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Is premature ejaculation the same as erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are two common forms of sexual dysfunction which affect men of all ages. While it's possible to experience both conditions simultaneously, you should treat them separately.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Half of men in their 30s experience erectile dysfunctionErectile dysfunction is a condition in which a man cannot attain or sustain an erection strong enough for penetrative intercourse. It is believed that more than 50% of men between the ages of 18 and 50 have experienced erectile dysfunction at some point in their life.

Causes of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Anxiety
  • Deformation of the penis (Peyronie's)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Nerve damage
  • Stress

It is important to speak to your doctor about erectile dysfunction as it may be an indication of an undiagnosed underlying medical condition. Moreover, some medicines can cause erectile dysfunction.

Treating erectile dysfunction

There are several treatments available from Prescription Doctor for erectile dysfunction including:

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You should speak to your doctor about the various treatments for erectile dysfunction in order to find the most suitable one for you.

What is premature ejaculation?

30% of Uk men experience premature ejaculationPremature ejaculation is when a man ejaculated sooner than he'd like. Similarly to erectile dysfunction, this condition can be brought on from stress or anxiety. However, it is a condition in and of itself. It is estimated that 30% of men in the UK suffer from premature ejaculation.

It's not uncommon to experience both erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation at the same time - this can cause a vicious cycle as you try to juggle both conditions. If you notice you are losing your erection, you may try to focus on your partner and become excited. Then, you may begin to become over-excited and need to change your thought to delay your climax, which in-turn can lead to you losing your erection once more.

Here's some simple things to try if you are suffering from premature ejaculation:

  1. Try masturbating 1 or 2 hours before having sex.
  2. Practise deep breathing exercises.
  3. Delay the moment of sexual penetration and focus on foreplay.
  4. Wear thicker condoms.
  5. Take breaks to delay the urge to climax.
  6. Use the "pause-squeeze" technique to prevent yourself from ejaculating.

If you do not find the above techniques to be effective, speak to your doctor regarding treatment.

Treating Premature ejaculation

In the UK, Priligy is licensed for use in men who suffer from premature ejaculation. It contains an SSRI called dapoxetine, which increases the amount of serotonin and subsequently gives you greater control over your ejaculatory response.

To find out more about treating premature ejaculation, and to buy Priligy online from our trusted UK pharmacy, visit our website.

Getting treatment

Both premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction are relatively common and you shouldn't be embarrassed to talk to your doctor about your condition - especially if it is impacting your mental health. Worrying about erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation may make your symptoms worse.

Using Prescription Doctor's online UK pharmacy, you can order the medication you need online and have it delivered discreetly to your door the next day. We also offer Saturday delivery.

Before you buy any treatments for either condition online, speak to your doctor so that they can rule out any underlying cause and evaluate your suitability for the medication.

You should never take treatments for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation at the same time.

Authored & Reviewed By

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Published on: 11/02/2020 Reviewed on: 18/05/2023
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