Sexual Health Q&A

How might erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs help with premature ejaculation?

Some experts think that ED drugs can help reduce a man’s performance anxiety by producing a stronger erection. Since anxiety is often a concern for men with premature ejaculation, alleviating it may help them improve ejaculatory control.

It’s also thought that for some men, ED drugs lower the amount of arousal necessary for erection. In turn, this could increase the amount of arousal (and, presumably, time) needed for ejaculation.