Millions of men throughout the world suffer from premature ejaculation, whether they know it or not. Also called premature climax, early ejaculation, ejaculation praecox, or rapid ejaculation, premature ejaculation occurs when a man loses voluntary control over his climax and ejaculates very quickly in a majority of his sexual encounters. This problem affects 25 to 40% of all men. According to Masters and Johnson, premature ejaculation is a problem if a man ejaculates before his partner in more than half of all sexual encounters.
Other definitions of premature ejaculation are slightly different. Many researchers have defined premature ejaculation as occurring when a man reaches orgasm within two minutes of penetration in 50% or more of all sexual encounters. In the 1950s, the renowned sex researcher Dr. Alfred Kinsey found that up to three quarters of all males are affected by premature ejaculation. Today’s sex therapists see premature ejaculation as characterized by a lack of voluntary control over the male orgasm, which can greatly reduce sexual satisfaction, self-confidence and overall well-being in one or both sexual partners.
For years, premature ejaculation was regarded as a psychological problem. Today, we know this is not entirely true. It is a biological and mental problem, and it is related to erectile dysfunction. Fortunately, there is good news for those who suffer from this problem. Many different cures exist that are simple, easy and effective.
A main cause of premature ejaculation is extreme sensitivity to stimulation in many men. They simply cannot bear much sexual contact before losing control and reaching climax. There are a number of different creams which dull feeling in the penis, allowing these men to perform for longer periods of time. Also, multiple condoms can be used to inhibit feeling in the penis.
Fortunately, there are different methods you can use to prolong sexual contact that don’t dull the sensation. One technique, “the squeeze method,” involves halting sex when the man approaches climax and putting pressure on the frenulum, the connecting skin at the tip and directly beneath the head of the penis. This effectively stoppers the flow of semen and allows you to continue having sex once the desire to ejaculate passes.
Similarly, “the stop method” involves stopping sex when the man approaches orgasm. But when using this method, no pressure is applied to the penis. The man simply waits until the feeling of impending ejaculation passes, then continues to have sex. “The stop method” and “the squeeze method” can be repeated until you are ready to orgasm.
Another method to stave off orgasm that doesn’t necessitate stopping sex is erectile dysfunction exercises. These techniques strengthen the obscure but influential pubococcygeus muscle, which regulates ejaculation and urination. By training and developing this muscle you can learn so suppress ejaculation while continuing to have sex, which will greatly increase both your and your partner’s enjoyment.