Guys will do anything to improve their ejaculation time if they come too fast.
Premature ejaculation is the second most common complaint that I get.
The first is of course failure to get an erection or keep it.
But premature ejaculation is right up there.
In today’s newsletter, I want to report another drug company attempt to come out with a treatment for premature ejaculation.
It’s pretty crazy.
As far as I am concerned, most men suffer from premature ejaculate — more if you count those who come in five or 10 minutes.
Because sex can be so much better than that — it’s not even funny.
There’s no comparison between sex the lasts 30 or 60 minutes with sensation and pleasure, as compared to the three minutes or four minutes that is “normal” in the Western world.
But men who suffer from premature ejaculation are constantly on the lookout for magic solutions.
And the drug companies want nothing more than to deliver a magic pill that can fix premature ejaculation problems.
But such a pill already exists — in the form of SSRIs.
Antianxiety and antidepressant medications slow down ejaculation dramatically.
This one, Priligy, is marketed specifically for that, but all SSRIs cause ejaculation to be much more difficult.
This study lasted 12 weeks and compared this SSRI with a placebo for men who had good erections and who just came too fast.
With over 200 men in the study, these men found that they could definitely delay ejaculation.
And they were more satisfied with intercourse than they were before.
The effect did not last once they stopped the medication.
Dapoxetine has moderately better results in terms of delaying ejaculation and intercourse satisfaction vs placebo without long-term benefit for the patient after it is withdrawn
I do not recommend SSRIs for treating this.
But I did want you to know about it.
So, as the drug companies continue working on this problem, they now have a new approach.
They want you to inject Botox into this muscle.
They took a group of male rats who had had plenty of sex.
Then they anesthetized the rats and gave them an injection of botulinum or Botox into their prostate.
And they compared the treated rats with a similar group of rats.
They found that the rats who had the Botox were able to have sex just as readily as the untreated rats.
But these lucky rats took a lot longer to ejaculate.
So, I believe that in the next two years you can expect to see human trials of Botox into the prostate.
Many doctors already perform the procedure for other reasons.
And now we can add premature ejaculation problems treatment to the list.
If you have this problem, be aware that there are probably many many better ways of treating it.
And there are some other tie-ins to it such as thyroid problems that often correlate with premature ejaculation and can resolve it.
Without injections of Botox into the prostate.
Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Fixed-Dose, Randomized Study
Effect of botulinum-A toxin injection into bulbospongiosus muscle on ejaculation latency in male rats