It’s all in your head: top myths about premature ejaculation

Although you may not know it, premature ejaculation (PE) is a common problem. Studies have found that approximately one in three men are affected by the condition. Despite this, the topic remains shrouded in myth and rumour. Given all the misinformation that is circulating, it’s easy to get confused.

 

Here are three of the top myths to look out for when you’re trying to understand PE.

 

1) It’s a purely psychological condition

It’s true that psychology can play a major role in PE. For example, stress, anxiety and relationship problems are all risk factors.

 

However, there are a range of physical causes too. Recent studies have suggested that, in some men, changes to the normal pattern of nerve signals can make the penis extra sensitive, meaning it takes less stimulation to cause ejaculation.

 

A number of medical complaints can make men more prone to this condition as well, including prostate disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism and multiple sclerosis.

 

2) It’s the same as erectile dysfunction

PE is sometimes confused with erectile dysfunction (ED). In fact, the two conditions are different. ED refers to problems with getting and maintaining an erection during sex, whereas PE occurs when men ejaculate too quickly during sex.

 

It’s true that some men with ED also experience PE and vice versa, but it’s important not to confuse the two conditions. However, treating ED first is important as it can help PE in some men.

 

3) It can be controlled by alcohol and recreational drugs

Worryingly, some people think that alcohol and recreational drugs offer a good way to control PE. Although the inhibition of ejaculation is one possible side effect of these substances, this is not a wise approach to take.

 

In reality, substance abuse often contributes to sexual problems rather than solving them. For example, it can lead to ED and an inability to orgasm. It can also trigger PE in certain cases.

 

Of course, there are the other ill-effects of substance abuse to bear in mind too. As well as being a bad way to control ejaculation, it can really take its toll on your mental and physical well being.

 

The savvy approach

The good news is, as long as you disregard the many myths surrounding PE, there are genuine treatments available that you can take advantage of.

 

For example, self-help techniques may benefit you. To help you control your orgasm, you might want to consider masturbating an hour or two before you have sex and using a thicker condom when you do have sex. In addition, try taking breaks during sex to think about mundane things and avert your mind from your orgasm. Another popular tactic is the ‘squeeze technique’, in which during masturbation, the tip of the penis is squeezed firmly for ten to 20 seconds just before the moment of ejaculation. After about 30 seconds of rest, masturbation can continue and the process is then repeated several times before ejaculation is allowed to occur.

 

Couples therapy works for some people too. During these sessions, you’ll be encouraged to explore any issues that may be affecting your relationship and you’ll be shown techniques that could help you ‘unlearn’ the habit of ejaculating prematurely.

 

There are also certain medicines on offer. For example, Priligy tablets can be taken one to three hours before sex and they are designed to give longer ejaculation times. Also, EMLA is an anesthetic cream that can be applied to the penis around 30 minutes before sex.

 

To find out which treatment options would work best for you, you can speak to your doctor or visit onlinedoctor.lloydspharmacy.com.

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Comment by Nick H on July 11, 2014 at 12:44am
Internet marketing? I find it interesting that now that the drug industry has a product for premature ejaculation, the media is suddenly full of articles raising awareness on the issue. Coincidence? I think not.

Priligy is basically an antidepressant that didn't work (affect was too short lasting to be an effective antidepressant) so the company has decided to market one of its side affects as it's main use.

PE may suck but I think a guy would rather have that than end up with a drug that can cause priapism.
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