Drugs and tablets for premature ejaculation

Added: 14-08-2019 | Update: 16-08-2019
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Premature ejaculation? Drugs are the last resort, but it is worth considering them if other methods have failed. There are commercially available tablets to delay ejaculation. Tablets for extending sexual intercourse are not herbal mixtures or placebo. These are SSRIs, that is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. How does tablets to delay ejaculation work?

Tablets to delay ejaculation – when are they needed?

Tablets for delaying ejaculation will prove effective if we actually deal with premature ejaculation falling within the medical definition and not a subjective feeling that the sex is too short…

Premature ejaculation is a sexual dysfunction that affects around 30 percent of men. Premature ejaculation is considered a situation in which ejaculation occurs even before vaginal penetration or within no more than 2 minutes from the start of sexual intercourse, or, possibly, if the man is unable to control ejaculation when he does not want to ejaculate.

The causes of premature ejaculation are very complex. The condition can have an inborn or acquired background, it can stem from neurological disorders, past diseases, or emotional dysfunctions. Premature ejaculation is fought using psychotherapeutic methods, exercises (e.g. of the Kegel muscles), or masturbation aimed at reducing the sexual tension before a sexual encounter. Pharmacology also comes to the rescue, including tablets to delay ejaculation commercially available for several years now.

Premature ejaculation – drugs

Approved several years ago in the European Union, tablets to delay ejaculation contain an active substance known as dapoxetine. It is an SSRI, that is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. This drug also inhibits the reuptake of dopamine and noradrenaline. It is assumed that the mechanism of action of dapoxetine is associated with blocking the neuronal reuptake of serotonin and the resulting intensification of the effects of the neurotransmitter on the pre- and postsynaptic receptors.

You may also be prescribed other SSRIs, which are usually taken for depression: paroxetine, fluoxetine, and sertraline.

See: The problem of premature ejaculation – how to prolong sexual intercourse?

Tablets to delay ejaculation – how to take?

Tablets to delay ejaculation containing dapoxetine are available in packages of 3, in doses of 30 or 60 mg. The drug to delay ejaculation is taken entirely, at first in the 30 mg dose (then it can be raised to 60 mg), from 1 to 3 hours before planned sexual intercourse. However, you should not take more than one tablet per day. Tablets to delay ejaculation should not be taken continuously, as the consequences of using them for more than 24 weeks are not known. Remember that SSRI drugs, such as dapoxetine, are generally used for treating such conditions as depression and they affect the human nervous system.

Read also: How to extend sexual intercourse and delay ejaculation?

Tablets to extend sexual intercourse – what to be cautious about?

Tablets to delay ejaculation containing dapoxetine have been commercially available for several years. Their marketing authorization raised some controversies, but it was ultimately concluded that the benefits of using the drug surpass the potential risks. However, it is emphasized that the tablets to extend sexual intercourse can cause side effects, such as headaches, nausea, lower libido (which is actually desired in sexual overarousal), and other. What is more, it is clearly underlined that the tablets to delay ejaculation should not be taken by men with no sexual dysfunction diagnosed – such as premature ejaculation falling within its medical definition. This means that tablets to extend sexual intercourse should not be taken by men just because they subjectively feel that their sexual encounters seem too short…

Gel to extend sexual intercourse

Tablets for premature ejaculation with dapoxetine are not the only measures available for this condition. The Internet is overflown with offers of gels extending sexual intercourse and ointments to delay ejaculation. The problem is that the manufacturers and distributors go too far with their attempts at attracting customers, as they offer measures that delay ejaculation and simultaneously enhance the sensations, make the orgasm stronger, improve an erection, or even enlarge the penis – goals that are sometimes quite conflicting…

Remember that gels extending sexual intercourse are often based on such substances as lidocaine, which are aimed at “desensitizing” the penis in a way. Their disadvantage is that they can incidentally desensitize the partner as well (therefore, these substances should be used in combination with a condom) or cause erection problems.

Check: Premature ejaculation – treatment. How to delay ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation – drugs only after medical consultation

We would like to emphasize one more time – premature ejaculation drugs are the last resort. The mechanism of action of tablets for premature ejaculation is so complicated and the causes of the disorder so complex that the drugs can only be taken after consultation with a physician. Besides, premature ejaculation tablets work only temporarily – they allow you to enjoy good sex, but do not solve the problem on the long run.

In order to achieve permanent effects, you need to implement other methods, such as the start-stop method or the Kegel muscle exercises. Useful can be psychotherapy focused on discovering the emotional causes of premature ejaculation and modifying the body reactions. The problem of premature ejaculation is surely easier to tackle if you have only one, permanent sexual partner – in many cases, this dysfunction disappears as you gain experience, learn your reactions, and build mutual relationship based on the sense of security and stability.

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