Premature ejaculation is a condition when a man ejaculates or releases sperm too quickly, which is less than one minute after penetration or masturbation is done. In some cases, ejaculation can even occur before sexual penetration is performed. A person can be said to experience premature ejaculation if the complaint has persisted for 6 months or more.
Various Ways to Overcome Premature Ejaculation
Premature ejaculation that occurs repeatedly will certainly make a man stressed and frustrated. Likewise with his partner. To overcome premature ejaculation, there are several ways you can do, namely:
1. Doing masturbation exercises
Before masturbating try to relax. After feeling relaxed, start to masturbate while noticing if there is any stimulation you feel when you want to ejaculate.
When the sensation appears, stop masturbating and hold the penis for a few moments. Repeat this step at least 2-3 times a day each time you masturbate.
This exercise aims to help you learn to recognize how your body responds to any stimulus, including the sensation you feel before ejaculation. By becoming more acquainted with these stimuli and practicing to hold them in, you will find it easier to control when to ejaculate.
2. Doing Kegel exercises
Kegel exercises are one of the most effective ways to treat premature ejaculation. The reason, this physical exercise can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and help you more strongly control stimuli. The pelvic floor muscles are the muscles used when the body holds urine while urinating.
If you already know where the pelvic muscles are, you can practice Kegel exercises. Tighten your pelvic floor muscles, hold for 10 seconds, then release. Repeat 10 times, at least 3 times a day. It is recommended to empty the bladder first before performing this technique.
3. Perform the pause-squeeze technique
This technique can be done alone or by a partner when you have sex. The trick is to stop penetration for a moment before you ejaculate and ask your partner to squeeze the shaft of your penis until the desire to ejaculate decreases.
You can do this technique repeatedly until you can delay ejaculation without any more help.
4. Removing the penis before climax
If you are approaching climax when making love with a partner, immediately remove your penis from the vagina or anus partner. Then take a break to relax for a while before continuing to penetrate again. Repeat several times until you want to ejaculate.
5. Using condoms during sex
Condoms can reduce the sensitivity of the penis to help delay ejaculation. Use condoms made of thick latex. If necessary, choose condoms that contain benzocaine or lidocaine, because these two ingredients have a temporary numbing or numbing effect.
In addition to condoms, benzocaine or lidocaine is also often found in “durable” cream products or magic wipes. However, the effectiveness and safety of these two products to treat premature ejaculation still needs to be studied further.
Medical Methods to Treat Premature Ejaculation
If the above techniques are not enough to help you in overcoming premature ejaculation, try consulting a doctor for further examination and treatment.
To determine the diagnosis and cause of premature ejaculation, the doctor will perform a physical examination and support, such as hormone tests and blood and urine tests. Your doctor may also suggest a psychological exam if you suspect that a psychological problem is causing premature ejaculation.
Once the cause of premature ejaculation is known, the doctor will provide appropriate treatment for the cause. Common treatments given by doctors to treat premature ejaculation are:
Administration of drugs
The use of drugs to treat premature ejaculation will be adjusted to the cause. Dapoxetine can be used for sufferers of recurrent premature ejaculation and are already experiencing stress due to their condition.
In addition, if it is known that premature ejaculation is caused by depression or anxiety disorders, the doctor can prescribe antidepressants and sedatives to treat premature ejaculation and the psychological problems that cause it.
For premature ejaculation accompanied by other disorders, such as erectile dysfunction, the doctor may prescribe other drugs, such as sildenafil, tadalafil, or vardenafil.
Psychotherapy
Part of the root cause of premature ejaculation stems from psychiatric problems, such as anxiety disorders and depression. Well, if the results of the doctor’s examination confirm that premature ejaculation is caused by this, then you will need psychotherapy from a psychologist or psychiatrist.
In certain cases, a psychologist or psychiatrist may also advise your partner to join a counseling session.
Not only prescription drugs, certain supplements or herbal medicines, such as ginseng, are also often claimed to have properties to treat premature ejaculation. However, the effectiveness and safety of using these herbal medicines is still not clearly proven.
In principle, how to deal with premature ejaculation is different for every man. If the underlying cause is unknown, you are advised to consult a doctor for an examination. After the cause is known, the doctor will provide treatment to treat premature ejaculation according to the cause.