FAQs on Premature Ejaculation
What is Premature Ejaculation?
Ejaculating before or within 1 minute (some researchers give it 2 minutes) of actual penetration is called Premature Ejaculation.
Is Premature Ejaculation same as Erectile Dysfunction?
No. Premature ejaculation measures the time taken by the man to ejaculate. But, erectile dysfunction is a condition where a man has a problem with achieving or retaining erection of his penis to perform sex with his partner. (Also called impotency).
Should I see a doctor if I ejaculate too soon?
Depends on how many times this happens. If premature ejaculation happens when you have sex after a very long gap, that’s perfectly normal. You don’t need to see any doctor.
But, if you happen to ejaculate too quickly almost every time you have sex with your partner, then you must see a urologist / sexologist.
Why should I see a sexologist for my Premature Ejaculation Problem?
You can first see your general physician or your regular family doctor. He/She may try to treat the problem but in cases where an expert intervention is needed, he/she may redirect you to a specialist (sexologist / urologist).
If you do not have any such general physician or a family doctor, it is advisable to see a good sexologist directly so that your problem can be fixed sooner.
How many men suffer from Premature Ejaculation?
One in every 3 men suffer from Premature Ejaculation problem. Almost all men go through this condition during their life time. This is a very common problem which can be fixed with more of practice and less of medicine, unless this is a physical problem.
So, you are not alone if you are suffering from Premature Ejaculation.
What causes Premature Ejaculation?
There are 2 things that can cause PE.
- Physical Problem
- Psychological Problems.
Physical problem – typically less people have physical problem that causes premature ejaculation. This condition certainly demands treatment from a good sexologist near you or in your city. He/She may examine your condition, run through some tests to ascertain the problem and prescribe the right treatment / medicine.
Psychological Problem – Lifestyle, Stress, Anxiety etc can cause Premature Ejaculation. You need to address these condition by making lifestyle modifications, trying to reduce stress at work or home, controlling performance anxiety when you are having sex can help you overcome this condition.
Certain exercises can also help you in fixing the problem. It is advisable to see a good doctor and take advice. Read more on what causes quick release of sperms.
What happens if I don’t get my PE problem treated?
Depends on whether you are in a relationship or not.
If you are not in a relationship, PE shouldn’t be bothering you much. But, if you are in a relationship, your partner may not be happy with your Premature Ejaculation problem. This dissatisfaction in bed may lead to troubles in your personal life and may cause mental trauma and rift between you.
If you are in a relationship and have PE, you must see a sexual health specialist immediately.
What are the medicines to treat Premature Ejaculation?
No medicine was made to treat Premature Ejaculation, actually speaking. But, in the process of treating patients suffering from depression, SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) were administered. As a side effect of these medicines, delay in ejaculation was observed and since then SSRIs are being used to treat Premature Ejaculation.
Unlike previously where SSRIs had to be taken regularly, dapoxetine can be used ‘on demand’, typically an hour before the anticipated sexual intercourse. This can help you delay ejaculation.
Self Medication is dangerous. You may cause more harm to yourself than good. Please see a doctor instead of self administration of any medicine.
What are the other ways to treat Premature Ejaculation?
- Exercises – Pause and Squeeze technique, Kegel’s exercise can help you overcome Premature Ejaculation.
- Yoga – Sarvangaasana, Uttanapadasana
- Climax Delaying Gels and Condoms
- SSRIs as told earlier and drugs such as Modafinil and Sildosin as the case may be
If you are interested in learning more on premature ejaculation, continue in part 2 series of ‘FAQs on premature ejaculation‘
Sir, I’m 26 years old and single.. I have some problems so please tell me the solution.. I’m working out of india almost 3 years.. Still I have habit of masturbation.. 3 days of per week but per day its do 3_5 times…. my problem is last 1and half years my sperm count will reduced I can feel that and erection also have some different.. But last 4 months I has stopped my masturbation for reason I’m worried about my sex life and I has surgey for hernia last 2 months before today again I do masturbation but the sperm come is too low quantity and quality (like water)…
Hi sir I already explain my problems this is one more problem pls help me.. Now I facing some symptoms on my pennis 1.red bumps came on head of pennis and 2.white bumps came on foreskin on pennis 3.itheching pennis and 4.when passing urine it’s irritation 5.testise also itching… But after 4 days that red bumps its gone without treatment. after I went and seen internal medicine doctor.. And taked some tests syphilis , hsv 1igm serum result (12%)all negative and ESR Is 4mm/hr so doctor said its fungal inspection. so they giving cream for fungal.. Now the itching is gone, but still have same bumps on pennis foreskin and mild itching on testicular .. Almost 30 days completes. today I did masturbation after masturbation head of pennis have some irritation like dry, mild itching also ( last 3 years I have sex intercores and last 4 months before I have lip kisses with 3 girls).. Last 2 months before I had surgey of hernia
Dear Akash, we advise you to fix up an appointment and see us directly.
Dr. Karthik Gunasekaran.
I’m masturbating for 9yrs the time is always within 2 minutes or 1 till now will this be same in real sexual encounter too.and having hair thinning can i use finesterde is it safe?
If you are ejaculating in less than 1 minute, I suspect you have ‘acquired premature ejaculation’ problem. Please do not self prescribe.
Visit me or a good sexologist near you and get treated.
Hi sir, I have been suffering from night fall broplem and also nervous or muscle weakness, I had been frequent mastrubation before 1 year, Now I feel too much bad about that the habit but nightfall and wet dream problems still continue. I have been taking some home remedies and some herbal medicine but those are not effective. If I will come to there sir, can I meet you sir or other doctors?
Dear Matharasan, you can see me when you come to the clinic.
Dr. Karthik Gunasekaran
Is there any treatment available to eradicate smegma papules.. I need your suggestion in this doctor.
Yes Ron. It is treatable.
I mastrubate for 3 mins sometimes 2 and ejaculate will this be same in real sex too or will i last long in real sex
There is no link between the time you masturbate and the time you perform sex.
Iam single and I never had sex, but I mastrubate regularly and ejaculate in 2min or 1 min
Will this happen too when I’ll have actual sex?
Possible. try having sex and if you release your sperm quickly, see a doctor.
Sir i am 18 yrs old and i am facing premature ejaculation since when i am 15teen i ejaculate under 1 to 2 mins will this effect my sexual life
See a doctor as soon as you can.