Sex isn’t a pair of socks! A relationship is meant to sustain for long only if the two partners trust each other, communicate properly, and keep themselves sexually satisfied. But if things don’t happen the way you want them to, cracks develop in the relationship. Sexual concerns such as Premature Ejaculation (PE) in men makes them ejaculate sooner than they or their partner wants them to. This condition affects 1 in 3 men and leads to frustration and anxiety. Furthermore, PE makes sex less enjoyable and has a negative impact on the self-esteem of a person. While the primary cause of this problem is linked to emotional factors such as stress, anxiety, depression, it can also occur in men who have relationship problems. An imbalance of the chemical Serotonin in the brain is often found in low amounts in men who have premature ejaculation. And guess what? When we say that a man ejaculates sooner than expected, it means that he ejaculates in less than a minute or so. In some men, PE can also occur due to an underlying sexual disorder such as erectile dysfunction (ED). However, premature ejaculation can be treated effectively with the help of various techniques and treatments. Let’s discuss this below.
- Taking Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine
The traditional Indian form of healing i.e. Ayurveda relies on thousands of herbs to treat various diseases. There are certain Ayurvedic medicines that are known to improve the symptoms of premature ejaculation such as kaunch beej, kamini vidrawan ras, and yauvanamrit vati. These medicines are generally meant to be taken with lukewarm water twice a day.
A Sexual Medicine Study conducted in 2017 saw a significant improvement in patients with PE. The time of ejaculation was readily increased after following a course of Ayurvedic medicine.
- Taking Zinc and Magnesium Supplements
Minerals such as zinc and magnesium have been known to play an important role in male fertility and have a positive impact on reproductive health.
Several studies conducted on male infertility reported reduced quantities of zinc in the seminal fluid. This clearly indicates that zinc supplementation is necessary for increasing serum testosterone levels and improving sexual dysfunction. Increasing serum testosterone levels helps to improve libido and fight the ill-effects of premature ejaculation.
On the other hand, low magnesium levels are a contributing factor to premature ejaculation as they help to increase muscle contractions that are common in orgasms.
Thus, the supplementation of zinc and magnesium is necessary for the improvement of overall sexual health.
- Practice the “Stop-Start” Method
The “Stop-Start” involves reaching the point of no return and stopping any sexual activity that you’re engaged in. If you’re masturbating and are nearing climax, stop stroking and let everything simmer down. Similarly, if you’re having sexual intercourse with your partner, stop any kind of sexual stimulation for 30 seconds when you find yourself approaching an orgasm. You should practice this method 3-4 times to prolong the sexual experience and delay ejaculation.
Practicing this method regularly can help you know how to delay ejaculation and also help you to get control over your orgasms.
- Prescription Medications Can Be Helpful
Doctors often recommend a combination of sex therapy and medications to treat the problem of premature ejaculation. While medications are good for treating the problem in the short-term, they don’t offer any long-term benefits. These include medications such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) that work by increasing the amount of Serotonin in the brain. This helps to prevent the reabsorption of Serotonin into neurons, thereby improving the transmission of messages between neurons. Thus, the time of ejaculation is improved.
Medications used for the treatment include Poxet 60 mg that contains Dapoxetine as the chief ingredient. Dapoxetine is a short-acting Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. This medicine is generally meant to be taken 1-3 hours before any sexual activity.
Your doctor will prescribe you a medication depending upon the exact cause of the problem. If an underlying sexual disorder such as erectile dysfunction is the cause of premature ejaculation, he may prescribe you a different medication such as Super P Force that helps in treating both ED and PE effectively. Super P Force contains Sildenafil Citrate (found in the blue pill Viagra) and Dapoxetine that help to increase the blood flow to the penis (and give an erection) and help you gain control over ejaculation.
A combination of both therapy and medications can be helpful in improving your sex life.
- Chinese Herbal Medicine Can Work Wonders
Chinese herbal medicines have long been used to treat a variety of disorders. A daily or weekly dose of medicines such as Yimusake tablets or Qilin pills has been known to boost sexual stamina and improve energy. These medicines help to increase the ejaculation by 2-3 minutes.
While herbal medicines are really helpful, they can cause certain side-effects if not taken within the prescribed limit. Some of these include stomach pain, dizziness, mild pain, and decreased sexual drive.
- Masturbation Can Help
If you have been trying to masturbate lately and find yourself giving in too soon, you should try working on it and notice how your body responds to certain kinds of stimulation. Try masturbating only with your hand and then practice it after applying lube. During masturbation, the glans/head of the penis isn’t stimulated. Try stroking it a bit and see how you feel. Getting to know your body gives you the chance to gain confidence.
- Make Use of Topical Creams and Sprays
Certain over the counter creams and sprays contain a numbing agent called lidocaine that reduces the sensations produced during sex and helps to treat premature ejaculation by delaying climax. Whether you’re using a spray or cream, it is meant to be applied 10-15 minutes prior to any sexual activity for it to be effective. A study conducted in 2017 found that these topical creams and sprays increase the time of ejaculation by a few minutes. While they’re helpful in the short term, they can cause temporary sensitivity loss.
- Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Muscles
Weak pelvic floor muscles can have a negative impact on ejaculation. Strengthening them can help improve the time you take to ejaculate. This requires performing pelvic floor exercises, known as Kegel exercises that help to control ejaculatory reflex.
To perform Kegel exercises, you need to find the right muscles. Try stopping your stream midway while urinating. These are your pelvic floor muscles. The muscles that you use to keep yourself from passing gas are also known as pelvic floor muscles. Once you’ve identified them, tighten these muscles and hold the contraction for 3 seconds. Relax for 3 seconds and repeat the same exercise a few times in a row. Repeat this exercise 3 times a day. Don’t forget to breathe while performing these exercises.
Studies suggest that Kegel exercises can help you to not cum fast and make you last longer in bed.
- Delay Condoms Can Increase Climax Time
Like topical sprays and creams that work by desensitizing the penis, delay condoms contain the same numbing agent lidocaine or benzocaine that keep you from ejaculating early. Some of these condoms are made of thicker latex to help decrease sensitivity and increase your time to orgasm.
A sexual concern such as premature ejaculation can be a distressing situation to deal with. However, by following such techniques, this problem can be treated effectively. If you find trouble managing PE, seek help from a medical professional, and explore other treatment options.