Premature ejaculation is when the male ejaculations before he wants to or before his partner wishes. This can happen even before sexual intercourse or shortly after insertion. When this happens, this can result in one or both partners to not feel satisfied. This can then lead to increased performance anxiety in the male and create stress in the relationship. What causes premature ejaculation? Although there may not be a clear cause, premature ejaculation can sometimes occur when he is with a new partner, has a lot of stress, guilt, or may have an underlying medical condition.
In many cases, premature ejaculation can resolve itself over time. However, if you are concerned about your condition, and it does not resolve on its own with some of the suggested tips below, you can also see your health care provider. He or she will discuss your medical and sexual history, and may conduct a physical examination. You may be asked to undergo some lab tests to see if there are any medical problems that may be the cause. Chronic premature ejaculation may also be due to the individual suffering from anxiety or depression, which may have to be treated with the help of a psychologist or psychiatrist.
How is Premature Ejaculation Treated?
As I mentioned before, premature ejaculation will improve and go away on its own, without the need for any medical treatment. If you want to be proactive in improving your condition, one of the things that you can do is practice relaxation techniques. If you are anxious or stressed, this can affect how you also perform in the bedroom. Listen to relaxation music and try various breathing techniques. Some men use distraction techniques as a way to help delay ejaculation. By thinking non sexual thoughts such as thinking about sports or music may help with distraction.
Masturbation is another way to help with premature ejaculation. Think of masturbating as practice for sex. When you masturbate you learn how much stimulation you can take before having an orgasm. When you masturbate, take your time with it. Instead of rushing to have an orgasm, take slower strokes and learn how become accustomed to hightened sexual sensations without ejaculating. You can also practice the stop and start method in which you stimulate yourself until you feel like you are about to ejaculate. Then, stop the stimulation for 30 seconds and start it again. Repeat until you are ready to ejaculate. Do this by yourself or with a partner.
There are products that can also help with premature ejaculation such as climax control condoms. Climax control condoms contain a desensitizing lubricant, Benzocaine inside the condom to help delay a male’s orgasm. With these condoms, the Benzocaine is only on the inside so your partner will not lose any sensation in her genitalia. There are also desensitizing lubricants or sprays that can be used to help delay ejaculation. The use of an erection ring during sexual intercourse may also help with premature ejaculation. The erection rings help keep the blood containede in the penis for a more rigid erection. Some studies show that using an erection ring may also help with premature ejaculation.