Before the advent of modern sex therapy, the great majority of men who suffered from premature ejaculation were stuck with their problem for life. In those days, the chances of finding a cure were exceedingly slim because the cause of premature ejaculation was not understood and no one knew how to treat this disorder correctly. Until recently, doctors were still recommending anesthetic ointments, which don’t work, or psychoanalysis, which, although requiring a great deal of time and money (usually three to five office visits a week for a matter of years), is also an ineffective therapy for this disorder.