Top 5 Premature Ejaculation Home Remedies
Tired of having to deal with premature ejaculation (PE)? You’re not alone. Early ejaculation is a common sexual problem for men. According to research, about one in three adult men will have it at some point in their lives.
Premature ejaculation can happen for a number of reasons, including anxiety about ejaculating too soon during sex, physical problems like a sensitive penile, changes in hormones, or inflammation in the urethra or prostate.
Most of the time, you can treat early ejaculation with medicines like paroxetine (the active ingredient in Paxil®), sertraline (the active ingredient in Zoloft®), and topical treatments like our Delay Spray for Men, which has lidocaine in it.
Some of these treatments, like paroxetine and sertraline, change how your brain acts when you are sexually active.
Some, like lidocaine-based sprays, creams, and condoms, work by making your penis less sensitive, which slows down the rate at which you reach orgasm.
But what about home treatments that work to stop premature ejaculation? People talk a lot about pelvic floor exercises, masturbating before sex, and some health supplements, but do these things really work?
Here are some of the many home remedies used to treat premature ejaculation and boost stamina.
For each remedy, we looked at the scientific evidence to see if it’s worth trying to slow down ejaculation, improve your sexual function, and help you have more satisfying, enjoyable sex with your partner.
1. Pills and supplements for premature ejaculation
There are many kinds of pills and supplements that can help you ejaculate early, including nutritional supplements that you can buy online.
But how many of them really work to improve sexual stamina and prevent PE? At the moment, researchers haven’t found an effective herbal treatment that stops men from ejaculating too early.
Zinc is a supplement that is often suggested as a natural way to stop ejaculating too early. Zinc is good for men’s health in a number of ways, including helping men with hypogonadism make more testosterone.
In fact, a study that was published in the journal Nutrition found that when men took a zinc supplement, their serum testosterone levels went up.
But there is no evidence that zinc supplements improve sexual stamina or stop men from ejaculating too soon.
Does this mean that taking a zinc supplement isn’t a good idea? Of course not. Zinc is one of the best and most important minerals for men, and it can help your body in a lot of ways.
Even though zinc might have some benefits, there isn’t yet good evidence that it delays ejaculation in men with PE.
Magnesium is another mineral that has been linked to ejaculating too soon. Some research has shown that not getting enough magnesium may hurt your sexual health and could cause you to ejaculate too soon.
In a study done in 2001, researchers compared the amount of magnesium in the sperm of normal, healthy men to the amount of magnesium in the sperm of men who ejaculated too early.
The researchers found that the sperm of men who ejaculated early had less magnesium than the sperm of other men, which suggests that magnesium levels may affect some parts of a man’s sexual function.
In the study, the researchers thought that low magnesium levels could cause vasoconstriction (narrowing of the blood vessels, which reduces blood flow) and lower nitric oxide levels in the penis, which may lead to less sexual function.
They also thought that magnesium might have something to do with how semen moves through the reproductive system.
So, are there any foods that can help with ejaculating too early? Magnesium-rich foods like green leafy vegetables, fruits, beans, peas, nuts, seeds, and some fish (like salmon) may help your sexual health and function in some ways.
But there isn’t yet any scientific evidence that magnesium supplements or foods high in magnesium can help with ejaculating too early.
Does this mean that some foods and supplements aren’t helpful? Of course not. Zinc and magnesium are both good for you, especially for men. Just don’t think that either type of supplement will make you ejaculate more quickly overnight, especially if you aren’t getting any other treatment.
2. Premature ejaculation prevention techniques
Even though science hasn’t yet found specific foods and supplements that can reduce the severity of premature ejaculation, research has shown that some do-it-yourself techniques can improve sexual stamina and performance.
These include exercises that strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and easy things you can do during sex to lessen the feeling and put off ejaculating.
Exercises for the pelvic floor
Pelvic floor exercises, also called kegel exercises, are simple exercises you can do at home to strengthen the muscles between your pubic bone and tailbone.
