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Emla 5% Cream
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  • It is important you do not follow the instructions on the Patient Information Leaflet with this product; it gives instructions for different uses of Emla cream.
  • Pull back the foreskin and apply a pea-sized amount of Emla cream to the underside of the head and neck of the penis.
  • Leave the cream for 15 – 30 minutes before sex.
  • Ensure you remove all the cream before having sex as it can be transferred to your partner and reduce their sensitivity.
  • Emla cream is unaffected by food and alcohol, and is suitable for use with condoms.

Emla Cream is available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service, following a free consultation, to help to treat premature ejaculation (PE) in men. To find out more about PE and see all the available treatments, see our Online Doctor Premature Ejaculation page.

Emla Cream is a local anaesthetic that is applied topically. Local anaesthetics help to numb an area, reducing its ability to feel sensation. It contains two active ingredients; Lidocaine and Prilocaine. Each gram of Emla cream contains 25mg of Lidocaine and 25mg of Prilocaine. Emla Cream is manufactured by AstraZeneca. Emla Cream has a variety of anaesthetic uses , including being prescribed to help men who suffer from premature ejaculation.

Lidocaine and Prilocaine work by temporarily interrupting the pathway of signals along the nerves. By restricting certain chemicals from entering the nerve endings at the site of application, Emla Cream can prevent certain signals from being passed along the nerve fibres. This means the brain doesn’t receive these signals and therefore cannot interpret them as sensations. This means that Emla cream reduces feeling in the penis and therefore helps to delay ejaculation due to reduced sensitivity.

It is important to note that Emla Cream is oil based, which means it can weaken latex condoms leading to a heightened risk of them splitting. Wiping any excess cream from your penis, prior to putting the condom on, should minimise this risk. However, if you are still concerned and want to be extra safe, it is advised to either use two condoms or seek an alternative form of contraception.

Pharmacist Tip: Apply 1g of Emla cream to the head of the penis at least 15 – 20 minutes before sex. Ensure you remove all the cream before sex as it can make your partner numb and damage condoms if left on. Take care not to leave Emla cream on for too long, you don’t want to be completely numb.

If you do experience side effects from Emla cream they may include redness, tingling, swelling or paleness of the skin. If you experience any of these side effects they should not last long. Emla cream also has a small risk of itching or burning sensation. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for a full list of side effects.

If you experience any adverse effects from taking your prescribed medicine it is important to let us know immediately. Please log in to your online account and message one of our healthcare professionals or alternatively call us on 0117 971 1603. In a medical emergency you should contact the emergency services or go straight to your local Accident & Emergency.

Do not use Emla cream if:

  • You are anaemic (a blood problem which means you have too few red blood cells).
  • You have a rare inherited illness that affects the blood called ‘glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency’.
  • You have a problem with blood pigment levels called ‘methaemoglobinaemia’.
  • You have a skin condition called ‘atopic dermatitis’. This is because the cream may need to be put on the skin for a shorter time.

Do not use Emla cream if you have recently used or been given any of the following medicines:

  • Medicines called ‘sulphonamides’ such as sulfamethoxazole.
  • Other local anaesthetics.
  • Medicines to treat an uneven heart beat, such as mexiletine or amiodarone.

Emla cream should help to reduce the sensitivity of the penis, however its effectiveness can vary. If you find that Emla cream was not as effective as you would like first time, try spreading it over a larger area. Do not use more than a pea-sized amount and never leave it in place for more than 30 minutes. Leaving Emla cream on for too long can cause complete numbness and can prevent you from achieving an erection.

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  • You should take one tablet 1 – 3 hours before sex, it is most effective if taken within this window.
  • Swallow the Priligy tablet whole with a full glass of water.
  • You should never take more than one tablet of Priligy in a 24-hour period.
  • Priligy can be taken with or without food.
  • You should avoid alcohol with Priligy as it may enhance the effects of alcohol such as sleepiness, dizziness and slow reactions.

Priligy 30mg Tablets are available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service, following a free consultation, to help prevent malaria. To find out more about malaria and see all the available treatments, see our Online Doctor Premature Ejaculation page.

