Is electrical therapy the future of premature ejaculation treatment?
The sexual wellness market has no shortage of delay sprays and other numbing agents designed to help men last longer in bed. But for men struggling with premature ejaculation, the long-term solution they seek may not be to numb their penis, but to shock it.
A recent study published in the Asian Journal of Urology found that a 28-year-old man with premature ejaculation was able to significantly extend the duration of his sexual sessions after undergoing electrical current therapy. The treatment is said to have involved passing an electrical current through a man’s penis to stimulate his dorsal penile nerve, one of the nerves that collects movement and sensation information from the penis. The man received the treatment via electrodes attached to his penis during 30-minute sessions of direct current three times a week.
Six months after undergoing the treatments, the man could have extended his sexual sessions from an average of just 40 seconds to 3.9 minutes. At fifteen months, he was at an average of 4.9 minutes per session. (The average man lasts about five to seven minutes, according to the Institute for Healthcare Quality and Efficiency.)
Researchers believe the treatment works by slowing the contraction of the perennial muscles responsible for ejaculation during sex, thereby maintaining sexual activity for a longer period of time. The electric current therapy described in the report appears to be reminiscent of a similar treatment for premature ejaculation currently underway at Morari Medical, which consists of a wearable device worn on the perineum. The device works by delivering small electrical impulses to the area, temporarily inhibiting the nerve signal between the penis and the brain and delaying ejaculation.
These treatments seem to show promising signs of being more effective with fewer side effects than drugs currently on the market. Although electroconvulsive therapy is not fully understood, the recent success of the treatment is prompting doctors and researchers to consider whether it can be offered as a safe, cost-effective, drug-free option for people struggling with premature ejaculation. .
In the meantime, if you’re worried about how long you’ll be in bed, just remember that sex doesn’t have to last that long.
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