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As I’ve had to repeat to many men on many occasions, familiarity with lovemaking is something that is acquired over time.
That’s especially true of specialised sex positions like the coital alignment technique – click here to read more about it.
The premature ejaculator, however, seems never to get over the novelty of sex, finding the sight of a naked woman in bed and about to be intimate with him, far too exciting to control himself, no matter how experienced he may be.
This is an interesting situation, because you would expect familiarity to lower the arousal response in the man’s mind so that he became more able to control himself. If we ask ourselves why this doesn’t happen, it must be because of some underlying emotional complex.
My own guess is that this tends to be around anger or fear towards women at a certain fundamental level of the personality that prevents absolute confidence in relaxation and sexual environment with a woman. So how you don’t get over this, assuming that I’m correct?
Well, I think the answer is that one of the ways you overcome it is that you need to become more familiar with the sight of naked women, and with the concept of sexual intercourse, so that the very prospect that doesn’t excite you too much. This should lower your overall level of arousal so that the additional arousal you experience due to fear or anger doesn’t make you ejaculate too soon.
The right sex positions can help you ejaculate more slowly, as this video shows.
To explain this more clearly – the body and the mind can’t distinguish between arousal which results from anger and fear, both of which are a form of emotional arousal, and the kind of arousal which results from being a sexual situation.
So all of these things will go together — your arousal at being naked with a woman, your excitement at the prospect of making love, the fact that you’re anxious at some level about the woman or sex with a woman or coming too soon or something else, or your anger towards women. This is often manifested by men who use sex as an aggressive tool, or having aggressive fantasies about sexual activity.
Over time, anger and fear which result from a deep psychological complex with women can diminish, but in the short term the things most amenable to change are your excitement and arousal at the prospect of sex, and your unfamiliarity with the genitalia and body of a woman.
So to overcome your unfamiliarity with these things, I highly recommend that you turn to the Internet. For although porn has a bad name, it can be extremely useful in helping men to become familiar with sexual techniques, and then allowing them to overcome a degree of fear which actually can be incredibly unhelpful in sexual situations. Let me make this suggestion to you: that you seek some wholesome material showing people making love and you study it in detail.
In this way, you’ll be able to gain familiarity with sexual techniques that you yourself will be employing very soon, ensuring that the mere sight of a woman’s naked body doesn’t take you over the edge into ejaculation too soon. You will, in short learn to control your arousal. Now the program that I used to deal with premature ejaculation all the men that I counsel is called ejaculation by command by Lord Lester, and it’s a remarkable program in many ways.
Written by an expert in sex educator with many years experience in the field of male sexuality, this program stands alone because it actually offers a money back guarantee, it does what it says on the tin, and it actually allows men to extend the duration of intercourse anything from 10 to 20 times.
While these are big claims, looking at the programme tells you there has been high levels of investment in production, and this is a different kind of material to anything else you may ahve come across before.
One demonstration of that is the fact that the author, Lloyd Lester, is allowing people to e-mail him 24/7 with queries and questions they may have about the program and how it operates. This kind of backup and support demonstrates very clearly that the man who’s written it is on your side, and his intention is entirely for your good.
When you read the material in the program you’ll find that impression is confirmed in many different ways: not only does this program cover self hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming, but also allows you to reprogram your mindset so that you believe you are sexually self-confident before you go anywhere near the bedroom. In addition to that there are whole host of physical techniques which will allow you to extend the duration of intercourse to a remarkable degree.
So, for example, besides the well-known use of pubococcygeal muscle control in extending the time before ejaculation, it turns out that you can actually use a breathing technique in conjunction with muscular contractions of the PC muscle to lower your arousal and increase the duration of time before you get to the point of no return, or ejaculatory inevitability as it is more popularly known.
This technique alone will allow you to extend intercourse by several minutes, and when combined with techniques such as vaginal acclimatisation and sensory focus, you become much less sensitive to the stimulation that you get from being in bed naked with woman making love to her. This doesn’t mean say that you have any less enjoyable feelings, because you don’t! What it actually means is that you’re able to extend the duration of lovemaking.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m making love, it’s fair to say that one of the things that is most important to me is good personal hygiene on the part of my sexual partner.
So it had never occurred to me before, that when somebody feels disgust about the person they’re making love to, whether that is caused by some bodily function, or by some emotional condition, a fairly natural reaction is to want to get away from them as quickly as possible.
