Premature Ejaculation

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Premature Ejaculation Treatment in Metro Atlanta

Premature ejaculation (PE) is a sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to control or delay ejaculation during sexual activity. It is a condition where a man ejaculates sooner than he or his partner desires, leading to distress or dissatisfaction.

Causes

The exact causes of premature ejaculation are not fully understood, but both psychological and biological factors can contribute to its development. Psychological factors may include anxiety, stress, performance anxiety, relationship issues, or past experiences. Biological factors can include abnormal hormone levels, neurotransmitter imbalances, or abnormal reflex activity of the ejaculatory system.

Premature ejaculation can affect men of all ages and can occur in both sexually inexperienced and experienced individuals. It is considered to be one of the most common sexual disorders, affecting approximately 20-30% of men worldwide.

Treatments

Treatment options for premature ejaculation can vary depending on the underlying cause and individual circumstances. Here are some commonly recommended approaches:

  • Behavioral techniques: These techniques aim to improve a person’s control over ejaculation. They may include the start-stop technique (stopping sexual stimulation when nearing ejaculation and resuming once the urge subsides) or the squeeze technique (applying pressure to the base of the penis to delay ejaculation).
  • Counseling or therapy: This can be beneficial when premature ejaculation is primarily caused by psychological factors such as anxiety or relationship issues. A therapist can help address these underlying concerns and provide strategies to manage and cope with the condition.
  • Medications: Certain medications may be prescribed to help delay ejaculation. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), commonly used as antidepressants, have been found to have a side effect of delaying ejaculation. They may be prescribed off-label for the treatment of premature ejaculation. Topical anesthetics in the form of creams, sprays, or condoms can also be used to reduce penile sensitivity.
  • Sexual techniques: Learning and practicing sexual techniques that promote relaxation and control can be helpful. These may include techniques such as the squeeze technique, the stop-start technique, or the use of specific sexual positions that reduce sensitivity.
  • Pelvic floor exercises: Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles through exercises, such as Kegel exercises, can help improve ejaculatory control. Download more information about Kegel exercises for men.
  • Combination therapy: In some cases, a combination of different treatment approaches may be recommended for more effective results.

It is important to note that premature ejaculation is a treatable condition, and seeking professional help from a healthcare provider, such as a urologist or a sex therapist, can provide guidance and personalized treatment options based on individual needs. Call our office to schedule an appointment at (678) 321-7227.

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