Just as there are a number of reasons why someone experiences erectile dysfunction, the same goes for premature ejaculation. And while medications like Viagra can help your erection stay firm, it usually isn’t the first choice for preventing ejaculation.
However, the two issues often happen together, so your provider may recommend Viagra to help with any underlying erectile dysfunction. As a result of treatment, you may see some improvement with how long you last.
But if not, your provider may have you try behavioral methods (e.g., practicing ejaculation control), counseling, or other medications — like numbing creams or antidepressants — to help.