Overview: premature ejaculation refers to the condition where a man ejaculates earlier during sex than he or his female partner wants. Premature ejaculation is quite a common sexual problem. However, as long as it occurs infrequently, it is not cause for alarm. There are some preventive measures that you can take to help you last longer in bed and learn how to deal with premature ejaculation.
Before you ask your doctor for a prescription, try out some of these suggestions on your own first. One way to treat premature ejaculation is by taking a potent antidepressant. Tricyclic antidepressants like Tofranil (Tofranil) and Anafranil (Anafranil) are used to treat patients who ejaculate earlier during intercourse. Some doctors may prescribe a generic version of these drugs called Norpramin.
Another option to try out is a type of psychological therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. The idea behind this therapy is that premature ejaculation is often a symptom of underlying psychological issues. By working with your doctor to clear up these issues, including stress and anxiety, you can help to improve your sexual performance. In addition, by dealing with psychological issues, you can also learn to overcome relationship problems such as anger, anxiety, and guilt that may be contributing to your premature ejaculation.
Once your doctor has given you the go-ahead to try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, make sure you tell your partner about what you are doing so that she is aware of your progress. Tell her that you have had some preliminary success with an herbal supplement that could possibly help with your problem. She should not be surprised if, after telling her, she asks you for details about what she should do while you are having intercourse. Keep her in the loop throughout the entire process.
Your doctor will probably also recommend a number of lifestyle changes for you to make in order to delay ejaculation. If you smoke, he may advise you to quit or at least, take it much less often. If you eat too much, your food consumption should be cut back or replaced with healthier choices, and your exercise regimen should include more walks or other forms of exercise that get your blood circulating and help to improve your overall health.
As you begin your journey toward stopping premature ejaculation, your doctor and your therapist will likely help you to find areas in which you may be needing additional help. If this is indeed the case, your first instinct may be to visit the nearest pornography addiction treatment center. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of these programs is often limited by the environment in which they are practice. For instance, in a treatment center for sex addicts, the men are encouraged to masturbate alone in a dark room without any form of interaction with the other men. While it is true that masturbation is important for relieving stress and energizing the body, in many cases this behavior causes the man to be isolated from society at large and often from friends. This isolation leads to feelings of shame and often leads to failure with the program.