A Comparison of Oral Medication For Premature Ejaculation
Ever since Viagra was introduced in 1998, there’s been a tendency for men to seek a pill-based solution to solve any sexual health problems. Unfortunately, oral medications aren’t the best solution for preventing premature ejaculation.
Here are descriptions of the different kinds of oral medications for men’s sexual health, including how they work and what they do – or, more frequently, what they don’t do – to help men make sex last longer.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
SSRIs are chemical mixtures that are used in antidepressant drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and Luvox. One of their side effects is that they can delay orgasm. Effective SSRI doses for delaying orgasm range from about half the normal daily dose to all the way up to full doses typically used to treat depression.
Although the antidepressant effects of SSRIs can take weeks to kick in, the orgasm-delaying effects can work within four hours. This means that with some planning, men can take them as needed. Some men prefer to take one pill a day so they can be more spontaneous.
So what are the drawbacks? Well, there are several, and they can be pretty serious. First of all, SSRIs alter your brain chemistry. They have different effects on different people, so when you take them, you should be prepared for a possible change to your emotional or psychological state. Second, SSRIs can decrease your sex drive or your ability to have an orgasm. While some men have improved their sex life with SSRIs, it can be difficult to get the right dosage. Keep in mind that you want to merely delay (rather than prevent) orgasm while maintaining a healthy state of mind.
Herbal performance-enhancing drugs
Herbal remedies have been around for thousands of years. Their ingredients vary widely. So do the claims on the product packaging. Here’s an example: “By combining some of the most potent natural male enhancement supplements on the planet, we are proud to introduce a once daily tablet to stop premature ejaculation, increase orgasm strength, produce rock hard erections, increase ejaculate amount up to 500% and provide the stamina and endurance that will leave her breathless.”
If this sounds too good to be true, it’s because it is. Herbal remedies are not evaluated by the FDA and they don’t go through the same level of testing as regulated pharmaceutical drugs. If you’re like most men who have tried this approach, you’ll find that these drugs simply don’t help prolong sex or improve sexual performance in any way.
Pharmaceutical performance-enhancing drugs
Many men mistakenly believe that having more energy will enable them to last longer. These men may turn to pharmaceutical products that contain stimulating chemical compounds such as ephedra, caffeine and analogs of amphetamine. The problem with this approach is that premature ejaculation generally has nothing to do with energy levels. To make matters worse, these products can actually interfere with a man’s ability to ejaculate and reduce the amount of semen ejaculated at orgasm.
Other performance-enhancing drugs may contain human growth hormone (HGH) or claim to boost growth hormone levels. Not only are these drugs generally ineffective at slowing down a man’s sexual response, they can be dangerous: Such hormones stimulate all growth in the body—including the growth of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs
Erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Levitra work by causing the arteries in the penis to dilate. This results in harder erections when a man is sexually stimulated.
The good news is that erectile dysfunction drugs can increase confidence and reduce the time a man needs to achieve an erection after ejaculation. The bad news is that having a better erection generally won’t slow you down during intercourse. In fact, many men who experience premature ejaculations find that using an erectile dysfunction drug can even speed things up. Erectile dysfunction drugs are not FDA-approved for treatment of premature ejaculation. For most men who experience premature ejaculation, ED drugs are the wrong way to prolong sexual intercourse.
As the most important male sex hormone, testosterone is a key factor to the male sex drive. Testosterone boosters can be taken in pill form, injected, or applied to the skin. But while testosterone replacement therapy can help with getting an erection, there is no known link between low testosterone and premature ejaculation.
PREBOOST vs. premature ejaculation pills
While some oral medications have been effective in prolonging sex for men, they often come with undesirable or even dangerous side effects. Other oral medications simply don’t work. In comparison, PREBOOST works by slightly desensitizing the penis, temporarily slowing down a man’s sexual response without interfering with pleasure or orgasm. This approach gets closer to the cause of the problem, which experts increasingly agree is higher-than-normal penis sensitivity or low serotonin, which reduces a man’s control. No prescription is required for PREBOOST and it’s safe to use as often as you need it.BUY NOW