Premature ejaculation: answering the questions you were too embarrassed to ask

Written by: Dr Andy Zamar
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Edited by: Jay Staniland

 

Premature ejaculation can be an embarrassing topic for people to discuss, and the doubt surrounding it can lead those who experience it to imagine they are one of the only ones with the problem.

 

 

What is premature ejaculation?

 

People often think that premature ejaculation refers to ejaculating within two minutes of beginning sex, whereas it is usually defined as a lack of control over ejaculation, which results in the man or his partner being dissatisfied with sexual intercourse. This can lead to embarrassment, feelings of self-consciousness, and possible strains on a relationship.

 

Does premature ejaculation only affect young men?

 

No. The problem is stable across all age groups and racial groups, and actually affects a slightly larger percentage of older men.


People may often think they are the only one with the problem, but it is thought to affect up to one in three men, so it is not particularly uncommon. Because it can be embarrassing, however, it isn’t discussed. This leads people to think that it is much less common than it really is.

 

Does premature ejaculation affect you every time you have sex?

 

Premature ejaculation can often be situational, meaning that you may experience it sometimes with your partner and sometimes not. You may also experience premature ejaculation with some partners, but not at all with others.

 

Is premature ejaculation due to anxiety?

 

No, in fact it isn’t. Studies have actually found that men with premature ejaculation have normal anxiety levels. The problem is usually considered to be a physical problem, and one that can be overcome with training. Men who experience premature ejaculation have been found to have more sensitivity to penile stimulation.

 

Is medication required to cure premature ejaculation?

 

Medication is not needed as a cure for premature ejaculation. The problem lies with an over-sensitivity of the penis. Seeing this to be the issue, I developed a device which allows you to train yourself to control ejaculation.


The Prolong™ device allows the user to overstimulate the most sensitive areas of the penis, and using a stop-start technique during stimulation, or when using with a partner, the sensitivity felt on the most sensitive areas of the penis can be reduced, meaning that users can control their ejaculation and increase the time to ejaculation by four to eleven times according to studies carried out.


The Prolong™ device means that men can train alone should they wish, meaning the feelings of embarrassment associated with premature ejaculation do not carry over to treatment.


Dr Andy Zamar is an expert consultant psychiatrist and founder of the London Psychiatry Centre. Dr Zamar has special expertise in the treatment and diagnosis of adult ADHD, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and sexual dysfunction. Dr Zamar and his team have introduced several new technologies to the UK, pioneering rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) treatment for depression. He is the inventor of the Prolong™ device, a training device which seeks to treat premature or early ejaculation, without the need for any other drug-related treatments.

By Dr Andy Zamar
Psychiatry

Dr Andy Zamar is an expert consultant psychiatrist and founder of the London Psychiatry Centre. Dr Zamar has special expertise in the treatment and diagnosis of adult ADHD, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), anxiety disorders, and adjustment disorders. He has significant experience treating patients with severe trauma, including medical complications, crimes, natural disaster, and terrorist attacks. He is triple qualified in medicine, in Egypt, the UK, and the USA, and is holder of the Gaskell Gold Medal and Prize, one of the most important distinctions in clinical psychiatry.

Dr Zamar and his team have introduced several new technologies to the UK, including pioneering rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) treatment for depression, and revolutionary treatment for premature ejaculation. He is also multilingual and regularly consults and treats in English, French, Greek, Italian and Arabic.

During an inspection from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Dr Zamar's clinic, The London Psychiatry Centre, was rated very highly for their treatment of patients, stating that "patients received a number of treatments that were not available in other settings. Patients spoke highly of these treatments following unsuccessful previous treatments with medicines." 

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