Premature ejaculation is said to affect up to 30% of men in the UK and is one of the most frequently occurring male sexual conditions. This condition can occur during vaginal, anal and oral sex. Although a personal diagnosis can be seen as subjective, a general theory by doctors is that premature ejaculation (PE) is usually diagnosed if you are a man who frequently ejaculates under 2 minutes after penetration. By understanding why PE occurs, it may help in preventing or treating the condition providing more control of the ejaculatory reflexes.
If you believe you currently have PE, then there's no need to be worried, most cases are psychological and not long term and dealing with the psychological aspect whilst using proven treatment can help to alleviate worries about future performances. You can order a medically proven premature ejaculation treatment below, or read further for more information about the condition.
It isn't unusual for a man to experience PE at some point in their life, and this could be due to sexual inexperience, a long gap between sexual intercourse, or if experiencing nerves when having sexual intercourse with a new partner. What is defined as too early can also vary from individual-to-individual, however medical professionals often diagnose premature ejaculation (PE) when a man ejaculates (orgasms) less than 2 minutes of being aroused. This must happen most of the time and can be caused by one or all of the following:
Each individual will have different expectations to whether their ejaculation is premature making the condition difficult to define, however this is the main diagnosis doctors currently follow. It doesn't matter what method of stimulation causes your condition – all can be treated.
Premature ejaculation is not to be confused with:
Premature ejaculation can sometimes be mistaken for being similar to erectile dysfunction. However, premature ejaculation is in fact different in its definition. According to WebMD "premature ejaculation is uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after sexual penetration. It happens with minimal sexual stimulation and before the person wishes. It may result in unsatisfactory sex for both partners".
Premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction, otherwise known as impotence, are often associated with one another, as both affect your erection. The difference is that PE is ejaculating (cumming) too quickly whilst impotence is the inability to either achieve or maintain an erection.
The average time before ejaculation during sexual activity differs for each man. Whilst some men are capable of lasting for longer than 30 minutes before climaxing, others may ejaculate after only a few minutes or even seconds. Various studies have suggested that the average time of intercourse before ejaculation is between 6-12 minutes. As it depends so much on personal experiences and expectations, it is difficult to determine the cut-off point for men who have premature ejaculation and those who don't.
As a general rule, experts in the medical profession consider that premature ejaculation occurs when men reach a climax in less than 2 minutes. Asking your doctor for a routine check-up or completing an online consultation can determine whether you may currently have this condition.
Premature ejaculation can be categorised into two forms known as lifelong' or acquired premature ejaculation:
Premature ejaculation can occur due to various reasons, and these can be categorised into 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.
For a clearer idea of the premature ejaculation cases, you can see below:
More often than not, the physical factors associated with PE symptoms are an unavoidable circumstance, such as a medical condition:
Those who are more sexually inexperienced are prone to psychologically caused premature ejaculation as well as those with previous negative experiences of sex and quite possibly even sexual health education; however, this is likely to improve as you become more sexually confident:
For more information about psychological issues surrounding PE, you can find out more at the NHS.
All lifestyle factors are preventable causes of premature ejaculation (PE) that can always be altered:
If you're experiencing premature ejaculation and you feel your medication could be the cause, it is advised to see your GP for further help.
It's currently very difficult to clearly indicate what the specific symptoms of premature ejaculation are. This is because all men have a different perception of how long sex should last; therefore this perception differs from person-to-person. Although no accurate length for sexual intercourse has been determined, early studies into this condition have discovered the following symptoms:
A regular occurrence of early ejaculation is a sign that you may potentially be experiencing premature ejaculation. It is still important to discuss your symptoms with a doctor, so that they can determine whether medication is required.
There are a number of benefits that can be experienced from successfully treating premature ejaculation:
Premature ejaculation can negatively affect one's sexual performance, which can cause strain on a relationship. By treating premature ejaculation, these issues can be mended, and a healthier relationship can be restored.
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, then it may be best to consult a medical specialist to understand and diagnose the situation. If you are merely looking for a medical solution then you can take the online consultation here and receive clinically proven treatment for the condition.
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.
Prescription medication is the most effective treatment for premature ejaculation. In particular, Priligy is the only medication available to treat this condition, and is also currently the most reliable and effective method for treating premature ejaculation. This is because there isn't enough evidence or studies reflecting the effectiveness of the other methods mentioned above. While Priligy pills aren't considered a cure, it does overcome premature ejaculation in the short term, and has been proven to do so in various clinical studies. In order to get the best results possible, it is recommended that you use prescription medication alongside another one of these methods. The below prevention tips can also help you to avoid premature ejaculation in the long run, preventing a reoccurrence.
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 pinpointing your cause, take an online consultation with us and one of our doctors can diagnose your condition in the strictest of confidence.
There are a variety of techniques that have been said to help slow down or prevent premature ejaculation, although not all have been scientifically tested or proven. These techniques include:
There are a number ways to address premature ejaculation problems. Simple things you can do include:
Both delay creams and benzocaine condoms use a mild anaesthetic. There are a number of behavioural techniques that may also help to delay the time taken to ejaculate during sexual activity. These include the 'stop and squeeze' and the 'stop/start' method detailed below.
The only clinically proven medication for premature ejaculation is Priligy dapoxetine. Taken orally, trails have shown an increase of 200%-300%. Belonging to the same group as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (see below), the medication works by stopping the ejaculatory expulsion reflex, prolonging sexual intercourse.
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.
Couples therapy can encourage those in a short-term or long-term relationship to explore any issues that may be affecting your relationship, and receive professional advice about how to resolve them. This is a slow process, but potentially beneficial and more effective for those with PE stemming from psychological factors. You can also pay privately for sex therapy, which can cost around £40 a session.
You can also learn techniques that can help counteract premature ejaculation such as the 'squeeze technique' and the 'stop-go technique'.
As with all conditions, operations are seldom advised to treat premature ejaculation, especially as a large proportion of cases are psychologically induced. Instead, you may wish to try various forms of therapy, such as couples therapy or psychosexual therapy, or medication.
At HealthExpress we only offer proven, prescription treatments approved by the MHRA to treat different conditions. In the case of premature ejaculation, we provide Priligy which works to increase the duration of intercourse before ejaculation.
With a quick and completely discreet service tailored for your lifestyle, just complete our free, no obligation consultation to order your treatment, without the hassle of a face-to-face appointment with a GP. You can then place an order online, and your prescription will then be sent directly to our UK-based pharmacy. There is no charge for delivery and your treatment could be with you the next day, or same day for London postcodes.