Premature ejaculation occurs quite commonly in men. In fact, as many as one in three men suffer from this condition. In most cases, it happens infrequently and, in this situation, it is not something that you need to do anything about. However, in some men, it can happen very often and that can lead to complications in sexual health, fertility, and even in relationships. What can be done about it? When should you act?
Do You Need to Seek Out Help?
If you find that you are always or in most situations ejaculating within a minute or so of penetration, there may be a reason to turn to your doctor. Some men are unable to hold off on ejaculation during intercourse all of the time and, this can create feelings of distress or frustration. It may even lead you to avoid sexual intimacy. If this is the case, it is best to talk to your doctor about the options to help you. Do not put off doing so since treatment options can be very effective.
What Treatment Options Are Available?
There are some treatments that may help men. Consider the following options:
- Some doctors recommend masturbating an hour or more prior to having intercourse as a way to delay ejaculation during sex.
- If you are feeling overwhelmed and distressed, delay intercourse for a period of time. Instead, choose other forms of sexual activity that helps to remove the frustration and emotional trauma that may be worsening your experience.
- A treatment called a pause and squeeze technique can help some men. In this method, the penis is squeezed during intercourse. When this happens, it becomes less erect and will recover, delaying ejaculation.
- Use topical anesthetics to help slow down the process.
- In some men, the use of medications may help including analgesics, antidepressants and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors.
- Counseling may help some men when a mental block is causing the problem.
If you are suffering from this type of sexual concern, do not overlook the importance of talking to your doctor and ensuring you are not suffering from erectile dysfunction. This is a very common concern and it can be treated in most men.
To find out what your options are and to ensure you have every treatment option available to you, call our offices at 646-205-3039 and schedule a consultation with one of the best urologists in New York City. Find out what your options are.