Treatment for Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation and its causes may vary from person to person. It is a condition that is not yet entirely understood even by the medical experts. That is why treating premature ejaculation seems to be dependent on the underlying factors that might be causing it. But there is no "all-in-one" treatment that would solve this common problem for a lot of men.

There are several possible options for treatment for premature ejaculation. The proper treatment may still depend on a doctor’s recommendation based on the underlying causes of the condition. It is not something that those afflicted can just try to diagnose by themselves.

For example, some cases of premature ejaculation may be caused by an underlying disease among other things. Treating any other underlying condition may sometimes prove effective in treating also premature ejaculation. Here are some of the possible premature ejaculation treatments options available:

Numbing Agent

Using numbing creams may help reduce penile sensitivity that can help reduce the chances of premature ejaculation in some men. Although using such creams like lidocaine may not be FDA approved for use in such cases, it may be worth a try. There are also certain lubricants available in the market that may also offer some numbing effects in order to prolong the sexual experience.

Oral Medications

Certain pill medications that are used to treat other conditions may also be used to treat premature ejaculation. Certain medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI’s are used to treat depression but may also be used to delay climax. SSRI’s raise a person’s serotonin levels which also may inhibit one’s sexual activity. But another significant side effect is that SSRI’s may also cause the loss of one’s libido. It is important to weight out the advantages and the disadvantages first before using this option to treat premature ejaculation.

Physical Methods

There are also certain non-medication methods to treat premature ejaculation. One of them is trying to physically delay climax. This can be done by means of "the squeeze". This method involves squeezing the shaft of the penis right before ejaculation. The mild discomfort may be enough to delay the ejaculation and prolong intercourse. But this might require lots of practice since it involves timing.