What is premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation, sometimes known as PE, is what occurs when a man ejaculates sooner than he or his partner would like during sexual intercourse. Premature ejaculation may happen every once in a while and is considered normal. It’s a far more common occurrence than what most people may believe.
But in some cases, premature ejaculation happens during almost every or all sexual encounters, typically in a timeframe of 1 to 3 minutes of penetration, or a man may not be able to delay ejaculation at all, it’s possible he may be diagnosed with premature ejaculation.
There are two different categories of premature ejaculation:
- Lifelong (primary): Lifelong premature ejaculation is experienced from the very start of a man’s sexual activity.
- Acquired (secondary): Acquired premature ejaculation happens after experiencing sexual encounters that did not have any ejaculatory issues.
Both premature ejaculation classifications are treatable conditions.
What causes premature ejaculation?
The precise causes of premature ejaculation are unknown, but there are some factors that have been linked to premature ejaculation:
- Erectile dysfunction: If you have erectile dysfunction, you may be experiencing premature ejaculation, too. It is believed erectile dysfunction may be a cause due to feeling anxious about being able to get or keep an erection during sex.
- Hormone imbalances: Low testosterone (or low T) is one cause of erectile dysfunction, a fairly common cause of premature ejaculation.
- Psychological issues: Your mental health can affect your physical health, and premature ejaculation is a prime example of this. More stress than usual, anxiety, or depression can result in premature ejaculation. Your feelings can affect your sexual performance, too. Lacking in confidence or experiencing feelings of guilt can cause premature ejaculation to occur.
- Relationship problems: If you have acquired or secondary premature ejaculation, the state of your current relationship may be to blame. Addressing the problems in your relationship can reduce how often you experience premature ejaculation.
Am I at risk for premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation tends to occur more often with age. Certain mental health conditions, like anxiety or depression, may increase your risk. If you have a history of sexual abuse or trauma, you are more likely to experience premature ejaculation.
What are the signs and symptoms of premature ejaculation?
You may be experiencing premature ejaculation if you suffer from the following signs and symptoms:
- Ejaculating earlier than you would like to
- Ejaculating more than usual with minimal stimulation and control
- Failing to delay ejaculation most or all of the time
- Feeling frustrated, stressed, guilty, or embarrassed
- Experiencing fertility problems
- Avoiding sexual intimacy due to some or all of the above
What treatment options are available?
- Acoustic Sound Wave therapy: If erectile dysfunction is the cause of premature ejaculation, treatment using acoustic sound waves, like GAINSWave, may be an effective treatment.
- Pelvic floor exercises: Weak pelvic floor muscles can make it difficult to delay ejaculation. Try doing pelvic floor exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor so you can properly delay ejaculation.
- Pause and squeeze technique: Having your partner squeeze your penis’s head until you no longer feel the urge to ejaculate is one possible treatment option. You and your partner may have to repeat this method multiple times until you can enter your partner without ejaculating.
- TRT: Testosterone replacement therapy may be an effective treatment option if low testosterone levels are the cause of premature ejaculation.
- Condoms: If sensitivity is the cause of your premature ejaculation, use condoms. Condoms reduce sensitivity, and there are condoms you can buy over the counter that are designed to control climax and when you ejaculate.
- Topical medications: Numbing creams, gels, or sprays can be applied to the penis 20 to 30 minutes before sex and should be removed 5 to 10 minutes before sexual intercourse. The lack of spontaneity with topical medications is a drawback for some.
- Therapy: Considering the role the state of your mental health has in your sexual health (and overall health), particularly for ejaculation, speaking with a professional psychologist that specializes in mental and sexual health issues can help a lot. Couples therapy may also be an option if there is an underlying relationship issue that might be the cause of premature ejaculation.
What is GAINSWave ®?
GAINSWave ® is the commercial name for shockwave therapy, which uses acoustic sound waves to destroy built-up plaque in the penis’s arteries. It’s one of the only treatments that addresses the main source of erectile dysfunction: poor blood flow from plaque build-up in blood vessels.
It is a non-invasive and drug-free procedure; no medications or surgical intervention is required. There are no serious side effects, either. Most patients do not need to take time off to recover after each 15- to 20-minute-long session.
GAINSWave ® treatments typically can 6 to 12 sessions, but many patients say they see improvement after their first or second round of treatment. Don’t let the number of sessions scare you — GAINSWave ® is a cost-effective solution that could save you thousands of dollars because it doesn’t need to be performed regularly like other treatment options.
How does GAINSWave ® treat premature ejaculation?
Although GAINSWave ® is usually used for erectile dysfunction, a common cause of premature ejaculation, it can treat premature ejaculation, too.
GAINSWave ® decreases recovery time between orgasms, which can help reduce the occurrences of premature ejaculation or even eliminate the issue entirely.
It also strengthens erections and increases how long erections last, giving you a boost in confidence and lessen how often you ejaculate prematurely.
By treating one of the most common causes of premature ejaculation, decreasing how long it takes to recover between orgasms, and improving confidence, GAINSWave ® has been shown to successfully combat premature ejaculation at its main causes.
Is GAINSWave ® right for me?
To determine whether or not GAINSWave ® is right for you, talk to your doctor or schedule a consultation at Oakwood Health Network today.
Where can I receive premature ejaculation treatment in Oakville?
Oakwood Health in Oakville is a certified GAINSWave ® provider. All GAINSWave ® providers are required to have experience in treating men’s sexual health problems and undergo an intensive training course.
Contact Oakwood Health Network today to schedule a consultation at our clinic. Your first appointment is free, so don’t wait around any longer to find a successful premature ejaculation treatment option.