Doctors have discovered that a drug students use to stay awake longer can also help men suffering from premature ejaculation.
Modafinil, marketed as Provigil, is licensed to treat people who can fall asleep suddenly and unexpectedly, known as narcolepsy.
The drug is popular almong students who need to stay awake longer to prepare for exams and it has been reported that it can boost memory by 10%.
A 30 year old man, who has been suffering from premature ejaculation since puberty, was given a 100mg dose before sex for two weeks and went from performing for just 60 seconds to 15 minutes.
55 men, aged between 22 to 55, took part in a study in Turkey which showed that men with severe premature ejaculation could increase their performance from 20 seconds to 90 seconds.
Premature ejaculation is when a man ejaculates with little sexual stimulation and before the man wants.
It has been estimated that 25% of men in the UK suffer from premature ejaculation.
However Modafinil hasn’t offically been approved to treat premature ejaculation.
So until (or if) it does, then perhaps prescription medicine (such as Priligy) would be an appropriate treatment.
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