It happens to all men – there are days when you ejaculate earlier than you would like to. This does not mean you are suffering from a premature ejaculation disorder. Premature ejaculation is characterized by an inability to delay ejaculation after penetration beyond the average time. As a disorder, premature ejaculation is defined as an ejaculation that occurs "before the person wants it", which can vary significantly between different individuals and couples.

However, if you are ejaculating too early, repeatedly; it is a matter of concern. The good part is that there are several treatments for premature ejaculation that can be used if it is diagnosed at an early stage.

Meanwhile, to address premature ejaculation in everyday life you can use relaxation and communication techniques. These are designed to help you and your partner better control the sexual stimulation that makes you climax.

Here are some techniques you can try to delay ejaculation:

The "Stop-Start" strategy: This is one of the simplest techniques to delay ejaculation. You need to simply start, stop and start again during the intercourse. You can practice it alone before trying it with your partner. During sex, when you are about to ejaculate, take a break or pause. Resume the action and continue this for as long as you wish or until your partner is satisfied. With a little practice, you will master the art.

The "pressure" technique: It is similar to the start and stop technique, the only difference being that you squeeze your penis to stop. In this method, right before ejaculation, you need to apply pressure on the penis and tighten the area between the body and the glans. Keep the pressure for about 30 seconds and release. You can repeat this till you and your partner have enjoyed the act completely.

Masturbation: After every ejaculation, men go through a recovery phase when it is not possible to climax again. Masturbating before sex can help you use this refractory period in the best way. It helps you delay your ejaculation and prolong the foreplay to satisfy your partner better.

Have sex more often: Yes, it is absolutely recommended. Usually, men who suffer from premature ejaculation or have had few such instances fear sexual intercourse. They begin avoiding it which eventually adds to the difficulties. Having sex regularly and multiple times a day, when possible, can help you last longer during your repertoire.

Treatments for premature ejaculation

Nervousness or stressing about finishing early can have a great impact on your sexual performance.  Psycho-behavioural therapy techniques are the first level of treatment for premature ejaculation. These can help in reducing the anxiety and stress associated with the problem.

For others, ejaculation delaying gels or creams are one of the options. These treatments are intended to slightly anesthetize your penis, to delay ejaculation. The other option is medication or supplements that retain serotonin in the brain. These can help calm the anxiety and improve the condition gradually.