Daily pill to bring back spontaneous lovemaking

Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) may soon be able to revive their sex life by just popping a daily pill. The once-a-day pill has been manufactured by a pharmaceutical company, and promises to bring back sexual spontaneity.

The ED drug Cialis has been approved in a once-a-day formulation designed for men who have sex at least twice a week. The new drug differs from the standard Cialis and Viagra tablets often taken before planned intercourse. Professor Doug Lording, an andrologist at Melbourne's Cabrini Hospital, supports the new as it would give a more "real" sexual experience.

"This is an important new option for men with ED because it separates the pill from the pillow, which can give them back a more natural sexual experience with flow-on benefits to their overall wellbeing," Daily Telegraph quoted Lording, as saying.

A survey of 800 Australians showed that 74 per cent of men rated spontaneity an important part of sex. And nearly 90 per cent women favoured spontaneous sex over planned intimacy.

About two million Australian men suffer ED, a problem triggered by blood vessel constriction or a blockage limiting penis blood flow and the drugs always target an enzyme to amplify blood flow to the penis.

Story first published: Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 17:51 [IST]
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