Premature ejaculation occurs when you ejaculate sooner than you or your partner would like during sexual intercourse. While this happens to everyone occasionally, if you continuously ejaculate rapidly, you should make an appointment to talk to J Francois Eid, MD, a board-certified urologist at Advanced Urological Care PC in Upper East Side, Manhattan. If you’re in or near New York City and are troubled by persistent premature ejaculation, call Advanced Urological Care PC, or request a consultation online today. You can also consult with Dr. Eid via phone or video from the comfort of your home anywhere in the world.
Ejaculation occurs when you have an orgasm and release semen from your body. Premature ejaculation is when your release happens much more rapidly than you or your partner would like. While there is no specified amount of time that it “should” take you to ejaculate, when it happens too early, it can lead to an unsatisfying and frustrating sex life for you and your partner. It can also take a psychological toll.
Until recently, medical researchers believed that premature ejaculation was a psychological problem best solved by behavior modification or techniques to reduce sensation during sex. However, medical studies show that in some cases, there is a physical cause for premature ejaculation.
Some men who experience persistent premature ejaculation show abnormal serotonergic systems, which means that you may be more sensitive to physical and mental stimulation. Additionally, anxiety is a well-documented factor.
Dr. Eid provides a compassionate consultation to assess your condition. He asks about your sex life and masturbation habits. Interestingly, many men who experience premature ejaculation with partners don’t suffer the same issue when they masturbate. Dr. Eid may request a blood test to look for more information about your condition.
While you may have heard about the “pause” and “squeeze” techniques to delay ejaculation, Dr. Eid takes a more clinical approach. Depending on your condition, he may prescribe medication to delay your release. For example, antidepressants are known to cause delayed ejaculation as a side effect, so you may benefit from taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Additionally, if your premature ejaculation is due to anxiety, these medications can help with your underlying mental health issue.
However, medication can relieve the symptoms but not address the cause. Dr. Eid can provide educational materials to help you learn about your body and your condition. He recommends combining sexual and emotional counseling while also using medication. This multidisciplinary approach can relieve your symptoms, restore your sexual enjoyment, and resolve the underlying sensitivities that cause your premature ejaculation.
If you’re troubled by premature ejaculation, call Advanced Urological Care PC or request an appointment online today for customized treatment and support.