Assuming that an individual wasn’t able to actually say “no I don’t want sex” then it might just possibly be that premature ejaculation serves as a very convenient way of cutting the encounter short.
And this may sound a bit bizarre, but it also never actually occurred to me that sexual dysfunction among sexual partners – specifically premature ejaculation – could be caused by physical disgust. As a condition which is fairly well known, and fairly widespread, vaginal aversion is the result of childhood experiences that were destructive or deleterious to the ego building of an individual’s formative years.
But people with actual vaginal aversion generally don’t actually have any sex at all, and often manifest the psychological problems behind functional version as affected homosexual behaviour.
To hear of a man who is clearly heterosexual still engaging in sex with woman who’s got a bad case of thrush, and whose vagina is producing large quantities of unpleasant looking discharge is quite extraordinary.
And yet, these things happen, because I’ve seen it reported on another website that this was exactly the case for a couple, who subsequently split up — although it’s not entirely clear whether that’s due to the man’s disgust at the vaginal discharge. Thrush is a humorless condition at the best of times, so no wonder the female partner of this couple then went online to appeal for help in overcoming her lingering sense of embarrassment that she had been making love to her boyfriend in this condition. Quite extraordinary.
Anyway, I just mention this because, as I say, in my counselling practice I have come across many things, but I’ve never come across premature ejaculation caused by disgust or aversion to the genital hygiene condition of one sexual partner. Yet when you think about it, it’s completely understandable.
In almost every single area of life that we can think of, the mind is what makes the difference between success and failure or between getting by and doing great. This holds true even in such a personal area as sexuality. The quantity and quality of your sex life — how much desire, arousal, and satisfaction you experience, and how well you function — is far more dependent on what is between your ears than what is between your legs.
The same is true of controlling premature ejaculation: the mind is supreme in this field.
How can the human mind help you control premature ejaculation? The mind, especially the parts of it that imagine and talk to us, is what programs us for success or failure. The human mind is the most complex and most marvelous tool ever created, far more powerful than any computer or other machine devised by man, and it influences everything we do. It is always active, with or without our awareness of it, and it cuts both ways: either to facilitate accomplishment of our goals or to block it. Since the mind is always working anyway, why not make it work to your advantage?
There is a method, really a group of related methods, readily available, easy to learn, and simple to use on your own, that harness natural abilities we all have and that are amazingly effective. These methods have not received the attention they deserve. They have been presented in ways that have appealed to some people for generations.
Give these methods their proper attention, discover what they are and how to use them, and you can use them for whatever healthful and constructive ends you desire, including control of premature ejaculation. Even illness may be controlled by mind power, though few people bother to try. If you have a minor infection or problem such as a yeast infection, visualize yourself healthy and disease-free every day morning and evening for three weeks. You will find that this can make the illness disappear.
These methods are called by various names: mental practice, mental training, mental rehearsal, mindscripting, visualization, guided imagery, and self-hypnosis. They are related to other methods with names such as relaxation training, autogenic training, and meditation.
All of these methods aspire to better use the inherent powers of the human mind. In order to avoid confusion, we use the term mental training. Although not especially catchy, we like the term mental training because it says it all: our methods will help you train your mind to get what you want.
Although we would have preferred simply to present the methods along with suggestions on how to use them to best effect, we cannot overlook the fact that there is still some resistance to them. Many Americans are suspicious of using the imagination and of hypnosis, one of the terms that describes the methods we teach. Rather than ignore the issue, we intend to spend some time on the misconceptions about our methods. We hope this will clear the air not only for those with doubts, but also for some who like the idea of reprogramming the mind but aren’t sure exactly what it means.
We will reduce the methods to their basics. We will show that mental training is nothing but a systematic and disciplined use of natural abilities. It does not require exotic paraphernalia, particular religious or philosophical beliefs, strange vocabulary, or belief in much of anything at all except in the power of your own mind!
We have separated the main techniques into a few categories. This way you can see what methods are available and how you want to use them. We assume readers are intelligent enough to apply the information to themselves in ways that make sense and best fit their particular preferences and goals. The best program is simply one that works for you; sooner or later everyone using a program of any sort has to tailor it to his or her particular situation. One reason that so many programs fail — whether they are called education, coaching, psychotherapy, or self-help — is that they try to fit everyone into the same mold. Yet we know these molds don’t work for lots of people.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, for instance, found that many of the standard bodybuilding exercises didn’t do much for him. He had to substitute other exercises. Organizing the book as we have makes it easy for you to pick what makes most sense for you. Many of my clients have used them to extend lovemaking and last longer in bed. Believing you can overcome premature ejaculation is 90% of the battle about being a great lover.
