BLOOD injections can put the bite back into men’s sex lives, say scientists.
Jabbing a teaspoonful into the penis boosts bedroom performance.
In the first trial of the blood jab therapy, seven in ten men saw a major improvement in erectile function. The benefits lasted at least six months.
Before treatment, the volunteers at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, had been impotent an average of six years.
Blood samples were spun at high speeds to separate the platelet-rich plasma.
This was then injected back into the participant’s privates.
Experts think it fuels growth of blood vessels that boost supplies to the penis.
Like Viagra, they may raise levels of nitric oxide which helps blood flow.
Five million Brits — 40 per cent of older blokes — suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Dr Ioannis Mykoniatis told the Journal of Sexual Medicine the jabs offer a new approach to treating impotence.
Prof Raj Persad of Bristol Urology Associates hailed the results as “promising”.