The (Too) Fast Lane
Breaking the Pattern
Not surprisingly, the internet is full of quick-fix products with promising
names (such as Super Power and Stud 100) designed to be sprayed or rubbed on
the penis to slow down ejaculation. Pryor urges caution in using any products
that don't have scientific research to back them up.
But he says there may be something to a Velcro-type device called a testicular
restraint, sold through mail-order erotic magazines. The idea is to restrain
the testicles from their natural tendency to move during sex, which helps some
men delay ejaculation. "You [would probably] have a hard time hurting
yourself with this," he says. "It's probably one of the safer things to
A Little Sympathy
An understanding partner can lessen the trauma, too, since thinking about
the last episode of too-fast sex might make a guy anxious yet again, and
fostering a vicious cycle.
Ann, the disappointed date, made the best of the situation. "I didn't want
to make a big deal out of it," she says of the long-ago night. "I
hugged him. And he thanked me for being so nice to him about it."
Kathleen Doheny is a Los Angeles health journalist and a regular
contributor to WebMD. Her work also appears in The Los Angeles Times,
Shape, and Modern Maturity magazines.