What counts as premature ejaculation depends on the individual and their partner, but from a medical perspective, it’s defined as ejaculation occurring no more than 60 to 90 seconds following penetration.
It’s most common in younger men. Occasional instances of PE aren’t anything to worry about, but if it happens often, you might want to consider getting treatment.
There are several physical and psychological factors that can trigger PE. For example, physical causes can include problems with the thyroid or prostate, or the use of recreational drugs.
Some men also have hypersensitivity in certain areas, making them more prone to PE. Psychological causes can range from stress and depression to performance anxiety and relationship issues.
There are a number of treatment options to help control and prevent PE, including self-control techniques, counselling and wearing thick condoms to reduce sensation. If you are in a relationship, you might want to consider having couples therapy.
There are also medicines available that may help. For example, here at Access Doctor as part of our men’s health range, we offer EMLA Cream, a topical anaesthetic that can be applied directly to the penis. We also offer Priligy (dapoxetine hydrochloride). This prescription medicine is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which inhibits your body’s impulse to orgasm.
Take a look at our range today to find the right treatment for you, and don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions.
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