Premature ejaculation or PE is when a man reaches orgasm and ejaculates too fast without control. This leaves the partner frustrated and distressed because her sexual needs are not being met. It can also be embarrassing for the man and this strains the relationship. This can happen before sex or soon after sex.
It’s one of the common male sexual problems and it’s in a way related to erectile dysfunction. In some cases, PE is usually a problem with men struggling with erectile dysfunction. When a man is worried that he may not maintain the erection, he may develop a rushing to ejaculate habit which becomes a problem when they can no longer control it. Once erectile dysfunction is treated, premature ejaculation may no longer be a problem.
What causes premature ejaculation
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are no known causes or PE. Even so, some factors play a role. Some of them include; depression, anxiety, worrying about premature ejaculation, guilt, abnormal hormone levels, inherited traits, infections of the prostate, stress and relationship issues. If these problems are addressed, then you won’t have to worry about disappointing your woman in bed.
As many as 1 in 3 men will experience premature ejaculation at some point in their life. And, it should not be a cause of concern if does not happen often. But if you always ejaculate within a minute after penetration or are not able to delay ejaculation all the time, sadly, you might have PE.
Home remedies for premature ejaculation
That said, on to the most important bit. How can I deal with premature ejaculation? Well, as you might have already noticed, premature ejaculation is quite common, if that can give you some sort of assurance. A study involving 1587 men found that the average ejaculatory time among men with PE was 1.8 minutes while that of men without PE was 7.3 minutes. From the study, it’s crystal clear that your fellow men don’t last forever in bed. So, you can go on and give a deaf ear to all those people saying you must last for like 30 minutes. Nah, you don’t have to.
For some reason only known to them, men don’t like going to hospitals. Which is why they end up distressed with issues such as PE while they could have gotten help if they went to the doctor. Anyways, we have listed a few ways you can use to handle premature ejaculation at home, either with your partner or alone.
1. Using condoms
This is an easy one. Condoms are known to reduce the sensitivity of the penis hence delaying ejaculation. There are also condoms made with thicker latex to help in delaying ejaculation.
2. Stop-squeeze technique
You can do this alone when masturbating or when with your partner. When you are just about to climax, stop thrusting and squeeze the end of the penis until the sensation goes away. Then begin the sexual activity again and repeat the stop-squeeze technique.
3. The stop-start technique (edging)
This does not require your hands. All you have to do is to stop masturbating or thrusting and move away from your partner just when you are nearing the climax. After some time, get back to the sexual activity and repeat the edging process over and over.
4. Masturbate before sex
An hour or two before sex, make sure you masturbate. This will help you delay ejaculation during sex.