Premature ejaculation or rapid ejaculation is a common sexual disorder that can be treated in different ways based on the cause of the symptoms. However, there is an underreporting of how exercise can play a significant role in improving premature ejaculation symptoms.
Physical exercises in general can help physical and mental health – such as improve cardiovascular function, improve lung function, lowering blood pressure, improve reproductive, pelvic floor muscles, aid in improving chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension – improving ejaculatory control during sexual intercourse is just another perk!
Exercises for Erectile Dysfunction
Pelvic floor exercises
These help with strengthening the pelvic floor. Most commonly done by women to help regain muscle tone after child delivery, they also help with sexual wellness. Kegel exercises, a type of pelvic floor exercise, can particularly help improve the strength of the pubococcygeus (PC) muscles. These types of exercises help improve incontinence, manage conditions such as prostatitis and BPH, and of course, increase male sexual pleasure by helping men have greater ejaculation control and orgasm.
Exercises such as brisk walking or jogging are examples of aerobic or cardio exercises — this means that they help in cardiovascular conditioning. They help in keeping the blood vessels clear, and so, can improve one’s sex life. Male Sexual Dysfunctions (MSDs) such as ED, are commonly caused by problems with the blood flow to the penis. Factors such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or concerns in weight management leading to obesity, can affect blood flow and lead to ED symptoms. Aerobic exercises help in all these conditions and improve sexual functioning.
While exercises – aerobic and pelvic floor exercises – are highly recommended as a lifestyle modification while dealing with PE; It is important to remember that overdoing it with exercises can also stress the body which can lead to the worsening of ED symptoms. Listen to your body, and don’t push limits.
Besides the ones in the image, Aerobic exercises include dancing, water aerobics, biking, walking, hiking, kick-boxing, treadmill, elliptical, etc. – essentially anything that gets your heart pumping. Pelvic Floor Exercises include heel slides, Happy Baby Pose, diaphragmatic breathing, etc.
The implementation of premature ejaculation exercises is commonly done alongside medical treatment and psychological therapy. Your specific treatment journey is subjective to your premature ejaculation symptoms, and their severity. Your ejaculatory health should be of importance as it can impact your overall health a great deal.