Patient: Dear Drs,I am married almost 4 years ago, but i am suffering from premature ejaculation, i almost give up, and my marriage in danger.Please let me know what should i dobest regards
Doctor: Premature ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates sooner during sexual intercourse than he or his partner would like. P remature ejaculation is a common sexual complaint. Estimates vary, but as many as 1 out of 3 men say they experience this problem at some time. As long as it happens infrequently, it’s not cause for concern.However, you may meet the diagnostic criteria for premature ejaculation if you:Always or nearly always ejaculate within one minute of penetrationAre unable to delay ejaculation during intercourse all or nearly all of the timeFeel distressed and frustrated, and tend to avoid sexual intimacy as a resultBoth psychological and biological factors can play a role in premature ejaculation. Although many men feel embarrassed to talk about it, premature ejaculation is a common and treatable condition. Medications, counseling and sexual techniques that delay ejaculation — or a combination of these — can help improve sex for you and your partner. In many cases premature ejaculation resolves on its own over time without the need for medical treatment. Practicing relaxation techniques or using distraction methods may help you delay ejaculation. For some men, stopping or cutting down on the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs may improve their ability to control ejaculation.Your doctor may recommend that you and your partner practice specific techniques to help delay ejaculation. These techniques may involve identifying and controlling the sensations that lead up to ejaculation and communicating to slow or stop stimulation. Other options include using a condom to reduce sensation to the penis or trying a different position (such as lying on your back) during intercourse. Counseling or behavioral therapy may help reduce anxiety related to premature ejaculation. Please do not worry. Seek medical help as your problem is very much treatable.