Premature Ejaculation Treatment in Toronto
What is premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation (sometimes called PE) is what happens when a man ejaculates sooner than he or his partner would like during sexual intercourse. Infrequent occurrences of premature ejaculation are considered normal and are more common than you may think.
However, if you almost always ejaculate prematurely (typically within 1 to 3 minutes of penetration) or cannot delay ejaculation most of the time during intercourse, a health care provider may diagnose you with premature ejaculation.
Diagnosed premature ejaculation falls into two different classifications:
- Lifelong (primary): As the name implies, lifelong premature ejaculation is something a man has experienced from the start of becoming sexually active.
- Acquired (secondary): Acquired premature ejaculation occurs after you’ve had sexual encounters without any ejaculatory issues.
Both of these classifications of premature ejaculation can be treated.
What causes premature ejaculation?
The exact causes of premature ejaculation are unknown; however, there are some possible causes that may play a role in premature ejaculation, such as:
- Erectile dysfunction: If you suffer from erectile dysfunction, you may also experience premature ejaculation. This often comes from feeling anxious about being able to get or maintain an erection.
- Hormone imbalances: Low testosterone is a cause of erectile dysfunction, a common cause of premature ejaculation.
- Psychological problems: The state of your mental health can play a role in when you ejaculate. Dealing with extra stress or having an anxiety disorder or depression can all impact your sexual performance. Even feeling guilty or less confident than usual can result in ejaculating too early.
- Relationship issues: If sexual experiences and relationships with other partners rarely had occurrences of premature ejaculation, there may be underlying problems in your current relationship that are to blame.
Am I at risk for premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation may occur more frequently with age. Certain mental health conditions, such as anxiety or depression, increase the risk of having premature ejaculation. A history of sexual abuse or trauma may also increase your risk.
What are the signs and symptoms of premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation signs and symptoms include the following:
- Ejaculating earlier than you or your partner desire
- Ejaculating frequently with minimal stimulation and control
- Being unable to delay ejaculation (nearly) all of the time
- Decreased pleasure due to poor control
- Feeling guilty, embarrassed, or frustrated
- Avoiding sexual intimacy due to ejaculating prematurely
- Fertility problems
What premature ejaculation treatment options are available in Toronto?
- 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: Having a weak pelvic floor may be what’s keeping you from delaying ejaculation. Doing pelvic floor exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles can help prevent premature ejaculation.
- Pause and squeeze technique: This method involves your partner squeezing the head of your penis before until you no longer feel the need to ejaculate. You and your partner may have to repeat this several times until you can start entering your partner without ejaculating.
- TRT: If low testosterone levels are the cause of premature ejaculation, testosterone replacement therapy may be an effective option.
- Condoms: Sometimes sensitivity can contribute to premature ejaculation. In general, condoms can help decrease that sensitivity and delay ejaculation. You can easily find over-the-counter condoms containing numbing agents that control when you climax and delay ejaculation.
- Topical medications: Numbing creams or sprays may be applied to the penis 20 to 30 minutes before sex and removed 5 to 10 minutes before intercourse.
- Therapy: Speaking with professional psychologists that specialize in mental health and sexual health can address potential metal health issues that may be causing premature ejaculation. There are many kinds of therapies that may be used to treat premature ejaculation, such as behavior therapy and psychological therapy.
What is GAINSWave ®?
GAINSWave ® is the commercial name for shockwave therapy, which uses acoustic sound waves to break down built-up plaque in the penis’s blood vessels. It’s one of the only treatments that addresses the source of most erectile dysfunction cases: poor blood flow due to plaque in the penis’s arteries.
This procedure is noninvasive and drug-free, meaning that no surgery or medications are required, and it also does not have any serious side effects. As a result, most patients do not need any downtime after each 15- to 20-minute-long treatment session.
GAINSWave ® treatments take anywhere from 6 to 12 sessions, but many patients report seeing great improvement following their first or second round of treatment. Although the number of sessions may sound daunting, it is very likely that GAINSWave ® could actually save you thousands of dollars, as it doesn’t need to be done regularly like other treatment options or require expensive prescription medications.
How does GAINSWave ® treat premature ejaculation?
GAINSWave ® is typically used to treat erectile dysfunction, which is the most common cause of premature ejaculation. By addressing the main cause for most cases of erectile dysfunction, GAINSWave ® can be used to treat premature ejaculation.
GAINSWave ® has been shown to decrease recovery time between orgasms as well, helping reduce the frequency of premature ejaculation or even eliminate premature ejaculation completely.
It can also strengthen erections and increase their duration, which can give you a boost in your confidence and lessen the frequency of how often premature ejaculation happens.
By treating erectile dysfunction, decreasing recovery time between orgasms, and improving confidence, GAINSWave ® successfully combats premature ejaculation at some of its root causes.
Is GAINSWave ® right for me?
To see if GAINSWave ® is the best treatment option for your premature ejaculation issues, talk to your doctor or schedule a free consultation at Oakwood Health’s Toronto location today.
Where can I receive premature ejaculation treatment in Toronto?
Oakwood Health in Toronto is a certified GAINSWave ® provider. All GAINSWave ®-certified providers are required to complete a thorough training course — and that’s on top of having a great deal of experience in treating men’s sexual health problems.
Contact Oakwood Health today to book an appointment at our Toronto clinic location with one of our health care providers. Your first appointment with us is free, so don’t hesitate to seek premature ejaculation treatment right away.