A new study presented on Sunday at the European Congress of Urology in Stockholm has found strong evidence that pelvic floor exercises, also known as kegels, can significantly help men struggling with chronic premature ejaculation.
Premature ejaculation affects most men at some point in their lives. Chronic premature ejaculation becomes an issue when men regularly ejaculate within a minute of having sex. A number of numbing agents are on the marketing claiming to help men last longer. Unfortunately many of these products significantly reduce sensitivity not only for men, but also for women. Also, many are unsafe to use with condoms.
A recent study examined 40 men between 19 and 46-years-old who suffer from lifelong premature ejaculation. Many of these men had tried creams, antidepressants, and therapy with little success. These subjects were coached on how to exercise their pelvic floor muscles. They continued their exercise regime for 12 weeks while keeping a log of their sex sessions.
In the beginning the men ejaculated within 32 seconds on average. After three months of the pelvic exercise program, there average time went up to two and a half minutes; that is over four times longer.
Only five of the 40 test subjects showed no significant improvement.
"This is a small study, so the effects need to be verified in a bigger trial. Nevertheless, the results are very positive," said study leader Dr. Antonio Pastore, of Sapienza University of Rome. "The rehabilitation exercises are easy to perform, with no reported adverse effects."
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