Home Remedies for Premature Ejaculation that Really Work

Dr. Laurence Levine
Expert in male sexual health, leading Urologist in USA
by Dr. Laurence Levine Last updated 12/07/2023
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If research is proof enough, S-E-X consumes quite a bit of space in the male brain on a daily basis.

The thing is, sex is definitely important, but problems with sex can be so overwhelming that a lack of confidence in that department can all-out take over.

Specifically when it comes to something like climaxing too fast.

Quick FAQs

Yes, you can certainly do something about it from home! There are several proven techniques and exercises that are known to work.

Yes, there are several over-the-counter options available to treat PE. Promescent desensitizing spray is a great option for treating premature ejaculation.

There are several well-known foods and minerals that are believed to support healthy sexual function. Unfortunately, there is no scientific research to support improving endurance.

Some estimates claim that premature ejaculation is so common, that it affects as many as 39% of males.It is estimated that as many as 40% of men have experienced premature ejaculation

Medical treatments for PE exist that require a doctor's prescription, but what if you prefer to take matters into your own hands?

No worries—we've gathered a good list of home remedies for premature ejaculation that may be worth a try.

How can I treat premature ejaculation at home?

So, when it comes down to it, most men don't like talking about finishing too soon to anyone, let alone a medical professional.

And, even though one in three men may have problems with premature ejaculation, the majority will never ask about a medicinal solution.

Thankfully, we all live in the age of the ever-valuable internet, and an internet search of 'home remedies for premature ejaculation' likely landed you here.

Can you treat premature ejaculation at home?


You will essentially find three categories of premature ejaculation remedies you can try at home:

  • Exercise or Manual Techniques
  • Dietary Changes
  • Over-the-Counter PE Products
  • Changing Sex Positions

Home remedies for premature ejaculation options

We've pulled together the best from each category to give you some legitimate ideas of directions to take to help you last longer in bed.

Exercises and Techniques

Certain techniques actually help with premature ejaculation, and best of all, pretty much anyone can give these home remedies for premature ejaculation a shot.

1. The Squeeze Technique

Squeezing, or pause-squeezing is all about withdrawing from sex at the right moment and squeezing the end of your penis.

Believe it or not, when done correctly, this direct pressure on the head can delay ejaculation by forcing arousal levels to drop.

A few pointers with the squeeze technique:

  • Make sure you or your partner holds the squeeze for a 10-15 seconds
  • Hold the pressure right where your shaft joins your head
  • Don't start the sexual activity again until your arousal levels have dropped

The goal with the squeeze technique is to eventually reach a point when you can slow your ejaculation without the hands-on interference.

Here's a more comprehensive guide on the squeeze technique.

2. Edging

Red light with man stopping indicator symbolizing stopping to delay ejaculation

Edging, sometimes called the stop-start technique, is a method of orgasm control that is sometimes used to extend the pleasurable timeline of sex.

Basically, edging involves stopping all sexual stimulation immediately when you begin to feel like you will ejaculate.

The goal here is to allow arousal levels to drop before starting sex again.

Edging can take some practice for sure, as a lot of guys are not so sure where their "point of no return" happens.

However, with a little practice, you can stop and start and repeat as many times as necessary to delay ejaculation.

Here's a full edging guide to get you started.

3. Kegel Exercises for Men

Kegel exercises are an easy way to help deter issues with premature ejaculation naturally.

Even though your climax as a man comes from stimulation, the control over that climax can be partially related to the ejaculatory reflex.

The ejaculatory reflex is easier to control if you have strong pelvic floor muscles.

Promising results from Kegel exercises for treating premature ejaculation

A 2014 study found that 12 weeks of pelvic floor exercises helped with premature ejaculation.

Once the exercise period was over, 33 of the 40 men in the group had gained more control over ejaculation.

Before the rehabilitation, all 40 men had ejaculation times during vaginal sex of less than or equal to one minute.

