Because of porn and over-exaggerated stories that men often use to brag about their sexual exploits, the stereotype that sex should last a very long time has been strongly cemented in society. While you see male porn stars lasting hours on screen, in real life, the average length of sex is just over 5 minutes, which is a surprise to the majority of people. This means that the amount of time most men last in bed is absolutely normal. That being said, you should always keep in mind your partner - if you can last only two minutes and she’s satisfied by it, there’s nothing to worry about.
Premature ejaculation - what is it?
There are no set guidelines for exactly what is referred to as premature ejaculation, but generally, a man is considered to suffer from premature ejaculation if he frequently lasts less than 2 minutes before ejaculating. Premature ejaculation is not the same as erectile dysfunction, which is when a man has trouble getting or maintaining an erection during intercourse.
Try counseling to help you have sex longer
If you have no physical problems that cause you to ejaculate prematurely, your best bet is to see a therapist, as many causes of premature ejaculation are psychological.
Use masturbation to last longer in bed
Masturbation is a surprisingly effective method of increasing the amount of time you can have sex. First of all, regular masturbation desensitizes your penis, helping you not to cum too quickly. Secondly, it gives you a chance to practice lasting longer - simply slow down or stop stimulation as you feel an orgasm approaching - this will train you to do the same in the bedroom to prolong sex.
Do Kegels to prolong sex
Most people think that Kegel exercises are only helpful for women but this notion is wrong. Kegels help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which can help men have sex longer and improve their sexual function overall after just a few weeks or months of daily exercise.
Distract yourself to avoid cumming too fast
Another relatively simple way to prolong sex is to distract yourself when you feel like you’re approaching an orgasm. This can be something as simple as trying to do a math problem while having sex or thinking about something that turns you off. You can also think about the chores that you need to do, work, etc. This will make sex less pleasurable in the moment but you will last much longer.
Frequently asked questions about how to last longer in bed
What are the causes of premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation can be caused by a variety of reasons, including depression, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stress, anxiety, etc.
Can a doctor help me last longer in sex?
Absolutely! If you’re worried about premature ejaculation, you can see a doctor who can diagnose and treat the cause of your PE.
What doctor to see for premature ejaculation?
There are several doctors you may need to see to last longer in bed, but you should start with a visit to your family doctor or general practitioner who can refer you to other specialists.