A new spray developed for men who experience premature ejaculation (PE) could help them last more than five times longer in bed, the Daily Telegraph reported.
It’s estimated that almost 30 percent of men from the ages of 18 to 59 suffer from PE, which can embarrassing enough for a man that he avoids sex altogether.
There are no existing prescriptions approved to treat PE, but the spray developed by Shionogi Pharma, Inc., known as PSD502, is showing promise. Researchers conducted a three-month experiment, where one group of men who suffered from PE were given the desensitizing spray, and another group a placebo five minutes before they had sex.
The men given the drug, which is a combination of lidocaine and prilocaine and is sprayed on the penis, were more satisfied and lasted longer during sex than the placebo group.
The results of the UCSF study were presented at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco.