More Common Than You Might Think
Erection problems affect men of all ages, with premature ejaculation – simply defined as climaxing sooner than you or your partner wants – an experience that is much more common than you might realise. Sometimes it begins at puberty (categorised as “Primary” PE, but sometimes it develops in later life (“Secondary” PE.))
One study found premature ejaculation was the most common erection problem
men face, with
- 30% of 18-29 year olds
- 32% of 30-39 year olds
- 28% of 40-49, and
- 31% of 50-59 year olds
saying coming too soon was a problem for them.
Stressful and difficult when it occurs, but there are a number of steps you can take to solve the problem, including herbal PE treatments in products like Herbal Ignite.
So What Is Premature Ejaculation?
Some experts define premature ejaculation is anything less than 30 seconds after penetration, but most agree it’s “when a man is unable to control ejaculation enough to satisfy his partner.”
For both younger and older men premature ejaculation may be “global” – that it occurs whatever the circumstances – or “situational” – that is it only happens in certain circumstances or with a particular partner.
Causes of Premature Ejaculation
The most common causes of premature ejaculation are:
- Stress or anxiety
- Serotonin imbalance
- Lack of confidence or sexual inexperience
- Excessive alcohol and drug-use
- High sensitivity to sexual arousal
Premature Ejaculation – What You Can Do About It
Premature ejaculation may be common, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it.
Here are five straightforward changes or techniques you can develop to help cope with premature ejaculation.
Tip No 1 to Solve PE - Reduce Anxiety
Therapists agree anxiety is often a common factor in premature ejaculation problems. You may experience one or two occasions when you climax too quickly and you develop a heightened fear of this happening again which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The body’s natural “fight or flight” response means blood is withdrawn from the outer extremities to the core when you feel under attack, and so you immediately have a physical cause for a brief erection – lack of blood supply.
Steps you can take to reduce anxiety include:
- Meditation, hypnosis or imagery exercises
- Talking with a partner, friend or therapist. Penis size, body image and sexual inexperience can all create anxiety – and airing it can help.
- Get educated: Take advantage of books or DVD’s on sex technique and sexual expression and develop more understanding of your needs and those of your partner.
- Don’t become obsessed about your sex life. Develop general life confidence and enjoyment and the rest may follow.
- Some herbal formulas include something for stress and anxiety. Herbal Ignite for instance contains avena sativa for calming and relaxing the nervous system.
Tip No 2 to Solve PE - Decrease Sensitivity
If it’s moderate, you could also try desensitizing condoms with Benzocaine
, or even a mild local anaesthetic gel. There’s also a variety of nasal sprays available online, most utilising Chlorpromazine
. Make sure you research the product and its supplier though, and be aware that Chlorpromazine has side effects too.
Tip No 3 to Solve PE – Anti-depressants
Anti-depressants similar to Prozac have the side effect of delaying orgasm
by inhibiting serotonin uptake in the brain.
- These selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil) or fluoxetine (Prozac) may take up to 10 days to take effect.
- If the timing of your ejaculation doesn't improve, your doctor may prescribe the tricyclic antidepressant clomipramine (Anafranil), which also has been shown to benefit men with this disorder.
- You may not need to take these medications every day to prevent premature ejaculation. Taking a low dose several hours before you plan to have sexual intercourse may be enough to improve your symptoms.
Antidepressants are not approved in the treatment of premature ejaculation. They work by taking advantage of a side effect common to these medications. They also have other side effects which are not so pleasant – like nausea, dry mouth, drowsiness and decreased libido – so discuss with your doctor whether it is worthwhile in your case. And they are also difficult to stop taking if you get habituated to their use – so go carefully.
Tip No 4 to Solve PE – Stop Start and Squeeze
Muscle control exercises dubbed “Stop Start” and “Squeeze” can help premature ejaculation.
Try the following advice:
Stop and Start Method for premature ejaculation
If you find yourself nearing climax withdraw your penis from your partner and allow yourself to relax enough to prevent ejaculation. By starting and stopping sexual stimulation you can learn to prolong the sex act.
Squeeze Methods can help prevent premature ejaculation
This method involves either the man or his partner squeezing (fairly firmly) the end or the tip of the penis for 10 to 20 seconds when ejaculation is imminent, withholding stimulation for about 30 seconds, then continuing stimulation. This can be repeated until ejaculation is desired. The stop and start method can be used with the squeeze method as well.
Tip No 5 to Solve PE - Herbal Treatment
Herbal Ignite is designed to aid erectile dysfunction, but anecdotal reports from customers indicate it has helped some men also dealing with premature ejaculation. The herbs in Ignite act in several different ways to:
- Increase testosterone levels
- Increase blood supply to the penis
- Reduce stress
- Boost energy, confidence and wellbeing
Like all herbal remedies it does not work instantly so it is not designed to just be taken an hour before bedtime. Rather it is taken daily like a vitamin or mineral supplement, and it is recommended you take it for at least a month before making any conclusions as to its effectiveness for premature ejaculation issues.