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by: Rick Greenfield

Premature Ejaculation, or “PE,” is not an easy topic to discuss, and most men who have problems with PE, don’t want to admit or even acknowledge that they have issues with it. Further, there is not a universally accepted definition for PE, its causes, or its effects.
According to the Mayo Clinic: You may meet the diagnostic criteria for premature ejaculation if you:

• Always or nearly always ejaculate within one minute of penetration
• Are unable to delay ejaculation during intercourse all or nearly all of the time
• Feel distressed and frustrated, and tend to avoid sexual intimacy as a result

Most men report that they wish that they could last longer, but when should a man consider treatment? Perhaps treatment is most warranted when PE is having negative effects on a man’s self-esteem and causing distress for him or his partner. There are plenty of men who ejaculate “early,” but do not suffer any distress and neither do their sexual partners. If you are a man who suffers from PE and would like to perform at a higher level, then it may be time to face PE and seek out treatment options.

Potential treatment options that are currently available include sex therapy and certain medications. Sex therapy is widely accepted as an effective treatment in up to 90% of men. Most sex therapist help men understand their arousal patterns and provide techniques for a man to have better ejaculatory control. Medications have also been effective at treating PE. Most medications are anti-depressants that increase serotonin signaling. The medications are called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). While these medications have been effective at treating PE for a lot of men, there are potentially unwanted and irreversible side-effects.

There are new PE treatments currently being tested at Clinical Trials of Texas (CTT) that may provide a new option for men suffering with PE. In addition to potentially receiving a new medication, men who qualify will have the opportunity to see a board-certified physician and better understand their PE. To find out more about currently enrolling studies at CTT, CLICK HERE or call (210) 949-0122.

Clinical Trials of Texas is a leading clinical research site located in the Northwest Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. CTT conducts studies on medications and medical devices that are being developed as new and cutting-edge treatments for a wide variety of medical conditions. CTT’s goal is to Promote Health Through Research and believes that clinical research is an important part of keeping our society healthy and safe. Volunteers are critical to the success of these studies and those that participate typically find that participating in a clinical research study can be a great alternative to traditional treatment options. Visit SAresearch.com to learn more and find out how you can become a part of medical advancements.