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Pills: Do They Delay Climax?

Premature ejaculation pills or tablets

No wonder men want a pill or a tablet to control premature ejaculation -- it seems like the most effective and simplest solution to end the embarrassment of being a fast-draw, sharp-shooter in the bedroom!

However, you're often being taken for a very long ride at great expense when you buy these products: and in any case, products which do contain ingredients powerful enough to stand a chance of having an impact on the delay before you ejaculate may also well produce unpleasant side-effects.

Then again, leaving aside the cost, there's also the practical issue that you have to take these pills or tablets some time before you have sexual intercourse, which might not be very convenient.

(So, you might think a cream or lotion is much better because you can rub it on the places you want to desensitize - that would, I guess, generally be your penis! - a few minutes before making love with your partner.)

Finally, there have also been reports of some of the products on the market producing full-blown erectile dysfunction, which is a trifle counter-productive, to say the least!

So Are There Any Pills That Actually Work?

You might, possibly, persuade a doctor to write a prescription for the non-authorized (so-called "off-label") use of SSRI-type antidepressants to help control your PE, but we wouldn't recommend this.

The use of a mood altering chemical simply to help you last a few minutes longer in bed is fundamentally unwise: you can read about post-SSRI syndrome here, and although it is a rare side-effect of taking SSRIs, it is a very serious one. To see other products and read how they work, check our product reviews.

(In Europe you can get an SSRI specifically manufactured for the purpose of helping men go on for longer during sex; it's named "Priligy"...though it comes at a high price, and it's only available on prescription.)

More About Pills For Your Premature Ills

We all know what premature ejaculation means: not being able to last long enough in bed, whether that's defined by a time scale such as two minutes, or by the fact that your partner remains unsatisfied at the end of your bedroom encounter.

It's a very personal thing, too: one couple who can make love for ten minutes before the man comes might think they have premature ejaculation because they want to go making wild, passionate love for 20 minutes.

Another couple might consider ten minutes of sex a very satisfactory thing.

So what constitutes premature is a very personal thing!

It's fair to say that there is actually comparatively little substantive scientific evidence that SSRI-type antidepressants can really help a man last more than a couple of minutes longer in bed.

Indeed, whether or not SSRIs are an appropriate treatment depends on the real cause of the mans rapid ejaculation.

Also importantly, SSRIs given at the wrong dosage may actually cause a man to suffer from anorgasmia (the inability to reach climax at all).

They can also cause some serious side-effects, so you certainly need to take these drugs under medical supervision and carefully monitor the impact they have on you.

The side-effects of prescription drugs in this category can include tremors, a dry mouth, and even paranoid or suicidal thought processes.

Admittedly those effects are uncommon, but we have all heard of the potential side-effects of substances like Prozac.

Herbal Products For Premature Ejaculation

Purveyors of herbal products - usually some kind of herbal supplement which is not regulated by any medical authority - offer what may seem like a simple and easy route to obtaining relief from premature ejaculation, but unfortunately the online reviews available strongly suggest that herbal pills are often totally ineffective, usually because they do not contain any active ingredients in meaningful quantities!

However, the idea of taking a pill to last longer in bed is very attractive one, so it may be useful to experiment with some of the more reputable products.

Pills can include many varied ingredients, some of which work, and some of which don't. Now, it's absolutely true that some herbal or chemical ingredients can have a positive impact on sexual function in men. Unfortunately, it's equally true that many others do not.

Furthermore, even if an ingredient does actually have a physical effect (for example L-arginine is often quoted as promoting circulation), the level of the ingredient in many of the premature ejaculation pills on offer is so low that it would actually have no impact whatsoever on the physiology of the body.

Even assuming you find a pill that is genuine and actually works, giving you more ejaculatory control, you still have to swallow it (and digest it) before it can enter the circulatory system of your body, which means that it needs to be taken a fairly long time before you plan to have sex.

However, there's no question that the majority of herbal supplements or complementary medicines which claim to help you last longer or improve your ejaculation control are bogus.

They tend to be made in factories in Africa or Asia, to be sold by people owning up to no physical address, and to be merchandised on websites that encourage you to buy several months' supply at a time, with email addresses that somehow never respond to your complaints or questions.

As to what's in these products -- well, your guess is as good as mine, regardless of what they claim on the website.

Research has shown that the majority of herbal supplements offered for sale in the USA contain between zero and 200% of the ingredients stated.

