Premature Ejaculation

Sometimes, emotional or physical events interfere with a man’s ability to maintain control, but it may be caused by a separate medical issue.

What is Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation occurs when a man climaxes before he wants, typically within one minute of sexual activity or intercourse. It is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction and has probably affected every man at some point in his life.

What causes Premature Ejaculation?

There are emotional and physical causes for premature ejaculation. It may occur with a new partner, in certain sexual situations, or if it has been a long time since the last ejaculation. Anxiety, guilt, or depression also may contribute. In some cases, premature ejaculation may relate to an underlying medical issue such as hormonal problems, injury, or medicinal side effects.

What are the symptoms of Premature Ejaculation?

The primary symptom is an uncontrolled and undesired ejaculation, with minimal sexual stimulation.

How is Premature Ejaculation diagnosed?

A physician conducts a thorough exam, including a discussion about medical and sexual history. Semen, urine, and blood tests may rule out more serious medical problems.

How is Premature Ejaculation treated?

Thousands of men have overcome premature ejaculation with help from The Urology Group Central Indiana:

  • Behavioral changes: Relaxation or distraction exercises can help delay ejaculation; counseling or behavioral therapy may be advised. Cutting down on alcohol, tobacco, or drug use may also help.
  • Medication: Certain antidepressants may be used to treat premature ejaculation because these medications inhibit or delay orgasm as a side effect.
  • Topical therapy: Anesthetic creams and sprays that contain a numbing agent, such as prilocaine or lidocaine, are sometimes used to treat premature ejaculation. These products are applied to the penis 10 to 15 minutes before sex to reduce sensation and help delay ejaculation.