Most men who suffer from premature ejaculation (PE) also have another problem, which is related: not enough serotonin. (This could be either because they don’t produce enough serotonin. Or they do produce enough serotonin, but they don’t have enough serotonin receptors, or their serotonin receptors aren’t working as well as they should. Or the serotonin breaks down too quickly.)
Serotonin is a molecule, a neurotransmitter, a chemical that your body produces, and that affects how you think and feel.
Serotonin helps you to delay ejaculation, control your impulses and also: to last longer in bed.
Get Some Sunlight
I could probably make a lot of money telling you to buy some new serotonin supplement. But instead I’m going to tell you how to increase your serotonin production naturally, easily and completely free of charge:
Go out and get some sunlight.
We have become overly obsessed with protecting us from UV rays, because of skin cancer and because it can make the skin age faster and look wrinkly.
But UV light is actually important and a necessary ingredient for good health. When you go out in the sun and you get your dose of natural UV light, then your body will produce vitamin D.
Now guess what you need vitamin D for?
Yep, that’s right: serotonin production.
So what happens if you sit in front of a screen indoors all day and don’t get enough sunlight? Your body doesn’t produce enough vitamin D. And when your body doesn’t produce enough vitamin D, then it doesn’t produce enough serotonin. (Btw. your body needs to create vitamin D by itself – supplements don’t work because even if you take vitamin D supplements, the vitamin D doesn’t makes it into your body in a way that is beneficial to you).
Now while short-term stress can actually be good for your brain, chronic stress usually wreaks havoc on your system and reduces your serotonin levels.
Learning to manage your stress is an important skill so that you’re able to remain healthy and have a balanced life.
Get A Massage
Getting a massage can also increase serotonin production naturally. Studies have shown that massages (or any kind of caring body contact) boosts serotonin levels (if you don’t believe me, be free to read the academic papers).
Apart of that, there are plenty of great massage methods out there, so if you like the usual Swedish oil massage, that’s great. But you can also try something more intense like sports massage or Thai massage or Shiatsu, or Indian head massage, neuromuscular massage, hot stone massage, and on and on.
Eat Fermented Foods
Fermented foods can help you to digest nutrients better, because of the beneficial microflora which they contain. It basically helps your body to assimilate nutrients more effectively, and your body needs these nutrients to produce serotonin.
Many people nowadays think of sleep as a necessity and nuisance, and kind of try to get along with as little sleep as possible so that they have more time to get things done in the 24 hours that make a day.
But when you sleep your body does many things which are important for maintaining your health and helping you to perform optimally – and one of the things that happen during your sleep is that your body produces serotonin.
Now everybody is telling you that physical exercise is good for this and that, and you’ve heard it a thousand times. So if you are already exercising, then you’ll probably be happy to hear that this helps to increase serotonin production naturally.
And if you are not yet exercising then this information won’t probably make you start doing it either. (I’m being realistic here).
But if you really want to beat PE then you should know that regular physical exercise can be very beneficial to you.
Remember Happy Events
Believe it or not, but when you remember a happy, uplifting experience you actually increase the serotonin production in your anterior cingulate cortex. That’s a part of your brain which is involved in controlling attention.
So simply answer these questions:
- When was the last time that you felt really, really happy?
- What made you feel great when you were a child?
- When did you have a lot of fun with good friends?
Now when you answer this question, don’t just say: “I felt really, really happy last year when I went on that vacation to the Maledives.”
No, really remember that vacation. Think about what made you feel so happy there specifically. How did you feel there? Remember the beautiful turquoise waters, the delicious food, the smiling faces of the people around you…