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How to Last Longer in Bed
If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’re struggling with some sexual problems that cause you to finish during sex sooner than you or your partner would like. Depending on the issue, you might either struggle to keep an erection or ejaculate soon into sex. If you relate to the latter, it might be time to consider that you could be struggling with premature ejaculation.
Having a sexual problem can be difficult to admit to yourself and to your partner, but it’s the first step towards finding treatment and fixing the issue
What is Premature Ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is the most common ejaculation problem that men experience. The broad definition of the condition is when you ejaculate sooner than you or your partner would like, and it’s often within one minute of penetrative sex. However, even if you last longer than this but aren’t happy with how soon you finish, there are treatments available. Premature ejaculation is only a problem if you or your partner aren’t satisfied with how soon sex is over, and the amount of time it takes for you both to be happy is completely down to each couple.
Premature ejaculation can be frustrating and embarrassing, especially if it’s a chronic problem that you often struggle with, but many people don’t know that there are actually two types of premature ejaculation:
- Primary – If you’ve struggled with premature ejaculation ever since you started having sex, you’re classed as having primary P.E.
- Secondary - Secondary premature ejaculation is defined as when you’ve previously not had any problems, but they started to develop after a few years of having sex, or you’ve noticed it recently.
Whichever type you have, premature ejaculation could indicate an underlying health issue, so it’s always a good idea to visit your own doctor if the issue is bothering you, especially if it happens over half of the times you have sex.
What causes premature ejaculation?
Sometimes, it can happen for no reason, in fact, occasional premature ejaculation is fairly normal. However, if it’s a problem that occurs more than once in a while, there might be an underlying cause. Some of the most common conditions or reasons that you might struggle with premature ejaculation include:
It’s a good idea to look through the list and think about if any of them apply to you. Many of the contributing factors are to do with mental health or psychological issues, so if you think any of those types of issues might be causing you to ejaculate early, it’s worth seeking counselling or talking therapies to deal with your thoughts and feelings, as our mental health can have a profound effect on our physical health and vice versa.
With premature ejaculation, it can be a catch 22 situation where you end up worrying about how to last longer during sex, but that anxiety can be contributing to your issue. This is why talking therapies are a great solution to any psychological problems that might be having an effect on your sex life.
If you don’t think that your premature ejaculation issues are down to mental health problems, the cause of the condition might be physical. We recommend making an appointment with your doctor to go through some tests, as there might be something wrong with your prostate.
Premature ejaculation solutions
Before you try premature ejaculation treatments, it might be a good idea to see if there are any techniques you could be used to last longer in bed. The NHS has compiled a list of methods that might help with premature ejaculation solutions, including:
Luckily, there are ejaculation delay products available to help with premature ejaculation, such as Fortacin. Fortacin is sometimes known as a “delay spray” and is a prescription medicine that contains lidocaine and prilocaine, two topical local anaesthetics. It comes in a spray form that you apply to the tip of your penis around 5 minutes before sex. Because of the anaesthetic in the spray, it desensitises the tip of the penis, meaning that you feel less during penetrative sex, hopefully helping you to last longer in bed.
Whilst it isn’t a cure for premature ejaculation, it can certainly help to treat the condition and take some of the anxiety away.
Fortacin is a prescription medication, so you can’t just go into a high-street shop and pick it up off the shelf, but you can order it online through Doctor4U.
In the UK, Fortacin is exclusive with Doctor4U, which means that you don’t even need a face to face consultation with a doctor. All we ask you to do is fill out a short patient questionnaire so our doctors can determine whether Fortacin spray is suitable for you. If they’re happy with the information you’ve given, they’ll approve your order and generate an electronic prescription which is sent over to our partner pharmacy. They’ll then ship your order to you via whichever method you chose at checkout.