Priligy 30mg Tablets contain the active ingredient Dapoxetine. It is mainly used to treat the condition premature ejaculation. Priligy is manufactured by A. Menarini and are classified as a prescription-only-medicine (POM). Priligy comes in two strengths; 30mg and 60mg tablets. Each pack contains three tablets along with a comprehensive patient information leaflet.

Priligy 30mg Tablets are taken a couple of hours prior to sexual activity, providing an increase in the intra-vaginal ejaculatory latency in men. There is no set time for what classes as a premature ejaculation. However, the general consensus regards anything that lasts under two minutes to be premature. Priligy was originally developed for the treatment of depression. It has since been remarketed as a treatment for premature ejaculation, after proving to have a significant impact on the male ejaculation time. Clinical trials have shown that by using Priligy the duration of you sexual performance can increase by 200 to 300%. These drug trials also reported an increases ability to exert more control over an ejaculation, as well a greater sense of overall satisfaction.

To be able to ejaculate, a reflex must be transmitted from your brain to the sympathetic nervous system. To achieve this the body uses serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter responsible for passing messages between the nerve cells. Serotonin has numerous functions in the body, one of which is sending the necessary nerve messages that will result in an ejaculation.

The active ingredient in Priligy, Dapoxetine, belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These work by increasing the activity of serotonin in the body’s nervous system, selectively inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin by the neural cells. This action stops the ejaculation expulsion reflex from reaching the brain too quickly, increasing the time it takes to ejaculate and improving control over the ejaculation.

Priligy 30mg Tablets can be prescribed online after an online assessment by a doctor to ensure they are appropriate to use. Priligy is usually prescribed for men between the ages of 18 and 64.

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet for side effects and additional information.

Pharmacist Tip: Priligy should be taken 1 – 3 hours before sex and has been shown to over double time to ejaculation and increase control over ejaculation in some men during clinical trials. 

If you do experience side effects from Priligy they may include headache and dizziness. Priligy has a small risk of nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and skin rash as with all medicines. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for a full list of side effects.

If you experience any adverse effects from taking your prescribed medicine it is important to let us know immediately. Please log in to your online account and message one of our healthcare professionals or alternatively call us on 0117 971 1603. In a medical emergency you should contact the emergency services or go straight to your local Accident & Emergency.

Very common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 10 men):

  • Feeling dizzy
  • Headache
  • Feeling sick.

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 men):

  • Feeling irritable, anxious, agitated or restless
  • Feeling numb or having ‘pins and needles’
  • Difficulty getting or keeping an erection
  • Sweating more than normal or flushing
  • Diarrhoea, constipation or having wind
  • Stomach pain, bloating or being sick
  • Problems sleeping or strange dreams
  • Feeling tired or sleepy, yawning
  • Blocked nose (nasal congestion)
  • A rise in blood pressure
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Lower interest in sex
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Indigestion
  • Dry mouth.
 

Priligy interacts with a small number of other medicines. These were checked during your online consultation with our GP. If you are unsure or wish to check your medicines for interactions with Priligy, check the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

Priligy may be taken with medicines for erectile dysfunction such as Viagra, Cialis or Levitra, however it is important to stay well hydrated if you use this combination. This will help to reduce the slightly increased risk of dizziness or fainting. 

Priligy does not always work for everyone the first time they use it. If this is the case you should not give up, guidance states that you should try Priligy at least 6 times before trying an alternative dose or treatment.

Stop taking Priligy and see your doctor straight away if:

  • You have fits (seizures)
  • You faint or feel light headed when you stand up
  • You notice any changes in your mood
  • You have any thoughts of suicide or harming yourself.

If you notice any of the above, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor straight away.

