Premature ejaculation (PE) is the most common form of sexual dysfunction among men of all ages. It is reported that one in every three men will deal with PE at some point in their life. Fortunately, there are treatments available to treat the uncomfortable issue. The treatments are available in three distinct categories;
1. Desensitizing Creams and Sprays
Desensitizing creams and sprays have been designed to help relieve premature ejaculation but only temporarily. The creams are applied on the penis a few minutes before sexual intercourse. The cream causes numbness to the penis for a short moment, delaying ejaculation and therefore allowing the erection to last for a longer time. Such creams have been scientifically proven to lengthen the time until ejaculation to up to 6.3 times. It is a quick solution to the problem when used appropriately.
However, incorrect use of the cream or spray may cause numbness to the partner’s vagina if not completely wiped off. Additionally, the cream may leave behind a nasty taste that might not be appealing during oral sex. This may also reduce the couples’ sexual enjoyment. Desensitizing creams and sprays only solve the issue temporarily, meaning that premature ejaculation may occur again in the future until a more permanent solution is found.
2. Painkillers and Antidepressants
Men who suffer from PE can also get prescription medication from their doctors to help solve the problem. Doctors are also known to use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which can have sexual side effects, the most common being decreased levels of libido and delayed or blocked orgasms. Medics take advantage of these side effects and prescribe the antidepressants to help in delaying orgasms. So long as they are taken at the right time, antidepressants work well at managing premature ejaculation.
In comparison with desensitizing creams and sprays that numb the penis, these drugs make it possible for the man to enjoy sex to the fullest.
Nevertheless, these drugs only work if taken six hours before sex. This implies that they should be taken on a daily basis or six hours before any sexual engagement, cancelling out on spontaneous sex. Men can also experience some side effects when they take the antidepressants. These include nausea, dizziness, headaches, drowsiness, inability to drive, as well as fatigue.
These side effects may or may not be experienced. It is important to note at this point that just like how the side effects may affect some men and not affect others, the drugs may work for some and not work at all for some. Additionally, if a man stops taking the drugs, PE will return fully. Drugs are therefore just a short term solution to premature ejaculation.
3. Sexual Therapy Exercises
Sexual behavioural therapy exercises have been in existence since 1956. As time goes by, new improvements and developments have been done on the therapies. For premature ejaculation, therapy is used to make the patients aware of the feelings that come just before an orgasm. Awareness of these feelings helps them learn how to delay ejaculation.
The exercises involve several steps and techniques that need to be followed to the letter. Failure to do this may result in the therapy being not as effective as it should be. Sex therapy provides a more long-term solution to PE as it helps the man gain the ability and control to last longer. Moreover, therapy might bring a couple closer together while increasing the man’s self-esteem, and improve the relationship as a whole.
Premature ejaculation need not be the end of a good sex life. Visit a doctor and let them help you find the most suitable form of treatment for you.