Delay Sprays, Lotions & Condoms: Can They Stop You Ejaculating Too Soon?
Anesthetic Spray On The Penis
Although premature ejaculation is the most common sexual dysfunction among men, there aren't many drug-based treatments for it.
In fact, Dapoxetine is one of the few licensed pharmaceuticals available to cure premature ejaculation, although it is only licensed in some parts of Europe.
However, anesthetic sprays for the penis (also called topical desensitizing agents) have been around for a long time - in fact, they are probably the oldest method of slowing down your ejaculation.
But Do They Work?
The application of anesthetic, or some other desensitizing agent, to the glans of the penis to delay your orgasm is not a new idea.
However, you may find, as some men have done, that it stops ejaculation completely. Oops!
Benzocaine or lignocaine are old favorites here. But one problem is the side-effects, which include penile numbness, and sometimes a burning sensation.
In Korea, a compound known as "SS cream", which contains natural herbal ingredients that act as natural anesthetics, has been used for many years to desensitize the penile glans, help men last longer, and achieve longer lovemaking.
And men have used anesthetics to slow things down during sex in other ways - not least with "Delay Condoms" coated internally with an anesthetic lotion.
But these don't seem to have been particularly successful because of problems ensuring the dose of numbing agent applied to the penis is correct.
And those side-effects, of course.... redness, irritation, and even burning..... oh boy.
So it's no surprise that several new compounds have recently been developed for penile desensitization. One of them is the TEMPE spray, which contains anesthetic lotion.
The TEMPE Spray For Stopping Premature Ejaculating
How's it work? You take the aerosol and you spray the glans of your penis before intercourse.
You get a very well-controlled delivery which is certainly easy to use and may well give you the correct dosage..... but what of the side-effects - I mean, who wants an inflamed, burning penis?
TEMPE stands for Topical Eutectic Mixture for Premature Ejaculation.
It contains a combination of lidocaine and prilocaine which are applied to the glans of the penis. This avoids the ejaculatory urgency that so often plagues men with premature ejaculation.
Researchers from the Netherlands and the UK carried out an assessment of this not-so-revolutionary treatment method in 54 men.
As I said, anesthetics have been around a long time. They are the oldest method of avoiding self-control during sex.
Yes - I said avoiding. I mean, numbing your cock is not about learning how to stop ejaculation prematurely is it? It's about numbing your cock.
Ahem. Anyway, without the spray, all the men reported a delay of about a minute before they ejaculated.
Among men who used TEMPE, there was an average increase in the duration of intercourse of just over four minutes.
Among the control group, who were given a spray which contained no active chemicals, intercourse lasted just 45 seconds longer. (That's the placebo effect. Which roughly translates as "You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time...")
The study was conducted on heterosexual couples who had been in a stable one-to-one relationship for at least three months and who were prepared to have sexual intercourse seven or more times during the ten-week period over which the study was conducted.
But they also had to exercise self-restraint, and stop themselves ejaculating more than once a day.
Now remember, in passing, that sexual satisfaction is not just about your orgasmic pleasure. It's also about the woman getting to orgasm - so, in pursuit of greater sexual satisfaction, you might like to look at a number of educational and informative sites.
This research on the new treatment for premature ejaculation was carried out in seven medical centers on men with an age range of 18 to 75, and an average age of 39.
These men had been having prematurity problems (that is, they ejaculated prematurely) for up to 30 years; the average time they'd been trying to stop premature ejaculation was 9.5 years.
(Yeah, right. They must have tried really hard.)
The men testing TEMPE were instructed to apply three measured amounts by spray about a quarter of an hour before intercourse. This applied a total of 22.5mg of lidocaine and 7.5mg of prilocaine to the glans of their penis.
The placebo group had a spray which contained no active ingredients.
Both sets of men were told not to use the spray more than once in any 24 hour period. This was an attempt to stop the men affecting their own latency time by having sex more than once a day.
Here's a photo of another ejaculation control spray product which works in the same way - PSD 502.
Read about studd 100 here.
To get some sense of the increase in time between penetration and ejaculation, the men were given a stopwatch so their partners could measure the duration of intercourse.
(Not so romantic, is it! I should think their partners wanted to avoid sex after that!)
About four fifths of all the men said that the premature ejaculation treatment spray was easy to use.
However - what about their partners? Did they get a numb vagina?
One of the major complaints about anesthetic creams or lotions designed to treat premature ejaculation has always been that they can numb the woman's vagina.
So it seems a little surprising that most of the men in the study - and apparently their partners - seemed to have no problems using the spray.
The only adverse effects reported were numbness in the penis (three men), the inability to get an erection (one man) and a report from one man's partner of a mild burning sensation each time the couple used the spray.
This latter couple continued with the treatment.
Medical checks on the men found no adverse medical effects on vital signs, urine analysis, electrocardiograms, hematology and biochemistry.
Dr Michael Wyllie from Plethora Solutions has observed that only a small number of men seeking to control premature ejaculation or stop ejaculatory difficulties seek help.
This may be because there's no simple drug-based treatment for early ejaculation.
After all, therapy and counseling is not with the financial reach of all men. Avoiding sex is not an option, either, generally.
A spray-on anesthetic which is well-tolerated, effective, and (mostly) lacks side-effects is a promising step forward. He goes on to say that since all the above criteria are fulfilled, TEMPE may offer a convenient, new treatment; it may even be an effective first-line treatment for rapid orgasm.
My advice - avoid this nonsense and get an effective method of self-control to help you last longer. That'll be the one advertised in the right hand column of this page.
For more information, see: Topical eutectic mixture: an aerosol-delivery form of prilocaine-lidocaine for use in treating premature ejaculation. Dinsmore et al. BJU International. Volume 99, pages 369-375. (February 2007).