Depending on what may be causing you to suffer from a premature ejaculation dysfunction, there are different treatments available. It is important to realize that “premature ejaculation” is somewhat of a general term used to describe sex where one or both partners are regularly left unsatisfied. If you find yourself climaxing within 2 minutes of sexual intercourse, these are definite grounds to seek treatment for a premature ejaculation dysfunction.
Along with the medications that we will describe below, you may also wish to seek other psychological, behavioral or sex therapy to gain the full benefits of using the medications.
We will begin with the most common medication, the “selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors” (also referred to as SSRIs). SSRIs are usually used for treating depression and anxiety disorders, however one of the most prevalent side effects are related to delaying a man’s response to sexual stimulation. Because of this, men who take this medication will find that they may gain an additional 5 to 20 minutes of intercourse before ejaculation.
Popular brands of SSRIs that you will find on the market include paraxetine (Oxetine, Paxtine), fluoxetine (Lovan, Zactin) and sertraline (Eleva, Stetrona).
Another option is a tricyclic antidepressant. These have somewhat of a similar effect as the SSRIs above, as it delays a man’s sexual responses. An effective tricyclic antidepressant used for premature ejaculation is “clomipramine”.
Popular brands of tricyclic antidepressants include Anafranil and Placil.
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors, also referred to as PDE-5, are typically used to treat erectile dysfunctions. Though this may seem to be contradictory treatment for this problem, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are actually very closely tied.
Popular brands of PDE-5s include Levitra and Viagra
There are also non-medicinal options available. Many men swear by de-sensitizing creams, sprays and lubricants. There are some complaints about these types of treatments, however, such as the man using the treatment feeling “separated” by his penis due to being completely numbed. This also usually results in the man not being able to ejaculate at all during intercourse. There is also the risk that the “numbing” sensation will be passed on to the partner, so they too will not be able to enjoy intercourse as they should.
Many men will also find themselves “layering” their condoms so as to help desensitize their penis without the use of any anesthetic creams and sprays.
What is most important here is for every man to know that he does not need to live with premature ejaculation forever. There are many treatment options available. Take some time to find a treatment that satisfies both you and your partner.