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Dr. Apenteng writes: Understanding and overcoming premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation commonly known as PE is a common sexual issue that can significantly impact relationships and overall well-being.

Premature ejaculation

In this article, we will explore the causes, treatments, and strategies for managing PE, helping individuals overcome this condition and improve their sexual confidence.

PE is characterized by persistent or recurrent ejaculation with minimal sexual stimulation, leading to distress and dissatisfaction. It's essential to differentiate between occasional rapid ejaculation and chronic PE, which may require intervention.


PE can have both psychological and biological causes, including anxiety, stress, performance pressure, relationship issues, hormonal imbalances, erectile dysfunction, and genetic predispositions. Understanding the underlying causes is crucial in determining the most effective treatment approach.

Various treatment options are available, including:

- Behavioural therapies (stop-start technique, squeeze technique, pelvic floor exercises)

- Psychological counseling (cognitive-behavioral therapy, sex therapy)


- Medical interventions (topical anesthetics, oral medications, antidepressants)

Individuals can adopt strategies to manage PE, including:

- Open communication with partners

- Relaxation techniques and mindfulness practices


- Focusing on sensations and pleasure during sexual activities.

Premature ejaculation is a common issue that can have significant emotional and psychological effects.

By understanding the causes, seeking appropriate treatment, and implementing effective strategies, individuals can improve their sexual confidence, satisfaction, and overall well-being.

Remember, seeking help is a positive step towards overcoming PE and enhancing sexual relationships.

Writer: Dr. Andrews Apenteng


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