Premature Ejaculation Treatments
If you are worried that this condition will ruin your chances of a healthy sex life, you may be able to find a practical solution with one of the many premature ejaculation treatments available. There are a number of ways to prevent and overcome the occurrence of this common male sexual disorder with the use of prescription medications, gels which contain light anaesthetic, sexual therapy and counselling. Each method has its own advantages, drawbacks and success rates at treating this condition.
Dr Hilary Jones discusses Priligy, a medication for premature ejaculation
Local anaesthetic gel
If you are suffering from a mild case of premature ejaculation, you could use a premature ejaculation gel that contains a very mild local anaesthetic. This is applied to the shaft of your penis, shortly before you have sex. These gels desensitise the penis and vagina, which may lead to longer-lasting, but potentially less pleasurable sex, although this is not necessarily always the case. Some gels may also cause skin irritation in either partner, which can be painful and uncomfortable.
These are condoms which contain a mild local anaesthetic, so they won't cause any vaginal irritation. These are now being sold across the world under a variety of brand names, which may help some users to overcome premature ejaculation. There may be a small risk of an allergic reaction caused by the local anaesthetic inside the condom.
The 'squeeze' technique
This self-help premature ejaculation treatment method is often suggested to prevent an early climax, and gradually helps you to gain greater control over your ejaculation. It involves placing your thumb on one side of your erect penis, while placing the index and middle finger on the other side. The index finger should be just above the ridge of the head of your penis while the middle finger is just below the ridge. When you feel you are about to climax, squeeze your shaft lightly but firmly between the thumb and the other two fingers.
Sex therapy provides a secure, confidential platform for which to share any emotional issues that are related to your sexuality or your relationship with a trained counsellor. Because the causes of premature ejaculation are often psychological, therapy can be a great help in understanding the reason behind the problem, and then address it through education and behavioural methods.
If you are in a relationship, you and your partner can receive couples sex therapy. It may prove costly over time, but in the long-term this treatment may empower you to overcome any psychological factors such as guilt, anxiety and stress that are a direct cause of premature ejaculation.
Some people have used Tramadol as a premature ejaculation treatment because it works in a similar way to an SSRI, which affects the way serotonin works in the brain. SSRIs are common in anti-depressants, and have been shown to have significant improvements in helping men to have better control over their ejaculation. Priligy is also an SSRI, which has proven to help men treat premature ejaculation. However, Tramadol is not yet considered safe for this purpose and tests are ongoing to ascertain whether it is a safe treatment for premature ejaculation.
Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors have been found to delay ejaculation in most men. Certain short-acting versions have been manufactured specifically for this purpose and because they are short acting, they should not work as anti-depressants, however, none of the treatments available are currently licensed in the UK.
Can I order treatments online?
To find out if any treatments are available for premature ejaculation, you can start a free online consultation today. One of our doctors will ask some basic questions about your health and medical history. The results of this short, confidential consultation will determine the best options to help you treat premature ejaculation.