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Old 11-22-2003, 09:16 PM   #1
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donnieandcindy HB User
Question what are SSRI

I have problems with PE. in posts i have read ssri is mentioned. What are they.
I have no problem getting erect but climax with in minutes.Are there realy drugs that can help this.

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Old 11-23-2003, 10:54 PM   #2
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Re: what are SSRI

Originally Posted by donnieandcindy
I have problems with PE. in posts i have read ssri is mentioned. What are they.
I have no problem getting erect but climax with in minutes.Are there realy drugs that can help this.

SSRI is the abbreviation for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors- basically antidepressants that increase your mood.

Old 11-24-2003, 12:16 AM   #3
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Re: what are SSRI

Just to add a bit of information.

Yes SSRIs are antidepressants and the reason you've heard that they help is because a lot of these pills cause delayed ejaculation. But, you should know that they can cause sexual dysfunction as well.
There are a lot more options to help with PE first. Research it and find some techniques (like PC muscle training) before you jump to the antidepressants because that's a gamble. I am on a couple of antidepressants, one which is known for not having sexual side effects and one that is. I can no longer orgasm due to the one. Very frustrating.
One tip - do you and your partner use a condom? They reduce sensitivity somewhat and that may help.
Good luck, and consider asking your doctor for some advice. (I know, probably the last thing you want to do)

Old 11-24-2003, 06:50 AM   #4
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Re: what are SSRI

SSRI's are being prescribed by urologists in low doses for PE, but I agree with what the previous poster said. Explore other options first. There are desensitizing creams. I've never used them, but you can get them without prescription at your drugstore or online.

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