Premature ejaculation is a problem that has affected people since ages, but that time has also allowed people to figure out different ways to make things work. In order to avoid the embarrassment and feeling of inadequacy that problems in the bedroom can lead to, a man can try a variety of techniques, ranging from a certain kind of exercise to several harmless medical options. Either way, whether you have a problem or just wanna up your game, there’s a lot of hope floating around.

Here’s a couple of ways to last longer in bed!

1. Having a bigger belly helps inhibit orgasm

According to a study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, men with bigger bellies last an average of 8 minutes in bed, as opposed to the regular average of around 3 minutes. This is because a fatter belly means the man has more estradiol, the female sex hormone, which helps inhibit orgasm. Homer Simpson could probably go for days!

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2. Deep breathing exercises helps you control your orgasm

Try spending five seconds breathing in one deep, full breath, hold it for about three seconds, and then exhale for five seconds. If you can do this for about five minutes without breaking the rhythm, then try it in the bedroom, it might help delay that punch to the ego.Also, doing breathing exercises in general day to day life also helps in keeping blood flow regulated and your mind alert.

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3. Adult circumcision decreases penis sensitivity which delays orgasm

According to a study published in Adult Urology, men who got a circumcision as adults lasted significantly longer than their uncircumcised counterparts. The ejaculation time is usually longer as circumcision during adulthood decreases the penis’ sensitivity. In other news, a lot of people prefer to save their foreskin after circumcision for use in lab tests, or maybe just as a comforting reminder of what they once used to be.

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4. The Start-Stop technique can help you last longer in bed

The start-stop technique requires the man to stop stimulation and allows the excitement level to diminish before starting again. This involves identifying when you’re getting a little too excited, and slowing things down, maybe throwing in some hand play. It’s important to find a partner who understands your situation as well though, and not to stress things too much.

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5. Pleasuring yourself beforehand increases the time it takes to orgasm

Giving yourself a little ‘me time’ before the real thing ensures that you last longer in bed. It will result in lesser pleasure during sex however, but you gotta give a little to get a little. Treat yourself to a vitamin drink later, maybe even smoke a cigarette (just kidding).

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6. Long lasting condoms reduces sensitivity and makes you last longer

Condoms like Durex Extended Pleasure and the like have a substance called Benzocaine in them. This is a mild anesthetic with a slight numbing effect that helps decrease sexual sensation and brings sexual response down to a more manageable level. With the use of these condoms you can actually build up your stamina, and after some time you will be able to last longer without wearing a Benzocaine condom.

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7. Pelvic floor exercises help you control your orgasm

This is the action of repetitive contraction of the pubococcygeus (P.C.) muscles. If you’ve ever stopped yourself from urinating midstream, you’ve used your PC muscles. Once you find that muscle, practice feeling exactly where it is located and then quickly clench and release the PC muscle repeatedly for ten seconds. Practise this for a few weeks and you’ll probably see a difference.

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8. A vegetarian diet increases stamina and sex hormone production

Switching to a veg diet can have pretty positive implications for your sex life. For one, it prevents the ‘sugar crash’ usually associated with processed sugar, and a diet that is high in fruit content can provide more sustainable energy. A banana is high in potassium, a nutrient that helps in sex-hormone production and boosts energy. Tests have also shown that vegetarians have twice the stamina of meat eaters.

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9. Focusing on your partner’s body reduces anxiety and delays orgasm

This one is more about mind over matter. If you focus more on showing your other a good time, and in general having a pleasurable combined experience, then you might see some differences in how long you last.

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10. Certain medicines prescribed by doctors can help you last longer in bed

There are several medical options available for these problems. A doctor may prescribe Viagra, which has been proven as not just helping you achieve an erection but also helping in delaying ejaculation. He may also prescribe a mild anti depressant or certain topical solutions.

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