Cannabis and Premature Ejaculation in Rats.

Yeah. I see you staring at the screen blankly. I too stared at my book in stunned disbelief as I read.

This is the except that got me:

“Premature ejaculation in men is conventionally perceived as ‘psychological’. This seems less tenable when anecdotes support the claim that cannabis prolongs latency (time interval) and proof is apparent in the dose responsive delay in ejaculation of rats …”

[Ditchfield J, Thomas M, “The Medical Cannabis Guidebook”, P.G.W (2014); 77]

I get it. Lab rats are used to test things. What I want to know is:

  1. What poor grad student walked into their first day at their amazing new job to discover that they would then be, I can only assume, jacking off rats for the summer?
  2. How exactly does one determine if the rats ejaculation is premature? Maybe I’m wrong about the grad students job. Maybe it’s more of a voyeur position and you just watch the rats get busy and then see how satisfied the lady rats look.
  3. Where can I get my hands on this document. I’m curiously baffled.

If you need me I’ll be digging through papers buried deep in the stacks of a library somewhere. It’s been a long time since I have sat in the silence of the deep tombs of a science library. The paper in question?

Ferrari F, Ottani A, Giuliani D., “Inhibitory effects of the cannabiniod agonist HU 210 on rat sexual behaviour”, Physiology and Behaviour 69 (2000); 547-554

Its probably online somewhere …

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