Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation (PE) refers to when a man ejaculates earlier than desired during sexual activity. It is thought that it affects most men at some point in their lives, and there are many possible causes. Our clinic offers two easy-to-use treatments that can help with PE.


What is premature ejaculation?

PE & its symptoms: What counts as premature ejaculation is very much down to the individual and their partner. Medically speaking, premature ejaculation tends to refer to ejaculation occurring no more than 60-90 seconds after penetration.

However, if you orgasm quickly during sex but you and your partner feel satisfied and happy, there is no medical need to seek treatment.


What causes premature ejaculation?

Performance anxiety, muscle tension caused by some sexual positions, and sensory overload can all contribute to PE. Some men might be hypersensitive in certain areas, making them more susceptible to early ejaculation. There is documented evidence that PE is more common in men of South Asian origin.


Treatments & side effects

Prescription PE treatments inhibit your body’s impulse to orgasm. You might be prescribed an anaesthetic cream to numb the penis, or a prescription tablet to delay ejaculation impulses in the brain. As with all medicines, these may cause undesirable side effects or may not be suitable for you.

Psychological, ‘self-control treatments’ and counselling are the most effective long-term treatments for premature ejaculation. Often, talking about these issues with a partner can be helpful, as this can relax you, restore your confidence, and remove the perceived pressure that you have to perform well.



Priligy is a treatment for premature ejaculation (PE) that works for 80% of men.

Take 1 tablet 1-3hrs before sex and it can triple the time it takes to ejaculate


Priligy Risk Assessment


What is Priligy?

Taking Priligy: Take 1 tablet 1-3hrs before sex. Priligy can be taken with or without food. You should not consume alcohol when you use Priligy. Never take more than one tablet within a 24hr period.


How does Priligy work?

Priligy contains the active ingredient Dapoxetine, which is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by boosting the levels of serotonin in the body, causing a delayed reaction in the areas of the brain that cause ejaculation. This means it takes longer to reach orgasm.


What are the common side effects to Priligy?

The most common side effects are nausea, dizziness, headache, fainting and diarrhoea. If you feel dizzy or faint after taking Priligy then you should not drive, operate heavy machinery or undertake hazardous activities.


How long does Priligy last?

Priligy is most effective 1-3hrs after it is taken, but can sometimes retain its effects for up to 12 hours.

Priligy works in around 8 out of 10 men. These men should notice a doubling or tripling of the time their erection lasts before ejaculation. Priligy is not a cure and will only work when you take it.


Who can take Priligy?

Priligy is only licensed in men between the ages of 18 and 64 who have had PE for at least six months. This means men who ejaculate in less than two minutes of penetration. It should not be taken by men who have heart disease, issues with blood clotting, those who have a tendency to faint or in those who take certain medicines. This is because more serious side effects can occur.


Drug interactions with Priligy

As is true of all medication, Priligy can interact with other medicines. Generally Priligy should not be mixed with antidepressants, blood thinners, medicine taken for kidney or liver conditions, and by those who are prone to excessive dehydration.


Important information about Priligy

Do not consume alcohol with Priligy, as this can make some side effects worse and affect how well the treatment works.

Priligy (Dapoxetine) is a temporary solution, not a cure. Due to the complex nature of why premature ejaculation happens, Priligy is unable to treat the underlying causes of PE. It works best when combined with behavioural techniques and, in some cases, counselling or psychotherapy.


Priligy Risk Assessment