"Relax Don't Do It ... When You Want To Come"

MACDRIVE

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ABC News

A new drug may help men who experience premature ejaculation -- a common source of stress in the bedroom.

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By LAURA OWINGS, ABC NEWS Medical Unit


Sept. 7, 2006 — Premature ejaculation is believed to be the most common male sexual dysfunction, affecting about 20 percent of young and middle-aged men. Yet despite these numbers, no drugs have been approved to treat this disorder.

But a new study published in the British medical journal the Lancet shows the drug dapoxetine may offer promise as a treatment for this debilitating condition.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota selected a group of more than 2,600 men who said they experienced severe premature ejaculation. This means that their ability to sustain sex before ejaculating averaged between zero to two minutes.

When these men took dapoxetine one to two hours before sexual activity, they experienced a three- to fourfold increase in performance time. In other words, compared with men who took a placebo and experienced an average of 1.75 minutes of intercourse, men taking 30 milligrams of dapoxetine averaged 2.78 minutes, and those taking a 60 milligram dosage lasted an average of 3.32 minutes.

In addition to lasting longer, the men felt they had more control over ejaculation and said both they and their partners reported more satisfaction.


These small increases are very important, especially for those who suffer from premature ejaculation, said the study's lead author, Dr. Jon Pryor, a professor and chairman of urologic surgery at the University of Minnesota.


"For these guys, that's huge for them," he said. "It's like night and day."


Pryor said that, like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation is a sensitive issue for many men with effects that extend beyond the bedroom.


"For people [for whom] this is a serious problem, they'll tell me 'It affects how I carry myself in public.' "


In some cases, relationships can bear the burden and marriages may be at risk.


The new drug's promising results and apparent low risk of side effects have already brought the drug some attention.

Andre Guay, director of the Center for Sexual Function and Endocrinology at the Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts, calls the findings "significant," adding, "any benefit is a plus for self-esteem and is a good beginning point to build on for the future. "
 

generik

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Aug 5, 2005
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Hmmm... I got a even better idea! Why not just rub some.. skin numbing cream.. over your member?

I am sure with it numb you can go for HOURS!
 

Queso

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Exercises, people. Every time you urinate, purposefully stop and start the flow. Take note of the muscle that's allowing you to do it and keep practicing the action.

Then if you feel yourself *ahem* ready *ahem* whilst you're in the bedroom, contract the same muscle and hold it. Nine times out of ten it will stop what's about to happen.

Certainly don't start filling your body with more chemicals.
 

j26

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iSaint said:
Are those exercises similar to Cagle (Kagle?) exercises women do when they're pregnant?
I think there're more about reducing tearing/pain etc.
 

swingerofbirch

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I can't help but think that this drug is an antidpressant (SSRI) in sheep's clothing.

The name of the drug is dapoxetine.

Usually drugs of the same type have similar names. Paroxetine (Paxil) and fluoxetine (Prozac) are two common antidepressants.

I can tell you and actually any male who takes these can tell you that they cause sexual dysfunction by diminishing sex drive but also by delaying ejaculation.

I would theorize that this drug also increases serotonin in the brain causing the "desired side effect" of delaying an ejaculation, which for people with premature ejaculation is useful, I suppose.

I wouldn't wish anti-depressants on anyone though.
 

yg17

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"But a new study published in the British medical journal the Lancet shows the drug dapoxetine may offer promise as a treatment for this debilitating condition."

Since when was blowing your load early a debilitating condition? Yes, it would suck to have that disorder, but it by no means is bad enough to join the ranks of things like cancer and MS as far as serious conditions go.