A Urologist, Dr Celsus Undie, on Thursday in Abuja advised that men should not see premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction as an infection.
A urologist is a physician who has a specialised knowledge and skill regarding problems of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.
Celsus, who works with Kelina Hospital, Abuja, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said that it was normal for people that abstained from sex for a long time to experience erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation..
He described premature ejaculation as the inability of a man to withhold ejaculation until he was ready to do so.
Celsus said that ejaculation was supposed to be a reflex action not strictly under willful control.
“If a man has abstained from sex for a very long time, he has a very high tendency to ejaculate early when he tries to have sexual intercourse.
“There is really nothing wrong with this. I try my best to discourage men from labeling themselves as having premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction when they see me.
“ I do not know why women who have orgasm too early are not labelled and why women who take so much time to reach orgasm are also not labelled?” he queried.
According to him, men believed that they were better off when they could have prolonged erection every time they had sexual intercourse.
“This makes them to go from one hospital, one laboratory, to another, doing tests. They do not accept what a professional urologist tells them.
“They want to have erection that lasts 30 minutes or one hour, this is very abnormal.”
The doctor said some of the men ended up taking medications that would eventually cause them priapism.
Priapism is a potentially painful medical condition, in which the erect penis does not return to its flaccid state, despite the absence of both physical and psychological stimulation, within four hours.
“Priapism is a purposeless, persistent, painful erection unrelated to sexual desire, which tends to ultimately cause complete loss of erection in the future if it is not quickly treated surgically.
“What is important when it comes to sexual performance is technique, not the length of the penis or how long the erection lasted, ’’ the urologist said.
He said one good orgasm would be enough for a day for most women, adding that failure to help a partner to reach orgasm could not be compensated by prolonged erection.
Celsus said the remedy for premature ejaculation was regular and frequent sexual intercourse.
He advised that when a man was too tired or unexcited, the woman should make the effort to turn him on.
“This way, erection will last longer.
“If the woman makes no effort until her husband is excited and can no longer hold it, the level of excitement will be too much for the erection to last long.
“Worse still is when the woman becomes hostile and rejects advances from her husband after an episode of premature ejaculation.
“The man becomes afraid to go near her. When tension builds up in the man and he can no longer hold himself, he makes a lot of effort.
“As the woman refuses, he pushes even harder until he becomes extremely excited. At this point, the erection will not last long at all. He will ejaculate early.”
Celsus advised the men experiencing such a condition to use condoms, saying that if they were supersensitive, the condom could reduce sensation and prolong their erection.
According to him, if all efforts fail, they should see a urologist as there are medications that can help genuine cases.
“The truth is that men have unfounded fears and more than half of the cases that see the urologist have no premature ejaculation at all.
“All they need is counselling along with their wives and both parties could have satisfactory sexual experience thereafter.”