Premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual function problems among men, as it is prevalent in about 20-30% of all sexual function cases. This is a widespread problem, and many who experience it feel isolated and threatened (by their unsatisfied partner), usually avoiding any mention of the issue.
A long-term solution is available through a short yet effective learning process. Through this process a person can develop control over their ejaculation reflex by using sexual therapy exercises.
What is premature ejaculation?
According to the medical definition, premature ejaculation is defined as ejaculation that always or almost always occurs within one minute of penetration, and as the inability to delay ejaculation in all or nearly all penetrations. It is important to note that many do not have to be under the one- to two-minute mark to be suffering from premature ejaculation. A lot of people who last more than two minutes may not be diagnosed with a medical issue, but are nevertheless dissatisfied with how long they are lasting. This is a variant of premature ejaculation and it can be treated.
What are the reasons for premature ejaculation?
There are a number of underlying reasons for premature ejaculation. They can be physical, psychological, genetic, or the result of low serotonin levels. They may have been present in the affected person all their life, or they could have appeared suddenly. None of these causes is anything to be ashamed or embarrassed about. They are amazingly common and most of them are outside of a person’s control.
In rare cases, premature ejaculation might be due to medical issues such as diabetes, erectile dysfunction, neurological conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, or urological disorders such as urethritis. Regular medical check-ups or specific consultations are recommended, particularly if premature ejaculation has started suddenly.
Who is affected by premature ejaculation?
There is in fact no typical case of premature ejaculation. No particular type of person is affected; anyone can be concerned, whatever their age, educational background, relationship status, or any other factor.
As previously mentioned, premature ejaculation represents a significant part of all cases of sexual dysfunction. However, studies have shown that only 5% of those suffering ejaculate prematurely, within the first two minutes of intercourse. The reason this number appears to be so low is because the majority of people dealing with premature ejaculation are simply too ashamed or embarrassed to seek treatment.
Is there medication that can solve the problem of premature ejaculation?
One of the side effects of a group of psychiatric medications, mainly antidepressants, is delayed ejaculation. There are also antidepressants that affect the serotonin system; however these have side effects such as nausea and dizziness. Another treatment method, which has been around for many years, is the use of topical delay sprays. These are in fact local anesthetic sprays applied on the skin and containing mainly lidocaine. Unfortunately, there has yet to be found a unique medication without side effects for the treatment of premature ejaculation.
So, pills or a topical anesthetic sprays are only temporary fixes?
Yes. When you stop taking the medication or using the anesthetic spray the problem returns in full force. On the other hand, sexual therapy exercises treatment provides a comprehensive and long-term solution to the problem of premature ejaculation.
Is it possible to overcome premature ejaculation?
Definitely. The principle of premature ejaculation treatment is based on learning how to focus sexual pleasure. There are sexual therapy exercises that can help the person gain awareness of the sensations prior to ejaculation and gain control of the ejaculation reflex, thus extending the duration of sexual intercourse. These are the only exercises that have been shown to be effective in the conducted studies, and they have been used by sex therapists for over 45 years. With the development of technology, it was only a matter of time before the computer would replace the sex therapist. The PE Program, designed by the Between Us Clinic, is a system that simulates the treatment process a person who suffers from premature ejaculation would normally undergo in a regular clinic. It creates a personalized exercise plan for the client, which is then adjusted according to the feedback they provide after each exercise, just as a sex therapist adapts the exercise program to the client’s needs after every follow-up consultation. The Program accompanies the user each step of the way, until they have overcome premature ejaculation.
A final word for men suffering from premature ejaculation: instead of trying to distract your self in ineffective ways such as drinking alcohol, using two condoms, or biting your lips nervously – register for the PE Program and solve the problem from the root cause.
About the program creator
Dr. Zvi Zuckerman, creator of the PE Program, acts as professional advisor to the Between Us online virtual sex therapy clinic.
Dr. Zuckerman is a medical doctor (M.D.) and sex therapist whose exemplary career has spanned 40 years. He has been certified as a sex therapist and as a supervisor of sex therapy by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), and as a marital and sex therapist by the University of Pennsylvania and the Marriage Council of Philadelphia.