Fainting and low blood pressure

This medicine can make you faint or make your blood pressure drop when you stand up. To help lower the chance of this happening:

  • Take this medicine with at least one full glass of water.
  • Do not take this medicine if you are dehydrated (you do not have enough water in your body). This can happen if:
    • You have not had anything to drink in the past 4 to 6 hours
    • You have been sweating for a long time
    • You have an illness where you have a high temperature, diarrhoea or being sick.
  • If you feel like you might faint (such as feeling sick, feeling dizzy, light headed, confused, sweaty or an abnormal heart beat), or feel light headed when you stand up, immediately lie down so your head is lower than the rest of your body or sit down with your head between your knees until you feel better. This will stop you from falling and hurting yourself if you do faint.
  • Do not stand up quickly after you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
  • Do not drive or use any tools or machines if you feel faint when taking this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if you faint when taking this medicine.
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  • You should take one tablet 1 – 3 hours before sex, it is most effective if taken within this window.
  • Swallow the Priligy 60mg tablet whole with a full glass of water.
  • You should never take more than one tablet of Priligy in a 24-hour period.
  • Priligy can be taken with or without food.
  • You should avoid alcohol with Priligy as it may enhance the effects of alcohol such as sleepiness, dizziness and slow reactions.

Priligy 60mg Tablets are available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service, following a free consultation, to help prevent malaria. To find out more about malaria and see all the available treatments, see our Online Doctor Premature Ejaculation page.

Priligy 60mg Tablets contain the active ingredient Dapoxetine. It is mainly used to treat the condition premature ejaculation. Priligy is manufactured by A. Menarini and are classified as a prescription-only-medicine (POM). Priligy comes in two strengths; 30mg and 60mg tablets. Each pack contains three tablets along with a comprehensive patient information leaflet.

Priligy 60mg Tablets are taken a couple of hours prior to sexual activity, providing an increase in the intra-vaginal ejaculatory latency in men. There is no set time for what classes as a premature ejaculation. However, the general consensus regards anything that lasts under two minutes to be premature. Priligy was originally developed for the treatment of depression. It has since been remarketed as a treatment for premature ejaculation, after proving to have a significant impact on the male ejaculation time. Clinical trials have shown that by using Priligy the duration of you sexual performance can increase by 200 to 300%. These drug trials also reported an increases ability to exert more control over an ejaculation, as well a greater sense of overall satisfaction.

To be able to ejaculate, a reflex must be transmitted from your brain to the sympathetic nervous system. To achieve this the body uses serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter responsible for passing messages between the nerve cells. Serotonin has numerous functions in the body, one of which is sending the necessary nerve messages that will result in an ejaculation.

The active ingredient in Priligy, Dapoxetine, belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These work by increasing the activity of serotonin in the body’s nervous system, selectively inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin by the neural cells. This action stops the ejaculation expulsion reflex from reaching the brain too quickly, increasing the time it takes to ejaculate and improving control over the ejaculation.

Priligy 60mg Tablets can be prescribed online after an online assessment by a doctor to ensure they are appropriate to use. Priligy is usually prescribed for men between the ages of 18 and 64.

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet for side effects and additional information.

Pharmacist Tip: Priligy 60mg should be taken 1 – 3 hours before sex and has been shown to over double time to ejaculation and increase control over ejaculation in some men during clinical trials. 

If you do experience side effects from Priligy 60mg they may include headache and dizziness. Priligy has a small risk of nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and skin rash as with all medicines. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for a full list of side effects.

If you experience any adverse effects from taking your prescribed medicine it is important to let us know immediately. Please log in to your online account and message one of our healthcare professionals or alternatively call us on 0117 971 1603. In a medical emergency you should contact the emergency services or go straight to your local Accident & Emergency.

Very common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 10 men):

  • Feeling dizzy
  • Headache
  • Feeling sick.

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 men):

  • Feeling irritable, anxious, agitated or restless
  • Feeling numb or having ‘pins and needles’
  • Difficulty getting or keeping an erection
  • Sweating more than normal or flushing
  • Diarrhoea, constipation or having wind
  • Stomach pain, bloating or being sick
  • Problems sleeping or strange dreams
  • Feeling tired or sleepy, yawning
  • Blocked nose (nasal congestion)
  • A rise in blood pressure
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Lower interest in sex
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Indigestion
  • Dry mouth.

