Premature ejaculation is an uncontrolled ejaculation which is caused immediately after sexual penetration into your partner. This happens quickly, unknowingly and unwillingly causing distress between you and your partner. This condition is also called as rapid orgasm or rapid climax.
Most of the causes are a cumulative effect and the exact reason is unknown. These factors include psychological problems such as stress, anxiety, depression etc. Alcohol or tobacco abuse, physical injury to your genitalia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, prostate disease, thyroid diseases, drug abuse etc. Other main reasons include having sexual intercourse with the new partner creating anxiety within yourself or can happen if there is a long gap between your previous ejaculation, overexcitement, sexual inexperience, feeling of guilt, the condition of the relationship you have with your sexual partner etc. Note that masturbation has nothing to do with premature ejaculation.
Although there is no particular drug that controls premature ejaculation, your doctor may prescribe drugs that control your anxiety. It generally gets better over time even without any treatment. Start developing distracting methods to prevent early ejaculation. Communicate with your partner about your sexually exciting areas and try not simulating them during sexual intercourse. Cut down the tobacco, reduce or quit smoking as soon as possible as it not only affects this condition but causes many other medical ailments. Use a condom to reduce excess stimulation to the penis, this also helps in preventing various STD's (Sexually Transmitted Diseases). Your doctor may prescribe you antidepressants. These antidepressants do not directly aid you in curing premature ejaculation but their one of the side effect is to inhibit orgasm.
Apart from these, there are certain home techniques which will help in curing Premature ejaculation.
1. Start and Stop technique:
This requires either your partner's help or you can practice on your own. This method aims to sexually stimulate the penis to the point where you are about to ejaculate and stop stimulating suddenly. Then repeat the process once the orgasmic stimulation has subsided.
2. Squeeze Technique:
This is similar to the above technique but in this method, you or your partner will stimulate the endpoints of the penis for 30 seconds and again restart the stimulation.
All you need is practice. There is no quick stopping technique or pills to prevent this condition. Be confident and you can slowly cure this condition for sure. It will take minimum 12 weeks to see the results if you practice regularly. Always use condom irrespective of the condition, have safe sex.
Dr. V. Shashikanth