There is some recent medical news about how PDE-5 inhibitors could be used to treat premature ejaculation. In men with impotence, an enzyme (phosphodiesterase type 5, or PDE-5), blocks the biochemical process that regulates penile blood flow, thereby causing erectile dysfunction. Drugs like Viagra and Cialis work by stopping the action of the enzyme. Unfortunately there is no proof that these drugs assist with PE; it is not uncommon, nonetheless, for anti-depressants to be prescribed for early ejaculation, as they can have a side-effect of delaying ejaculation (see here for a blog on natural ed treatment).

Using drugs for sexual health problems is no small thing, and beforehand, it’s best to begin by asking yourself how you are dissatisfied and what your goals might be.

For example

  • IN what context does your sexual performance disappoint? Is it with a particular partner, or just with someone entirely new? Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression? Relationship breakdown? How long do you last, and what is your goal?
  • When did you first notice the sexual dysfunction?

Sex coaching, such as at sex therapy Sydney, can really help clarify these goals. To one person, erections are only a problem in a new relationship or with casual sexual encounters. For another, lasting five minutes is sufficient, and for yet someone else, a half hour is desireable. Be clear about the circumstances and your goals, before you seek help.

The most important thing is to take a deep breath and really ask yourself some questions. Drugs are not the only solution!