Treating premature ejaculation

Treatment depends on whether you have a mild or severe form of premature ejaculation.

If you have a mild form then you can treat this without having to see your GP. But if you are experiencing serious erection problems then it is probably a good idea to speak to your GP.

There are two forms of treatment which are discussed in more detail within this section. They are:

  • Sex therapy for couples
  • Medication

Self help is also another option, for example using distraction techniques to prevent you from climaxing too early.

Find out more in our self help for premature ejaculation section.

Positive outlook about premature ejaculation

The question you are probably asking yourself is: can premature ejaculation be cured?

The answer to that is ‘yes’ but it is important that you seek treatment at an earlier rather than later stage. Generally, the longer you delay in seeking treatment the more difficult it is to treat this condition.

This does not mean that late cases of premature ejaculation can not be cured: even the most serious cases respond well to treatment but it better to address the problem at an early stage.

As with any type of medical complaint; intervention at an early stage means a greater than normal chance of recovery.

Include your partner in the treatment process

Do not forget your partner: it is important that you discuss your premature ejaculation with your partner as this problem affects them as well. It will have been a frustrating and upsetting time for them and they need to be reassured about this.

Confide in your partner. Reassure them that you are taking steps to deal with the problem and that they are in no way responsible for this. Premature ejaculation is a common sexual problem in men but it can be treated.

Plus, talking to your partner means that they are able to provide support and understanding at what is, a difficult and stressful time for you. They have needs as well as you but will set this aside in favour of finding a solution to your problem which will benefit both of you. The aim is to resume a normal sexual relationship.

So look after your partner.

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