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The most common treatment of this disorder is to become more familiar with the feelings and sensations surrounding the time leading up to ejaculation. By learning to become more familiar with these sensations, you can then slowly learn how to predict when the upcoming ejaculation will occur and gain more control over them. One popular method taught both in self-help books and by therapists is the "stop and start" method. A person begins masturbating (alone or with a partner) and a moment or two before ejaculation, stops. Masturbating resumes when the person has come down from his closeness to ejaculation. Again, masturbation is stopped as the man approaches ejaculation. This is done 5 or 6 times.
After doing this exercise a few times, the man will hopefully become more aware of the sensations leading up to ejaculation and be able to better control them through stopping intercourse for a few minutes. Of course sexual play doesn't need to end at this time. Combining this method with taking one's mind off of the "performance" aspect of sexual intercourse (and instead think about other, non-related activities) can lead to greater control over one's ejaculation.
There are other methods that may work better for some men. These are best learned from a self-help book on this subject or a therapist with specific training in sexual disorders.
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