It is documented that nearly one-third, or 30%, of all men in the world suffer from premature ejaculation (PE). More interestingly, the percentage is not "tilted" toward any specific age category. Whether you are 20 or 90, you have about the same one-in-three chance of suffering from this condition. In fact, while 30% is a documented figure, it is estimated that as much as 70% all men suffer from premature ejaculation at some point in their life, or on an occasional or irregular basis.
With so many men who have this problem, one would think there is a remedy for men to be able to delay orgasm and last longer in the sack. Unfortunately, there is no FDA-approved prescription remedy. However, there does exist a number of possible remedies for premature ejaculation, including professional counseling or therapy, topical anesthetics applied directly onto the penis, and even self-help techniques used during sex or masturbation to help a man prolong his orgasm.
While there is no approved FDA drug to combat premature ejaculation, doctors will still prescribe antidepressants such as Zoloft for their patients.
What is Zoloft?
Zoloft is an antidepressant drug that fits into the category of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. SSRIs help regulate the serotonin levels in the brain. Since serotonin is the brain chemical that helps promote good feelings of well-being, Zoloft is a popular choice to help those with depression, as it can help reduce anxiety and manage depressive states. Zoloft must be taken on a regular daily basis for it to be effective.
Why is Zoloft Used to Treat Premature Ejaculation?
While Zoloft is approved as a treatment for depression, physicians may prescribe it for patients with premature ejaculation. SSRIs have a curious side effect on men. If taken in the right dose, SSRIs may effectively delay the male orgasm, helping a man to last longer during sex and enjoy sex longer.
More importantly, it can allow a man to still achieve orgasm, only much later than normal, giving time for the man and woman to enjoy the full sexual experience. It can even help a man stimulate the woman to orgasm during sexual intercourse when he could not last very long before taking Zoloft.
What are Other Side Effects of Zoloft?
While Zoloft may be a viable option to help a man delay his orgasm and prevent premature ejaculation, there are still some other side effects that could be unwanted or undesirable. Particularly, Zoloft may cause a man to have anorgasmia, or the inability to reach orgasm at all and a decreased libido. This indeed is a rather opposite-end approach to curing premature ejaculation that defeats the original purpose.
Other side effects may include:
- Insomnia or sleeplessness
- Dry Mouth
Zoloft is certainly a viable option that can be used to treat men with premature ejaculation. If used in the right dosage, it can effectively help a man delay orgasm and enjoy longer-lasting sex. However, it is best to talk to your doctor about Zoloft, its effects, its side effects, and whether it is an option for you.