Introduction to Remedies for Premature Ejaculation
Health issues are a part of our everyday life. With increasing age, multiple issues tend to take a toll on the person’s health. And sexual concerns are pretty common.
While a majority of men and women may not feel comfortable talking about them, these concerns can develop barriers in a person’s relationship.
Sexual concerns such as premature ejaculation (PE) that make a man ejaculate sooner than he or his partner would want him to make sex less enjoyable.
A problem such as PE affects 1 in 3 men at some point in their lives. It can occur due to a variety of reasons – stress, anxiety, penile sensitivity, hormonal fluctuations, etc.
And to add to this list, the time that a man takes to ejaculate is less than a minute or so. Well, that does make sex less enjoyable and leaves the sexual desires of both partners unfulfilled.
The good news is – premature ejaculation can be treated effectively. While medications such as Poxet 60 mg are available to delay the time of ejaculation, there are certain home remedies that have been helpful in the treatment of ejaculation.
Ayurvedic Medicines Can Help You Out
The traditional Indian healing system Ayurveda relies on various herbs to treat the problem of premature ejaculation.
Various Ayurvedic medicines such as kaunch beej, kamini vidrawan ras, and yauvanamrit vati are intended to be taken twice daily with lukewarm water. These medicines are thought to improve the symptoms of premature ejaculation.
Moreover, a study from 2017 reports that men who took Ayurvedic medicine saw a significant increase in the time they took to ejaculate. Therefore, Ayurvedic medicines can definitely be helpful in gaining control over ejaculation.
Use Topical Creams and Sprays
Topical OTC creams and sprays contain a numbing agent called lidocaine that reduces the sensations produced during sexual intercourse and delays the time of ejaculation.
They’re generally applied 10 to 15 minutes before sex in order for them to be effective. Make sure that you read the instructions mentioned on the pack as they can cause mild pain, decrease libido, and result in temporary loss of sensitivity.
Take Zinc and Magnesium-fortified Foods
While zinc is responsible for immunity and cell growth, it is also helpful in producing testosterone as well as boosting the sexual drive of a person.
An article published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences reports that men with infertility had reduced quantities of zinc in their seminal fluid.
Therefore, taking zinc supplements can be helpful in improving sexual dysfunction and increasing serum testosterone levels in the body. This can further promote overall sexual health and improve symptoms of premature ejaculation.
On the other hand, magnesium is an important mineral for healthy sperm production and reproductive health. A 2001 study saw that men with premature ejaculation had lower levels of magnesium in their sperm as compared to normal healthy men.
Furthermore, low magnesium levels have been known to contribute to PE as they increase muscle contractions that are common in orgasms.
Therefore, taking magnesium-rich foods such as legumes, nuts and seeds, green leafy vegetables, and fruits can be helpful for overall sexual health.
Practice the “Stop-Start” Technique
The “Stop-Start” technique, also known as edging, is a simple method to avoid ejaculating early. It involves the man to stop sexual stimulation and allow the orgasm to go away when he feels he’s approaching orgasm.
The same strategy should be applied again and again for 3 times and ejaculation should be allowed on the 4th time. Practicing this technique properly can help you last longer in bed without having to ejaculate too soon.
Try the “Squeeze” Technique
The “Squeeze” technique is similar to the “Stop-Start” technique and is helpful in treating premature ejaculation. It involves gently squeezing the base of the penis as you feel yourself approaching an orgasm.
This makes the erection partially go away and the orgasm also subsides. Like the “stop-start” technique, this method can also be practiced as many times during sex to allow you to delay ejaculation for a long period of time.
Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Muscles
Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles can have a positive impact on the time you take to ejaculate. A 2014 study found that pelvic floor exercises can help men with premature ejaculation control their ejaculatory reflex.
Pelvic floor exercises are also known as Kegel exercises. To perform these exercises, you should be able to first identify your pelvic floor muscles.
The muscles that you use while stopping your urine midway or the ones that keep you from passing gas are your pelvic floor muscles.
Once you’ve identified them, you should contract your muscles for 3 seconds and then relax for 3 seconds. Try doing this 10 times in a row and repeat the same activity 3 times a day. You’ll feel a sensation of muscles lifting up. Don’t forget to breathe and focus only on your pelvic floor muscles.
William Henderson, physician and health consultant at Hisblue says, “The best part about Kegel exercises is that you don’t need any special equipment to do them.
It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing – whether you’re watching TV or working, Kegels can be done anywhere, anytime. If performed correctly, they can definitely help you last longer in bed.”
Make Use of Delay Condoms
Delay condoms or climax control condoms work in a similar manner as topical creams and sprays. They decrease penile sensitivity and keep you from ejaculating early.
The active ingredient benzocaine found in most delay condoms can help increase the time of ejaculation. A 2017 study found that men with an average intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT) of 2 minutes or less experienced a significant increase of approximately 4 minutes after using delay condoms for 2 months. Some companies make thicker condoms to reduce the sensations produced during sex.
Get a Medication Prescribed
Certain medications such as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), also known as antidepressants, help to increase the activity of serotonin in the brain and delay ejaculation.
Medicines such as Super P Force that contain Sildenafil Citrate and Dapoxetine can be helpful for the treatment of both erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Talk to your doctor about a suitable drug for your condition.
Masturbate Before Sex
Masturbating before sex puts your body in the refractory period making it difficult for you to orgasm again. Try masturbating an hour or two before you plan to have sex and increase your ejaculation time.
Indulge in Foreplay
Foreplay sessions can help treat premature ejaculation by delaying the time of ejaculation. If you find yourself approaching orgasm, stop any sexual stimulation, and indulge in foreplay.
Sex isn’t just about applying the thrust of the penis. Satisfy your partner’s needs by pulling out at the right time and making the right moves.
When your orgasm goes away, return to sexual stimulation. You can also try different sex positions such as “woman on top” in which your partner lies on top of you so that you don’t have to apply pressure during sex. This can help with anxiety and fight off premature ejaculation effectively.
Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common sexual concern that affects almost 40% of men in the US. How challenging the situation may seem, it is still treatable.
If managing PE becomes an issue, take help from a medical professional who might suggest a combination of medications and sex therapy to treat PE effectively.