If you have a penis and worry that you climax too quickly, you're not alone.
Approximately 30% of men believe they suffer from early or involuntary ejaculation at some point in their lives. Compared to the medical definition, however, just 3% actually suffer from this issue according to diagnostic criteria, which is regularly climaxing within 30 to 90 seconds.
Even if you don't fit the medical definition of early or involuntary ejaculation, there's nothing wrong with wanting to last longer in bed. After all, sex shouldn't always have to be a quick in-out.
According to our experts, there are techniques and practices that have been used by sexual therapists for decades to help millions who struggle with premature ejaculation.
The Stop-Start Technique
This technique is one of the most effective ways to increase the length of your sexual encounter.
Stop-start helps you to practice gaining control of your arousal, so that you don’t fall over the edge into orgasm before you're ready. The premise of the exercises is to masturbate (either alone or with a partner), right up until you're about to orgasm. Then, just before you fall over the edge into orgasm, you stop stimulation, take some deep breaths, and allow your arousal (and erection) to fall back down.
This exercise is safe to repeat a few times. You can always feel free to continue into orgasm as you wish, but the goal here is to repeat this a few times to gain maximum confidence in the practice.
With this technique, you're building awareness of the signals your body gives you as you lead up to orgasm. It will also show you that you can be in control of your body, so that you can confidently slow down and pull back when you need to.
The Squeeze Technique
The power is in your hands! Just as you feel yourself edging towards climax, pause, stop stimulation (whether it's masturbation or partnered sex) then squeeze the tip of your penis. <