premature ejaculation and other sexual performance problems are not physical problems, but they are actually related to anxiety or depression or other emotional disturbances. Because of this, Priligy is a perfect solution for men who are struggling in the bedroom due to anxiety or depression.
Another option is to take analgesics such as Tramadol, which is usually used to treat pain. It has the side effect of delaying ejaculation and has been found to be effective in helping men who are struggling with premature ejaculation.
Premature Ejaculation is an unfortunate condition that affects an estimated 30% of men. It can be embarrassing and unpleasant for the man and his partner. Fortunately, there is a lot of information about how to treat premature ejaculation. It can be treated through behavior changes, such as practicing longer lasting techniques while masturbating and masturbating more frequently, topical medications which reduce penis sensitivity, or oral medications which delay ejaculation.