Doctors have apparently come up with a new solution to erectile dysfunction - an anti-impotence gel made with explosives.
A recent trial found rubbing a small amount of the new formula on a man's penis was seven out of 10 times likely to cure impotence.
It is made from nitroglycerine, an oily, colourless liquid that can spontaneously explode in large quantities.
The gel works more than 12 times faster than Viagra, releasing nitric oxide gas as it is rubbed in, which widens blood vessels and increase blood flow.
A study at University College Hospital in London and other centres around the country found that 44 percent of men tested managed to achieve an erection after five minutes.
The experimental gel contains tiny doses of highly explosive nitroglycerine as well as special ingredients to help it pass through the skin quickly.
As the chemical seeps in, it releases the gas nitric oxide, which helps to dilate the tiny blood vessels that pump blood into the area during arousal.
Nitroglycerine is an oily, colourless liquid that can spontaneously explode in large quantities.
The gel is believed to work more than 12 times faster than Viagra.
Out of the 220 tested, 70 percent became aroused within 10 minutes.
In total, one in four men found significant improvements.
David Ralph, a consultant urologist, said in reports: 'Potential advantages include potential for a fast action and ease of use.
'Their use could be incorporated into sexual foreplay, increasing the level of intimacy between couples.'
There were some mild side effects, including headaches, but doctors claim altering the ingredients slightly would ensure better results.
Although drugs such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra have revolutionised treatment in over the past decade, around 30 percent of men who take them see no improvement.
Several also suffer side-effects, including headaches, nausea and hot flushes.
Previously men had no option but to inject drugs straight into their penis, or use a pump to manually increase blood supply to their nether region.
But this new development could be the answer.
Scientists are planning on further studies..
- Daily Mail