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Premature Ejaculation treatments

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Premature Ejaculation treatments

Premature ejaculation is a common condition where the male ejaculates too quickly during sexual intercourse. There is no definition of how long intercourse should last but if you and your partner are unhappy with half your attempts to have intercourse resulting in premature ejaculation then it might help to seek medical treatment via our confidential Online Doctor service.

Treatments at a glance

  Priligy
Price Per Tablet From 9.93
Active Ingredient Dapoxetine
Our Doctor Says Priligy increases the time it takes you to ejaculate and can improve your overall control.
How long before sex do I need to take this? 1-3 hours before anticipated sexual activity.
How long is it effective for? Effects can last for up to 12 hours.
Common side effect Nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhoea, insomnia, fatigue.
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About Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is the most commonly experienced ejaculation problem. It’s where the male ejaculates too quickly during intercourse. Many men are unsure about how long ‘normal’ sex should last before ejaculation. A study looking at 500 couples from five different countries found the average time between a man putting his penis into his partner’s vagina and ejaculation was around five-and-a-half minutes.

However, it's up to the individual and his partner to decide whether or not they're happy with the time it takes for him to ejaculate. There is no definition of how long intercourse should last.

What causes premature ejaculation?

Occasional episodes of premature ejaculation are common and shouldn’t be a cause for concern. However, if you're finding that around half of your attempts to have intercourse result in premature ejaculation, it might help to get treatment.

Most men with this problem won't have always had it – they'll have previously ejaculated normally. This may be referred to as 'secondary' premature ejaculation.

It's less common for the man to have always experienced premature ejaculation (since becoming sexually active) – this is known as 'primary' or lifelong premature ejaculation. It affects around one in 50 men in England. In most cases of lifelong premature ejaculation:

  • There is an inability to delay ejaculation during sex every time or most times
  • The condition causes feelings of shame or frustration and impacts on quality of life, causing the man to avoid sexual intimacy

How can I treat premature ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation can be medically treated with Priligy, containing Dapoxetine can be prescribed as a treatment. Dapoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a type of antidepressant which may help to delay ejaculation.

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