Premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual dysfunctions in men. The quality of life of those affected and their sexual partners can be substantially impaired. Alta uro recommends that men thus affected do not spend a long time dealing with this topic alone. We are here for the affected men and couples and shall advise you comprehensively and take the necessary time.

What is premature ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation (ejaculatio praecox) is a term to describe a man, who permanently “comes too early”. In extreme cases, the affected men are unable to penetrate their partner, or already the mere idea of a sexually stimulating situation is sufficient to achieve orgasm.

What causes a premature ejaculation?

A distinction is made between a lifelong (primary) disease that may, among other things, be caused by genetically determined hormonal changes. In this case, premature ejaculation already occurs at a young age. The acquired (secondary) type is, as a rule, due to a disease or risk factor such as hyperthyroidism, an inflammation of the prostate, emotional problems, or stress.

What treatments for premature ejaculation does alta uro offer?

In the past, the main focus was on approaches based on behavioural therapy, on the assumption that premature ejaculation was mainly due to psychological reasons. The couple would interrupt their sexual activity as soon as the man would feel the climax was imminent, or the partner would, if necessary, squeeze the glans to suppress the ejaculation by a slightly painful stimulus. In recent years, since behavioural therapy approaches such as this were not successful or only in the short-term, the focus has shifted to drug therapy.

For quite some time, a tried and tested concept of treatment has been the local application of anaesthetic medication in the form of ointments, creams, or sprays about 15–20 minutes before sexual intercourse to the glans and the frenulum. Dapoxetin (trade name: Priligy) as the active agent is the only drug in tablet form that is approved by the agencies for the regulation of prescription drugs for premature ejaculation. Besides, alta uro works with experienced sexual and couple therapists, so that, in most cases, a satisfactory result for all parties involved can be achieved by a multimodal concept of treatment.