We have used these techniques, as well as many others, for years. As some readers already know from our previous writings, we are also both skeptical and cautious. We do not easily accept claims of great effectiveness and remarkable results from any therapeutic technique. We always want to know what the evidence is. Perhaps it says something about the methods in question that both of us have been persuaded of their power and usefulness in our work with patients, in our own lives, and by the research done by others. We say without any hesitation that these methods do work, and I have personally used them for the control of premature ejaculation.
But there are two qualifications. The first is that they work only when used properly and consistently. The information you need to apply the methods to your life is here, but reading alone will not make the changes you desire.
The time needed for the proper application of these methods is not great, especially when compared to the time usually spent in psychotherapy and other activities designed to improve performance, but some time, some effort, and some energy are necessary. If you arc unwilling to invest the time and energy, there is no point in reading further.
On the other hand, if you are willing to take some time and expend some energy, read on. What is in the following pages may not make you another Mary Lou Retton (unless you are already a very fine gymnast), another Luciano Pavaroti (unless you already have an exquisite voice), a brilliant scholar (unless you are already very good), or a millionaire (unless you already know some things about making money), but there’s every reason to believe that this information and methods presented will allow you to get more of what you want from your sex life.
Most of the people we know, whether as clients, colleagues, or friends, experience barriers to greater achievement and happiness of their own making. We see perfectly acceptable, even handsome and beautiful people, telling themselves no one could ever want them. We see those with great abilities mired in self-defeating images and ideas. We see those who have accomplished much in the past telling themselves they can no longer do anything. What they tell themselves is what holds them back. With some changes in how they perceive themselves, they could indeed do what they want. Not everything perhaps, but some things. We do not preach perfection, merely enhancement and improvement.
The second qualification is that although our methods have been successfully used by men and women with severe sexual problems, you need to want to improve your ejaculation control.
However there is a way to use the PC muscle during sex to control how quickly you get aroused. ….. you can slow this down, so that it takes you longer to reach the point of no return. That’s the point at which you will ejaculate, come what may.
What you can is contract your PC muscle briefly and breathe in a particular way at the same time….. If you do this correctly, your erection softens a little bit and your arousal goes down so that you’re able to last longer before you come – it’s very handy during intercourse if you want to impress your partner.
Now, in a minute I’m going to give you a link to a website where you can get full details of a complete premature ejaculation treatment program that gives most men who try it complete control over their ejaculation – that means they can actually choose when to ejaculate during sex.
When you buy that program you’ll be able to see exactly how to use all the techniques I’ve been talking about. As you’ve probably noticed one of the things that contributes to premature ejaculation is feeling anxious about sex.
A lot of guys say to me that they don’t feel anxious but they still come quickly. However I think a lot of men somehow lack confidence during sex, and there’s an underlying level of anxiety behind a lot of premature ejaculation. And it’s not surprising men are anxious about sex, because when you think about it there’s so much pressure on us around sex.We’re expected to initiate, we’re expected to lead during sex, we’re expected to show the woman a good time – and so on.
… and if you happen to be a man who’s got performance anxiety, or even a man who’s just concerned about how well he’s doing in bed, you’re going to feel anxious, for sure. In fact I have counseled several men whose relationships have come to an end because they were not up to the mark in bed with their partners. Premature ejaculation can indeed make your current partner into an ex partner – and if you want to get your ex back and / or get over a break up I will offer some advice lower down this page. (You can see an exciting and revolutionary “text your ex back” system – a program by Mike Fiore….)
And that’s a problem because, as far as the body is concerned, the anxiety you feel adds to your sexual arousal and takes you towards the point of no return faster, and that means if you’re feeling anxious you’re very likely to ejaculate before you want to.
I’m sure you can imagine that men who are completely confident about their masculinity, and have no doubt that they’ll be able to please a woman in bed, and know they can satisfy her in the way that she wants are not going to feel anxious at all, and it’s no coincidence that they tend to be the men who can last longer in bed.
So one of the really important things about overcoming premature ejaculation is reprogramming your mind to give you more confidence.
You can do this by using the latest NLP and behavioural change techniques — and this is a really powerful way to reduce your anxiety and become more confident so that you go into sex without the expectation that you are going to ejaculate sooner than you want.
It breaks the vicious circle of expecting to come too soon, feeling anxious about it, and then coming too soon because of the anxiety. In fact I think this is one of the most powerful ways to stop yourself ejaculating too quickly.
There is a lot more to this premature ejaculation treatment programme than I’ve been able to describe in this video, so the best way to find out more about premature ejaculation control is to click on the link on your screen.
But before I go I just want to add one thing about pills and potions as a cure for premature ejaculation. Don’t be taken in by the con merchants on the Internet who are selling you pills supposed to give you greater control of your ejaculation. There just aren’t any drugs that will do that except SSRI antidepressants, which you can only get on prescription from a doctor.
Do you think it’s a good idea to take heavy duty pharmaceuticals designed to alter your mood — I mean these things are designed as antidepressants — to control premature ejaculation? Well, no, it just isn’t safe – they have some horrible side effects But really the point is that by using the techniques I’ve already mentioned you don’t need drugs anyway ….. the truth is – you’ve got everything you need to control premature ejaculation within you right now.
All you need is to use these simple techniques and you’ll be a great lover, able to show your masculine power when you’re in bed with a woman. If you have lost a lover through premature ejaculation you might want to try this system which claims to show how to get your ex boyfriend back or girlfriend back.
Premature ejaculation need not mean the end of a relationship!
Premature ejaculation is the most common male sexual dysfunction in the Western world. We know this because so many men are seeking help from their doctors or from online fora on the Internet. In fact, it is the availability of information on the Internet that has led to the problem being widely acknowledged and discussed in a way that is free of shame and embarrassment.
To be more accurate, it’s fairly reasonable to assume that men discussing premature ejaculation on an Internet forum are free of shame around PE and embarrassment in male company, but they may be less willing to discuss the subject with their female partners.
The truth is, that whilst men may think premature ejaculation is a problem while making love, and even laugh and joke about it with their friends, possibly going as far as to ask for advice, the truth is that when it comes to sex, the old behavior is still dominant.
By that I mean that men lack the communication skills, or perhaps the willingness to discuss the subject, that would enable them to talk about it with their female partner. The irony of this, of course, is that premature ejaculation is a subject that you absolutely need to discuss with your female partner, since a remedy for the problem is only available with her assistance. There is a role for women in curing premature ejaculation.
This may come as a blow to some men who think that it is possible to cure the problem by themselves, without the help of a sexual partner. It may be possible to go some way towards a cure, but what I can guarantee you, based on experience garnered over 12 years of working with men who have this problem, is that for a complete solution you will only be able to practice complete control of your ejaculation with a sexual partner.
Now when I say that you may be able to do some of the practice yourself, what I mean by that is you might be able to gain some experience in ejaculatory control through using a technique that involves masturbating to the point of orgasm and then stopping.
In fact, probably almost all men who have tried to cure premature ejaculation will have heard of this technique. Does it work? Well, the answer is not so simple. It does work, but I think, judging by the reactions of men who’ve spoken to me about their attempts to use this technique, that what tends to happen is that men will start to masturbate using pornography, say, as stimulation, they’ll become very aroused, and then they won’t be able to control the urge to carry on to the point of ejaculation.
And here’s the critical thing! As with so many objectives of human behavior and goal setting, clear intention is everything. When I say it’s everything, perhaps I’m exaggerating — it may be only 50% of the battle to cure premature ejaculation!
But certainly intention is extremely important, because without the intention, you won’t have the motivation, and without the motivation, you won’t have the self-discipline to do what is necessary to control your ejaculation.
So does it work? Yes, because the technique touches on the mechanism by which men become aroused and reach the point of ejaculation and orgasm.
As you may know, the male sexual response cycle (just like the female sexual response cycle) involves four stages of gradually increasing arousal leading to ejaculation, then a plateau phase and then what is known as “resolution” – what we call the refractory period when further ejaculation is not possible.
The point of no return, the point of ejaculatory inevitability, as it’s generally known, is the point at which the man’s reflex ejaculation is triggered, and at this point ejaculation becomes inevitable, regardless of what is happening around him or whether he wishes it to occur or not.
You can see that men who ejaculate without control, and in the case of some men this may be as soon as they see a naked woman, before they’ve even penetrated her, two things are happening: first of all he is becoming far too aroused far too quickly, so that his ejaculation reflex is triggered much too soon for either his or his partner’s satisfaction. You can read more about this in Ejaculation by Command by Lloyd Lester.
Also, he’s probably unaware of how aroused he is, so that his approach to the point of no return is not only to quick, it’s also unexpected.
