The past six years and eight studies have found that the use of drugs can help you make the loving last.

The studies published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine used either serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) or phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) against placebo groups and have shown positive results in delaying your ejaculation.

The drugs increase your intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT), which measures the time from popping in your head until it is spent. This was crudely measured by the man or his partner using a stop watch to track his progress.

Nothing soothes the paranoia of a sexual time challenge quite like a dissatisfied partner with a clock…

But despite the positive timeliness, not everyone is praising the study because it fails to consider other factors on the diagnostic criteria. The International Society of Sexual Medicine included lack of control over ejaculation as well as distress from spilling your beans too quickly.

Other studies in premature ejaculation suggest the issue needs to be understood holistically.

Focus should be given to relationship, psychological, psycho-behavioural and cultural factors as well as the physiological woes that could limit your loving.

Doctors David Rowland and Stewart Cooper, who conducted the study, said the best treatment is a combination of medication and psychosexual therapy to improve your relationship with your partner.