5 Practical Ways To Overcome Premature Ejaculation  
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5 Practical Ways To Overcome Premature Ejaculation  

Gain your confidence with these tips.

Paul Don Uchenna

In a study of more than 2,500 men, the average time between penetration and ejaculation for a premature ejaculator was 1.9 minutes, compared to 8.3 minutes for non-premature ejaculators. A study of 600 couples across five countries reported results ranging from 33 seconds to 44 minutes with the median being 5.4 minutes.

Find ways to overcome premature ejaculation below:

1. Diversionary Thoughts

Non-erotic mental diversionary tactics may help in preventing premature ejaculation. Baseball, work, counting backwards, etc are examples of such thoughts, but these are rarely effective and diminish the pleasure of sexual intimacy.

2. Down Tempo

This requires one to develop mindfulness of the sensation immediately before ejaculation. By slowing the pace of pelvic thrusting and varying the angle and depth of penetration before the “point of no return” has passed, the feeling of imminent ejaculation may dissipate.

3. Pause-Start Method

If slowing the tempo is not sufficient to prevent premature ejaculation, it is advisable to stop thrusting completely while maintaining penetration in order for the ejaculatory “urgency” to go away. Once the sensation to ejaculate subsides, pelvic thrusting may resume.

4. Squeezing Technique

Here, the penis is withdrawn and the head of the penis is squeezed until the feeling of ejaculation passes, after which intercourse is resumed. Although effective, it requires sexual interruption, it is cumbersome and demands a cooperative partner.

5. Pelvic Floor Muscle Training

Contracting one’s pelvic floor muscles is a less cumbersome alternative to the Master and Johnson technique. Instead of the clunky and obvious squeeze technique, a more subtle and discreet method is to slow the pace of intercourse, pause the pelvic thrusting and do a sustained pelvic muscle contraction. This is an internal “squeeze” without the external hand squeeze and can achieve the same goal, short-circuiting the premature ejaculation.

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