Premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is a common problem among men. It is the term used the describe the situation where you come (ejaculate) before or soon after inserting your penis inside your partner. A lot of men do experience this problem but only  a few do discuss it with their doctors.

What are the causes of premature ejaculation?

There is no specific cause for premature ejaculation. However there are factors that can contribute to the problem such as stress, anxiety, prostate problems and use of some drugs.

What can I do about this problem?

If you and your partner are bothered by premature ejaculation, you should consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor may also need to carry out some examination to make sure there are no other problems.

There are different techniques that you can try to manage the problem.

  1. Increasing the frequency of sex can sometimes help to prolong ejaculation time subsequently.
  2. Wearing a condom can help to decrease your sensation during sex and increase the time before you come.

Are there medication that can be used?

  1. Creams and Sprays: There are certain creams and sprays that contain anaesthetic that can help reduce the sensation on the penis and delay coming.
  1. Tablets: There are tablets that help to delay coming. These tablets are originally designed to be used to treat depression but they have been found to also help inn delay ejaculation. The disadvantage with many of these tablets is that you need to take them on a daily basis to get an effect. There is however one called Dapoxetine which can be taken as needed,  few hours before intercourse. It is however quite expensive.