Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Have Premature Ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is a condition where the male partner ejaculates too soon after engaging in sexual intercourse. While the time is not defined, it is usually so short that neither partner can fully enjoy the experience. Therefore, if you think you or your partner are not satisfied in terms of your sex life due to you achieving climax too soon, you may be suffering from premature ejaculation.
The definition of “too soon” varies from man to man. Some men may last two minutes and not consider this a problem, while others consider ejaculating after five minutes “too soon”. This is why doctors consider both psychological and emotional factors when diagnosing premature ejaculation.
What Causes Premature Ejaculation?
A lot of men suffer from premature ejaculation at one point of another. The causes are not always clear-cut but the condition can be divided into lifelong and acquired.
Lifelong premature ejaculation suggests the condition has been present since puberty. It is usually caused by psychological factors such as restrictive cultural background or sex-related trauma suffered during childhood. Some men may have also been conditioned by themselves to achieve ejaculation fast during adolescence.
When acquired, this condition usually develops sometime between adolescence and the current age. There are certain physical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure that may lead to nerve damage leading to premature ejaculation. However, psychological circumstances such as stress, depression, relationship issues and conflicts may also lead to this condition.
However, in most cases, premature ejaculation occurs due to overexcitement, performance anxiety or different forms of anxiety. Men under 35 are more likely to experience this condition and it usually occurs in new situations such as new experiences or new relationships.
Is There A Cure For Premature Ejaculation?
Fortunately, there are several available premature ejaculation treatments to consider, all available at True Medical. The first and most popular is Priligy, an oral treatment highly effective in treating premature ejaculation. The treatment works by adjusting the serotonin levels in the brain which helps delay ejaculation.
You may also choose a topical treatment, meaning one that is applied directly to the penis to reduce the sensation and prolong the experience. Sometimes, using a condom is enough to do the trick. However, if you still experience the sensation strongly you may consider treatments such as EMLA Cream or Stud 100. Both are applied directly to the head of the penis to numb it down using local anaesthetics, prolonging the experience.
The treatment will depend on whether you have a lifelong or acquired type of condition. Since lifelong premature ejaculation is more frequently linked to psychological issues, consider pairing treatment with counselling to eliminate the issue at the root.