The bladder and bowels sit on top of these muscles. Not only do they help you control when you urinate and go to the bathroom, but they also seem to help you control when you ejaculate and have healthy erections.
By working on your pelvic floor muscles, you might be able to improve your sexual health and make premature ejaculation less painful.
For example, a study in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Urology found that men who had always ejaculated too soon had a longer intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT, or time to ejaculate) after six months of pelvic floor rehabilitation exercises.
Another study, which was published in the journal BJU International, found that after three months of pelvic floor training, the erectile function of 40% of men aged 20 and up with erectile dysfunction got better.
In just a few minutes a day, you can train your pelvic floor muscles at home. To get started, try to stop urinating the next time you have to. This will help you find your pelvic floor muscles. You’ll feel your pelvic floor muscles tighten in your bladder and lower pelvis.
While you’re sitting and taking it easy, try to tighten these muscles, then let them go. For a few minutes, repeat this process by tensing your muscles, counting to 10, and then relaxing them and counting to 10.
These exercises can be done three to five times a day, ten times each, to strengthen your pelvic muscles and give you more control over this area of your body. Before you do these exercises, make sure your bladder is empty to avoid pain or injury.
In our full guide to pelvic floor exercises for men, we talk more about the benefits of training your pelvic floor and how you can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.
The “Stop-Start” strategy
The stop-start method is an easy way to keep from ejaculating too soon. It means stopping what you’re doing when you feel an orgasm coming on and starting again when you’re sure you’re not about to ejaculate.
If you do it right, the stop-and-start method can help you stay in bed longer without taking drugs to delay orgasm.
But it’s important to do things at the right time. If you wait too long to stop, there’s a good chance you’ll have an early orgasm, which would make the plan useless. If you keep going before you’re sure you’re not about to orgasm, there’s a big chance you’ll climax too soon.
Even though research is limited in scope and quality, it seems that the stop-start method is a good way to treat PE, at least in the short term.
In one article published in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Urology, researchers said that 45 to 65 percent of men who use the stop-start strategy report improvements in the short term, but only 25 percent of men still show improvements after three years.
Still, the stop-start method is worth a try if you have PE and don’t want to take medicine to treat it. It’s easy to do and doesn’t cost anything.
The “Squeeze” technique
The squeeze method is another way you can treat early ejaculation on your own. The squeeze method has been used for decades to delay ejaculation and make sex last longer. It is similar to the stop-start method.
The squeeze technique is exactly what it sounds like: as you start to feel orgasm and ejaculation coming on, you gently squeeze the head of your penis to dull the feeling and give yourself time to feel less excited.
There is no set time for squeezing your penis, but most sources say it should take about 30 seconds. The squeeze technique is similar to the stop-start technique in that you can use it as many times as you want during sex. It lets you delay ejaculation for a long time.
Does the squeeze method really work for PE? Like the stop-start strategy, there isn’t a lot of scientific information about how well the squeeze technique works in the long run.
But since the 1950s, it’s been a common suggestion and a favorite of men with PE, based on what they say. It’s also a simple method you can try at home to see if it slows down the time it takes to get into an orgasmic state and ejaculate.
Masturbating before sex
Masturbating before you plan to have sex is another easy, do-it-yourself way to stop ejaculating too soon and stay in bed longer.
Even though there isn’t any high-quality research to show that masturbating before sex makes ejaculation last longer, many guys say it works.
The idea behind this method is that masturbating sends you into your refractory period, which is a time after you ejaculate when it’s harder (or, in some cases, impossible) to reach orgasm again until you can recover.
With this method, timing is important. It might be easier to have sex if you wait an hour, but it’s important to give your body enough time to recover to avoid problems like erectile dysfunction (ED).
It’s also important to remember that after masturbating, you might feel less interested in having sex for a few hours.
So, you might want to try it out a few times to find out how long it usually takes you to get back into sex while still getting the benefits of being in your refractory period, like having more sexual stamina.
3. Herbal medicine from China
If you’ve ever looked online for natural ways to stop ejaculating too soon, you may have come across suggestions for traditional Chinese medicine.
