There are many common treatment options for premature ejaculation include behavioural techniques, topical anaesthetics, medications and counselling. Keep in mind that it will most likely take time to find the treatment or combination of treatments that will work for you. We recommend that behavioural treatment plus drug therapy might be the most effective course.
In some cases, therapy for premature ejaculation may involve taking simple steps, such as masturbating an hour or two before intercourse so that you are able to delay ejaculation during sex. Your doctor also might recommend avoiding intercourse for a period of time and focusing on other types of sexual play so that pressure is removed from your sexual encounters.
Pelvic floor exercises
Having weak pelvic floor muscles may impair your ability to delay ejaculation. Pelvic floor exercises can help strengthen these muscles. In order to perform these exercises, you must first:
- Find the right muscles: To identify your pelvic floor muscles, stop urination in midstream or tighten the muscles that keep you from passing gas. These manoeuvres use your pelvic floor muscles, once you have identified your pelvic floor muscles you can do the exercises in any position, although you might find it easier to do them lying down at first.
- Perfect your technique: Tighten your pelvic floor muscles, hold the contraction for three seconds, and then relax for three seconds. Try it a few times in a row. When your muscles get stronger, try doing Kegel exercises while sitting, standing or walking.
- Maintain your focus: For best results, focus on tightening only your pelvic floor muscles. Be careful not to flex the muscles in your abdomen, thighs or buttocks. Avoid holding your breath. Instead, breathe freely during the exercises.
Repeat 3 times a day: Aim for at least three sets of 10 repetitions a day.
For more information, please contact us at Moorgate Andrology.