August 20, 2020

There’s no denying that lasting better sexual performance is something that’s at the forefront of many men’s minds. Whether you’re suffering from a form of sexual dysfunction, like premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction, or if you just want to last longer in bed, there’s plenty you can do to keep your stamina up.

From strengthening your pelvic floor to changing up sexual positions to taking prescribed medications, extending the length of intercourse is in your hands.

In this post, you will find practical tips and treatment options to help you last longer in bed and achieve improved sexual performance. Take a look and learn how to step up your sex life today.


Keep your pelvic floor in shape

Think of sex as a marathon rather than a sprint. To perform your best, you need to condition your mind and body long before it’s time to get busy. As part of your preparation, you should incorporate different exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor, which helps you have longer and better sex.

There are a handful of pelvic floor exercises that you can practice, but Kegels are the most well-known and among the most effective. To start, you’ll need to locate the muscles within your pelvic floor. You can do this while you’re going to the bathroom, by contracting the muscles that you use to stop the flow of urine. Continue contracting and relaxing those muscles for a few seconds at a time, with a few moments of rest in between each rep. Repeat this exercise three times per day.


Focus on satisfying your partner first

Another way that men can extend the length of sexual intercourse is by putting their needs on hold while they focus on satisfying their partner. Not only will this help you last longer, but it will also show your partner that you’re a generous lover and care about their satisfaction.

You can either bring your partner to orgasm before intercourse begins or you can stop halfway through to refocus your attention on them. Either way, it’s a great strategy to try if you’re interested in maximising your time in bed.


Change positions more often

Switching up sexual positions is an effective way to delay ejaculation for several reasons. First, certain positions feel better than others, so if you’re only staying in your favourite one, you’re more likely to ejaculate sooner. Plus, changing positions is a natural way to pause in the heat of the moment if you’re feeling like you’re too close to finishing.

Spend a little bit of time researching new positions to try with your partner. Pick out a variety of different options to get a taste for which ones feel best and which ones don’t feel as intense, so you can mix them up to increase your stamina.


Experiment with edging

In the heat of the moment, the last thing you’ll want to do is stop. However, take a moment to pause during masturbation or intercourse could be the key to helping you last longer in bed. It’s a process known as “edging.”

You can try edging by commencing regular sexual activity until you approach the point of climax when you quickly decrease the level of stimulation, so you do not ejaculate. From there, you will continue to start and stop stimulation before reaching the point of ejaculation. Edging can be done through masturbation or sexual intercourse and ultimately leads to more powerful orgasms.


Try the squeeze technique

Similarly, the “squeeze” method is another tactic you can try mid-intercourse to delay ejaculation. You can try it while stimulating with yourself or while engaging in intercourse with a partner.

To try it, start masturbation or intercourse as you would normally, making sure to stimulate your penis to the point of achieving an erection. When you feel close to the point of climax, gently (but firmly) squeeze the head of your penis, releasing the pressure after a few seconds. Repeat this motion until the urge to ejaculate subsides and then continue sexual activity as before.


Masturbate before intercourse

If you can do a bit of advanced planning before you engage in intercourse, you might find that masturbating ahead of time can help you last longer with your partner. For many men, ejaculating before heading into partner sex is a simple way to increase stamina. Of course, this isn’t always an option, but it can still be used effectively if you’re able to plan for it.


Seek out medical help

If you’re regularly struggling with premature ejaculation, it could be time to consult a medical professional. With recent advances in medicine, treating premature ejaculation and other sexual dysfunction is now quick and easy.

In many cases, doctors will prescribe medication in the form of oral strips that dissolve on the tongue. Many patients are keen on this type of treatment since it is discreet and begins working quickly. However, you should note that the strips are not a miracle cure for premature ejaculation, and you should chat with your GP before starting any new medication.

Even better, there’s no need to visit your doctor in person to start treatment. With online medical clinics like Men’s Health Direct, you can complete the entire process digitally. From the initial consultation to diagnosis to receiving prescriptions, treating your premature ejaculation is as simple as scheduling a quick call with our doctors.


Our licenced medical staff will assess your medical history and create a customised plan to treat your premature ejaculation — all over the phone. From there, our pharmacy team will package up your prescription and send it discreetly to your front door.

At Men’s Health Direct, we specialise in treating men’s health issues, including premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and hair loss. We recognise the sensitive nature of these health concerns, so we take a caring and comfortable approach with all of our patients.

Learn more about our medical team, treatment options and other men’s medical conditions by calling us today on 1800 200 500 or by filling out an appointme

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