Premature Ejaculation Myths & Facts

Myth Ejaculation is not something that can be controlled.
Fact Actually, men can learn to control ejaculation, similar to the way bladder control (toilet training) is learned at a young age. Like bladder control, once men learn to control ejaculation they are unlikely to forget.
Myth Premature Ejaculation is purely a psychological problem.
Fact While there can be psychological elements to PE, many cases are the result of an oversensitive glans penis, or head of the penis. Because ejaculation is caused by stimulation to the head of the penis, men who are oversensitive in that area will require very little stimulation to ejaculate. They have what is called a low ejaculatory threshold.
Myth Alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and antidepressants are good ways to control premature ejaculation.
Fact While inhibition of ejaculation may be one side-effect of these drugs, other serious side-effects associated with such drugs must be taken into account. In actuality, more often substance abuse causes erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, inability to orgasm, and other side effects. Antidepressants should not be taken lightly and should be taken only under strict medical care.
Myth Anesthetic sprays or creams available at sex shops are good ways to control PE.
Fact These products work rarely, if ever. Most numb the head of the penis as well as the partner’s vagina, reducing pleasure for both involved. The numbing effect prevents men from become acclimated to the sensation of making love for longer periods of time, so the problem will return as soon as you stop using them.
Myth Premature Ejaculation will not eventually cause erection problems.
Fact More patients who have suffered from PE for long periods eventually develop erection problems than those who are able to control their ejaculation. Many times, PE is the first sign of Erectile Dysfunction.
Myth Premature Ejaculation will not affect your sex life.
Fact It is often difficult for men to relax and enjoy the experience of love making if they are worried that ejaculation may occur too soon. Also, the partner may not be getting ample satisfaction from the experience, and may avoid lovemaking specifically, and intimacy in general, as a result.
Myth Premature Ejaculation will not affect your confidence and ability to socialize in everyday life.
Fact Any problem that affects your self-image can have a negative impact on your confidence and ability to socialize. Men who learn to control their ejaculation often become more confident and more outgoing.