Treatment of Premature Ejaculation
The causes of premature ejaculation are complex and not completely understood. In fact, PE is a multicausal condition. There is rarely a single cause. More than often, several factors contribute to rapid ejaculations.So, premature ejaculation usually requires a combined approach of different treatments.
We can split premature ejaculation treatments into four categories: home self-therapy & exercises, professional sex therapy, delay products or prescribed medication. Those treatments efficacy will vary based on your condition. As we explained on the What is Premature Ejaculation page, there are four subtypes of premature ejaculation. Specialists suspect that each PE type could react differently to each treatment. For example, men suffering from subjective or variable PE may solve their problem only with therapy. However, severe lifelong PE could need delay products or prescribed medication to achieve the desired level of ejaculation control.
Self-therapy is often the first thing to try if you want to gain more control over your ejaculation. It consists of home exercises that you can do alone or with your partner. Those tasks will help you to learn how to identify, modulate and control your arousal level. This practice is known as edging. There is also an online therapy program that can help you with the exercises and improve your odds of success.
We suggest starting with this treatment because it is not expensive and it’s fairly easy to put in place.
Professional Sex Therapy
Professional sex therapy with an accredited sex therapist is the second thing we suggest. If you have difficulties mastering the self-therapy exercises, a licensed therapist could help you. You will benefit from their experience treating sex-related difficulties. The interaction between the therapist and the personalization of the therapy could be major success factors.
The best products to help you treat premature ejaculation are delay products. While they do not address the root cause of the problem, those products could help you achieve better control of your ejaculation. For those of you that are more sensitive to physical arousal, delay products could be an excellent way to counter your hypersensitivity without the need of drugs. Delay products could also be helpful inside a therapy if you have difficulties with some of the exercises.
Some prescription drugs are effective against premature ejaculation. Medication is often the last treatment option since it requires a doctor’s prescription and there are potential side effects to the procedure. Still, for a severe case of lifelong PE, it can be the only viable solution. It is important to note that the medication is more efficient when taken alongside a therapy than alone.