Here’s some good news for men suffering from one of the most common sexual disorders premature ejaculation. An anesthetic spray more than doubles the “lasting” time for the ‘patients’, according to a study by the company that makes the experimental drug.
The metered-dose of the aerosol spray is a mixture of the anesthetics lidocaine and prilocaine, and is spritzed onto the tip of the penis 15 minutes before sex.
Before using the spray, the 54 heterosexual men in the study ejaculated, on average, one minute after vaginal penetration. In the test, on four occasions, half the men used the anesthetic spray 15 minutes before sex, the other half a placebo with no active ingredients.
The men or their partners used a stopwatch to measure the time from vaginal penetration to ejaculation.
The results of the study states that lasting time increased to two minutes or more for 55% of the men who got the spray and 35% of the men who got the placebo.
Lasting time increased to three minutes or more for 40% of the men who got the spray and 13% of the men who got the placebo.
Lasting time increased to four minutes or more for 20% of the men who got the spray and 13% of the men who got the placebo.
About 60% of the female partners of men who used the spray, and about 30% of the partners of the men who used the placebo, said the men had better control over their ejaculation.
The spray is called TEMPE topical eutectic mixture for premature ejaculation by manufacturer Plethora Solutions Ltd London, which funded the study. It is not yet available on the market.
“TEMPE ‘as required’ has the potential to offer a convenient, novel treatment option for men with premature ejaculation,” conclude researchers Wallace C Dinsmore of Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, and colleagues.
The spray had few side effects. Four of the 26 men who used TEMPE did report side effects. Three had numbness of the penis, and one reported erectile dysfunctionerectile dysfunction.
Only one of the men’s sex partners reported a side effect: a mild burning sensation during intercourse.
Emla, from AstraZeneca, is also a mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine. It comes in a cream formulation and must be used with a condom. TEMPE does not require condom use.
Source:The Times Of India