In this article, we'll be explaining how Priligy (Dapoxetine) treats premature ejaculation, the potential side effects that might occur when using it and alternative PE treatments available in Singapore.
Premature ejaculation (PE) can refer to any instance when a man faces endurance issues during sex, where the man reaches orgasm and ejaculates faster than desired. PE affects 1 in 3 men across their lifetime, and is one of the most common sexual disorders for men in Singapore.
According to a study by Adaikan (2011) involving 243 Singaporean men aged between 18 and 55, one-fifth of the respondents have PE and 14% have Probable PE. However, out of those that were experiencing PE, only 23% consulted with a doctor, a third had no desire to, and only 17% of the respondents were aware of prescription medication for PE. Most of the men only heard of using behavioural techniques to treat PE.
There are two types of premature ejaculation — lifelong and acquired.
Lifelong PE refers to the condition where you have not been able to control your ejaculation since your first sexual encounter. Without treatment, some men may struggle with PE throughout their entire life.
Acquired PE is like the name suggests, acquired at a later time after their first sexual encounter, meaning that the man has experienced a time where he was able to control orgasm, before having an issue with PE.
· Fast-acting (not fast ending!) on demand treatment
· Increases serotonin activity, increases time to ejaculation
· Effective, clinically proven prescription medication
Causes of PE vary between people, and can be due to a variety of factors from biological to psychological reasons. The cause can also vary between lifelong PE and acquired PE.
Lifelong PE can be caused as a result of chemical imbalances in areas of the brain responsible for controlling ejaculation (Andrology Australia, n.d.). With less stimulation needed to reach orgasm, ejaculation happens faster than you would like.
As for acquired PE, performance anxiety, or ‘stage fright’, is often the cause. This could stem from any fears you might have surrounding sex, whether it’s your performance, being caught in the act, or even sometimes as a result of religious or cultural pressures (Andrology Australia, n.d.). Erectile dysfunction may also be a cause of acquired PE.
PE medication like Priligy belong to a classification of drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), which are used in the treatment of anxiety and depression. When Priligy is taken to treat premature ejaculation, the serotonin levels are boosted in the body. This leads to a delayed reaction in parts of the brain that controls ejaculation and prolongs the time it takes to orgasm.
This prescription-only pill is usually taken 1-3 hours before sexual activity.
The common side effects of Priligy can include dizziness, light-headedness, headache and nausea.
If you experience symptoms of a drug allergy, which can include swollen face, breathing difficulties or hives, seek immediate medical attention. Always consult a doctor before taking medication for PE. Consult your doctor if you experience side effects that do not go away or persistently bother you.
We get it. Going down to a clinic and talking to a doctor about your penis can be really awkward.
You just want to get the medication you need to get hard, and get back to more enjoyable things in the bedroom. Is there a way to avoid a trip to the doctors and buy the PE medication you need online without a prescription?
In order to get any PE medication (Priligy, Dapoxetine) in Singapore, you will need to see a doctor for a prescription.
Here are the other common PE treatments available in Singapore:
Some over the counter creams and sprays are also used to help those with PE troubles, such as mild anesthetics like lidocaine or benzocaine. These creams and gels are applied topically to the tip of the penis and have a numbing effect and reduces sensation for the man, which can help to delay ejaculation. However, this option may not be ideal for everyone because the numbing effect of the creams or sprays may also affect your partner during sex (especially without a condom), and could possibly lead to losing erection.