How to Last Longer in Bed and Cure Premature Ejaculation

Lasting longer in bed is one of the main desires of men. This goal is not that hard and can be achieved in many different ways. There are certain techniques that will help men overcome this problem, as well as medication and alternative medicine remedies. With so many options, it will be very easy to forget about premature ejaculation. Men only have to decide which type of treatment will be used.

In order to find the best solution, men have to find out first what is causing the problem. In the majority of the cases, psychological anxiety and a certain pressure are the main factors that lead to premature ejaculation. The lack of self-confidence is also to blame for poor sexual performances. If such is the case, then it is recommended to make the woman’s orgasm a priority, rather than the one of man. Changing the focus will surely help men to perform better and to achieve their goal.  

Medication might also be one of the possible answers to how to last longer in bed. Besides Viagra, which is already popular for its properties, Prozac seems to provide the expected results, too. Studies show that 73 percent of men with premature ejaculation got rid of this problem after taking 20mg of Prozac daily for 7 days, followed by 40mg daily after that. This medication is primarily recommended to people who suffer from depression and panic disorder, and as these are sometimes causing premature ejaculation, Prozac will help treat the problem.

Men who want to know how to last longer in bed must also learn the sexual positions that will promote this. The penis is less stimulated and the sexual intercourse lasts longer if the woman is on top. Wild sex may not be indicated for men who suffer from premature ejaculation, as fast thrusting leads exactly to this problem. Instead, women should go slowly, so that men do not experience that discomfort.

Workout has made men stronger and when it comes to premature ejaculation, there is no exception. Men have to learn how to control certain muscles so that they delay ejaculation. The same muscles are used when cutting off the flow of urine, so performing these exercises while emptying the bladder is the best thing to do. Kegel, as this exercise is called, can be performed anywhere afterward. This will certainly help men to master their ejaculation and will teach them how to last longer in bed.

Finding an Alternative Health Program That Brings Lasting Health

To treat symptoms rather than causes brings no lasting results. To give a person a pain pill for pain rather than treating the cause of the pain, only gives a person some temporary relief. To cut out the part of the body that is affected, only weakens the overall function of the body. To replace parts of the body with artificial parts, does not help the body heal itself. All these methods only assure the medical profession of return customers and a continual income.

There must be a better way! There must be an alternative method that treats causes rather than symptoms. Truth is, there are many methods of health care that use non-conventional approaches to health care. They range from totally ridiculous to well thought-out scientific systems leading to ultimate health. The following are some that are based on well thought-out rational approaches that treat causes rather than symptoms. These are based on prevention as well as treatment.

I. Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic doctors believe the human body has an innate ability to heal itself. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) instruct their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting-edge natural therapies to aid their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease. They view the patient as a complex, interrelated system. They craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to treat disease, and restore health. They base their practice on six timeless principles founded on medical tradition and scientific evidence.

1. Let nature heal. Our bodies have a powerful, innate instinct for self-healing. Finding and removing the barriers to their self-healing (such as poor diet or unhealthy habits) nurtures this process.

2. Identify and treat causes. Symptoms will only return unless the root illness is addressed. Do not cover up symptoms. Finding and treating the cause of these symptoms will bring lasting healing.

3. First, do no harm. Naturopathic doctors follow three precepts to guarantee their patients’ safety:

Use low-risk procedures and healing compounds, like dietary supplements, herbal extracts and homeopathy, with few or no side effects.

When possible, do not suppress symptoms, which are the body’s efforts to self-heal.

Customize each diagnosis and treatment plan to fit each patient. No two people are alike. Each person heals differently.

4. Educate patients. Naturopathic doctors believe they must be educators, as well as physicians. They teach their patients how to eat, exercise, relax and nurture themselves physically and emotionally. They also encourage self-responsibility and work closely with each patient.

5. Treat the whole person. We all have unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, sexual and spiritual makeups. The Naturopathic doctor knows that all these factors affect our health. Because of this, he or she carefully tailors the treatment strategy to address the whole person.

6. Prevent illness. They understand, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” To them proactive medicine saves money, pain, misery and lives. With this in mind, the naturopathic physician evaluates risk factors, heredity and vulnerability to disease. By getting treatment for greater wellness, we’re less likely to need treatment for future illness.

II. A Master Herbalist

An Herbalist is one who uses herbs to promote health. This has been the world’s primary form of medicine since the beginning of time, with a written history of over 5000 years. Unfortunately, the use of herbs for health care in America has been overshadowed by dependence on modern medications for the last 100 years. Notwithstanding, 75% of the world’s population still relies primarily upon traditional healing practices, most of which is herbal medicine.

III. Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathy is a system of medicine which treats an individual with highly diluted substances to trigger the body’s natural system of healing. The idea is to treat “like with like.” This concept dates back to Hippocrates (460-377BC) but in its current form, homeopathy has been used worldwide for more than 200 years.

This principle was rediscovered by Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor who was shocked by the harsh medical practices of his day (which included blood-letting, purging and the use of poisons such as arsenic). This led him to look for a way to reduce the damaging side-effects associated with these crude medical treatments.

His first experiments were on himself and a group of healthy volunteers. By giving smaller and smaller medicinal doses, he found toxicity was reduced and the medicines actually appeared to be more effective with lower doses. He further observed that symptoms caused by toxic ‘medicines’ such as mercury, were very much like those of the diseases they were being used to treat. This led to the principle he described as “like cures like.” The beautiful thing about this treatment for illness is that it treats the whole person without the side-effects of conventional medicines.

Hahnemann’s documented work and textbooks are the foundations of homeopathic medicine as it is practiced today.