Clearly, therefore, two things need to happen for a man to gain greater ejaculatory control: the first is that he must know how aroused he is at any time so that if he is approaching the point of no return he can take some kind of action to slow down the rate of increase in his arousal and hence delay his arrival at the point of ejaculation.
Secondly, he must be able to assess, without even thinking about it, because that would be a distraction during intercourse, how near or far away he is from the point of no return — which in practice means that he must know how aroused he is.
Now if you’re a man who hasn’t got premature ejaculation (rather unlikely because you wouldn’t be reading this if that were the case!) you’re probably quite astounded by reading this.
Many men who I’ve spoken to about this who do have good ejaculatory control cannot understand what goes wrong for a man who has rapid ejaculation problems.
To men with complete control, it’s a given that they can always tell how aroused they are, and they know when they are approaching the point of orgasm through the sensations in their body. And that’s the key to what’s going on here: men with rapid ejaculation problem are out of touch with their bodies, and they’re generally not experiencing feedback or sensations from their body that allow them to make judgement about how aroused they are.
Now in my experience as a sex therapist, what I know to be true is that men who are out of touch with their bodies are generally those who have had an upbringing where sensation, feeling, and one’s own experience have been shut down or denied to some degree. And the reason for that is generally because as children, they were not respected, their opinions were not valued, their feelings were denied, or regrettably, they were subject to abuse of one kind or another. You can see how this plays out with delayed ejaculation issues in the videos here.
Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual dysfunction in men with prevalence rates reported as around 30% in the population, but wide discrepancies because of varying definitions and diagnostic criteria. When premature ejaculation is defined by an intra-vaginal ejaculation latency time (that is to say, the time between penetration and ejaculation) of under one minute, PE frequency is reduced to only one and a half per cent of the population. Delayed ejaculation, also known as retarded ejaculation, occurs in ten to twelve percent of the general population.
The origin and etiology of both premature ejaculation and delayed ejaculation is still uncertain. This is unfortunate because all men (in western cultures at least) wish to know how to overcome premature ejaculation. And for men with delayed ejaculation, not being able to conceive a child can be a major problem.
Recent research has suggested that premature ejaculation is influenced by neurobiological mechanisms, and can be prevented by using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (i.e. antidepressant drugs).
The aim of the present study was to investigate ejaculatory disorders and their origins in a sample of Finnish twins and familial siblings. The study undertook research into the prevalence of premature ejaculation, as well as analyzing various etiological factors, including environmental, social, genetic and familial effects. Also, the effects of age and duration of relationship on ejaculatory habits was researched – for example, one would expect a man with more sexual experience to last longer in bed and be able to stop premature ejaculation.
Data was received from a survey, while ejaculatory function was measured using 10 factors such as frequency of ex-vaginal ejaculation, ejaculation time, whether the man had tried to learn how to prevent premature ejaculation, and whether the man felt he had control of his ejaculatory function. If he had problems with ejaculatory delay, i.e. delayed ejaculation, it was registered here.
Questions regarding premature ejaculation were asked of the participants, who were also asked to answer questions about their sexual activities.
There were two phases to the collection of data.
1) 1,313 male twins between 33 and 43 years of age replied to the questionnaire.
2) 2,660 twins between 18 and 33 years of age responded to the survey.
Premature ejaculation prevalence rates in the sample under study were similar to reports from other studies. Importantly, however, when premature ejaculation is defined by sex lasting one minute or less, the occurrence comes down to two per cent of the population or less, though which lovers would be satisfied with this duration of intercourse remains unclear. Certainly, most sexually active couples would wish to know how to stop premature ejaculation when intercourse lasted less than three minutes (an admittedly arbitrary time scale).
The study found a significant genetic effect which accounts for 30% of the total range of premature ejaculation in men. (However, this does not mean men cannot learn how to avoid premature ejaculation.) Furthermore, genetic effects appeared to be responsible for lifelong PE from first intercourse to mature middle age and even later in life.
The researchers claimed that environmental effects really only impacted on the duration of intercourse and delayed ejaculation during early sexual experiences.
These could be contextual factors, such as the partner being unknown, or intoxication. Even though only weak effects of age were found in the present study, severe premature ejaculation was more than ten times more common during the first intercourse, compared to later in life, which could be the result of the impact sexual naiveté may have on ejaculation latency time.
