Premature ejaculation is the most common form of sexual dysfunction and is, as a result, one of the most difficult to treat. The problem with treating early ejaculation is that it can be caused by any number of things. Stress, anxiety and a man’s overall fitness are often the most common causes but it can also be triggered by changes in a man;s lifestyle including moving house, getting a promotion or even planning a vacation. While almost every man will experience the issue at some point during his life, there are those who are more likely to have it happen chronically.
Chronic problems with sexual performance can quickly get out of hand since stress and anxiety often exacerbate the issue, making treatment less effective. Making matters worse, guys are often reluctant to go to their doctor about concerns with performance problems and instead choose to try natural and home methods to resolve the issue. While this is usually fine and involves healthy changes to eating habits, an increase in exercise and the inclusion of herbs, vitamins and minerals, some Do It Yourself methods border on the extreme. Here we’ll take a look at five methods with absolutely no scientific backing but which have been offered as advice from one guy to another once desperation has set in.
- Turn on a Fan … or Three
Having sex in front of a fan allegedly helps to prevent ejaculation by distracting you with the noise and making you uncomfortably cold. To be fair, distracting yourself and being uncomfortable are sure fire ways to avoid an orgasm, but they also don’t make for the greatest environment for sex either.
- Ice Down
Another piece of dubious advice that works on the same premise is to ice down before you heat things up. This advice usually suggests that men use an ice back 1 to 2 hours before having sex. The idea is to numb the area but, once again, that cold environment will also make it harder to men to achieve and keep an erection.
- Double Up
Some guys joke about wearing two condoms for extra-safety but some men do it in order to reduce their sensitivity and prevent premature ejaculation. This approach can seem like a good idea in theory but, in practice, using two condoms is more likely to cause breakage and the friction they cause together can be irritating to both partners. Using two condoms at once can also be difficult to accomplish as rolling one down on top of the other is difficult since the latex essentially ‘sticks’ to the other one. The same problem is encountered when men try to take them off afterward making the entire experience unpleasant.
- Trigger Allergies
This is another approach from the ‘make yourself uncomfortable’ approach but this time, the home remedy “experts” suggest having sex in front of something that triggers a mild allergic reaction. The theory is that your sneezing, watery eyes and runny nose will distract you enough to prevent orgasm, but it doesn’t seem to take into consideration how your partner will feel witnessing all of that.
- Stop Masturbating
Masturbation used to get blamed for a wide variety of problems – everything from madness to poor eyesight. Today, of course, we know masturbation is a healthy part of everyone’s life but some still suggest abstaining completely in order to cure premature ejaculation. For some men, modifying the way they masturbate can help but it’s rare that a man would need to stop completely. In fact, many therapists find that masturbation can be a part of healthy sexual therapy in order to successfully treat the condition.
While these extreme forms of therapy may sound funny, there are men who have felt the need to resort to such extremes in order to find relief. In many cases, these men are helped once they seek out professional advice and address the underlying cause for their premature ejaculation instead of seeking out alternative ways of dealing with the symptom.