I am one of the lucky ones who had very little sexual side effects, and the ones I did have were minor and faded away over the months after quitting finasteride. However I seem to have a less common symptom since quitting: Premature Ejaculation.
I’ve never been a superstud who was able to last for half an hour, but I could last for at least a decent amount of minutes for satisfaction to be present at both parties. I lost my virginity while being on finasteride and never had any issues with PE during this time. I was even happy with the finasteride side effect of ‘delayed ejaculation’ at the time, as I was fearing to ejaculate premature on my first time, or just having PE in general. However,my first experienced with PE happened 3 months with my girlfriend after stopping finasteride. I was annoyed by it, but saw it as an incident and did not think much of it at the time. However a couple of weeks later it happened again. After this it started to happen more and more frequent. It went from 1 out of 10 times to 5 out of 10 times to 9 out of 10 times.
I wonder how far this is related to PFS and if anybody else has experienced this? I am very grateful have no erectile disfunction or lack of libido and I’ve always been able to enjoy sex both on and off finasteride. However, sex now feels maybe slightly different then when I first had sex while being on finasteride. Back then I enjoyed what I was doing, but there seemed to be a disconnect between my penis and brain which helped me last longer. Now when I feel mentally aroused, I cum immediately.
I’ve heard medical reasons behind PE are prostate disease and thyroid problems, could this be interconnected. I’m also anxious about my performance as a cause of this, which isn’t doing me any favours either.
Or could another explanation just be that I had PE before finasteride but never noticed as I had not lost my virginity yet, could perform while on finasteride, yet while being off it again made the PE return.
So is PE related to PFS and if you also experience this, please share you experiences and maybe ways to treat it.