Traditional Chinese medicine thinks that problems with the spleen, kidneys, or blood can cause men to ejaculate before they should.
Many Chinese medicine treatments for premature ejaculation are meant to strengthen the kidneys and spleen, improve blood flow, and treat other causes thought to be at the root of the problem.
Even though some of the ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine might improve blood flow throughout the body, there is no good scientific evidence that Chinese herbal medicine increases sexual stamina or treats PE at this time.
4. Extended pleasure condoms
If you don’t want to change what you eat or use other methods to delay ejaculation, you might be able to use special condoms to increase the time it takes for you to ejaculate and avoid PE.
Durex Performax® and Trojan Extended Pleasure® condoms, also known as numbing condoms, have anesthetics on the outside that numb your penis when you wear them.During sex, this means you’ll feel a slightly less intense feeling, which will help you avoid orgasming too soon by accident.
Even though there is no direct scientific proof that these condoms can treat premature ejaculation, there is evidence that the active ingredient in most extended pleasure condoms, benzocaine, helps men last longer before ejaculating.
In a 2017 study, men with an average intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT) of two minutes or less saw an average increase of 231.5 seconds (almost four minutes) after using 4% topical benzocaine wipes for two months.
You can also delay ejaculation by using a thicker condom, which can dull the feeling and keep you from getting orgasmic too soon.
5. PE treatments that have been shown to work
Even though many home remedies for premature ejaculation seem to help a little, the science isn’t very clear on how well they work.
There are a number of treatments for premature ejaculation that have been shown to work. These include over-the-counter creams, sprays, and wipes, as well as prescription drugs that can delay orgasm and ejaculation.
Lidocaine comes in sprays, creams, and wipes
Applying an over-the-counter anesthetic to your penis before sex is one of the best ways to stop early ejaculation.
One of these is lidocaine, which makes your penis less sensitive and gives you more control over ejaculation and orgasm. Lidocaine can be sprayed on the skin, like our over-the-counter Delay Spray for Men.
By putting lidocaine on your penis about 15 minutes before sex, you can make it less sensitive without making it too numb. This lets you enjoy the fun parts of sex without worrying about ejaculating too soon.
As mentioned above, benzocaine is another type of topical anesthetic. It is the main ingredient in our easy-to-use Clockstopper Climax Delay Wipes.
Our guide to lidocaine spray for premature ejaculation goes into more detail about how these anesthetic products work and how you can use them for more sexual stamina and more control over ejaculation.
Inhibitors of selective serotonin reuptake (SSRIs)
SSRIs (which stand for “selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors”) are prescription drugs that are often used to treat depression and anxiety. Some SSRIs are also used off-label to treat other health problems, such as ejaculation before it’s time.
Sertraline (Prozac) and paroxetine are two SSRIs that are often used off-label to treat PE (Paxil). These drugs can help you put off orgasm, giving you more control over how you feel and when you ejaculate in bed.
If you have moderate to severe early ejaculation that doesn’t get better with techniques or if you don’t like the idea of using a spray or wipe before having sex, you might want to try an SSRI.
We offer sertraline and paroxetine online as treatments for PE. A licensed healthcare provider will decide if a prescription is needed after a consultation.
Can PE be fixed without pharmaceuticals?
Both you and your sexual partner can be frustrated and stressed out by early ejaculation. It can affect everything from your sexual confidence to your relationship as a whole. The good news is that it can be treated, so you don’t have to live with it forever.
If you have mild or moderate PE, you might be able to slow down orgasm and ejaculation with natural treatments like healthy eating, dietary supplements, and techniques you can do while you’re being sexual.
But if your premature ejaculation is more severe or keeps happening, you may benefit from using a treatment that you can buy over-the-counter or that your doctor prescribes.
We sell a variety of treatments for premature ejaculation online, including sprays, wipes, and prescription drugs that have been shown to work.
In our full guide on how to stop premature ejaculation for good, you can also find out more about how to treat premature ejaculation and improve your sexual health.
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