Here at DiscovHER HEALTH, we care about treating men with PREMATURE EJACULATION.

Concerns about premature ejaculation (PE) are reported by around one-third of men, although only around one in ten will be bothered enough by it to seek professional advice or treatment.

What is Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is a term used to describe the experience by men of a sense that (i) the period of time from vaginal penetration to ejaculation is too short, (ii) that they are unable to control when they ejaculate and (iii) that the men are distressed from this experience. Although PE is a reasonably well-known sexual concern, until recently, it has not been the subject of much scientific research and even lacked a widely accepted, evidence-based definition.

PE can be divided into two main subtypes, “lifelong”, with PE symptoms having been present since the man’s first sexual intercourse, and “acquired”, with PE symptoms developing after a period of previously satisfactory experience of ejaculation.

Treatments for Premature Ejaculation

Sex Therapy

Sex therapy may be provided by an appropriately experienced psychotherapist or physician. A range of techniques have been used for PE but probably the most common approach is a form of cognitive-behavioural therapy. This involves education about ejaculation, an exploration of how the affected man’s PE experience compares with that ofmost other men, and a programmed of exercises (often called “stop-start”) designed to help him increase his ejaculatory control and enjoyment of sexual intimacy. It typically requires six to ten consultations with the therapist, and regular practice of the prescribed exercises at home with a partner. It may also include addressing issues in the relationship that may have worsened the sexual problem or be the result of the problem.

Drug Therapy

Drug therapy should only be prescribed by a physician after you have had a medical assessment. Drugs obtained through the Internet without a physician medical assessment or through other unregulated sources may be very dangerous. There are two types of drug therapy recommended in ISSM’s clinical guidance on PE, topical anaesthetics and oral serotonergic drugs. Prescription of these drugs should always be accompanied by education about PE and promoting sexual well-being, as well as instructions for the use of the drug. Not all drug therapies for PE are approved by national regulatory authorities; your physician should discuss this with you before prescribing a drug that has not been approved. Topical anesthetics are applied to the penis immediately before sex and are intended to reduce its sensitivity to such a degree that ejaculation is delayed without a bothersome loss of pleasurable sexual sensation. Oral serotonergic drugs affect nerve signaling within the brain and elsewhere in the nervous system, with the intention of delaying ejaculation. There are currently several clinical trials in progress to test the safety and efficacy of new drugs for PE.
Whatever treatment is chosen, it is important that proper attention is given to the emotional and relationship factors rather than focusing solely on extending time to ejaculation.

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