After rehabilitation to strengthen pelvic muscles, the time-to-ejaculation range was over two minutes. Kegel exercises are relatively simple to do.

The general process involves:

  1. Tightening muscles that you use to stop peeing mid-stream
  2. Contract the muscles for 3 seconds, relax for 3 seconds, repeat for a set of 10
  3. Do a set of Kegels 3 times per day

As you grow accustomed to the process and your muscles strengthen, work your way up to more sets or more squeezes in a set.

You can find a more comprehensive guide on Kegel exercises here.

4. Pre-Sex Masturbation

Man holding eggplant to suggest masturbation

Maybe this particular method goes without saying—you've probably tried it if you've had issues with cumming too fast.

The fact is, if you've ejaculated once already, your next time-to-ejaculation will probably be a little longer.

If you've yet to try masturbation before sex to prolong your time in bed, consider getting one in an hour or two before sex—if you know the general timeline of things to come.

Anything longer than an hour or two before sex and your sensitivity levels may be right where they normally are.

Pro Tip: For more great ideas on how to overcome premature ejaculation, check out this article about sex positions to last longer in bed from Promescent

Diet: Foods That May Help with Premature Ejaculation

Man eating healthy to prevent premature ejaculation

Incorporating certain foods may be one of the easiest ways to help thwart problems with premature ejaculation.

Several minerals are thought to have a link to premature ejaculation, and certain foods are well-known to support healthy sexual function.

Note: While dietary approaches are attractive, they offer no scientific evidence of being effective treatments for PE. That being said, everyone's body is different and none of the recommendations offered here are dangerous to your health to try.

A study in the NCBI found that men with low magnesium levels may correlate to a higher chance of having premature ejaculation issues.

Zinc also plays a role in sexual function for men, and other minerals like calcium, copper, manganese, and selenium all support male reproduction.

Here's a quick list of foods and why they could be important:

  1. Dark chocolate - Good source of copper, magnesium, and zinc
  2. Green tea - Contains valuable polyphenols thought to support sexual function, anecdotal reports claim green tea helps with PE
  3. Fatty fish - Salmon, tuna, and other fatty fish are good sources of magnesium
  4. Pumpkin seeds - Rich in zinc and magnesium
  5. Avocados - Good source of vitamins B, C, and K, zinc, and are thought to encourage blood flow to the penis for more control
  6. Pomegranates - Loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids, may help maintain erections and support sexual function
  7. Watermelon - Excellent source of zinc, lycopene, and beta-carotene, but also high in citrulline that helps maintain erections
  8. Beef - Beef is a good source of both zinc and magnesium
  9. Certain Herbs - Garlic, ginseng, Ginkgo Biloba, and Tribulus Terrestris may help support male sexual function by enhancing blood flow
  10. Red Wine - Red wine is well-known for helping with ED, but may also lower sexual sensitivity to delay ejaculation

Other Dietary Tips to Help with PE

  • Keep sugar intake to a minimum
  • Watch out for questionable chemical preservatives, coloring agents, and additives
  • Reduce simple carb intake and keep grain intake to a minimum
  • Consider vitamins and supplements if you're not getting enough minerals in your daily diet

A Note About Supplements and Herbal Remedies

Herbs and supplements for premature ejaculation

Just as it is with every prevalent ailment, you can find hundreds of supplements and supposed natural cures for premature ejaculation in a bottle.

While some of these products may promise to help with early ejaculation, not every product you find is trustworthy.

For example, a popular Chinese herbal remedy for premature ejaculation known as Yimusake Tablets may help prolong ejaculation times, but the formulation may also cause adverse side effects like:

  • Nose bleeds
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Lacking libido

Not to say all Yimusake Tablets are bad, because some limited research has shown promise.

You also have to consider the fact that your ejaculation will be naturally delayed if your stomach hurts, you can't stand up straight, and your erection fails you.

Even without adverse effects, some supplements are formulated with questionable ingredients.

Some are also made by shady manufacturers looking to make money off your speedy plight, so do use a discerning eye when considering any such option.

