Frequently Asked Questions
What is premature ejaculation (PE)?
Repeated episodes of ejaculation in response to minimal stimulation before, at the time of, or shortly after penetration, over which the man feels he has little or no control. It is important to recognize that premature ejaculation is a subjective diagnosis and totally depends on the satisfaction of the partners.
What causes PE?
Unfortunately, the cause of PE is generally unknown. Historically PE was seen as a psychological disorder, but researchers now suggest that most cases are multi-factorial with a contribution from both psychological and physical factors. PE is categorized as either primary or secondary.
Primary PE applies to men who have experienced this sexual problem ever since they were able to function sexually (post-puberty), essentially since their first intercourse.
Secondary PE applies to men who were able to experience an acceptable level of ejaculatory control previously but, inexplicably, began experiencing PE later in life, even after years of satisfying sex.
Many researchers believe that premature ejaculation, at least in some cases, may be due to a chemical imbalance or changes in receptor sensitivity in the brain or spinal cord.
Who can I talk to about PE?
Many different types of specialists are interested in sexual medicine and PE. The first resource would be the members of the Sexual Medicine Society (link to http://www.amsq.org/index_en.shtml) as they are all committed to excellence in sexual medicine and have a significant part of their practices devoted to this area. But if not possible, generally an urologist or a mental health professional (sex therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist) would be the primary specialists to go to for the treatment of PE
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What is Uxor®?
Uxor® is a gel that contains Benzocaine 7.5% and is used by men to treat premature ejaculation and/or excessive penile sensitivity. It can help many men who have premature ejaculation by slowing the time to sexual ejaculation while maintaining sexual sensation.
How does Uxor® work?
Uxor® is a desensitizing agent that is aimed at reducing the sensitivity of the penis immediately before sexual relations.
What are the side effects of Uxor®?
There are no long-term effects of Uxor®. The anesthetic in the gel temporarily reduces the sensitivity of the penis, thereby reducing PE. If you are allergic to benzocaine, then you should not use Uxor®.