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Latest News from the ISSM - July 21, 2017 Member Login
Benzocaine Wipes Are Possible Treatment for PE

Using a benzocaine wipe before sex might help men with premature ejaculation (PE) "last" longer, new research suggests.

In a study of 21 heterosexual men with PE, those who used a 4% benzocaine wipe reported better ejaculatory control than those who used a placebo wipe.

Benzocaine is a topical local anesthetic. 

The researchers used intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT) as a measurement tool.  IELT reflects the time between penetration and climax.

After two months, the 14 men in the treatment group had increased their baseline IELT by an average of 231.5 seconds. The 6 men in the placebo group had an average increase of 94.2 seconds.

The men using the benzocaine wipe also reported less distress over PE and more satisfaction with intercourse.  Benzocaine was well-tolerated and was not transferred to partners.

The findings were presented in May at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in Boston. Please click here for further details.

Upcoming Events in Sexual Medicine

The year may be half over, but there is still plenty of time to take advantage of learning and networking opportunities at an upcoming sexual medicine conference!  Check out these events planned through the end of the year:


XIV Congress of the Latin American Society for Sexual Medicine (SLAMS)
Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017
Lima, Peru

4th Biennial Meeting of MESSM
Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE

APSSM Meeting 2017
Oct 12, 2017 - Oct 13, 2017
Chiang Mai, Thailand

2017 Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of SMSNA
Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
San Antonio, TX, USA

ISSWSH Fall Course 2017
Nov 2, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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