Early ejaculation, also known as Premature Ejaculation (PE) for men is known to cause relationship problems and induce low self-esteem. You may be surprised to learn that 1 in 3 men experience premature ejaculation (PE) either temporarily or for a long period of time. Knowing this, understand that you’re not alone and that there’s hope when it comes to increasing your performance and improving your and your partner’s sex life. Below are popular tips for how to last longer during sex.
In addition to reducing the likelihood of sexually-transmitted diseases, condoms can also reduce the incidence of PE, depending on the style and type of condom used, particularly when used with a numbing agent designed for that purpose. In relationships where STDs or unplanned pregnancies are not a concern, a condom can be used for part of the time to delay climax, and then removed for maximum sensitivity prior to orgasm.
2. Pelvic floor muscle exercises
Pelvic floor muscles are the muscles that control the flow of urine and excrement that’s expelled from the body. One should tighten this muscle for 5 seconds and slowly relax it for another 5 seconds. Doing so 10 times repeatedly for 3 sessions every day will strengthen the pelvic muscle and increase the ability to manage an orgasm.
3. Pause-squeeze method
The pause-squeeze technique helps train the body to gain more control over ejaculation. This method, also known as ‘edging’, is performed by physically cutting off the flow of semen for a few seconds at a time. Specifically, at the point where the head of the penis joins the shaft, the penis should be squeezed between the thumb and forefinger to restrain the urge to ejaculate. This process can be used repeatedly during intercourse to slow down the urge to ejaculate until ready.
4. Slow down movement during sex
Sometimes the intensity of the moment leads to faster and faster movement and less control. Consciously slowing the pace can create a very intimate and enjoyable experience for both. One can practice alone initially and with a partner thereafter. Mixing it with faster movement is ideal for slowly building on an orgasm, which decreases the likelihood of PE. Extending the duration of sex can also foster increased intimacy with a partner.
5. Try different sex positions
Slow movement can be paired with different sex positions to draw out sexual intercourse. Certain sexual positions are better for PE than others because they inhibit fast movement and pass control over to the other person involved. You might also find them to be more comfortable and intimate for you and a partner. The key here is communication and experimentation to discover what works and what doesn’t to keep the sexual relationship fresh and alive.
6. Numbing medications
Numbing medications for PE mostly come in the form of creams and sprays. These topical medications contain a variety of ingredients that induce a numbing effect to increase endurance, yet their effectiveness and safety are obscured by a lack of medical research. You can protect yourself by following the instructions supplied with the product and being mindful of the potential side effects. Some products are best for circumcised men or men with lifelong PE, so pay attention to the intended use of such products.
7. Talk to your healthcare provider
Consulting a doctor is always a good option. It’s an understandably embarrassing thing to do, but primary care doctors and urologists are familiar with PE as a common, yet treatable condition. They’ll work with patients or refer them to a sex therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist, all of whom can help identify the cause.
When it comes to PE, there is no ‘one single solution’. It could even be a combination of psychological and biological factors like early sexual experiences, poor body image, hormones, and even depression.
8. ED and Treatment Options
Many men find at least one or more of these tips to be somewhat helpful on how to last longer during sex. Sometimes PE is part of a broader problem with the patient who also suffers from inconsistency in the timing and quality of erections and falls under the category of Erectile Dysfunction, also known as ED. Erectile Dysfunction is the inability to achieve an erection and/or lose the erection after a short period of time. Almost all men experience ED at some point in their lives. While it’s most common in older men, it can occur at any age, even as young as the 20s.
Flagstone Medical offers sound medical advice to men who are suffering from any of the conditions mentioned above. For men who are having trouble achieving or maintaining an erection, Flagstone offers Pulse Wave Therapy to remove blockages, repair blood vessels, and restore normal erectile function. Flagstone’s Pulse Wave Therapy incorporates both radial and linear wave technologies. It’s performed using specialized and noninvasive medical equipment operated by specially trained technicians to restore men’s sexual function. As opposed to pharmaceutical solutions that only address the symptoms of ED, Flagstone’s medical specialists actually treat ED at the source and help men of all ages restore their love life.
From booking an appointment to actual treatment, it’s a hassle-free process and it’s non-invasive, meaning no drugs, no surgeries, and no needles. On top of that, you’ll receive stronger erections and improved sexual performance overall.