Premature ejaculation: What it is, how it can affect you, and how to fix it

One of the most common medical issues seen in men related to sexual dysfunction is premature ejaculation. In Australia, about 21 to 31 percent of the male population is suffering from premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation has shown to decrease a man’s quality of life, which also has the same effect on their partner’s quality of life as well. This sexual condition has led men to suffer from self-esteem issues, anxiety, psychological issues, erectile dysfunction, a decline in libido and disruption in the quality of relationships. Many men feel ashamed of premature ejaculation and thus do not address the issue professionally. If medical treatment is sought for depression and other issues named above, then premature ejaculation is normally not disclosed to the medical provider as a possible contributor to the condition being treated. Due to men being reluctant to seek help for premature ejaculation, they normally do not obtain information regarding evidence based treatment that can effectively help rectify their sexual dysfunction.

Premature ejaculation is the inability to delay or manageably control an ejaculation from occurring during sexual intercourse

This in turn results in significate dissatisfaction due to embarrassment and the inability to satisfy one’s partner. Studies has shown that premature ejaculation can be classified as an acquired or lifelong condition. An acquired premature ejaculation is classified when a man ejaculates in less than 3 minute at any time during his life. Lifelong premature ejaculation is classified when a man ejaculates in less than 1 minute from the first time a man started having intercourse. Premature ejaculation can also be distinguished into subtypes that further breakdown contributing factors and categories to classify the condition further under each major category of lifelong and acquired.

When seeking out treatment for premature ejaculation, it is important that the discussion of treatment and management takes place with the man and his partner

Treatment options recommended by involves the consideration of both partners and must consider the mental impact, side effects, symptoms and preference of both partners. Evaluation for treatment is very complex. Treatment requires a combination of approaches in order to yield the best results. This treatment combination involves psychological, behavioral and pharmaceutical approaches. Of the entire treatment process, the men are more concern with the pharmaceutical and surgical approaches that are available. Creams and anesthetic aerosols such as lignocaine are recommended to treat premature ejaculation. These medications increase the ability to control the ejaculation and thus makes intercourse more enjoyable. These medications are applied directly to the glans of the penis prior to intercourse occurring. These medications are strongly encouraged to be used in conjunction with condoms to ensure that the other partner’s genitals do not become numb. Surgical approaches include circumcisions and experimental surgical therapies. These approaches are not really recommended as they are still is the investigative phase.

Some approaches that are beneficial for both people in the relationship are exercises that the couple can do to help aid the treatment of premature ejaculation. In these exercises there are six stages within a program that requires the couple to have intercourse. Some of the exercises involve squeezing the penial glans and start and stopping techniques which are stimulation breaks. These exercises allows the couple to really connect and focus as outside interruptions like television is highly discouraged. These interpersonal exercises help teach men to recognize the moment right before ejaculation and being able to control it. This technique helps men gain mind control or their ejaculations and could create a long term resolution.

The main issue with premature ejaculation is being able to control the ejaculation and having the awareness of sensitivity in the penis during intercourse

When a man gains this awareness and is able to control the sensation, then he may have found the reason to his premature ejaculation. Many Australian men and men around the world ejaculate quickly and do not understand why. When focus is brought to the issue is when men may gain that ability to control their ejaculation and thus last longer. Other medical implications that were previously stated may start to subside and the quality of life starts to become more enjoyable.

Men becoming aware of their ejaculation point is a more natural approach to resolving premature ejaculation

Most medical treatment does not involve a natural way to address premature ejaculation. A natural approach to premature ejaculation is a great approach to maintain a man’s privacy and spare them of the embarrassment of talking about the issue outside of his bedroom.

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