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Premature Ejaculation Care 

Premature ejaculation, also called PE, happens to everyone occasionally. But it’s worth talking with a provider about it if it happens more than half of the time you try to have sex or if it’s putting a strain on your sex life.  Our experts are here to help. 

What is premature ejaculation?   

Ejaculation (aka “cumming”) is when semen spurts out of the opening of the urethra in your penis, usually during sex or masturbation. Premature ejaculation is when you ejaculate (cum) before you want to — usually before your partner has an orgasm.  

If premature ejaculation happens more than half of the time you try to have sex, you are not able to delay ejaculation, or you or your partner feel bothered, annoyed, or frustrated with it, there are several treatments available to try. 

What causes premature ejaculation? 

Underlying physical, psychological, or emotional issues can cause premature ejaculation.  

  • Premature ejaculation is more common if you have anxiety about your sexual performance or if you're not used to having sex, like if you've never had sex before.  

  • Premature ejaculation is also more common if you have hyperthyroidism — when the thyroid gland in your neck makes too much of a hormone called thyroxine. 

What are the treatments for premature ejaculation?

What are the treatments for premature ejaculation?

If your provider thinks you have premature ejaculation and you’re eligible for treatment, treatment options could include:

  • Topical penile lidocaine cream to decrease penile sensation and encourage delayed ejaculation
  • Practicing relaxation techniques during masturbation and foreplay
  • Working with a certified sex therapist
  • Medications such as antidepressants can help delay ejaculation

We're here to help. 

If you’re interested in treating your or your partner’s premature ejaculation, book a sexual dysfunction consultation appointment today.

CALL 800-230-PLAN

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