Foods To Eat To Prevent Premature Ejaculation

by Dr. Pranjal on July 10, 2023 , 5 min read

Did it happen again last night? We know it's difficult to go long, but don't worry! Premature ejaulation is a very common sexual problem where a man ejaculates too soon during sexual intercourse. 


“PS: You are not alone!”


Men tend to be very secretive when it comes to their sexual problems. They are embarrassed to address their issues or even openly talk about it. However, most of the issues they face during sexual intercourse are so common that they have become meme material, which does not help the situation but rather makes men feel more embarrassed to discuss it.


The average time taken for a man to ejaculate is calculated to be approximately 5 minutes according to many surveys. However, this may vary depending on the foreplay, and sexual stimulation. Premature ejaculation happens when the man finishes within two minutes of penetration. 


The Two Types of Premature Ejaculation: 

Premature ejaculation can be categorised into two types based on when the problem first manifested. The two types are:


  1. Lifelong/Primary Premature Ejaculation: This is when you have been finishing early since your first sexual encounter. This could be because of biochemical factors. 
  2. Acquired/Secondary Premature Ejaculation: This is when you have recently developed the problem. This could be because of substance abuse, biological issues or even psychological issues. 

What Causes Premature Ejaculation? 

Premature ejaculation is a result of an interaction between psychological and biological factors. An erection is a result of psychological and biological stimulation that mostly occurs because of sexual intimacy. In case of a premature ejaculation, the causes could be:

            Early Sexual Experiences: 

Having troubling past experiences with sex which might have been embarassing can result in early ejaculation. The experiences could also be associated with sexual abuse and trauma. This could cause your mind to associate your current sexual experience to your past ones resulting in an early climax. 


            Body Image Insecurity: 

One of the most common reasons for a premature ejaculation can be insecurity. Sexual intercourse and nudity go hand in hand which makes many men more insecure about their bodies. We always talk about women being insecure with their bodies, but we don’t pay enough attention to men who go through the same. All men need to understand that they do not have to be ripped and tall to be handsome. It's okay to be short and smart, it's okay to have acne and it's okay to have body fat and hair. You look handsome the way you are! 


            Worrying about quick climax: 

Most of the men who complain about having premature ejaculations also admit that they are nervous and worry about their sexual performance and finishing quickly before they even start the foreplay. 


Being nervous and worried about finishing early does not help with maintaining the erection and might lead to a premature ejaculation. It is advised to remain calm and let yourself be aroused without worrying about the climax. Pro tip: Allow yourself to enjoy the moment. 


Anxiety is a psychological reason that can result in a premature ejaculation. These sets of negative feelings can make men lose interest in the middle of the intercourse which can result in premature ejaculation. 



           Erectile Dysfunction: 

Men who have a previous medical history of erectile dysfunction can also face premature ejaculation. This issue is traced to hormonal imbalance or psychological factors such as being nervous or anxious. Having anxiety about not being able to finish makes the body respond to it by rushing to a release. 



            Issues In Your Relationship: 

If you haven't faced such issues in your past sexual interactions, there are high chances that your premature ejaculation could be a result of interpersonal problems between you and your sexual partner. These issues could contribute to genuine disinterest and might make you finish soon. 



            Biological Problems: 

These issues can involve biochemical imbalances like change in hormone levels, or abnormal levels of brain chemicals termed as neurotransmitters. Premature ejaculation can also be caused due to inflammation in the prostate area. 


Food Items That You Can Eat To Prevent Premature Ejaculation

Conditions like premature ejaculation can be prevented by many means. Apart from the right use of contraceptives and sexual stimulation, there are many food products that help with your sexual experience. Here are some options that you can include into your daily menu: 


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  •           Go Bananas! 

Bananas are your best friends to battle premature ejaculations. They are rich sources of potassium and bromelain which technically boost your testosterone and stamina level. 


The right amount of hormones in your body will ensure a healthy sex life. Bananas also enhance your libido, which is your body’s overall sex drive. They have a high amount of glucose that helps you to last longer in bed. 


You can experiment on the different dishes made from Bananas. From milkshakes to cupcakes, bananas do give quite the joy. 


