How to Treat Premature Ejaculation?

How to Treat Premature Ejaculation?

Once you have been diagnosed with premature ejaculation, a medical condition in which a man ejaculates sooner than he or his partner wanted, then it is best advised to find a proper treatment. Premature ejaculation may also lead to infertility. Your doctor may suggest the treatment methods according to the condition.

Let's discuss below the various kinds of premature ejaculation treatments available:

Behavioral Techniques

Most of the men find these behavioral techniques to be useful in controlling premature ejaculation. Following are some of the methods used:

  • The stop and Start Method

    In this method, you and your partner need to stop the sexual stimulation just before you have an orgasm and then start the stimulation again. Repeating this step three to four times can help in controlling ejaculation and achieving sexual satisfaction.

  • The Squeeze Method

    Here, you or your partner can squeeze the tip of the penis for around 30s before he achieves orgasm. And then resume sexual stimulation. Squeezing the tip will help in losing the erection. Repeating this step a couple of times can help have a long-lasting sexual intercourse.

  • Kegel Exercises

    Kegel exercises have proved to be effective in strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. One may have to take proper advice from a physiotherapist. Pelvic floor exercises involve focusing on the pelvic muscles and stop the urination for a few seconds. Repeating this exercise will give proper control over ejaculation.


  • Oral

    One must always consult a doctor before taking any drug as it may cause adverse side-effects. The medication includes anti-depressants and analgesics. Antidepressants such as escitalopram (Lexapro), sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), and analgesic like Tramadol act as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that help delay the ejaculation.

  • Topical

    Topical creams act as a numbing agent that helps in reducing the sensitivity of the penis and delaying the ejaculation. These creams should be applied 10 to 15 minutes before having sexual intercourse.


Some men find that wearing a condom can help them in decreasing the penis sensitivity to have a long lasting sexual intercourse.


For some men, masturbating for a few hours before sexual intercourse can help delay the ejaculation.


A counseling session can help both you and your partner to feel better being in a relationship that lacks sexual intimacy. You may lack confidence and have anxieties about your sexual performance. Talking about such problems openly can help in reducing the stress in your relationship.

Premature treatments should not be ignored as the condition can cause infertility. So consult a good doctor at the earliest.