Also as we've mentioned, a new drug, Priligy (dapoxetine) has come out. Designed initially as an antidepressant, it promises to help with premature ejaculation. It's available now in parts of Europe but it failed to gain US approval a few years ago and it's not clear if it will ever hit the US market.
These two solutions are pills you pop. However, a new study just came out showing that a spray-on anesthetic is effective as well:
The first U.S. trials of a spray-on anesthetic for the penis showed that it increased the time to ejaculation nearly five-fold, providing the first good solution for premature ejaculation, researchers reported today.There's really nothing new here. Ejaculation delay creams and even condoms have been available over-the-counter for years. Time will tell whether men will find this spray-on worth the trouble - the study reports that it increases average time from .6 minutes to 2.6 minutes. No reports on how it feels to have a slightly numbed penis, though...
It's worth noting that premature ejaculation is often treatable through exercises where men can learn to delay ejaculation themselves. It's quite different from erectile dysfunction which, in many men, has a physical basis and can only be treated with medication.