Home > Sex > Sex tips Updated 11 March 2014 Premature ejaculation: are you a one-minute man? Premature ejaculation is no laughing matter and, if you didn’t know, it can be a real, um, blow to the male ego. It has also been the ruin of many a relationship. 0 Shutterstock Check Are you a sex addict? » Ask Sexologist » Join Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » SEE: What happens to your body during sex? How porn addiction can affect your sex life So, you meet a really sexy person, the conversation heats up, and you know you’re going to check into the Get Your Groove On Motel by the end of the night. And while motel rates are R100 an hour, you wish they were offered by the minute… because a minute is all you’ll need.Premature ejaculation is no laughing matter and, if you didn’t know, it can be a real, um, blow to the male ego. It has also been the ruin of many a relationship.But it doesn’t have to be.Experts believe that premature ejaculation, early in a relationship, is usually caused by too much stimulation or anxiety about performance. However, guilt and other psychological factors have also been cited as contributing factors.But you’ll be pleased to know that the condition usually improves without treatment.Here are some tips on how to point without shooting to soon:The chicken-chokerMasturbate more. And learn to relax while you’re doing it. Guys often associate masturbation with a quick release, but regular and prolonged wanking, choking the chicken or shaking hands with the mayor can help you get over your early ejaculation.The stop-start Stimulate yourself until you near orgasm, then stop for about 30 seconds and start again. Repeat until you can’t control the urge to ejaculate. The big squeeze Sexually stimulate yourself until you’re about to ejaculate. Now, gently squeeze the end of your penis (where the head meets the shaft) for several seconds. Halt stimulation for about 30 seconds and then start again. Repeat this pattern until you want to ejaculate.The game-changerChange you sex positions. The missionary (man on top) has been most linked to early ejaculation because muscular tension is increased as you support your weight with your arms and core strength. Try having your partner on top, or opt for doggy-style or side-to-side.REMEMBER: Talking about your premature ejaculation condition with your partner is the first step to recovery. The recommended steps are always more fun if you ask your partner to help you with it.- Photo of disappointed woman in bed from Shutterstock Hayden Horner More in Sex SEE: What happens to your body during sex? More: SexSex tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.