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Squeeze Technique

Description of the Strategy

The squeeze technique was introduced as a modification of the earlier behavioral treatment for premature ejaculation, termed the pause, or stop-start procedure. With both, the partner of the patient is instructed to sit between his legs facing him, and to masturbate him. The patient monitors his arousal and when he feels he is about to ejaculate informs his partner. Unlike the stop-start procedure, when the partner then temporarily ceases stimulation, the partner carries out a penile squeeze. She or he places the first finger on the subject's glans penis, the second fingers just below it, and the thumb under it, and firmly but not painfully squeezes the glans. This inhibits ejaculation and usually results in some loss of erection. ...

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