Premature Ejaculation is a persistent or recurrent pattern of ejaculation occurring during partnered sexual activity within approximately 1 minute following vaginal penetration and before the individual wishes it.
Premature ejaculation must have been present for at least 6 months and must be experienced on almost all or all (approximately 75%‐100%) occasions of sexual activity.
Here are few behavioral/physical therapies you could use to combat it;
The “stop-start” technique
It was developed by Semans, which involves the man or his partner stimulating the penis until he feels the urge to ejaculate, then stopping until the sensation passes; this is repeated a few times before allowing ejaculation to occur. The aim is to learn to recognize the feelings of arousal in order to improve control over ejaculation.
The “squeeze” technique
It was developed by Masters and Johnson. The man’s partner stimulates the penis until he feels the urge to ejaculate, then squeezes the glans of the penis until the sensation passes; this is repeated before allowing ejaculation to occur.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation exercise
“These exercises are designed to retrain/re-educate the pelvic floor muscles to either contract or lengthen properly on command and depending on the need.”
“For instance, to retrain the muscles to contract, one should try to contract their pelvic floor muscles as if they are holding their urine, and hold it for 10 seconds, for 10 repetitions, like the Kegel exercises. But that is just part of what is needed for men with premature ejaculation.” Patients need at least four weeks of training (12 sessions) to learn the specific rehabilitation techniques and exercises with the help of a certified physical therapist.
Sensate focus or sensate focusing
The man and his partner begin by focusing on touch, which excludes breasts, genitals, and intercourse, to encourage body awareness while reducing performance anxiety; this is followed by gradual reintroduction of genital touching and then full intercourse.
Compiled by Olawale Sogbesan