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Better In the Bedroom: A Guide to Improving Your Love Life – Part 2

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A Guide to Improving Your Love Life – Part 2

 

As we mentioned in our last blog, ‘Better In the Bedroom: A Guide to Improving Your Love Life – Part 1’, erectile dysfunction isn’t the only issue affecting countless men’s performance in the bedroom. Likewise, premature ejaculation is another condition which can affect a couple’s sex life drastically.

Fortunately there is another similarity between the two, in that there are myriad treatments readily available that allow sufferers to go on to lead a great sex life. We’ll take a look at those later in the article, but first let’s look at the causes.

As with erectile dysfunction, the origins of premature ejaculation can be physical, psychological, or a mix of both.

Common psychological causes include depression and stress, but research has suggested that unresolved problems within a sexual and emotional relationship, and anxiety about sexual performance, can also be contributing factors.

More physical attributes to the root cause of the problem have been suggested to include:

Conditioning: Research has suggested that early sexual experiences can influence future sexual behaviour. For example, if a teenager conditions himself to ejaculate quickly, it may later be a difficult habit to break.

Traumatic sexual experiences: A traumatic sexual experience at an early age can sometimes lead to lifelong sexual anxiety and also premature ejaculation.

Upbringing: A strict upbringing, where sex is only considered appropriate in certain circumstances, such as after marriage, may lead to some finding it difficult to relax during intercourse.

Biological reasons: Studies have proposed that changes to the normal pattern of nerve signals in some men affected by erectile dysfunction could result in their penis becoming extra sensitive.

Genetic influences: It’s recently been suggested that men with a first-degree relative (father, brother or son) who experiences premature ejaculation may be more likely to have the problem themselves.

Other common physical causes include diabetes, multiple sclerosis, prostate disease, high blood pressure, an overactive or underactive thyroid gland, the use of recreational drugs and, drinking too much alcohol.

However, the commonality of the problem has led to the development of many types of drugs, meaning premature ejaculation treatment is common and readily available.

Priligy Treatment

Priligy tablets were the first pharmacological treatment for premature ejaculation to be licensed in the UK. It contains the active substance ‘dapoxetine’, a short-acting selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which acts by increasing the amount of time it takes to ejaculate.

Emla Cream

Emla is a commonly used local anaesthetic cream that is applied to the penis to help numb the nerve endings which are part of the process of ejaculation. It is unlicensed as a treatment, but has been prescribed for many men with success.

Stud 100 Desensitizing Spray

Stud 100 desensitising spray, also known as Premjact, contains the active ingredient Lidocaine, a safe and commonly used local anaesthetic which enables sexual activity to last longer by prolonging the time it takes a man to ejaculate.

Both erectile dysfunction (covered in our last blog post) and premature ejaculation can be detrimental on a man’s mental well-being, which in itself has proven to be a cause of both, citing a catch-22 situation. But whether the cause is psychological, or physical it doesn’t mean for one second that your sex life is done and dusted. Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation treatment is available from your GP, or as many prefer to keep these issues personal, online.

As with any medication, make sure you read and understand the labelled direction, especially if you are on any other forms of medication that could react with other drugs. Also, make yourself aware of any potential side effects.

Apart from that, go forth and bring your sex life, back to life.

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