Over-the-Counter Options for Premature Ejaculation

There are over-the-counter options that can help men last longer during sex.

Most over the counter cures for premature ejaculation are solutions aimed at lowering the sensitivity levels of your penis.

Here are a few options to consider:

Over the counter option for the treatment of premature ejaculation

1. Delay Sprays

Delay sprays are probably one of the most known over-the-counter products for you can use at home for premature ejaculation.

You'll find these sprays called by many names, such as:

  • PE sprays
  • Desensitizing sprays
  • Lidocaine spray for men

Delay sprays are usually formulated with desensitizing agents like benzocaine or lidocaine, which can interrupt sensations temporarily when applied to the penis.

Promescent Delay Spray for Men is popular because it absorbs into the skin quickly and has a long-lasting effect, but also helps lower chances of transferring desensitization to a partner when used properly.

As a side note, Promescent is one of the few delay sprays to ever be analytically tested and have the results published in scientific journals.

According to a 14-day report provided by 91 men, Promescent Delay Spray helped men to last for an average of 11.16 minutes.

2. Benzocaine Wipes

Benzocaine wipes like Promescent PE Wipes work in much the same fashion as delay sprays—they contain a desensitizing agent that gets applied directly to the sensitive spots on your penis.

Wipes can be a little more convenient than sprays, and they can work well if you want to specifically desensitize a certain area, such as the frenulum, shaft, or head of your penis.

Studies using benzocaine wipes have been promising.

Some studies have actually shown time-to-ejaculation increases of as much as 5.5 minutes, which is pretty substantial in terms of sex.

3. Topical Desensitizing Gels

Topical desensitizing gels are much like sprays, however, they typically use benzocaine instead of lidocaine.

While some of these gel-based products can be effective, most also take a little longer to absorb into your skin. 

4. Delay Condoms

Woman's hand holding a delay condom with man in bed in background

Delay condoms, also known as climax-control condoms, are another over-the-counter option for guys looking to last a bit longer in bed.

Some of these condoms come pre-lubed with sensitivity-reducing solutions, but others are simply made thicker in certain areas to protect the penis from overstimulation.

Delay condoms with desensitizing solutions don't always work out because there is no way to control what part of the penis is desensitized.

However, some well-made delay condoms with structural integrations may be a viable option for some men.

Trojan Extended Condoms are a popular choice.

Where to Buy Premature Ejaculation Products

You can pick up over-the-counter products in quite a few ways.

Many products are available through both pharmacies and retail stores, and a lot of the major drug store chains now stock premature ejaculation products.

Of course, the majority of men dealing with PE prefer a sense of anonymity when making their purchases.

So buying products online may be more desirable. Luckily, you have no shortage of options there either. Just remember:

  • Buy only from reputable sources with legitimate products
  • Check out product reviews to get a feel for what other men have experienced
  • Compare prices pretty closely—you'll find a lot of drop-shippers and third-party retailers that jack up prices

When in doubt, head straight to the source to pick up over the counter cures for premature ejaculation by shopping specifically with the product manufacturer.

Final Thoughts on Premature Ejaculation Home Remedies

Couple happy that premature ejaculation home remedies worked for them

Naturally, if you're coming up short (time-wise) in the bedroom, things can get distressing.

However, you do have access to some pretty impressive home remedies for ejaculation—even if you're not quite ready to discuss the problem out loud with a doctor.

From manual techniques and exercises to dietary changes and store-bought products, these home remedies for premature ejaculation offer real potential to help you last longer.

Who knows, with a combination approach, you may even gain enough minutes during sex to give you a totally new level of confidence in all your sexual endeavors.

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Dr. Laurence Levine

Dr. Laurence Levine

​Dr Laurence Levine is a Professor of Urology and practices at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is focused specifically on Male Sexual Health and is past President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA). Dr. Levine graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he received his MD and completed his training in Urology at the Harvard Program in Boston.​


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