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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS – FAQ’s

WHY DO I CLIMAX SO QUICKLY?

Premature Ejaculation (PE) is very common. Many men wish they could last longer. Some men have very little or no control over when they climax. Some men will climax seconds or minutes after vaginal penetration. This can be an area of embarrassment and consequently cause relationship problems. One cause can be low levels of a certain hormone in the brain called serotonin. This is supported by the fact that sometimes certain medicines used for depression can help with premature ejaculation. This category of medicines is called SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). There are several other remedies for PE including anesthetic creams, vacuum pumps as well as penile injections.