No genetic effects were detected for delayed ejaculation. Temporal stability was found here as well in the sense that premature ejaculation problems during the first intercourse were negatively related to later delayed ejaculation. Effects of age and relationship length were generally positive, so that problems related to premature ejaculation increased slightly with increasing age and relationship length.
Ejaculation latency time was also significantly positively associated with frequency of sexual activities and variations in the ways of achieving ejaculation, with oral and anal sex having the strongest associations. On the whole, variables measuring different aspects of ejaculatory dysfunction had quite weak associations with sexual distress.
Altogether, these variables accounted for 16.5% of the variation in sexual distress, implying that more than four fifths of the total variance in sexual distress is accounted for by something other than premature or delayed ejaculation. Variables measuring subjective experience of PE had the strongest associations with sexual distress. Results were discussed in relation to the ongoing debate on diagnostic criteria for premature ejaculation. It was suggested that effects of sexual experience on premature ejaculation should be investigated, and perhaps, considered when diagnosing premature ejaculation.
Ejaculation latency time-improving effects of varied and frequent sexual activity should also be subjects of further study, especially to establish direction of causality: it may also be the case that men with naturally longer ejaculation latency time are more sexually adventurous, and engage more frequently in sexual behavior. Molecular genetic studies should be conducted to identify the genes that are behind the perceived genetic effects on premature ejaculation.
These studies could, then, be a first step in a process of developing genetically tailored drugs to further improve pharmacotherapy to enable men to discover how to stop delayed ejaculation. Also, properly conducted and well-designed longitudinal studies of ejaculatory function are needed to investigate further how ejaculatory performance behaves over time.
In summary, the present study generated the following key results: premature ejaculation is fairly common in Finnish men, if diagnosed by subjective perception and distress. If diagnosis is done by a one-minute ejaculation latency time, the prevalence is slightly less than two per cent; if by anteportal ejaculation, around one per cent.
Ejaculatory dysfunctions have weak, but significant positive associations with age, indicating that problems related to premature ejaculation appeared to increase with increasing age. A significant genetic effect of around 30% could be measured for premature, but not delayed, ejaculation. Ejaculation latency time had some positive association with frequency of and variation in different sexual activities. Associations between experienced sexual distress and premature and delayed ejaculation are generally rather weak.
How to stop premature ejaculation
No systematically conducted scientific study has yet examined the psychological impact or impacts that may be caused by premature ejaculation (PE) on a man and his sexual partner. Considering the amount of time and effort which men invest in seeking out ways to prevent premature ejaculation, this is somewhat surprising.
This study has been designed to explore this important issue by reporting on interviews conducted with 28 men who all had a case of self-diagnosed premature ejaculation. From a purely qualitative viewpoint and perspective, these interviews were designed to assess whether these men had any minor or major concerns about preventing premature ejaculation, and, if so, what they were.
As it transpired, issues were focused on two major sexual themes: the impact of PE on sexual self-confidence and the effect that it might have on future or even current relationships.
In view of this it is not unreasonable to conclude that PE has a similar qualitative impact on men as does the generally considered worse condition of erectile dysfunction. Further investigation is undoubtedly needed to establish how prevalent concerns about stopping PE are in the wider male population – as well as to work out the impact of this sexual dysfunction on the men’s sexual partners.
How to help prevent premature ejaculation
Nitric oxide (NO) – a gaseous substance – may play a role in mediating penile erection by effectively inhibiting smooth muscle found in the corpora cavernosa, thereby permitting vasodilation of the corpora.
So as to test the role of nitric oxide in the sexual function of surgically unaltered male rats, the investigators administered either the precursor of NO (which is known as l-arginine or l-Arg) or an effective inhibitor of its synthesis methyl ester, NAME) before experiments on copulation, or secondly on ”ex copula” genital reflexes, or thirdly on various aspects of sexual motivation or sexual motor activity.
They found that NAME impaired copulation in a manner which was dose dependent manner. NAME additionally decreased the number of male erections, as well as increasing ”ex copula” emission of semen. It also appeared to decrease latency to the first seminal emission.
l-Arg slightly increased penile reflexes, but had no little or no other effects. NAME was discovered to have zero impact on sexual motivation or motor activity.
These results suggest that nitric oxide is able to promote erection in male rats, and that its manner of action is to mediate filling of the penile corpora cavernosa. The experimental data also implies that Nitric oxide has an inhibiting effect on seminal emission, and the mamner in which it does this is probably by decreasing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, which in turn may help prevent premature ejaculation.