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App Promises to Help Men Last Longer in Bed

Update Date: Jul 19, 2013 12:29 PM EDT
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In today's society, there seems to be an app for pretty much everything, ranging from one's social life to one's sex life. These apps were created to find ways of improving one's life on all aspects possible. For example, an inventor, Ida Tin announced that she plans on perfecting the period tracker, which could potentially track a woman's menstrual cycle to the tee. She hopes that her app could eventually replace birth control. Aside from making birth control digital, inventors from QApps, the Queen Mary, University of London's app store, have announced that they have created an app that could help men last longer in bed.

"The interactive app builds directly from clinical work in our medical school, and allows users to conveniently and discreetly chart and review their progress as they work through the various exercises," the co-founder of QApps and Queen Mary's Vice Principle for Public Engagement and Student Enterprise, professor Peter McOwan said according to Medical Xpress. "We hope that the app can help men and couples recognize and manage some of the issues surrounding this common and often distressing sexual problem."

According to the inventors, this new smartphone app will help men who suffer from premature ejaculation. The app, called the Last Longer app, works by providing men with simple tips that helps them control their performance anxiety. The app also provides exercises derived from clinical practices that can improve a man's ejaculatory control. The app essentially is a sex doctor that provides advice on how men could improve their sex lives by tacking their premature ejaculation problem.

 "This is the first smartphone app that utilizes a range of cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help improve ejaculatory control. The app provides a tool box of techniques used by psychologists and sex therapists to help men by setting weekly goals, doing simple exercises to build stamina and monitoring change by recording progress," said the app co-creator and clinical psychologist, Dr. Ken Carswell.

Several surveys and studies have found that people are often too embarrassed to seek help for sexual conditions, such as premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction. The inventors of Last Longer hope that this app could provide a more private and less embarrassing way of dealing with one's sex issues. Even though men should ultimately discuss their sexual performance problems with their doctors, this app at least provides some tools that could fix the problems, which allows men to avoid a visit to the doctor.

"Surveys have shown that around one in three men are affected by premature ejaculation at some point in their lives. But despite help being available men may be embarrassed or reluctant to seek support.  Previous research has shown that technology and computer-based interventions can be useful in providing sexual health advice," added Carswell.

The app does have a security passcode so that other people cannot view one's progress and results. For more information on the app, click here.

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