It can be said that the treatment of premature ejaculation which is a common problem in men in our society, is both easy and difficult. Various drugs and 5-10 sessions of psychotherapy are selected methods used successfully in the treatment of premature ejaculation.
Treatment of premature ejaculation can be a problematic process. Firstly, men who suffer from premature ejaculation are not aware that they have a treatable sexual problem. Even if they are aware of it, the constant recurrence of the situation creates a totally wrong belief in the person that there is no cure, and leads to a kind of despair. In the end premature ejaculation can result in the person’s total or partial abstinence from sexual intercourse.
It should not be forgotten that as sexual intercourse is a process in which the satisfaction of both parties is anticipated, early ejaculation of the male will result in the sexual partner consciously or subconsciously trying to avoid sexual intercourse. As a result the male will feel rejected and unwanted.
Men who suffer from premature ejaculation often develop the irrational and wrong belief that they are not liked, that they are insufficient, that they are not ‘man’ enough.
Both in the man and the woman the repeated trauma and relationship problems can lead to depression. In fact, one of the reasons why couples visit the doctor with the problem of premature ejaculation is this picture of depression. Therefore one of the stages of treatment of premature ejaculation is often the treatment of secondary depression.
Regardless of whether prolongation of the problem of premature ejaculation leads to depression or not, it is always accompanied by decreased sexual drive, difficulties in getting erections or sexual arousal (wrongly known as impotence). With the addition of such sexual problems to the picture, treatment of premature ejaculation can become even more difficult and require a longer therapy process.