Approximately 20–30% of sexually active men suffer from Premature Ejaculation (PE), but the pathophysiology still remains unclear and the current available treatments for PE are unsatisfying. Considering the role of rhythmic bulbospongiosus and ischiocavernosus Muscles contractions on the ejaculatory reflex, we hypothesize that weakening this muscles via inhibiting it’s contractions by Application of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation prior to the planned sexual activity, may have a beneficial effect in the treatment of PE. Using miniaturized perineal on-demand stimulation device, in a home setting during sexual intercourse may become the first line of treatment for PE.
Premature Ejaculation (PE) is a very common and disturbing sexual dysfunction in men. Currently available treatment modalities are associated with limited efficacy and low treatment adherence. In this prospective, single-blinded, selfcontrolled study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES) for the treatment of (PE). We included 23 patients aged 20–60 (mean: 38.7) with lifelong PE. On the first visit, we delivered either TES or sham treatment to the perineum, based on the enrollment order. For stimulation, we used a commercial neuromuscular electrical stimulation device. The patients were invited for the second visit after at least 7 days for receiving the alternating treatment.