AN electronic patch activated by a phone app could help fellas last nearly four times longer in bed.
The postage stamp-sized device is placed in the groin.
It zaps muscles that trigger orgasm with a mild current and stops them contracting during sex.
The adhesive patch is controlled wirelessly using a smartphone app, allowing men to calibrate it to their own needs. They can even adjust it during sex.
When ready to finish, they can dial it down. Two metal strips on the patch act as electrodes.
Tests showed men lasted 3½ times longer and reported just a slight tickling[/caption]
Scientists who developed the patch at Israeli firm Virility Medical said each one will cost about £10 and they could be available in the UK by June.
Tests showed men lasted 3½ times longer and reported just a slight tickling.
Each patch is used once for hygiene reasons.
But sexual medicine expert Dr David Goldmeier, of Imperial College London, said: “We need bigger studies to see if it really works.”
‘Smoking dope gets you laid’
DOPE smokers have about a fifth more sex than non-users, a study found.
Studies had suggested the drug could lower libido.
But analysis of 5,000 US adults found men who did not smoke weed had 5.6 romps a month on average. Males smoking every day had sex 6.9 times.
Women who smoked every day had sex about 7.1 times a month compared to six for non-users.
Dr Michael Eisenberg, of Stanford University, California, said: “They might be more uninhibited anyway, or the drug can lead to more sexual arousal.”
- From Victoria Fletcher in San Antonio, Texas
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