All men know that firing your ammo way too soon in the act is a huge no-no and it’s a great turn off not just for them but for their partner too.
There are only a few things that can shake the male ego so much as premature ejaculation can (the other probably being erectile dysfunction, having a small member, or man boobs). Yes, finishing up way too soon can be pretty harsh on men and for a reason. Nobody likes to be a “sprinter” when it comes to sex.
Also, if you want to have some quality time between the sheets, it takes exactly just that – time.
So, it’s no wonder that those gents who have a problem with lasting in bed have been looking into different remedies and methods that would keep them longer in the game.
And there are men out there who have experimented with tons of weird stuff just to get results. That being said, some even took pills to last longer in bed.
And when we’re saying pills, we’re not just talking about “any” pills. We’re talking about serious stuff, like antidepressants.
You’ve heard about them. And you want to know if they would actually work…
Well, do they? Does Xanax actually make you last longer in bed?
Bunny Cam has the answer for you.
ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND PREMATURE EJACULATION
It’s not exactly new’s that particular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs have shown promising results in treating premature ejaculation. The only problem is, medical professionals aren’t really convinced that using these drugs will be that much of a good idea to treat the problem.
We’ll get to that later.
Truth be told, you can easily browse the internet regarding the topic and can find an array of different online discussions regarding the effectiveness of these drugs to treat premature ejaculation.
Some men report taking them back in their youth when P. E. (premature ejaculation wasn’t an issue for them). However, when they ditched the SSRI treatments and tried alternative remedies (like exercise to fight OCD, for example), they began having problems with performing in bed. It wasn’t erectile dysfunction but dreaded premature ejaculation.
These same men also reported lasting longer in bed after they’ve found themselves a psychiatrist who was willing to prescribe them the necessary compounds, and truth be told, these men have added precious minutes to their “sex game”.
WHAT ARE THESE DRUGS?
SSRIs are a branch of antidepressants which are used to treat conditions such as depression and other anxiety-related disorders. They limit serotonin reabsorption which means that there’s more of this hormone loft for the body to use. And all this ultimately comes with a price-taking these drugs usually cause low sex drive and it makes it really really difficult for the user to reach sexual climax. This is a huge no-no for most people, but for men with premature ejaculation, it’s just what the doctor ordered (pun intended).
IS IT A GOOD IDEA?
While it’s possible to get such drugs prescribed, there are a few medical experts who think that using these compounds to treat sexual problems might not be the best idea.
As they stated, these compounds all have a few side effects (short-term) that can cause annoyance, like fatigue, nausea or an increase in body weight, not to mention the long-term effects which are, at the moment, unknown.
PERFORMANCE WITH A PRICE
Other men who use antidepressants to treat premature ejaculation report that they are truly happy with the results and that they are able to last longer in bed and that their sex life has improved dramatically, however, they also mentioned that all this comes with a price.
Most of the time, they look rather depressed and just “not themselves”. These men say that this is the price they must pay in order to keep bringing their sexual A-game, however, some of them are contemplating decreasing the dosages, but they the thought of not being able to perform sexually properly often causes them to postpone pulling back on the drugs.
Side effects were the main concern for most men who took part in a study in Finland where the subjects were taking dapoxetine in order to treat their premature ejaculation. The results report that nearly 70 percent of the subjects have discontinued using the substance because of the harsh side effects like nausea and diarrhea.
ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES?
Maybe, your best shot is to contact your doctor and discuss other options. On the other hand, there are actually proven methods which work wonders if you practice and master them. Also, there are a couple of things that you can do to make time in bed last longer while you’re causing pleasure to your partner.
For instance, maybe by focusing on her instead of your orgasm would be a great starting point. You can use your both your fingers and your mouth to cause her pleasure and while you’re doing this, your member can “rest” and you can let the sexual excitement you feel subside for a bit. That being said, learn a few awesome oral techniques you can use to make her day (there are tons in our blog section, take a look at them).
Also trying to keep your mind off of sex while you’re having it can also help. This may seem hard to pull off, but it can also do wonders. Try to distract yourself next time you’re in the bedroom with your partner. Think about last weeks game, the leaking oil in your car, about the bills you still need to pay. It sounds silly we know, but it can work.
Last but not least, you also have a technique called edging. Edging is probably one of the best and most effective techniques you can have at your disposal when it comes to treating premature ejaculation. It’s a simple masturbation technique which can teach you to get a better feel of your sensations during sexual stimulation and it can enable you to have better control over them when you have sex. To pull it off, just masturbate to the point before you’d reach orgasm (meaning, the point where you can still stop), then seize all masturbatory activities (i.e. stop jerking off), wait for a little until your sensations subside, then repeat. With practicing this, you’ll train yourself to keep your feelings and sensations under better control and ultimately, train yourself to last longer.
As you can see, antidepressants do work but they come with a price. First of all, getting a prescription is a risky process itself, not to mention that the short-term effects like nausea, fatigue, weight gain, and diarrhea can cause a lot of problems down the road. Mood changes might also cause concerns for some. Secondly, side effects from long-term use of these compounds have yet to be documented, so there’s no telling what might happen if men keep taking these substances for years in order to fight their premature ejaculation.
Our best piece of advice would be to reach out to your doctor so you can discuss your options with a professional, instead of relying on discussion boards and broscience.
On the other hand, there are loads of great techniques you can learn that will help you combat premature ejaculation. We have detailed articles that address this, feel free to give them a read.