Priligy 60mg interacts with a small number of other medicines. These will be checked during your online consultation with our GP. If you are unsure or wish to check your medicines for interactions with Priligy, check the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

Priligy may be taken with medicines for erectile dysfunction such as Viagra, Cialis or Levitra, however it is important to stay well hydrated if you use this combination. This will help to reduce the slightly increased risk of dizziness or fainting. 

Priligy does not always work for everyone the first time they use it. If this is the case you should not give up, guidance states that you should try Priligy at least 6 times before trying an alternative dose or treatment.

Stop taking Priligy and see your doctor straight away if:

  • You have fits (seizures)
  • You faint or feel light headed when you stand up
  • You notice any changes in your mood
  • You have any thoughts of suicide or harming yourself.

If you notice any of the above, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor straight away.

Fainting and low blood pressure

This medicine can make you faint or make your blood pressure drop when you stand up. To help lower the chance of this happening:

  • Take this medicine with at least one full glass of water.
  • Do not take this medicine if you are dehydrated (you do not have enough water in your body). This can happen if:
    • You have not had anything to drink in the past 4 to 6 hours
    • You have been sweating for a long time
    • You have an illness where you have a high temperature, diarrhoea or being sick.
  • If you feel like you might faint (such as feeling sick, feeling dizzy, light headed, confused, sweaty or an abnormal heart beat), or feel light headed when you stand up, immediately lie down so your head is lower than the rest of your body or sit down with your head between your knees until you feel better. This will stop you from falling and hurting yourself if you do faint.
  • Do not stand up quickly after you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
  • Do not drive or use any tools or machines if you feel faint when taking this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if you faint when taking this medicine.

About Premature Ejaculation

Premature Ejaculation Background

The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service allows men suffering with the distress of premature ejaculation to have a private consultation with a doctor and receive the treatment they require in a safe and discreet manner.

Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common problem for men during (or before) intercourse. It occurs when the male ejaculates (comes) too quickly during sex. There are no strict parameters regarding what is ‘too quickly’, though a recent survey looked at 500 couples and found that the average time between a man putting his penis into his partner’s vagina and ejaculation was approximately five-and-a-half minutes. This figure should only be treated as a guide as there is no official definition regarding how long intercourse should last. It should always be down to the individual and his partner to decide what amount of time is satisfactory for them. However, it is commonly interrupted that an ejaculation that occurs in less than two minutes can be classed as premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation most commonly affects men in their teenage years and 20’s, however 40% of men have experienced it at some stage.

The causes for premature ejaculation are varied and not always clear. It can be caused by physical or psychological problems or in some cases both. For example, if a man has had erectile problems in the past, this can lead to a feeling of anxiety when engaging in sexual intercourse. This anxiety could result in premature ejaculation.

Common physical causes of PE include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Recreational drug use
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Prostate disease
  • Overactive or underactive thyroid

Common psychological causes of premature ejaculation include:

  • Unresolved sexual or emotional issues within a relationship
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety about sexual performance (this is usually a common cause at the start of a new relationship, or when a man has had previous problems with sexual performance).

Premature Ejaculation Symptoms

Premature ejaculation is generally due to over-excitement or increased sensitivity of the penis meaning that an orgasm is reached faster than desired. The majority of men will experience some degree of premature ejaculation in their lifetime. The primary symptom is the inability for a man to control his ejaculation. This will usually result in him being unable to continue intercourse for a period long enough to satisfy both himself and his partner. There are two distinctively different types of premature ejaculation, these are; primary premature ejaculation and secondary premature ejaculation.

