When a man climaxes sooner than he or his partner wishes to, it can lead to frustration and anxiety and is known as premature ejaculation (PE).
From being anxious about ejaculating early or too stimulated, having a sensitive penis to being nervous about the new partner, there can be a lot of reasons which can lead to premature ejaculation.
Unlike common misconceptions, premature ejaculation is a very common sexual complaint and according to rough estimates, 1 out of 3 men suffer from the same at some point in life.
If you are suffering from premature ejaculation, you may lose your erection entirely or it may not be firm enough to carry on the intercourse.
Can you do anything for PE (premature ejaculation)
If you are suffering from this sexual disorder, it is important to understand that both physical and psychological lead to premature ejaculation. Thankfully, from counselling, medical treatment to certain home remedies, there is a variety of treatment options available. If you feel that you are developing a pattern of early ejaculation, we present you certain home remedies which may help you with the same.
1. Add more zinc and magnesium to your diet
First things first, it is important to include green leafy vegetables which are loaded with magnesium and zinc. A rule of thumb should be to add more vegetables, fruits, legumes, seeds and nuts to your diet. Infact, a study conducted in the year 2009, found that the testosterone levels of rats increased after having zinc supplements.
2. Masturbate before intercourse
This one is a no-brainer. When you masturbate before having sex, it makes it difficult for your body to orgasm again quickly. Hence, it ultimately increases your time before you climax again and helps you to deal with premature ejaculation.
Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can also help you last longer in the bed. Performing pelvic floor exercises may help to train muscle involved in ejaculation and may help you in controlled orgasm. According to a study, pelvic floor exercises may help men with premature ejaculation control their ejaculatory reflexes and increase their time to climax.
4. Lidocaine spray and cream
If you are suffering from penile sensitivity, using a lidocaine spray before indulging in sexual intercourse can help in delaying climax by reducing the sensation down there. For best results, use the spray at least 15 minutes before having sex as it can help in increasing the time before ejaculation. It is strongly advisable to always patch test before any topical application on your private parts.
5. The ‘stop-start’ technique
It is exactly as it sounds. If you feel that you are nearing an orgasm, stop the movement. Once, you feel less aroused and are confident that you won’t climax, you can begin again. It is also known as the edging or pausing technique. Gradually, with this technique, you will be able to delay ejaculation without needing any treatment or medications.
6. The ‘squeezing’ technique
Squeeze the shaft or the base of your penis, when you feel an orgasm approaching. Do this for about 30 seconds and relax. You can use it as many times as you want during your hot and heavy sesh to delay ejaculation.
7. A banana a day can keep the PE away
Want a last-minute resort to delay ejaculation? You can eat a banana before having sex as one medium-sized banana packs around 422 milligrams (mg) of potassium. It can also provide the much-needed boost of energy.
8. Condoms for extended pleasure
There are a host of condoms available in the market which just might be able to increase your ejaculation time. It is said that these condoms contain an active ingredient known benzocaine which is known to delay ejaculation.
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