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Premature Ejaculation Treatment
Different types of premature ejaculation treatment
Emla is an anaesthetic (numbing) cream that works by reducing the sensation in your penis. This can help you to last longer when you have sex.
Emla is used as follows:
- Rub a small amount of the cream onto the head of your penis about 15 to 20 minutes before sex.
- When your penis feels numb, wash off any excess cream. This helps to stop the cream from affecting your partner as well.
Emla is suitable for most adult men. Emla should not be used on:
- skin rashes
- cuts and grazes
- some skin problems
If you have a skin problem Emla may not be suitable for you to use. Our doctors will be able to advise you if Emla is right for you or help you to find another treatment.
Priligy is from a group of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This group of drugs is normally used to treat depression. Priligy has been modified to make it a more effective treatment for premature ejaculation. Unlike other SSRIs, Priligy is taken ‘on demand’ and works quickly.
Your doctor will advise you on how to take Priligy. Usually, you’ll take it between 1 and 3 hours before you have sex. You should only take Priligy when you need it and no more than once a day.
Priligy should not be taken if you have certain heart, kidney, or liver problems. You might not be able to use Priligy if you are being treated with some antidepressants, or if you have a history of anxiety or depression. Priligy is not recommended for men over 65.
There are several ways to treat premature ejaculation, including:
- self-help treatments
- a drug called dapoxetine (Priligy)
- a group of drugs called phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (including Viagra)
- topical anaesthetics and condoms
All of these treatments work in different ways and will have different effects. Which treatment is best for you will depend on what is causing your premature ejaculation. It can be caused by an illness or injury, or by stress, or depression. Speak to your doctor and they will be able to tell you which course of treatment is best to tackle the causes of your premature ejaculation.
What is causing premature ejaculation will affect how well your treatment works. If premature ejaculation is caused by an illness or injury your treatment should be effective. Psychological causes, like depression or stress, can be harder to treat. As well as medication and counselling, self-help techniques might also make your treatment more effective.
We offer two different types of premature ejaculation treatment, Priligy and Emla. When using Priligy, more than 70% of men will notice their condition get better. More than 77% of men said they saw a significant difference with the use of Emla Cream.
Like all medicines, all types of premature ejaculation treatment can have side effects, but not everyone gets them.
Emla side effects
Common side effects when using Emla are:
- skin reactions such as paleness, redness, or swelling
- a mild burning sensation, itching or warmth
Rare side effects that you can get when using Emla are:
- small area of bleeding on the treated skin
- irritation of the eyes if Emla is accidentally in contact with them
Priligy side effects
Common side effects that you might get from using Priligy are:
- feeling dizzy or lightheaded
- feeling or being sick
Rare side effects you might get when using Priligy include:
- abnormal behaviour or abnormal thinking
- altered taste
Emla safety information
Most men should be able to use either Emla or Priligy. Our doctors will tell you if you cannot use one of them. Emla does not have many side effects and is suitable for most people but may not be suitable if you have a skin condition like psoriasis or eczema.
Priligy safety information
Priligy is suitable for most people but men with heart, liver or kidney problems might not be able to use it. Priligy cannot be taken with some other medicines that are used to treat depression. To find out if Priligy is suitable for you, fill in our online questionnaire and our doctors will review your information.
Grapefruit juice can affect the way this medicine works so you should not drink it for 24 hours before taking Priligy. Also, the risk of fainting, and injuries caused by fainting, can be made worse if you drink alcohol whilst taking Priligy.
Antidepressants and premature ejaculation
A group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can be used to treat premature ejaculation. They are normally used to treat depression but can also delay ejaculation. Treatment with SSRIs can work quickly for some men but normally it will take 1 to 2 weeks before they start to work.
Side effects some people get with SSRIs are usually mild but can include:
- vomiting or feeling sick
- sweating a lot
Counselling and self-help
Psychological causes of premature ejaculation may need counselling or therapy. Our doctors will be able to tell you if they think this is the best option for you. Sometimes both medication and counselling may be helpful.
Things you can try for yourself include:
- masturbating before having sex
- having your partner pull away before you ejaculate
- taking a deep breath if you feel you are going to ejaculate
- having sex slowly and taking regular breaks
- using a thicker condom
The stop-go technique
This is a simple technique where you stimulate your penis until just before you ejaculate and then you stop. Repeat this several times during sex before ejaculating. This can help to teach your body to ejaculate less quickly, as you learn to recognise each phase of your sexual arousal.
The squeeze technique
With this technique you stimulate your penis until you are close to ejaculating. Then you stop and squeeze the head of your penis for 10 to 20 seconds. After this, let go and wait for 30 seconds before you begin stimulation again. Repeat this process a few times before you ejaculate. This causes your arousal to calm down and allows you to avoid ejaculation until you are ready.
Lifestyle choices can make premature ejaculation treatment less effective.
You can avoid this by:
- quitting smoking
- drinking less alcohol
- not using recreational drugs
When you have registered for an account, you can message our doctors to get more information.
Premature ejaculation is when you feel that you ejaculate too quickly. At least 1 in 5 men get premature ejaculation at some time in their life. How long you last when having sex is different for everyone.
A study shows that the average time it takes a man to ejaculate during sex with a partner is five and a half minutes. If you ejaculate before you begin having sex, or within 2 minutes of starting, you might have premature ejaculation.
Causes of premature ejaculation
Premature ejaculation can happen for several different reasons, and sometimes the cause is unknown. There are two main categories when it comes to the causes of premature ejaculation, physical and psychological.
Physical causes of premature ejaculation include:
- prostate problems
- thyroid problems
- recreational drug use
Psychological causes of premature ejaculation include:
- relationship troubles
- feeling worried about having sex
For most men premature ejaculation is not something they get all the time. However, for some men, it is a condition they experience most of the time. Causes for this are not well understood. Traumatic sexual experiences, long-term conditions, or simply having a very sensitive penis can all cause premature ejaculation. It can also be caused by sexual conditioning, for example, if a man was used to masturbating quickly as a teenager, ejaculating quickly can become a habit that is hard to break.
Dr Kathryn Basford
Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.Meet our doctors
Article created: 31 Aug 2021
Last reviewed: 31 Aug 2021
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