What is Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation also known as PE is explained as ejaculation of semen before getting a firmness to suffice the penetration. Erection goes away after ejaculation. Premature ejaculation and Erectile Dysfunction (ED and PE) go hand in hand. When PE happens very frequently it may cause a strained relationship.

What Causes Premature Ejaculation ?

Texts of Ayurveda explain causes of PE as follows

  1. Old age (jara)
  2. Trauma (Aaghata)
  3. Worry (chinta)
  4. Diseases (vyadhi)
  5. Physical or Mental Exertion (karma Karshana)
  6. Over indulgence in sexual act (ati sthree gamana)
  7. Grief (shoka)

Premature Ejaculation According to Ayurveda

According to principles of Ayurveda, the “apaanavayu” – one of the five types of vayu is located in the testicles, urinary bladder, phallus, umbilicus, thighs, groin, anus and colon. Its functions are ejaculation of semen, voiding of urine and stools.

Shushruta explains the process of erection and ejaculation as “ When a man has desire (iccha) to have sex, his response to touch increases ( Vayu located in skin causes flow of signals from skin to brain, thus causing sensation of touch). This causes arousal or “harsha” . Arousal or Harsha intensifies actions of vayu and at this moment highly active vayu liberates the “teja “or heat of pitta. Thus tejas and vayu increase body temperature, heart beat and blood flow causing erection

When body experiences imbalance of vata dosha and pitta dosha, the sequence of signals also get imbalanced. Pitta when aggravated reduces viscosity of semen. This leads to quick ejaculation of thin watery semen.

Ayurvedic Treatment and Medicines for Premature Ejaculation

  1. The main aim of ayurvedic treatment for premature ejaculation is to balance vata dosha and pitta dosha. This can be achieved by suitable diet, lifestyle modifications, herbs and herbal preparations.
  2. Undergoing Vajikarana Therapy
  3. Pelvic floor exercises
  4. Ejaculating an hour or two before intercourse so that there will be delay in ejaculation during sex
  5. The pause-squeeze technique
  6. Using Condoms to reduce sensitivity of penis
  7. Talking with a mental health provider
  8. Yoga and Meditation
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