This has to be a great news for men who are suffering from premature ejaculation. More than 200 men are participating in the trial run of the drug called cligosiban, which could eventually men to last longer in bed.
The new trial includes a study of 88 men at Tulane University School of Medicine, in the US, who were asked to take the new drug or a placebo every day.
It works by stopping oxytocin from binding to cells in the body and blocking it off, which could delay an orgasm. At the start of the six-week trial, the average time for men to orgasm was 33 seconds. However, after taking the drug, there was an increase in time for orgasm.
Now, 220 men are taking part in another placebo-trial, in 29 centres in the US.
According to a research carried out by the NHS, the average time for a man to orgasm during sex is 5.5 minutes – though there is a clear variance.
Though, there is no specific time set for a perfect s*x, premature ejaculation could lead to depression and stress.
Dr Sarah Jarvis said it can be due to a combination of physical and mental issues.
She said: “We don’t know precisely how many men have it because embarrassment stops many of them from seeking medical help, but it may be up to one in three men.
“It can have a huge impact on confidence and often affects relationships, and can even lead to depression. In fact, I often see men coming in for the first time to talk about it when it has led to the break-up of a relationship.”
The NHS has various techniques to help people perform, including masturbating an hour or two before sex, using a thick condom, and taking breaks during sex to talk about something else.
They also advocated the ‘squeezing’ technique, where a partner masturbates another, stopping at regular intervals and squeezing the head of the penis for 10 to 20 seconds, before resuming.