What treatments are available to stop premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation (PE) is the most common male sexual dysfunction.6,10 It can have a negative impact on a man and his relationships, but there are treatment options available.10,25 Talk to your doctor to learn about your options.6,10
You may have seen or heard advertisements saying you can stop premature ejaculation. The reality is you can’t completely stop premature ejaculation or cure it. But there are treatments to help delay and control your ejaculation. It is a real condition.
Once your doctor has diagnosed your premature ejaculation, the next step is to look at treatment options. There are treatments available to help you improve your control of ejaculation and sexual satisfaction for both you and your partner.
There are a number of treatment strategies for PE:6,10,26
- Behavioural Techniques
- Psychological Counselling
- Reducing Penile Sensation
- Drug Treatment
The choice of treatment is best guided by taking into consideration the efficacy of the therapies, potential causes that may be addressed and what you and your partner are comfortable with. You should be fully aware of the risks and benefits of each treatment option for controlling ejaculation.6
After starting treatment, remember to give honest feedback to your doctor on the changes you experience. You may need to try more than one approach before you find the one that works best for you.
Where can I get premature ejaculation treatment?
Premature ejaculation is a defined medical condition according to International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), so the best person to talk to is your doctor regarding your concerns on premature ejaculation and they will be able to discuss all premature ejaculation treatments to suit your situation.
You may see treatments advertised online and in the media and be tempted to try them, but be aware that there are dangers. When buying online it is impossible to know what you will receive unless you order from a licensed Australian pharmacy, so it is easy to end up with an unproven treatment or imitation product.27 Problems associated with imitation treatments include lack of efficacy and, in extreme circumstances, risk of death.27
Even though the internet may seem like a convenient place to find treatment, it is better to speak with your doctor to make sure you get an effective and safe treatment with proper monitoring.