Primary premature ejaculation is a lifelong condition that can be caused by a number of different things. For example:

  • Genetic factors: Recent studies have suggested that a man is more likely to suffer from primary premature ejaculation if a first-degree male relative has also suffered with the condition.
  • Biological factors: If the nerve signals that travel from the brain to the penis have changed then it could result in the penis becoming more sensitive. This increased sensitivity will mean the penis will not require as much stimulation before ejaculation occurs.
  • Psychological conditioning: For example, if a teenager always rushes when masturbating (to avoid being caught), this early sexual experience can become habit-forming. Essentially, the mind has been conditioned to ejaculate very quickly.
  • Upbringing: If a man has suffered a strict or devoutly religious upbringing, they may come to view sex as inappropriate, wrong or sinful. These negative connotations may result in feelings of stress or unease when partaking in sexual activity. This may lead to being unable to relax during sex and can cause premature ejaculation.
  • Past sexual experiences: If a man has suffered an early traumatic sexual experience, such as sexual abuse or being caught masturbating. This can lead to lifelong feelings of stress or anxiety during sex, which can cause premature ejaculation.

Secondary premature ejaculation is a condition that is acquired by a man who has otherwise had a history of normal sexual performance. As with primary premature ejaculation, secondary can also be induced by both physical and psychological factors. For example:

  • Physical causes can include; prostate disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems, excessive consumption of alcohol or taking recreational drugs.
  • Common psychological problems include; stress, depression, anxiety about sex or unresolved sexual issues or conflicts.

Premature ejaculation often leads to self-esteem issues for the sufferers that can lead to anxiety, depression, and relationship problems due to their condition, it is therefore important not to suffer in silence.

Premature Ejaculation Diagnosis

If you feel you are suffering with premature ejaculation and it is making you or your partner unhappy then it is advised to consult a medical professional. Your GP, or our Online Doctor, will then ask a number of questions to try and understand the nature and cause of your problem. This may include:

  • Questions about your sexual and emotional health.
  • Questions about lifestyle, diet, exercise, alcohol etc.
  • Questions about your medical history (to try and identify any underlying medical cause).
  • Questioning whether you’ve sustained any pelvic injury or undergone any surgery in the pelvic region.

If the doctor can’t determine the cause through these questions then additional tests may be required. They can include a rectal examination to check for any abnormalities with the prostate gland. Blood and urine samples may also be taken. These samples can then be analysed to check the body’s hormone and cholesterol levels.

Premature Ejaculation Treatment

Treating premature ejaculation can prove challenging but most men who opt for treatment and persevere end up having successful outcomes. There are a variety of treatments and techniques used to help treat premature ejaculations, such as topical anaesthetics containing lidocaine or prilocaine. These will reduce sensitivity in the penis, allowing for longer sex. A topical preparation containing both these anaesthetics is Emla Cream. The directions for using Emla cream are as follows: Pull back the foreskin and apply a small, pea-sized amount of Emla cream to the underside and neck of the penis head. The cream is then left on for 15-30 minutes before sex. The Emla cream is then removed before having sex, so as not to transfer any of the numbing effect to your partner’s vagina.

Dapoxetine is another popular treatment for premature ejaculation. It belongs to a group of medicines called; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), although, unlike other medicines belonging to this group, Dapoxetine has been specifically formulated to treat premature ejaculation. The drug dapoxetine is also known as Priligy (the branded name). Priligy is the first medication to be licensed to treat premature ejaculation in the UK. It is usually taken one to three hours before having sex. It is only advised to take one Priligy tablet per day.

It is recommended that men wishing to try Priligy should begin treatment on the lower 30mg strength. The strength can then be increased next time if necessary depending on the response.

It is important to note that Emla cream and Priligy tablets only treat the symptoms of premature ejaculation and do not address the cause. It is important to try to understand the cause of your premature ejaculation and tackle any issues that you have control over.

Behavioural techniques, sex therapy or psychological counseling can help some men gain control over ejaculation and prevent the problem. Another non-medicinal treatment for premature ejaculation is couples therapy. Here any couple engaged in a long-term relationship will be able to discuss and hopefully resolve any emotional conflict or sexual issues that may be responsible for the premature ejaculation.

Premature Ejaculation Prevention

There are a number of self-help techniques that can be used to help prevent premature ejaculation. Before seeking medical advised it is advised to try the following:

  • Masturbate an hour before sex.
  • Use a thicker or numbing condom, such as Durex Extended Pleasure or Pasante Delay condoms.
  • Take breaks during sex and try focusing on something boring and unsexy during these pauses.
  • Inhaling a deep breath will briefly shut down the ejaculation reflex.
  • Letting your partner go on top. This will allow them to pull away when you are close to ejaculating.

