Premature ejaculation affects up to 30% of men in the UK and is one of the most frequently occurring male sexual conditions. A condition that can occur during vaginal, anal and oral sex, as well as during masturbation, PE is usually diagnosed if you have frequent issues with ejaculating under 2 minutes.
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The average time before ejaculation during sexual activity differs for sufferers. Whilst some men are capable of lasting for longer than 30 minutes before climaxing, others may ejaculate in only eight to 15 vaginal thrusts. Because it depends so much on personal experiences and expectations, it is difficult to determine the cut-off point for men who suffer from premature ejaculation and those who don't.
As a general rule, experts in the medical profession consider that premature ejaculation occurs when men reach climax in less than two minutes. Asking your doctor for a routine check-up or completing an online consultation can determine whether you may be suffering from this condition.
Premature ejaculation can result from psychological, physical or lifestyle factors, or in some cases a combination of all three. Major psychological causes are stress, a lack of confidence, guilt and anxiety. Men who are sexually inexperienced are more prone to psychologically caused premature ejaculation, however, this is likely to improve as they become more sexually confident.
Physical causes such as neurological related problems, vascular conditions, spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis can also play a large part in causing an early climax. More often than not, these problems are a symptom of an unavoidable circumstance, such as a medical condition. The intake of alcohol, drugs and nicotine are all preventable causes of premature ejaculation. These poor lifestyle habits may, if continued, lead to permanent problems later in life.
Before you settle on a treatment you need to consider what might be causing your problem. The best way to do that is to ask yourself the following questions:
If you're still having difficulty finding your cause, take an online consultation with us and one of our doctors can diagnose your condition in the strictest of confidence.
Couples therapy can benefit those who are in a long-term relationship. You and your partner are encouraged to explore any issues that may be affecting your relationship, and receive professional advice about how to resolve them. You can also learn techniques that can help counteract premature ejaculation such as the 'squeeze technique' and the 'stop-go technique'. You can also pay privately for sex therapy, which can cost around £40 a session.
Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have also been used as unlicensed alternative treatments for premature ejaculation. Although their primary function is to treat depression, their effects have been known to increase the time before ejaculation so that men can achieve longer-lasting sex. Some short-acting SSRIs have been manufactured specifically to treat premature ejaculation, although they are not currently licensed for use in the UK or available on the NHS.
To find out more about available premature ejaculation treatments, you can arrange to make an appointment with your doctor, or to save time and effort, take an online consultation with us. It's free of charge and takes only a few minutes to complete. After assessing your condition and the information you provide in the consultation, our doctor can then recommend a suitable treatment for you to take.
If you are regularly experiencing premature ejaculation, the right treatment can make all the difference in ensuring a satisfying sex life. Talking therapies can be extremely beneficial in the long-term, but there are also more immediate solutions, such as Priligy.
Priligy is the only prescription treatment available for this condition, and it is clinically proven to significantly increase the length of time before ejaculation during intercourse.Start Your Free Online Consultation Now