“ Eating a banana before sex is definitely gonna pull the clock.” 



  • Garlic To The Rescue! 

Garlics truly enhance your sex drive. This is because of the presence of a compound called Allicin that ensures proper blood flow to the sexual organs of your body. Having a healthy flow of blood will help in maintaining your erection and in turn increases your time in bed. 


Garlic, being an aphrodasiac also has anti-inflammatory properties that enhance the functioning of your prostate glands thus ensuring a pleasurable sexual experience. 


One of the most effective ways to eat garlic to prevent premature ejaculation is by roasting the pods in ghee and chewing it. You can also add these roasted garlic pods on bread and enjoy it with soup. 



  • Avocados Beyond Guacamoles

We all love avocado recipes. Our sex drive loves avocadoes as well. As refreshing as the avocado milkshake is, it is highly nutritious and contains vital vitamins like B, C and K. 

Avocados have proteins and fibres that help regulate blood flow in the body thus ensuring a long lasting erection. The vitamins in the fruit help in providing the right nutrients that enhance your metabolism and thus help in the release of the right amount of testosterone. 


You can invite avocados in your diet as a smoothie, homemade ice cream, guacamoles with your nachos, and even sandwiches. See! Quite the menu, eh? 



  • Ladies Finger/ Okra 

Premature ejaculation is mainly caused because of the lack of vitamin A, K and Zinc. These nutrients are available in Okra (ladies finger/Bhindi). Eating this vegetable is going to help in boosting your sexual health and thus ensure a long duration of intercourse. 


The most effective way of taking in the nutrients is by soaking Okra in water overnight and drinking its juice in the morning. You could also resort to alternatives such as bhindi ki sabji too! 



  • Watermelon, Watermelon and Watermelon! 

This fruit acts as a natural viagra (according to WebMD). They contain a phytonutrient called Citrulline. This substance  improves libido (sex drive) by converting into arginine which is a very important amino acid. 


This compound basically expands the blood vessels of your penis and increases the blood flow which helps in maintaining an erection for a long duration. 


You can consume watermelons in the form of a juice or in a salad. Feel free to enjoy it with pepper and salt. 



Food Items That You Should Avoid To Prevent Premature Ejaculation

Of course, the food you eat impacts your sex life. These are a few food items that you can reduce in your food chart to avoid finishing early in bed: 


           Junk Food Like Pizza, Pasta, etc. 

Well, it's called junk for a reason. It does give foodgasms, but has a major impact on your reproductive system. They tend to reduce the testosterone levels thus impacting your erection. Limiting your junk food intake will help you to keep up the testosterone levels in your body. 



            Alcohol, Tobacco And Energy Drinks

Social drinking and partying can be really fun. However, to prevent an early climax, make sure to limit and keep a check on your alcohol and tobacco consumption. Energy drinks are carbonated and can reduce your erection quality. Now you know what to avoid.  



            Red Meat And Saturated Fats

It is suggested by research that men consuming saturated fats and excess processed red meat have 41% less sperm count than men who don’t. You can limit your consumption of these food products which will in turn help in monitoring your sperm count. Having a balanced sperm count will help you to have long lasting erections and last longer in bed. 


Take Away

Premature ejaculation can happen due to many medical and non medical reasons. Shifting to a healthy lifestyle with good exercise and healthy food alternatives will help stabilise the issue. Try remaining relaxed during the intercourse and be in the moment. If the issue persists, consult a doctor and get medical attention. 




  • Does premature ejaculation indicate infertility?

Ans: Not necessarily. You can still conceive if your sperms happen to penetrate your partner’s vagina during sexual intercourse. 


  • Is premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction the same thing?

Ans: No. Premature ejaculation is when the man finishes very early (within 1 to 2 minutes) during sexual intercourse. On the other hand, erectile dysfunction is when the man is not able to get an erection long enough to penetrate. 


  • Do my hormones have anything to do with premature ejaculation? 

Ans: Yes. Having abnormal levels of testosterone might trigger premature ejaculation. It is essential to have an optimum amount of hormones to have a healthy and pleasurable sexual experience. 

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