Can premature ejaculation be fixed? The short answer is yes.
There is hope and a pathway to success in achieving the sex life you want. Here we’ll explore the moves, medications, muscles and meals that can help you increase control and last longer in bed.First, it’s important to know that premature is common. It happens to 1 out of 3 men at some point in their lives, and many of those men are able to regain greater control and pursue satisfying sex lives for themselves and their partners.
It’s also important to understand the cause of premature ejaculation, which can be based on whether you’re experiencing primary premature ejaculation (meaning you’ve always had an issue), or secondary or acquired premature ejaculation (meaning the issue is recent and not something you’ve experienced since you started having sex).
But before exploring treatment or consulting a doctor for any cause, experts say trying these “moves” can help:
- Take matters into your own hands. Masturbate an hour or two before you’re going to have sex.
- Desensitize. Use a thick condom to decrease the sensation of friction and intercourse.
- Relax. During sex, take a deep breath right before you’re about to ejaculate to shut down the ejaculatory reflex.
- Stay on the bottom. Have sex with your partner on top, which allows them to pull away at the point you’re about to ejaculate.
- Reposition and refocus. Take breaks during sex and try to think about something different from what you’re doing.
Although these natural ways may be the answer to how to last longer in bed, some men prefer the extra assistance of medication.
According to the Mayo Clinic, anesthetic creams or sprays, such as lidocaine or benzocaine, can act as a numbing agent to slow things down. They’re applied to the penis 10 to 15 minutes before sex to reduce sensation and help delay ejaculation.
There are also a number of oral medications that may help. Although none are official treatments for premature ejaculation, delayed orgasm is often a side effect of each of them. Because of this, antidepressants, such as Zoloft or Prozac, may be prescribed to treat premature ejaculation, along with analgesics such as tramadol, which is used to treat pain.
It’s been found that doing exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor can help prevent premature ejaculation. One study reported through the National Institutes of Health explored the effects of a pelvic floor rehabilitation program consisting of modified versions of techniques used to treat urinary incontinence, which include physio-kinesiotherapy, electro-stimulation and biofeedback.
Of the 40 participants who underwent 12 weeks of rehabilitation, 82.5% gained control of their ejaculation reflex.
While participating in a full rehabilitation program involving researchers may not be possible, you can take steps to strengthen your pelvic floor and get similar benefits. One effective exercise is the Kegel, which involves squeezing your muscles as if you were holding back urination in mid-stream. Hold the contraction for a few seconds, and then release. Learn more here about how to do Kegel exercises for men.
Another approach to fixing premature ejaculation can come from your diet. It’s been found that foods rich in zinc and magnesium can improve sexual health and delay ejaculation times. Such foods include:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Wheat germ cereal
- Dark chocolate
Can premature ejaculation be fixed? Absolutely.
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