Practicing relaxation techniques or using distraction methods may help you delay ejaculation. Your doctor may recommend that you and your partner practice specific techniques to help delay ejaculation. Counseling or behavioral therapy may help reduce anxiety related to premature ejaculation.
Antidepressant medicines such as clomipramine (Anafranil) and dapoxetine (Priligy) are sometimes used to treat premature ejaculation. These medicines are used because one of their side effects is inhibited orgasm, which helps delay ejaculation. There are also creams, gels, and a spray that may be used to treat premature ejaculation by reducing sensation.
Premature ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates sooner during sexual intercourse than he or his partner would like. Premature ejaculation is a common sexual complaint. Both psychological and biological factors can play a role in premature ejaculation.
The primary symptom of premature ejaculation is the inability to delay ejaculation for more than one minute after penetration. Premature ejaculation can be classified as lifelong (primary) or acquired (secondary). Lifelong premature ejaculation occurs all or nearly all of the time beginning with your first sexual encounters. Acquired premature ejaculation has the same symptoms but develops after you’ve had previous sexual experiences without ejaculatory problems.
Many men feel that they have symptoms of premature ejaculation, but the symptoms do not meet the diagnostic criteria for premature ejaculation. Instead these may have natural variable premature ejaculation, which is characterized by periods of rapid ejaculation as well as periods of normal ejaculation.
Talk with your doctor if you ejaculate sooner than you wish during most sexual encounters. Premature ejaculation is a common and treatable problem.
For some men, a conversation with their doctor may help alleviate concerns about premature ejaculation.
The exact cause of premature ejaculation isn’t known. Guilty feelings that increase your tendency to rush through sexual encounters
Other factors that can play a role in causing premature ejaculation include:
Erectile dysfunction. Many men with premature ejaculation also have problems with anxiety — either specifically about sexual performance or related to other issues.
Relationship problems. A number of biological factors may contribute to premature ejaculation, including:
Abnormal hormone levels
Certain thyroid problems
Various factors can increase your risk of premature ejaculation, including:
Health problems. While premature ejaculation alone doesn’t increase your risk of health problems, it can cause significant problems in your personal life, including:
Stress and relationship problems. A common complication of premature ejaculation is relationship stress.