Premature Ejaculation Treatment in Grand Rapids, MI

While sex can be a wonderful experience, it can also cause someone a lot of stress. There are a number of psychological and biological factors that may cause a sexual experience to be unsatisfying. For men, a very common issue tends to be premature ejaculation (PE).

Premature ejaculation is described as an uncontrolled orgasm that occurs too quickly after Premature Ejaculation Treatment Grand Rapids MIarousal. This is a very common form of sexual dysfunction; some surveys report that 1 in 3 respondents experienced PE at some time.

At the Grand Rapids Men's Clinic, our goal is to help you maintain an erection and delay climax for as long as you desire. Schedule your appointment today to discuss PE treatment options. Call (616) 226-6966 or contact us online!

Types of Premature Ejaculation

There are two main types of premature ejaculation:

  • Lifelong (primary): Occurs during or nearly all of an individual's sexual encounters
  • Acquired (secondary): Occurs later in life, when earlier sexual encounters had no issues

Causes of Premature Ejaculation

While the exact cause of premature ejaculation is unknown, both psychological and biological factors are responsible.

Psychological causes can include:

  • Having little sexual experience or not knowing how to delay an orgasm
  • Depression, guilt or anxiety, such as worrying about premature ejaculation
  • Relationship issues with your current partner
  • Sexual abuse
  • Poor body image

Physiological causes can include:

  • Abnormal hormone levels
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles, which can impair your ability to delay ejaculations
  • Side effects to certain medications
  • Difficulty gaining or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction)
  • Abnormal levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin in the brain
  • Inflammation and infection of the prostate or urethra

Premature ejaculation can lead to stress and relationship problems. If the couple is trying to conceive a child, the condition might also make that difficult. This is why treatment for the condition is so important.

Diagnosing Premature Ejaculation

To help us diagnose premature ejaculation, it's important for you to be open and honest with our physicians. We will ask you about any emotional stressors or psychological factors that may be causing the problem, as well as questions about your sex life. We will also use a blood test to check for any hormonal imbalances, such as low testosterone.

While infrequent PE is not cause for concern, you may be diagnosed with the condition if you:

  • Always or almost always ejaculate within one minute of penetration
  • Are frequently or always unable to delay ejaculation during intercourse
  • Avoid sexual intimacy due to feeling distressed or frustrated

Premature Ejaculation Solutions

Many cases of premature ejaculation improve over time, and may not require treatment. However, if your condition does not improve, there are many premature ejaculation treatment options available.

There are several exercises that can be used to help control ejaculations, such as:

  • Masturbating before sex to teach yourself how to control ejaculations
  • Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscle and gain better control of ejaculations
  • Squeezing the head of the penis during sex to stop the urge to ejaculate (the pause-squeeze technique)
  • Stopping sexual stimulation just prior to ejaculation, waiting until you are no longer aroused, and then starting again (stop-start technique)

There are also several medications that may be able to help you stop premature ejaculation, such as:

  • Antidepressant medicines
  • Analgesics, commonly used to treat pain, can delay ejaculations
  • Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors, commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction
  • Creams, gels and sprays that can numb the penis and reduce sensation

Other treatment methods that may be useful include:

  • Avoiding alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs
  • Using condoms to reduce sensitivity of the penis
  • Counseling or behavioral therapy
  • Yoga, meditation and acupuncture

Our physicians will help you determine which treatment is best for you.

Request Your Appointment Today

Premature ejaculation can be an embarrassing and frustrating condition. That is why our staff at Grand Rapids Men's Clinic is dedicated to finding the right PE treatment for you. To schedule your appointment today, call (616) 226-9699 or contact us online today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Control Premature Ejaculation?

There are many different treatments available to treat premature ejaculation, such as exercises, counseling, and medication.

How Long Is Considered Premature Ejaculation?

Typically, you may suffer from premature ejaculation if you orgasm within one minute of penetration. However, ejaculations can be premature if they occur sooner than you want them to.

Is Premature Ejaculation Mental or Physical?

Premature ejaculation is a complex condition caused by a combination of several different mental and physical factors.