Of all ejaculation problems, premature ejaculation is certainly the most common. It’s so common that most men have experienced it at one time or another. But for some people, it’s not an infrequent occurrence – it’s the norm. Once premature ejaculation compromises your sex life, it can become frustrating for both you and your partner, reducing pleasure and even causing stress and anxiety.
Thankfully, it’s a very treatable condition. There are plenty of methods and medications which can help prevent premature ejaculation, and they’re even available online. Let’s take a look at some of the most effective treatments you can try today.
In some ways, premature ejaculation is contextual. After all, it’s really up to you and your partner how long you want sex to last, and sometimes premature ejaculation doesn’t mean the sex is over. That being said, if you’re ejaculating at the beginning of the sex act with very little stimulation, that’s a problem – particularly if it’s frequent, and a source of distress.
If half the time you have sex you experience premature ejaculation, and it’s a problem in your life and for your relationship(s), you should seek treatment for the condition.
There are a variety of reasons you might struggle with premature ejaculation. If you’ve always had the condition, it’s typically rooted in psychological issues. If it’s just developed, it could be down to a physical change or the effects of a new habit. Remember that it can also be a combination of factors.
Physical causes of premature ejaculation can include:
• Prostate problems, such as inflammation
• Thyroid problems, such as an underactive or overactive gland
• The use of recreational drugs, such as drinking too heavily
Psychological causes of premature ejaculation can include:
• Stress & burnout
• Relationship problems
• Sexual performance anxiety
Sometimes premature ejaculation, like erectile dysfunction, can be psychological. It can be caused by mental conditions such as depression, stress and anxiety. For example, you could be anxious about pleasing a new partner, particularly if you’ve had sexual performance issues previously. This anxiety means you can’t fully engage with your partner, or feel comfortable, during sex. For different men this can lead to different outcomes, premature ejaculation being just one of them (some experience the opposite – an inability to ejaculate).
If you’ve always had premature ejaculation, the condition could originate from an early life experience. You may have been conditioned to ejaculate quickly when masturbating. Traumatic sexual experiences can also factor in, as can being raised with strict beliefs about sex.
In cases such as these, therapy can be very helpful. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can allow you to identify patterns of thought that lead to anxious feelings. There are also more directed forms of therapy for sexual problems, such as couples therapy and sex therapy.
If premature ejaculation is becoming a problem in your life, there are some self-help measures you can take. These will work for some men and not for others, but it’s always worth trying before seeking medical advice.
• Masturbate to a few hours before sex.
• Use a thick condom in order to reduce sensation.
• During sex, take a deep breath to prevent the ejaculatory reflex.
• Take breaks during sex to refresh.
Thankfully, medication is now available that effectively treats premature ejaculation. Dapoxetine, also known as Priligy, is an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) medication developed specifically to combat this condition. It’s licensed in the UK, and commonly prescribed as a treatment by GPs. Studies show Priligy can make you last 3x longer in bed.
It’s a fast acting medication, becoming active in the body within a few hours. As such, it’s intended to be used as a preparation for sex, no more than once a day. Depending on your prescription, you’ll either be taking 30mg or 60mg of Priligy per tablet.
Priligy is a safe medication that’s suitable for a range of people, but unfortunately it can’t be prescribed to everyone. You might not be able to take Priligy if you:
•Are allergic to any of the ingredients
• Have heart problems
• Have a history of fainting
• Have ever had mania
• Have moderate to severe liver problems
Likewise, you shouldn’t take Priligy alongside other SSRI medications, or herbal remedies such as St John’s Wort.
As with any medication, it’s possible to experience side effects from Priligy. Possible side effects include headaches, dizziness, nausea, stomach pain and tremors.
Viagra, or Sildenafil, is prescribed as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. Is it true that ED pills can treat premature ejaculation as well as erectile dysfunction? There is some evidence that Viagra can improve ejaculatory control during sex . However, Sildenafil is not prescribed for this reason.
In fact, you should not combine Priligy and Viagra. It’s potentially dangerous, which is why it’s not recommended to combine both medicines in the UK. Beware of unlicensed and counterfeit combination pills such as Super P Force which often combine these into one pill. They are unsafe and dangerous.
Yes, Priligy is available to ordered online, available from just £21.95. You should always order your medication online from reputable and registered online prescriber such as e-Surgery: we’ll deliver to your door, next day available, in totally discreet and recyclable packaging.
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