If you have been looking into FDA approved treatments for premature ejaculation, or so-called miracle prescription drugs such as Cialis and Viagra, you have probably hit a dead end road. No such treatments have come down the path, and this is precisely because there are so many varying theories and underlying causes for the condition.
Whereas erectile dysfunction is caused due to a scientific medical problem (the penis not being allowed the proper amount of blood flow–regardless of causation), premature ejaculation can be caused by a host of factors, many of them having little to do with science and unable to be fully cured with medicine.
One factor, however, that seems to be present in most cases of premature ejaculation is the presence of low serotonin levels. This is why many doctors have begun prescribing antidepressants for those with the condition. This may be a good thing if you are suffering from depression, but it can be a disastrous thing if you do not. It would be much preferred if you could find a serotonin booster that was all natural, used herbs of the earth, and wouldn’t produce the unpredictable side effects of the widely prescribed antidepressants such as Zoloft and Prozac. We’ll come back to that in a moment, but in the meantime, let’s look at some of the things you can do at home to get your premature ejaculation under control.
While the two may seem to be unrelated, a sufferer of premature ejaculation may also experience trouble with erectile dysfunction, or ED. This dysfunction can cause psychological issues that can cause the onset of premature ejaculation. For example, the sufferer may become so wrapped up in trying to finish before they lose their erection, that they tend to rush through climax, thus finishing long before the time should be over. Of course, this is the easiest, perhaps, to be cured. There are some ED drugs on the market at the moment. One is Viagra, which can be used thirty minutes prior to intercourse. The other is Cialis, which can be used up to 36 hours before the act of intercourse. Both of these drugs can enable the patient to perform without worry, and thus not have the concern themselves with trying to finish in a hurry.
There are those patients for whom antidepressant medication can be just the trick. But only if you see a qualified psychiatrist who has determined through therapy that psychological factors are the leading cause to your premature ejaculation condition. What this means is that it would be unwise to go on a regimen of Prozac if you are not otherwise depressed. These drugs can play havoc on your chemical levels. If your chemical levels are already far out of whack, this can be a good thing, but not if you are otherwise normal and healthy. These medications should be looked at as a last resort, and as a way of treating full depression, not just premature ejaculation.
Some patients have been initiated into topical desensitizing creams that can help them prolong intercourse. However, the catch 22 is this: why would you want to use a product that decreases the pleasure of sex? It may or may not work, but in the end, it’s messy, and you are depriving yourself of some of the joy involved in the act itself.