- You can apply it just before having sex.
- It’s easy to use, and can be applied quickly and discreetly in the bathroom.
- Some can be used with or without a condom, and shouldn’t transfer to your partner.
It’s important to understand that even the best delay spray won’t cure you permanently if you have a serious problem with your lasting time. You can find ideas about more permanent solutions at the end of this review.
But if you’re looking for something which will make a difference to your sex life straight away, then you’ll find it an effective choice.
If you decide not take my advice on the best ones, please do read the extended reviews (underlined) carefully so you know what you can expect from them.
Application: Metered pump spray
Cost: $79.95 for a standard bottle and $18.95 for the trial size
Promescent is in my experience the best delay spray currently available: it ticks every box in terms of effectiveness, reliability and lack of side effects.
At a time in my life when I was really struggling with premature ejaculation, I found it enabled me to last between 10 and 20 minutes. This was a big improvement from 1 to 5 minutes on average.
It has a unique design in that the spray is absorbed quickly by the skin to numb the sensitivity, but doesn’t stop you enjoying the pleasure or reduce your erection strength.
This absorption action also means it doesn’t transfer to your partner like most others, and can be applied just 10 minutes before having sex.
Importantly I experienced no side effects like tingling or burning as you do with many on this list. The only real downside is that it’s expensive. So it’s up to you to decide if the cost and quality balance out.
2) Stud 100
Application: Metered pump spray
If the price of Promescent puts you off, then your best low-price option is probably Stud 100.
I found it can help delay ejaculation by several minutes, though nowhere near as long as Promescent. It was easy to use, and again had a useful metered pump.
There were some problems with Stud 100 though, and the effectiveness in general is less predictable than Promescent. It doesn’t have the same absorption feature, so for some guys it won’t work well at all.
Other guys will have the reverse problem: there is the potential to over-numb your penis, meaning you won’t feel much pleasure. That can then bring about a loss of erection, which is definitely not ideal.
If you’re really not willing to pay for Promescent, then for the price it could be worth seeing if you fall into the category of guys that Stud 100 works for.
3) China Brush
China Brush is touted as being an ancient formula that men in Asia have been using for years. It uses all natural ingredients, which is a plus.
It’s definitely effective, and should extend your love-making by more than just a couple of minutes. But there are two annoying problems. Firstly you need to apply it a really long time before sex, between 45 and 60 minutes.
Secondly it sometimes produces a tingling sensation which can be quite strong. Once you wash it off it’s not so bad, but until then you have to put up with it.
Overall, China Brush is great, but the length of time you need to wait totally destroys your chance of using it in the throws of passion.
4) Tauro Extra Power Delay Spray For Men
Application: Spray can
Cost: Variable – usually around $35
Tauro is probably the second best delay spray if you don’t like using pharmaceutical anesthetics and fancy something more natural.
I’m not entirely sure where they got the idea for throwing together those particular ingredients, but it does seem to work reasonably well.
On the plus side it did help extend ejaculation by a few extra minutes, was easy to use, wasn’t messy and didn’t bring about much tingling.
But on the negative side you need to apply it 30-45 minutes before sex. So it’s not exactly a good spur of the moment product to discreetly apply.
Application: Spray bottle
Cost: between $13 and $25
Super dragon 6000 is a good desensitizing spray, just not my favorite. The main plus points are that it’s strong and fast acting.
The strength comes from the fact that it has a higher percentage of numbing agent than any other, with 10% lidocaine.
And Super Dragon is possibly the best delay spray in terms of how soon before sex you can apply it. Literally just 5 to 10 minutes. Compare that to the 45-60 minutes for China Brush for example and you can see the obvious benefits.
It does seem to work effectively, helping me last at least 10 minutes longer during testing.
On the downside the strength can numb you too much and affect your erection and levels of pleasure. And there have been no tests done to evaluate the safety, and so it is not yet approved by any authorities like the FDA.
It’s also not recommended for use during oral sex due to transference problems.
6) Adam And Eve Marathon Delay Spray
Application: Spray can
Adam & Eve Marathon is the only pharmaceutical spray on the list which uses benzocaine instead of Lidocaine, in case you have an allergy to Lidocaine.
The good points are that it’s strong, fast acting and low cost. And unlike the problems I had using benzocaine creams, the spray makes it a little easier to get the right amount.
They say it works in 5 minutes, but I found a minimum of 10-15 minutes was more realistic. Once on, it definitely helps delay ejaculation with the strong benzocaine formula.
On the negative side I don’t know why they are marketing it as a product which both gives stronger erections and delays orgasm. There is nothing I can see which would give you stronger erections.
Overall though it’s a good desensitizing spray for a good price.
7) Doc Johnson Power Delay Cream
Cost: Variable – $15-$25
Doc Johnson have created various versions of delay sprays and creams, with the Power delay cream being the most commonly found one.
The cream is quite strong, and being a cream you need to be careful to work out how much to apply each time.
That’s why I generally prefer desensitizing sprays because once you know how many sprays you need, you just repeat it. But with messier creams like this, a little too much and it’s game over.
If you do get the amount right, then you should find it numbs you well, and that you last much longer. And because it’s strong, it’s particularly useful for guys with severe premature ejaculation.
But the downside is that you can easily put too much on and then either kill the pleasure of sex, or worse still, lose your erection.
8) Rock Hard
Application: Spray can
Rock Hard is unfortunately another desensitizing cream which shoots itself in the foot by being difficult to use reliably.
This is a shame because when you do get the dose right, Benzocaine creams can be highly effective. But I just don’t think it’s worth the risk of applying too much and ruining sex.
On the plus side Rock Hard has the whole ‘odorless and tasteless’ thing going for it, and I did find this was the case.
But it’s just too hit and miss, so I advise giving it a miss and going for something more reliable.
Application: Apply water to the stone, rub it in, then rub the resulting liquid onto your penis.
Cost: $20 and upwards
Jamaican Stone is an unusual and potentially dangerous product. It’s popular in some countries, because if you get it right, it can be very effective.
But if you don’t get the amount right, you could be in for some problems. I found it can result in an unpleasant burning sensation which takes time to go away.
The FDA have banned it after a man died from eating it. And some rumors online suggest that other people have had serious problems using it.
10) EMLA Cream
Cost: Variable depending on buying online or from a pharmacy
Some guys do use EMLA cream for premature ejaculation, but I don’t advise it.
Although it’s a topical anesthetic numbing cream, it’s not manufactured with the intention of delaying ejaculation.
It’s actually used mainly for other activities such as pain relief when getting a tattoo. So using this as a delay cream is delving into the world of do-it-yourself treatment.
Although I found that it does numb the penis effectively, there are two big problems. The first is that it is just a bit too strong and numbs too much.
The second is that it is quite oily and so takes a while to absorb into the skin. This then brings too much of a risk of transference unless you use a condom at all times.
Conclusion & alternative suggestion
As you can see, there’s quite a range of possible delay sprays to choose from. There’s also quite a range of possible problems that could arise from using them. And so there’s probably an element of chance as to whether one works for you or not.
The most important point of all though is that none of them are a lasting solution to premature ejaculation. They only work for a short period of time, and you’ll always have to buy more.
If you’re interested in tackling the problem in the long-term, and potentially saving yourself a lot of money in the process, then I highly recommend looking into natural training techniques.
There are a couple of excellent books which give you everything you need to overcome premature ejaculation naturally. Not everyone has the patience or the dedication to do what’s necessary, but I think it’s a good idea to at least look into it.