• What is causing the problem
• How much it effects the individual
• How bad the problem is
Basically speaking, if the problem is not too bad, it can be helped fairly easily with no medical help. The least severe cases can simply be remedied by simple distraction during intercourse. An example for this could be as easy as thinking of something completely non sexual just before you climax. Similarly, some people find it helpful to take breaks and start again after a few minutes.
If the problem could be caused by nerves, then obviously a one night stand with someone you do not know well is always going to be challenging. This problem may disappear once in a relationship where both partners feel at ease with one another and there is no major pressure. Nerves can be a difficult one to solve in theory as it is a psychological issue. The more it is viewed as a problem, the more nervous the individual will get.
Other home remedies for less severe problems include:
• Masturbating in the hour before intercourse
• Using thicker condoms or specially designed condoms for premature ejaculation
• Applying a specific local anesthetic cream to the penis prior to intercourse
If these methods do not improve the situation then a trip to the GP is advised. Many people are too embarrassed to go to their GP, but just remember they will get at least a couple of cases of premature ejaculation each week and are totally used to it. GPs do not see this as an insignificant problem as they are well aware of the problems it can cause in a relationship. They may prescribe counseling or specific techniques or drugs to remedy the issue; the treatment they choose will depend on the cause.