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6 tips for delaying ejaculation

How can a man delay ejaculation? 

Premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual problems men face – and one of the most taboo topics. Between 25 and 60% of men suffer from premature ejaculation on a regular basis. Is it possible to delay ejaculation? If so, how? 

What is premature ejaculation? 

Men who suffer from premature ejaculation refer to their condition as ‘coming too soon’. According to medical doctors, the typical description of premature ejaculation is that the man climaxes within 30 to 120 seconds before or after the moment of penetration. For some men, the penis may be so sensitive that any type of touching or contact can lead to ejaculation. Obviously, this can have a devastating effect on a person’s sex life. 

The good news is there are ways to delay an orgasm. There are natural methods and techniques, but also nutritional supplements and medicines. So, there are many things you can try. Read our tips and tricks that can help to you last longer in bed. 

Natural methods for delaying ejaculation 

  1. Distract yourself 
    You can delay your orgasm by thinking about something else when you’re on the brink of climaxing. Take a deep breath and focus on something that’s not ‘sexy’. 
  2. Take a break 
    Withdraw your penis as soon as you feel the urge to ejaculate. Take a few deep breaths and wait until your arousal subsides. Then go back to lovemaking. 
  3. Squeeze the penis 
    Squeeze the penis in the area between the shaft and the glans for about 10 to 20 seconds just before you are about to ejaculate. Or let your partner squeeze your penis. Note: this technique shouldn’t hurt. Repeat as many times as necessary to prevent ejaculating prematurely. 
  4. Masturbate (more often) 
    This will allow you to practise delaying your ejaculation. 
  5. Make more time for foreplay 
    Longer foreplay can help increase satisfaction of your partner as well as delay your ejaculation. 
  6. Talk about your insecurities or worries 
    Opening up can also help ease some of your worries or help you feel less insecure. 

Dealing with anxiety and stress 

It can be hard to have great sex when you’re stressed out over ejaculating prematurely. When you are feeling anxious, stressed or depressed, your body releases stress hormones such as adrenaline. Adrenaline breaks down serotonin. Serotonin is released in the brain when we feel happy. Low levels of serotonin can lead to higher than normal penis sensitivity, which in turn can lead to premature ejaculation. 

There are various kinds of nutritional supplements, medicines and foods that can help delay ejaculation by increasing serotonin levels or preventing the breakdown of serotonin: 

  • Griffonia seed extract. Seeds from the woody climbing shrub of this plant are used as a source of 5-HTP. 5-HTP raises levels of serotonin in the brain. 
  • Tryptophan/Vitamin B3. The body is able to make Vitamin B3 out of tryptophan. Vitamin B3 helps the body convert food into fuel and also has positive effects on mood. Dietary sources of Vitamin B3 include milk, peas, bananas and chocolate. In addition, tryptophan and Vitamin B3 aid the production of serotonin. 

There is a difference between premature ejaculation and lack of ejaculatory control. Either way, it can stand in the way of enjoying your sex life to the full. If this is the case, try talking with your partner. Maybe you can find a solution that works for both of you. If opening up to your partner makes you comfortable, try the above-mentioned techniques or go see your GP. Remember, you are not alone!