Premature ejaculation is a serious problem, and one that is often as frustrating and as embarrassing as erectile dysfunction. Around 20 to 30 percent of all men will suffer from this problem at one time or another, and while it’s more common as men age there is no doubt that it can occur at any time. Understanding more about this issue and how to overcome it is important, and some of the different treatments could surprise you.
Premature ejaculation is generally considered to be an issue that occurs when ejaculation occurs far too quickly. Most men can last around 5 minutes from the time they make penetration to the point of ejaculation. That’s an average figure, and plenty of guys can last much longer while some last just at that length of time. But those who can only last for a couple of minutes or even a few seconds will often deal with shame, embarrassment, depression, and even relationship problems. Most physicians only diagnose a man as having premature ejaculation if they ejaculate in less than 90 seconds after penetration on a regular, consistent basis. From time to time, sheer excitement or overstimulation may lead to a man only lasting 60 or 70 seconds, and this is normal. It’s when the problem becomes persistent that it’s an issue.
There are a few things that you can do to help overcome premature ejaculation and ensure that your partner is satisfied.
- Focus on Your Lover – For starters, no matter how effective your steps are to overcome this issue, be sure that you focus on foreplay and pleasing your partner. Often, you’ll be able to get her to climax before you even penetrate her, which eases the psychological burden that can come with premature ejaculation.
- Practice – Practice control. Learn how to recognize an approaching orgasm and how to control it. This way you can quickly withdraw, pinch the base of the penis tightly, and wait on the sensation to subside. If you need to, practice through masturbation in order to build stamina.
- Supplements – Some evidence suggests that male enhancement products like supplements may be able to help increase blood flow and boost male sexual stamina. The specific results will vary greatly from man to man, but many people swear by these products.
- Condoms – It may surprise you, but since condoms can reduce sensitivity during sex it makes sense that slipping one on before you have sex may lead to much greater success at lasting longer.