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How to Delay Ejaculation? [ Techniques, Drugs, Topical Anesthetics]

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Behavioral techniques to delay ejaculation

Multiple techniques help you to delay ejaculation.

That is to say, you can use delaying techniques to control your ejaculation more.

These techniques for delaying ejaculation can help men with premature ejaculation to increase intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT).

You can give any of these techniques a try to improve your control over ejaculations over time.

There are different ways to delay ejaculation. Here are techniques that are effective to delay ejaculation.

1. Squeeze technique

Practicing the squeeze technique is one of the best ways to delay premature ejaculation. In this technique, you continue sexual intercourse until just before orgasm.

Then, to reduce the amount of arousal, you place a little pressure on the head of your penis.

Simply place your index finger on the back of the penis while putting your thumb on the other side of the penis, and then squeeze it gently.

Wait about half a minute, then repeat the steps a few times in a row.

2. Start-stop technique

The start-stop process involves continuing sexual intercourse until just before orgasm and then stopping before the need to ejaculate passes.

You should repeat it a few times so that you can learn to understand the stage of sexual arousal that takes place before orgasm.

The level of arousal can still be managed at that stage and ejaculation can still be postponed for a certain amount of time.

3. Pelvic floor exercises

Another technique to delay ejaculation is to frequently do pelvic floor exercises. 

The pelvic floor is the group of muscles that support the sphincter muscle of the urethra. 

By doing these exercises can learn how to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

medicine to delay ejaculation

Clinical trials evaluate several drugs to improve ejaculatory control.

But none of those drugs are currently approved for the treatment of premature ejaculation by the FDA.

However, the AUA recommended behavior techniques and pharmacologic options to manage premature ejaculation. 

Such as tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and topical preparations 

Topical anesthetics can effectively help you to delay ejaculation and have only mild local side effects. 

SSRIs and TCAs are traditionally antidepressants.

Topical anesthetics | Penis Numbing Cream

Topical anesthetics can help to delay ejaculation by reducing glans penis sensitivity.

Here are the most well known topical anesthetics.

penis numbing cream

1. Lignocaine-prilocaine

You can apply lignocaine-prilocaine aerosol half an hour before sexual intercourse.

But, remember you should wash this ejaculation delay product off before contacting your partner. 

It is better to apply this cream to the glans and distal shaft. Then cover your penis with a condom for up to 20 minutes. 

Trials of this treatment show a clinically significant effect on increased intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT).

2. Severance secret cream

You should apply severance secret cream to the glans penis about 60 minutes before sexual intercourse.

But, keep in mind you have to wash it off before any sex act.

Adverse effects of this cream are:

  1. Local irritation
  2. Local burning
  3. Delayed ejaculation
  4. Unpleasant color and odor


Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have the effect of delaying ejaculation, but not approved.

SSRIs medicine to delay ejaculation are:

  1. Sertraline
  2. Fluoxetine
  3. Paroxetine
  4. Citalopram 
  5. Dapoxetine

Trials show that paroxetine has a significant effect on delaying ejaculation.

Dapoxetine is another SSRI that is rapidly absorbed.


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