Perhaps this concept should be revisited. With the growing complications brought on by our many synthetic “medicines” and their side-effects which need to be treated with more “medicines,” homeopathic remedies would be a great blessing to multitudes of over-medicated people. Let’s face it, over-medicating people is just as crude today as it was in Hahnemann’s day. Homeopathic remedies could very well be the preferred treatment for many of our modern day ills.

As you look through these three alternative health methods you can see a common thread. If we work with our body it will heal itself. Our body was made by our Creator-Redeemer God to heal itself. On a smaller scale, if we cut our finger it will heal itself. The same is so when our body is stressed by diseases, drugs or other modern-day health stressors. Remove the stress and our body will take care of the rest. This is very simple. Good sense will lead us to this conclusion. Perhaps it is time for us to “take charge of our own health.”

One last thing. Complicated problems most often have simple solutions. When a paratrooper is falling out of an airplane the simple solutions is to pull the ripcord. If a person is in a burning building, the solution is to get out of the building. If a car is out of control and heading toward a person, the simple solution is to get out of its way. The same is true with physical, emotional, and spiritual problems. Remove the cause of the problem and the symptom will vanish away.

The 10 commandments to good health listed in my previous article will take you a long way toward restoring your health. If you want ultimate health bad enough to make some lasting changes, this is a good starting place.

Fasting For Weight Management, Rebooting Health, and Self-Empowerment

I am a PhD who spent all of 2009 examining children who are malnourished and yet I was so stressed I was getting fatter. During the year of my doctoral research on the health of 665 indigenous Mexican children, I gained weight. So I fasted a total of 23 days under the care of a Chinese Medicine Doctor. I am 63 years of age, eat well, exercise, don’t smoke and have shrunk to 5’8″ tall over the last 20 years. I went from 171 January 25,, 2010 to 147 February 17, 2010 when before I began eating again. As I moved into eating, exercising, and taking vitamins I re-read Dr. Diana Schwarzbein’s books. I also read Susan Somers, Julian Michaels, Jon Gabriel and Caroline Sutherlund’s books. Each of them addressed balancing food, exercise and rest for life-long overall healing and lasting health.

The absolutely vital part is to be mentally prepared to begin a fast, you must know that you are in control of your body and the outcome is for health; spiritual effects may also occur. Ending the fast is the most important part of fasting. You cannot water fast if you are ingesting any chemicals: Rx, toothpaste even topical additives such as skin creme or natural hormones. You can go on a juice fast (fruit or veggie) IF your doctor or other medical practitioner is monitoring you. Rx is based on weight and “normal” activities. Fasting is NOT a “normal” activity.

It’s odd, but after the first three days there is almost no hunger from the stomach area. Your “mind” is hungry, food smells good, but no hunger “pains” are occurring, no gurgling, nothing like that. Our bodies are simply amazing as they take the time to detoxify from years of abuse with chemicals (preservatives, pesticides, etc.). During a fast the person can mix plain organic greens, like chard or kale, beat to death in lots and lots water if weakness occurs and sip on that, but the absence of all food is the best practice. That allows the body to get to back into balance all on it’s own. With pure water no chemicals of any kind are interfering with the internal cleanse that is taking place. Just 3 days is the best practice, but medical science says 30-75 days is still safe for most people. What is exciting to me is that as we age fasting has been shown to improve the memory (Mattson, M. P. (2000a). Neuroprotective signaling and the aging brain: take away my food and let me run. (Mattson, M. P. (2000b).

I think the “high” might come partly from feeling in control of your body during a fast instead of feeling a victim of food cravings (and the resulting wide hips). I feel great, unless I physically move really fast, then I get slightly dizzy. I still do all my normal housework, ride my horse, do academic writing, care for 6 dogs and work in my garden. I find growing my own food also very empowering, and during this fast, somehow comforting too.Today I am eating a LOT of food, more protein than I have eaten in many years and staying at 146 pounds, a size 7. I am the same size I was at age 15 and yet I am 63. The feeling of being healthy while also being slender and not hungry is amazing. The authors I mentioned encourage eating often, eating a lot of protein, making sure your hormones are making your metabolism function correctly and staying in overall balance. Dr. Diana Schwarzbein is my favorite.

I was a vegetarian for 35 years. After the last fast I began eating fish, turkey and chicken. My doctor suggests that I eat a lot of fish, easy to find where I live in Mexico. She explained to me that I was “starving” for fish oil (my fish oil caplets were not enough) and proteins even though I was nearly eating my weight in tofu (it felt like). Tofu is a bean, but it’s really hard to get enough protein from beans; even garbanzo, my personal favorites. She has me add sunflower seed, sesame seed, chia seed and flaxseed as a topping to things I am eating; keeping them right on the table in glass jars to add anytime. Seeds have a lot of cheap and easy to store protein and minerals too. Also, low fat cottage cheese is an outstanding source of protein without lots of calories. My doctor is also a woman over 50 and she explained to me that eating enough of the right foods to stay healthy is very hard and a life-long challenge that is worth the effort. I agree with her.

I submitted this article July 19, 2010. Since February 17, 2010 I have not been watching my weight other than to eat a high protein and low carbohydrate diet. Since February I have been under excessive stress. This morning I weighed in at 147. For me, fasting is an option as a way to manage my weight, “re-boot” my health and feel like I have control over how I look and feel.

References

Mattson, M. P. (2000a). Emerging neuroprotective strategies for Alzheimer’s disease: dietary restriction, telomerase activation, and stem cell therapy. Experimental Gerontology, 35(4), 489-502.

Mattson, M. P. (2000b). Neuroprotective signaling and the aging brain: take away my food and let me run, Brain Research Volume 886, Issues 1-2, Pages 47-53/