(And that assumes there is some information about the ingredients provided. The truth is, many so-called PE pills do not list any of the ingredients, and rely simply on outlandish claims on the marketing material to persuade men to buy them.)

There is no regulation of these products because they are sold as food supplements, not as medication, and therefore they are not regulated by the FDA (Federal Drugs Administration).

Obviously creams which are applied topically and absorbed rapidly through the sensitive tissues of the genitals can work much more quickly. This is one reason why an anesthetic cream or lotion you apply to the skin of the penis can be more successful than a pill in delaying ejaculation.

Detain-X Review

The problem is that when it comes to the selling of pills for sensitive male conditions like premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, or even penis size (as if it would ever be possible to enlarge your penis by taking a herbal pill!), the vulnerability of men who have a problem in these areas makes them very susceptible to the persuasive claims of these modern-day "snake oil salesmen".

With this background it becomes increasingly difficult to separate the charlatans from the genuinely intentioned providers of herbal remedies.

One thing that this product - Detain-X - does have in its favor, however, is that it is the brainchild of a qualified medical doctor, who goes by the name of Warren Ringold.

Whether or not you believe that a qualified physician should be in the business of manufacturing herbal remedies, I think it's fair to say that his name on the product give does give certain assurances: the first of these is that the product is manufactured to a high standard, and the formulation appears to be based on a certain amount of science.

In fact, Ringold is forthright about how the product is supposed to work. It's based on the same theory as the use of SSRI antidepressants to cure premature ejaculation -- that is to say, by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain, the ejaculatory response is slowed down.

So far, so good. The only question is whether or not this product does actually impact on the amount of serotonin in the brain.

Ringold is very protective of the formulation of his pills: which refers to the composition of them. They include L-tryptophan, which is one of the prime ingredients, apparently. The theory is that this is a precursor of serotonin and therefore is able to function in the body as a mechanism that increases the level of serotonin in the brain.

I have a problem with this. As a doctor, Warren Ringold knows, I have no doubt, the value of scientifically proven research and the need for scientific data about the ingredients of any medication on offer.

He offers none. However, Ringold does hold some respectable medical positions, so it's extremely unlikely that he's putting his name to something that is either questionable or indeed outright bogus. But if that's the case, why is he so coy about revealing exactly what is in his capsules?

You see, the problem, in my opinion, is that by refusing to reveal more scientific data about the trials and tests of this product (if there are any) and indeed about the ingredients contained in it, he does rather detract from the credibility of his persuasive arguments that this is all you need to control premature ejaculation and last longer in bed.

When all is said and done, he's relying on the value of his medical qualifications, and the persuasiveness of his website, to convince people that his pills can cure or control premature ejaculation. 

So by now, as you've probably gathered, this isn't an unqualified recommendation for Detain X: nonetheless, it's more my opinion that Detain-X is actually the only complementary medicine or herbal product on the market that has even the slightest chance of impacting on premature ejaculation.

For that reason, and that reason alone, I recommend a trial if you believe that taking a pill is the route for you. I'd be extremely grateful to hear any comments and feedback from men who have bought this product about whether or not it worked for you (payment is not on offer!).

Finally, I'd be a lot more reluctant to recommend this product if there wasn't a money-back guarantee which I believe will be honored if the product fails to impact your premature ejaculation problem.

What I can say with absolute certainty, however, is that I do not recommend any other non-medically prescribed compound for the treatment of premature ejaculation.  

Premature ejaculation is a problem that can have a very deleterious impact on not only your relationship, but also on your self-esteem and your self-confidence.

Most of the men who've contacted me about this problem are ready to try almost any solution that offers the hope of being able to last longer in bed. So please, avoid the rubbish, the cons, the stuff that doesn't work, and even the stuff that's downright dangerous.

Read an honest review of one of the best premature ejaculation treatments available by clicking here: Ejaculation By Command.

Stop Premature Ejaculation Now - Don't Let Her Down Tonight!

Not being able to last long enough for the woman to achieve orgasm during sex isn't only a let down for the man, it's a disappointment for the woman too, and so both of you miss out on a lot of sexual pleasure and the benefits of a great sexual connection in your relationship generally.

A lot of men emailing me about premature ejaculation are willing to try almost any solution that offers the hope of being able to last longer in bed. So I've included reviews of the more outlandish products here.

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