Is there surgery for premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is the most widespread form of sexual dysfunction, affecting roughly 20 percent of all men between the ages of 18 and 59, according to the Urology Care Foundation. The primary modes of treatment for PE are low-dose antidepressants and anesthetic creams that are topically applied to the head of the penis 20 to 30 minutes before sexual activity.
Although there is no widely used surgical procedure for treating PE, two Iranian researchers reported on an experimental form of surgery that was helpful to circumcised men who still had remnants of their foreskin present. Under local anesthesia, 47 men had these foreskin remnants surgically removed. Asked to report on post surgical changes in their sex lives, 95.7 percent of the men said they had better control over ejaculation. Time to ejaculation from the beginning of intercourse went from an average of 64.25 seconds before surgery to 731.49 seconds after the procedure, according to the study, which was published in the May-August 2011 issue of “Urology Annals.”