 

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A Brief Guide To Premature Ejaculation

What is Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is ejaculation that occurs uncontrollably before or shortly after the start of sexual intercourse/penetration, without much stimulation and before you want it to happen. Premature ejaculation describes the condition where a man achieves orgasm very soon after penetrating his partner or even before penetration.

Doctors use three criteria to establish whether a person has premature ejaculation:

  1. Ejaculation frequently occurs within a minute of penetration.
  2. You find it difficult to delay ejaculation.
  3. Sex has become problematic, frustrating or distressing.

If these apply to you then you are likely to suffer from the condition, which is thought to affect around 20% of men at some point in their lives. It is important to get help as premature ejaculation can have a bearing on the well-being of a relationship as well as the sufferer’s happiness and self-esteem.

It can often lead to both partners having an unsatisfactory sexual experience. This then can increase the anxiety that in some ways contributes to the problem. If you suffer from premature ejaculation, you should bear in mind that it is probably the most common form of male sexual dysfunction and will undoubtedly have affected most men at some point in their lives.

 

What Causes Premature Ejaculation?

With most cases, there is not a clear cause of premature ejaculation. Men often learn how to delay orgasms and ejaculation as they gain more experience and get older. Premature ejaculation is sometimes caused by there being a long period of time between orgasms or with a new partner.

Psychological problems like depression, nerves or anxiety can sometimes be the culprit, while in other cases it could be related to a medical condition such as a side effect to a particular medicine, an injury or hormonal problems.

It can be a more common occurrence for young men in a new relationship, and it usually improves over time. In addition, inflammation of the prostate, nervous system disorders or the side-effects of certain medicines or even illegal drugs like cocaine can cause premature ejaculation. It is important that if any other physical or mental symptoms accompany premature ejaculation that you consult your GP.


How is Premature Ejaculation Treated?

In the majority of cases, premature ejaculation is often resolved over time on its own without medical treatment. Using distraction methods and relaxation techniques could help you delay ejaculation. Other men have successfully treated their premature ejaculation by cutting down or completely stopping their use of recreational drugs, tobacco or alcohol.

Premature ejaculation can sometimes be temporary and simply get better on its own. In certain instances, having sex more often can help to address the problem, as can wearing a condom to reduce the sensitivity of the penis.

It can be helped by adopting certain positions and techniques during sex. Premature ejaculation is less likely to occur if you have sex with your partner on top. There is also the 'squeeze technique'. Your partner masturbates you then gently but firmly squeezes the head when you signal that you are about to orgasm. After about 10-20 seconds start again, repeating the process several times.

Your doctor or GP may recommend specific methods for you and your partner to practice to delay ejaculation. This could involve identifying the sensations that lead up to ejaculation and controlling them by communicating with each other to slow down or stop stimulation. 

Other helpful options could be trying sexual intercourse in a different position or by using a delay condom (if you don’t already) to reduce the sensation to your penis. Behavioural therapy and counselling is also thought to be beneficial in reducing anxiety that could be causing your premature ejaculation.

Priligy (Dapoxetine) has been successfully used to prevent premature ejaculation and can prolong time to orgasm by 200 – 300%. Priligy comes in tablet form and is taken 1 – 3 hours before sex to give the desired effect. Up to 80% of those who take Priligy experience a longer ejaculation time.

There are also a variety of topical sprays, gels and creams – such as Emla – that are used to reduce sensation by being applied before intercourse. A downside to these particular medicinal treatments is that they, in addition to affecting your own sensation, can sometimes affect your partner’s too. Instructions with these treatments should be followed carefully to avoid this.

EMLA is an anaesthetic cream that is applied to the penis approximately 30 minutes before sex. It delays ejaculation in the majority men and is a popular treatment with minimal side effects.

As you can see from this blog post, premature ejaculation is probably a lot more common than you first thought and although it can take time and patience, there are ways to treat it.

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