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.
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