What is premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual problems for men. By definition, it refers to ejaculating less than a minute during intercourse. But whatever the timing may be, PE usually affects a couple’s ability to enjoy intimacy. It is the lack of control over when you cum, so it often happens sooner than what either partner wants and can cause distress to both partners. Some guys will consistently cum during foreplay as soon as things get started!
It’s a common problem, though, 32% of asian men are affected. Few of the known causes of premature ejaculation include chemical imbalances, physical problems, and emotional or psychological factors.
Treatments on the other hand include counseling, medication, and different learning techniques to delay ejaculation.
What causes a man to not be able to climax?
On the other hand, men who are having a hard time ejaculating, or those who suffered from a condition known as delayed ejaculation, may bear the condition temporarily or for life long.
The most common cause of delayed ejaculation is due to a men’s psychological wellbeing. Other Possible factors that cause delayed ejaculation, or sometimes called impaired ejaculation include surgeries, medications, and chronic health conditions. Treatments for this kind of condition depend on the underlying cause.
What are the symptoms and causes of premature ejaculation?
Obviously, the main symptom of premature ejaculation is the inability to delay the ejaculation process. This means the one and only symptom is the condition itself.
Although the precise cause of this sexual dysfunction is not yet really established, doctors are now convinced that it comprises complex correlations of biological and psychological elements.
Some of the premature ejaculation causes are the following:
Physical and chemical factors
- A basic erectile dysfunction diagnosis
- A hormonal issue with oxytocin levels that is partly responsible for sexual function in men.
- Low dopamine or serotonin levels, chemicals in the brain that are responsible for sexual excitement.
- The penis is super sensitive to stimulation.
- Performance anxiety is a direct result of being nervous with a new partner, lack of confidence, over-excited or stimulated, and guilt.
- Problems with relationship
- Traumatic sexual experience before or during early childhood.
When to see a doctor?
As soon as you observe that you experienced frequent premature ejaculation, then it is the right time to see your doctor. Though it’s common for men to feel awkward discussing sexual challenges with someone, a doctor is fully trained to see both sides of the coin - which means that they have an objective point of view when it comes to sexual health issues.
Remember that premature ejaculation can be treated only if you cooperate with health professionals. In fact, some men find it helpful to discuss the issue with a doctor since it lessens their concerns about premature ejaculation.
How to treat premature ejaculation?
Certain behavioral techniques can help in delaying ejaculation. Some of them are the following:
- Stop and start - this starts by stimulating your penis both by you and your partner until such time you feel like you are about to reach orgasm. Stop abruptly for about 30 seconds or more until the excitement declines. Repeat the stimulation procedure three to four times before ejaculating finally.
- The squeezing - almost the same as the stop and start technique, but in this method, once you feel like you are about to reach orgasm, you and your partner squeeze your penis’ head until the erection or feeling of coming loses. You can repeat the process two or three times before ejaculating.
If somehow, those techniques mentioned above would not work for you, try:
- Strengthening your muscles - weak pelvic floor muscles are also a contributing factor to premature ejaculation. The so-called Kegel exercises can help strengthen those pelvic floor muscles. You can try stopping your urine in the midstream by tightening the exact muscles. Hold for at least 3 seconds then release for 3 seconds. You can practice this exercise about 10 times and at least three times a day.
- Wearing a condom - wearing a condom may “numb” your sensitivity so you can last longer.
- Counseling - if you think that your PE is caused by some psychological factor, talking to a psychologist or psychiatrist can greatly help you in improving your sexual performance.
If all those mentioned above could not provide enough PE treatment, the best thing to do is talk to your doctor where he may prescribe medication.
Priligy is the only FDA-approved medication for PE. It works by increasing the serotonin levels, which has been shown to be correlated with a man’s stamina during sex.
There are other off-label treatments that a doctor may discuss with you. Anaesthetic spray or gels or even erectile dysfunction medications like Viagra has been shown to be effective in increase sex time.
Too embarrassed? It is possible to see a doctor without going to a clinic
Singapore men can be especially shy when it comes to sex. So it might be hard to simply walk into any clinic to ask for PE treatment.
Thankfully, Singapore is savvy enough to have dedicated online men’s health clinics that takes the embarrassment away from having to visit a traditional clinic. One such service in Singapore is called Sire.
At Sire, you can speak to Singapore licensed medical professionals, who provide convenient virtual consultations for sensitive issues like PE in the comfort of your home. All the treatments are shipped discreetly to your preferred location.
Sire also offers a monthly subscription, that is if you know that the medication is what you need long-term.
With proper treatments and healthy habits in place, you’ll now be confident for a more rewarding sexual experience with your loved one.