Premature Ejaculation

If you are unable to last more than 2 minutes, you may be having Premature Ejaculation.

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Premature Ejaculation Diagnostic Tool (PEDT)

1 in 3 men worldwide suffers from Premature Ejaculation, hence making it more common than Erectile Dysfunction. While it is easy for one to know if they have erectile dysfunction, it is not the same for premature ejaculation. How fast is it before it is considered fast? 5 minutes to one person may be adequate while to another it is a miracle.

Is premature ejaculation defined only by time? No. Although time is the main criterion but it is not the only criteria. The others being lack of control and significant distress caused to the person and/or his partner.

What can be done?

There are some methods that can help to increase the time (Intravaginal ejaculation latency time / IELT). These are:

  • Pre-intercourse masturbation (not suitable for those with concomitant erectile dysfunction)
  • Condoms (with or without local anaesthetic agent coating)
  • Certain positions during intercourse
  • Varying speed during during intercourse
  • Start-stop technique
  • Squeeze technique
  • Local anaesthetic agent spray

When it comes to medication, there is only one medication currently approved in the market. Studies have shown that this medication increases the IELT significantly compared to placebo. It is very safe and well tolerated, the most common side effects being nausea and giddiness (usually on the first few tablets). This medicine is usually taken about 1 hour before intercourse.

To start, one should load his body with 1 tablet a week for the first 6 weeks regardless of sexual intercourse. Effect will be best seen after the first 6 tablets. It is safe to take this medication concurrently with medications for erectile dysfunction (for those with concomitant erectile dysfunction).

If you have premature ejaculation, do make an appointment with Phoenix Medical Group in either of these branches:

1 Seletar Road #02-11
Greenwich V S807011
Tel: 6555-3512

4 Hillview Rise #02-20
Hill V2 S667979
Tel: 6710-7157

Paya Lebar
60 Paya Lebar Road #02-09
Paya Lebar Square S409051
Tel: 6702-2940

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