Does Sertraline Make You Last Longer In Bed? My Experience

When it comes to premature ejaculation, SSRI’s such as sertraline (Zoloft) are often prescribed to help the situation. But does sertraline make you last longer in bed? Does it really work? I received this question below, and will go into my own experience with the SSRI and PE, below:

“Hi. I have a problem with premature ejaculation. It has caused more than a little embarrassment for me in my relationship. I can even ejaculate if I focus too hard on thinking about sex and what it feels like and having sex!! Do you have any advice for me on how to help with this premature ejaculation problem? It makes it very difficult for me to please my wife in bed. Any help would be appreciated!”



My reply:
does sertraline make you last longer in bedIt sounds like you have a really bad case of premature ejaculation. I used to have pretty bad premature ejaculation, but if you can “think yourself” into ejaculation, I think you need some extra help.

While ejaculation control exercises are a good way to gain ejaculation control for most men, in your case you should really attack your premature ejaculation head on…

SSRI’s significantly delay ejaculation. SSRI’s are a class of antidepressants that “fix” your serotonin — your happy chemical — production… these include:

  • Zoloft (Sertraline)
  • Prozac (Fluoxetine)
  • Lexapro (Escitalopram)
  • Paxil (Paroxetine)

While antidepressants may slightly decrease libido (especially in the beginning) and it is said they can weaken erections (never happened to me), just trying to ejaculate is like fighting an uphill battle… which coming from somebody who at one point had the opposite problem (horrendous premature ejaculation), it is an awesome “struggle” to have…

And it doesn’t really matter which antidepressant you use, Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, Paxil… they all have equal ejaculation delaying properties.

My Personal Experience with Antidepressants

I had a problem a few years back where half of my face became paralyzed. It’s called Bell’s Palsy. They don’t know what causes it, or why it happens. It hits about 1 in 10,000 people.

The majority of people fully heal within a few weeks. I was one of the lucky few who didn’t. I had about a 70% healing, and it was over a long period of time.  With much facial exercises and vitamins I was able to achieve this.

I was pissed off at the world.  I thought, “why me??”… I felt like the world was out to get me.  I became a hermit for some time.

Love life?  Nonexistent…

First hearing about it, you may think it’s just a minor blow to vanity, but not being able to properly express your emotions and not having control over your face (and people’s reactions) can cause some serious psychological issues.

At the lowest point of my depression I sought professional help and got on sertraline… and I must say, it really helped get me out of the dark hole I was in, and helped me to see things in a more positive and accepting light.

Little by little I started dating again, even got me a couple of real good looking girls (this really instilled in me the truth that attitude is more important than anything else when attracting women), and my sex life started up again.

But Man, How Things Were Different During Sex on Sertraline… Does Sertraline Make You Last Longer in Bed?… Oh Yeah… Much Longer

While I noticed my new delayed ejaculation during masturbation, it was especially awesome during sex… ejaculation control wasn’t the word to describe my new lasting powers.

In the process of just trying to get ONE ejaculation, I gave my girl multiple orgasms.

Life after Zoloft

I got off of the meds about a year later, when I was doing much better emotionally and socially, and while I didn’t have to “fight” to orgasm, I was still able to last longer during intercourse then before I was on sertraline.

I gleaned some powerful insights into ejaculation control and lasting longer in bed while on the sertraline… and kept these insights with me for the long run, even after the medication.

Thanks neuroplasticity!  (“Not only can the brain learn new tricks, but it can also change its structure and function–even in old age.” – Time Magazine)

Sertraline, and antidepressants in general are fantastic for overcoming depression, as well as controlling premature ejaculation. However, they can lead to side effects in some (but not all) men, including weight gain, fatigue, anxiety, and reduction in sex drive.

It’s best to try and beat the problem with ejaculation control exercises, like these: Ejaculation Control Training

Take the antidepressants for some time while getting the hang of the exercises. Another option is to get a script for paroxetine or dapoxetine, which can be used on demand rather than needing to take on a regular basis.

Have a good one!

-David Carreras aka Mr. Manpower
Mr. Manpower’s Guide to
Overall Manhood Enhancement
the ultimate sex guide for men… “male potency without drugs”

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