Premature Ejaculation

What is Premature Ejaculation

Premature Ejaculation can cause a huge amount of frustration and distress to most men and also their sexual partners.

Premature Ejaculation is more than just wanting to prolong sex. Premature ejaculation as a medical condition has three main symptoms:

  • Your ejaculation is out of control
  • Ejaculation shortly after penetration (in less than 2 minutes) or before penetration
  • Distress or unhappiness caused by premature ejaculation
  • If you have any of the above then you are suffering from premature ejaculation. Premature can by an embarrassing problem and therefore many men do not seek help.
Relationship and self esteem problems can be a result of ignoring Premature Ejaculation problems. Premature Ejaculation is a common problem and it is estimated that as many as 30% of men experience premature ejaculation at some time in their lives.

What causes Premature Ejaculation

For many years it was thought to be just a psychological condition but it is now known that it can be caused by physical problems associated with seratonin signals in the brain that control ejaculation. The exact cause of premature ejaculation is not known. There are genetic differences related to premature ejaculation through their effects on these brain signals.

How can Premature Ejaculation be Treated

There is effective premature ejaculation treatment available which aims to restore control over ejaculation and so restore the pleasure of sex for the man and his partner.

In order to be treated for Premature Ejaculation, you must undergo a consultation. You can make an appointment at any of our Sedem Pharmacies (except Sedem Pharmacy Churchtown) where our Fully Trained and Accredited Pharmacist will ask you a series of questions and decide which will be the best treatment for you.

There are a number of different types of treatment:

  • Local anaesthetics which remove sensation from the penis and so be effective in delaying ejaculation. Condoms with lidocaine inside them are available as are sprays to apply to the penis. Emla cream contains prilocaine and lidocaine and is highly effective at reducing penile sensitivity.
  • Behavioural techniques. Such techniques are normally taught by sexual therapists.
  • Psychological. Counselling sessions can help some men to learn to gain control over their ejaculation.

The Consultation

You will complete an initial assessment in order to ensure your suitability for treatment.
You will be provided with any necessary information.
The most suitable medication for your condition will be discussed and dispensed.

If the initial assessment proves you to be unsuitable for the service, the Pharmacist refer you to your GP and notify them of their findings.

For further information on Erectile Dysfunction and help available please see our Advice Section.

If you have already obtained a private prescription from your GP, you may obtain your medication at any of our Pharmacies.