24 May 2005

Premature Ejaculation Medicine

In the Philippines, not too many studies have been done to probe the Filipinos' sexual life in marriage. It is roughly estimated through informal surveys that about 15 to 20 percent of Filipinos are unhappily married. Here, married women report having sexual intercourse not because they desired it, but to please their spouses.

Most of these women complain about the absence and short duration of foreplay, and among the less educated, more devotedly religious couples, and the older age groups, sexual intercourse means nothing more than penile penetration. The average duration of foreplay is about 5 minutes, and coitus takes another 5 to 6 minutes.

Those couples described as more educated, belonging to a younger age group, and are less preoccupied with religion are described to have a longer duration of sexual foreplay and coitus measured at about 22 minutes.

Here, premature ejaculation is not even considered by some males as a problem, and women who do not know any better do not even complain about it. Because of this, less men consult for this problem. Personally, I think there are more males out there who suffer from premature ejaculation.

Defining premature ejaculation is subjective. Researchers of a new study of a drug to be used to treat premature ejaculation define it as a condition which takes about "1.8 minutes" to happen after beginning intercourse, as they compared it to normal men who accomplish it in " 7.3 minutes."

Here's the good news for men who suffer from premature ejaculation:

Premature ejaculation drug delays climax --- Study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first drug formulated to treat premature ejaculation delayed climax and increased reported satisfaction in a late-stage study, its developer, Johnson & Johnson, said on Monday.

A Phase III clinical trial of 2,614 men showed the drug provided "significant improvements in sexual function, including ejaculatory control, satisfaction with sexual intercourse for men and their partners, and increases in intravaginal ejaculatory latency time," Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, a unit of J&J, said in a statement.

The drug, called dapoxetine, is being co-developed by J&J's Alza Corp. and Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Services, LLC units.

"The impact premature ejaculation can have on men and their partners can be devastating for a relationship, and, currently, there are no truly optimal therapies for PE," said Dr. Jon Pryor, chairman and program director of the Department of Urologic Surgery at the University of Minnesota, who led the study.

[Reuters Health]

I agree that the effects of premature ejaculation can be "devastating for any relationship," but only if women realize it. As it is, here it is still a male-dominated society, and women hardly have a say in this matter. Even if they suffer in silence.

Reference: International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, Philippines, written by Dr. Jose Florante J. Leyson

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