Premature Ejaculation or rapid ejaculation is a very common and treatable, and should not be bundled with any sort of embarrassment or stigma. However, it is also important that through conversation we are much more aware of how PE can be prevented, or at the very least, improved. Here are some professionally suggested ways to prevent PE.
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Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises
There are various pelvic floor muscle exercises that can help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles – which play a significant role in your reproductive and sexual health. Sexual intimacy and pleasure can greatly be improved through pelvic floor exercises. Learn more about the different types of exercises such as the Kegel exercise you can do at the convenience of your own home.
Ejaculatory Control Exercises
There are exercises that can help you strengthen your control over your climax or ejaculation: two of these include Stop-start technique and Squeeze technique. These techniques can help individuals better understand their tolerated levels of stimulation, the highest level of arousal, how to delay their ejaculation and have better control of their pelvic floor muscles.
While it may not be well known, your diet can impact your sexual health. How? Well, your diet has an impact on your physical and mental health, and the mind and body work together for sexual activity to be satisfactory. You may be wondering what types of foods can help conditions such as premature ejaculation – you’d be surprised how easy you can implement these foods into your diet.
Physical Health Status
Medical conditions can weaken physical health – these can include conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol or hypertension. Health check-ups and yearly diagnostic tests can help prevent chronic health conditions along with keeping your physical health in check. Learning about the medical conditions you have and treating them is a great way to prevent sexual dysfunctions caused by health conditions.
It’s important that you treat conditions that you have been diagnosed with and stay consistent. For example, if you were diagnosed with Erectile Dysfunction, it would be beneficial for you to treat it appropriately before any adverse complications develop. Other conditions that should be treated especially when related to sexual health include:
- Treating low serotonin levels
- Treating low hormone levels
- Treating cardiovascular or blood pressure conditions
- Treating oral medication or prescription medications side-effects
- Treating reproductive disorders
Mental Health Status
Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders can lead to premature ejaculation. If you have an inclination that you may experiencing symptoms of negative psychological health, we encourage you to speak to mental health professional to help treat your mental health appropriately.
Sexual function can be greatly improved, especially if you work on treating it with a mental health provider. There are various treatment options (from behavioral therapy to couples therapy to oral medications) for premature ejaculation, however, prevention is always better than cure.
Conditions such as Premature Ejaculation can affect an individual physical and mental health. It can also lead to interpersonal concerns within relationships, performance anxiety, and other concerns. A physical exam is not needed to diagnose PE, and if you are experiencing symptoms associated with the conditions, we encourage you to reach out for help with a health care professional. PE can be treated with a combination of treatment options – you and your doctor will find the best one for you.