Priligy® is a prescription medication for the treatment of premature ejaculation and one of the few treatments which have scientifically proven to materially increase the time a man can last during sex.
We have compiled an easy to understand guide around everything you need to know about Priligy. Have a read below to understand what Priligy is, how it works, who it is intended for, and what the potential side effects are.
What is Priligy?
Priligy is an MHRA-approved medication for the treatment of premature ejaculation and forms part of a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The active ingredient in Priligy is Dapoxetine, which was developed by Eli Lilly and later sold to Johnston & Johnston. Priligy was approved for the treatment of premature ejaculation in the UK in November 2013.
Priligy is a prescription-only medication, and not available over the counter or in high-street pharmacies.
What is Premature Ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation (or PE) is when a man ejaculates too early during (or even before) any sexual activity on all or nearly all occasions. But what exactly is too early?
There is no scientific answer to what exactly is defined as premature, but most doctors refer to PE when ejaculation happens within one minute of direct stimulation of the penis. Sometimes, it can even happen before any direct sexual activity.
As a reference point, the average time taken to ejaculate during intercourse is around five-and-a-half minutes. If you don’t last that long, don’t sweat it. In the end it, it all depends on each couple to decide if they’re happy with the time taken.
How does Priligy work?
Priligy can increase the time a man can last by 2-3x, but how exactly does it work?
Priligy increases the activity of serotonin in your nervous system. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for passing messages between your nerve cells. Amongst many other functions, it’s responsible for sending the nerve messages that result in ejaculation.
Increasing the activity of serotonin in the nervous system, helps you to increase the time it takes to ejaculate and ultimately allows you to get better control over when you want to ejaculate.
The tablet should be taken 1-3 hours before sexual activity to help you last longer.
Who can take Priligy?
Priligy is the treatment for premature ejaculation for men between the ages of 18-64 who cannot naturally control their ejaculation and cannot last longer than 2 minutes during sex.
Does Priligy numb the penis?
Contrary to most other treatments for PE, Priligy does not numb the penis. This means that gain greater control over ejaculating too early, without losing the sensation in your penis.
Can I drink alcohol whilst taking Priligy?
You should avoid alcohol when taking Priligy. The effects of alcohol such as feeling dizzy, sleepy and having slow reactions, may be increased if taken with Priligy.
Additionally, drinking alcohol while taking Priligy may increase your risk of injury from fainting or from other side effects.
How to take Priligy?
Priligy comes in doses of 30mg or 60mg.
30mg is the most common dosage and is the recommended one if you are taking Priligy for the first time. Most men find that 30mg is sufficient to treat PE and improve their sexual health.
Priligy can be taken with or without food and should be taken with at least one full glass of water.
How do you know if Priligy is right for you?
Before you can take Priligy you need to go through a consultation with a medical professional, who needs to determine if Priligy is safe and suitable for you.
If you think you suffer from PE, click here to start your free online consultation today. If you are approved by our medical team we ship Priligy discreetly to your door within 24 hours.