Premature Ejaculation and Low Self-Esteem
If you are trying to find a treatment for premature ejaculation, there are many options available. You may feel embarrassed to talk to a PE physician like Prime Men’s Medical Center, or with your partner about this embarrassing and common problem. However, you should be aware that there are numerous medical treatments for ejaculatory control, including surgery and drugs. In addition, there are several natural therapies that claim to work well. So, what’s the best way to go?
First, a discussion about treatment. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs), like Prozac and Zoloft, can be utilized to help delay orgasm when self-help methods don’t improve the situation. However, SSRIs are primarily used to treat depression, so one of their side effects is prematurely ejaculating. If your doctor has approved it, Dapoxetine, also known as Paxil, can be administered to patients suffering from premature ejaculation syndrome. Dapoxetine can be purchased over the counter and works well in some patients.
Then there are drugs, such as Viagra, which are very effective in preventing premature ejaculation when taken during intercourse. Unfortunately, Viagra only delays orgasm for approximately 30 seconds and does nothing to help to enhance your sexual performance. There are other drugs that work much better. One of these is mirtazapine, which is approved for treating premenstrual syndrome. Mirtazapine also improves erection quality and duration, although the results haven’t been widely studied.
Some doctors prescribe antidepressants such as fluoxetine (also known as Prozac) in an attempt to ease premarital sexual dysfunction. However, this approach doesn’t seem to be very effective. Some patients, however, report an increase in erection strength and a delay in ejaculatory response with the use of SSRIs or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors.
Other drugs that may help to reduce the symptoms of sexual dysfunction are Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone or gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists. These compounds increase blood flow to the penile area, which stimulates testosterone production and possibly prevents premature ejaculation by improving sensitivity. Other possible sexual aids for couples experiencing premature ejaculation are herbal supplements containing certain herbs. A couple of examples include Yohimbe and Gingko.
It is important to note that premature ejaculation, although common sexual dysfunction, is usually not caused by low self-esteem. Many men with poor self-esteem are perfectly happy in their relationships, while others are unhappy. Premature ejaculation is seen more frequently in males with poor self-esteem than any other group. Thus, if you are experiencing self-esteem issues, premature ejaculation may be an important factor in your relationship.
Premature Ejaculation (PE) affects about 5% of men at some time in their lives. Some get PE more often than others and some do not experience PE at all. Treating Premature Ejaculation can be done in a number of different ways. The most commonly recommended treatments are Propecia (Finasteride) and Proscar (Celexa). Although these medications have shown good results in some people, they may not work for everyone.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs like fluoxetine and paroxetine are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, ie they help to rid the body of serotonin. They work by slowing down the process of communication between brain cells which is the cause of many physical conditions including erectile dysfunction. You will usually be recommended to take it on an as needed basis, but no more than three to four hours prior to intercourse. This type of treatment has had very positive results in men with erectile dysfunction, however there is some evidence that it can cause premature ejaculation in some men.
If you think you might be suffering from premature ejaculation, there is a test you can perform at your local hospital to see if you have the condition. Your urologist will send you for a series of laboratory tests to see if the medicines you are taking are causing any physical problems with your reproductive system. You will probably have blood tests, urine tests and a culture of the ejaculate. The results of these tests will help your urologist to determine if you are suffering from any physical problem that is causing your PE.
Many physicians believe that certain behavioral therapies can help to reduce premature ejaculation in men. One therapy that has shown to be effective is a form of behavioral therapy called “behavioral substitution”. This type of behavioral therapy is often used to teach patients to recognize when they are about to climax and substitute other behaviors for having intercourse. This form of behavioral therapy can also help to lower anxiety levels, which may help to reduce your PE.
It is generally believed that premature ejaculation occurs when a man goes “out of shape” during sexual intercourse. However, there are times when the actual intercourse doesn’t satisfy a man’s desires for lovemaking. Premature ejaculation is sometimes thought to occur when a man masturbates too soon after penetration or immediately after penetration. Sometimes it is believed to occur during a man’s response to stimulation.
If you believe you have premature ejaculation, it is important that you talk to your doctor about it. Your doctor will be able to provide you with more information about this condition and if you have any health concerns. Premature Ejaculation is a very common concern among men. It is important to feel comfortable talking with your doctor so you can receive the treatment you need to address this embarrassing problem.