Pop This Pill
If all else fails, a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Zoloft, Prozac, and Paxil, may help. One side effect is delayed ejaculation.
Research suggests that taking an SSRI before sex may help men with PE last four to five times longer. In the same study, all 100 premature ejaculators who took some form of antidepressant before sex saw improvements in their staying power.
Obviously your doctor will need to weigh in. In my own case, I used an SSRI to good effect. And I’ve seen these drugs help a lot of other men with PE as well.
Use a Numbing Spray
If other methods aren’t enough, try an over-the-counter delaying spray containing lidocaine.
I like Promescent, which was formulated by a urologist. In one study, 74 per cent of men who used a lidocaine-based spray lasted longer than two minutes, versus just 22 per cent of the placebo group.
And in a study I designed with researcher Dr Kristen Mark, many men using Promescent lasted as long as 11 minutes. You only need two or three squirts, and it absorbs easily so it won’t leave you (or her) numb.
Try it while masturbating, first using one spritz and then two to learn which dosage works best.