Promescent Review – Why It’s My Preferred Delay Spray

the standard and trial size promescent spray bottles

If you haven’t heard of Promescent before, in this review you’ll find out why it’s recognized as one of the most effective ways to deal with premature ejaculation.

If you have heard of it, and want to know if it really lives up to all the hype, I’ll be talking in detail about my experience with it.

I’ve tried all of the most popular desensitizing sprays and creams available in the United States and Europe. And so far I’ve found Promescent to be the most effective and reliable for 3 main reasons:

  • It helped me last for between 10 and 20 minutes every time. With no help I was lasting between 1 and 5 on average.
  • The numbing agent didn’t cause any loss of erection, and I could still enjoy sex.
  • It didn’t transfer to my partner as long as I followed the instructions for wiping it off after applying it, and we could use it with oral sex.

Having road tested so many desensitizing sprays I’ve now become somewhat of an expert on them (I know – what a thing to become an expert on!). So I’ll be talking about both how it works and how it compares to other sprays.

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Who is Promescent for?

I think there are a few scenarios when using Promescent is a good idea. If you’re learning long-term training techniques, there will be times when you just want to forget about premature ejaculation and have some good sex.

I know how strong the desire is to be able to last long enough to give your partner an orgasm once in a while. So if you’re still working on developing ejaculation control naturally, Promescent gives you the opportunity to occasionally satisfy your partner.

It also gives you a confidence boost which will help with the motivation to keep practicing the techniques.

It may also be that you aren’t interested in natural techniques, probably for the following common reasons:

  • You haven’t had any success with training techniques.
  • You don’t have the motivation to practice them for months.
  • You simply don’t like the idea of practicing kegels or the start and stop method for months on end.
  • You’re frustrated with your sex life and want some help right now.

At the end of the day my belief is that no method is better than any other. Whatever works for you is the right thing to do. So if practicing kegels for months isn’t for you, then Promescent is a great alternative.

My experience

I tested Promescent 10 times over a two week period. I didn’t use any other kind of delay aids or techniques during that time; I just used the spray and had the agreement of my partner to keep an eye on the time.

My usual lasting time during penetrative sex with nothing to help delay ejaculation was anything between 1 and 5 minutes on average.

I first tried applying 3 sprays, but found it numbed me too much. This is a typical problem with sprays, so it had me worried it was going to be yet another one which ruined the enjoyment of sex. But with 2 sprays the next time it was fine.

During my tests I found that it extended the lasting time during intercourse to between 10 and 20 minutes on average.

I experienced no side effects at all from using the spray, which was surprising considering how often sprays can cause other issues like tingling or numbing.

We also tested it with oral sex and found that as long as you wipe yourself with a wet cloth first, there was no transference. Bonus!

Importantly, we could both still enjoy the sensation of sex instead of me being too numb to feel anything. Many others I’ve tried strip you of virtually all enjoyable sensations.

As you can probably imagine then, I was impressed with Promescent. It did what it was supposed to do and created no extra problems like transference of the numbing agent or loss of erection. And most importantly I was able to have sex for much longer than with no help.

So as far as temporary cures to premature ejaculation go, this one gets a big thumbs up. It does work out more expensive than other numbing products, but personally I don’t care; this is an area of my life which I’m willing to invest in.

What is Promescent and how does it work?

promescent close-up showing the child-proof lock

Promescent is a topical desensitizing spray. This means it’s applied directly to the penis before sex to reduce the sensitivity. The reduction in sensitivity then allows you to last longer before ejaculating.

The ingredient which does the desensitizing is Lidocaine. Lidocaine is also used in some other delaying products, but there’s an important difference with the way Promescent works.

The spray is absorbed by the skin of the penis to reach the nerve endings which are too sensitive during sex. This means it directly reaches the important parts which you need to be calmed down so you can last longer.

It’s the only spray which has been successfully designed this way. The others just work on a blanket numbing principle, which is why they often ruin the enjoyment for the guy.

It’s also good to know that Promescent is approved as a safe and effective by the United Stated Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Using the spray

There are some important points to note when using Promescent:

  • It needs to be sprayed around 10 minutes before you have sex.
  • The recommended dose is 3-5 sprays. But many guys will find this too strong and actually only need 1-2.
  • Make sure you follow the instructions on rubbing the spray in properly to the underside of your penis.
  • I found it lasted for around 45-60 minutes before slowly wearing off.


  • It works consistently – I found it significantly increased my endurance every time.
  • It doesn’t transfer to your partner and reduce their pleasure if you use it right.
  • The metered spray bottle will apply exactly the same dose every time. So once you know how many sprays works best for you, you can easily repeat it.
  • You can use it on-demand. So unlike taking medication, you only need to use it when you have sex.
  • It works quickly, so if you don’t want to tell someone you are using it, you can apply it in the bathroom just before you have sex.
  • It’s available without a prescription.


  • I honestly didn’t find any cons regarding effectiveness or utility. This is unusual for a delay spray as they often create problems such as too strong an effect, tingling or transference to a partner.
  • My only concern was the price. Most guys should find that they just need 1 or 2 sprays in which case the cost shouldn’t be too much of an issue – just over $2 a go. But if you end up needing 3 or 4 sprays each time, it will be more expensive in the long run.


Promescent helped me to control ejaculation surprisingly well. I say surprisingly because so many other products kind of do the job, but always disappoint in one way or another.

It extended my lasting time considerably – from between 1 and 5 minutes with no help, to between 10 and 20 minutes. It had no side effects that I could tell. It didn’t transfer to my partner and numb her like many other delay sprays do.

And it still allowed me to actually feel the pleasure of sex even though it works by reducing the sensitivity. You can apply it just 10 minutes before sex, and discreetly if you need to.

The only downside is that Promescent is more expensive than other brands, but it’s also far superior in my opinion.

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144 CommentsLeave a comment

    • Hi Ben
      If you don’t wash it off first, she might taste something unusual, yes. But as long as you wait and wash it, you should be fine.

  • Hey Ethan
    I stay in Germany. I would like to order The Promescent Spary. ( Standard Bottle ) Does the International Shipment of Promescent cost too much ?
    How much did you pay for the International Shipment to London ?

    Thanking you,

  • Hi Ethan,

    Thank you very much for all the time you´ve put into this! I am thankful.
    One question.. Once you have sprayed it on and your having sex with your partner, does it matter whether you constantly fuck hard or not?
    I mean, do you have to slow it down while having sex in order not to loose the effect of the spray?

    • Hi Dean
      You’re very welcome. That’s a very good question, and I don’t think there’s a set answer. I guess if it works really well for you, then you should be able to have more intense sex. But some guys might find it still helps to take things a bit slower. After all, having slower sex is also a classic trick for extending how long you last.
      In my personal experience, I was able to maintain a good speed and intensity when using the Promescent – as long as I made sure I kept my mental arousal in check as well as my physical.

      • Thank you for answering! 🙂
        Well, soon I´m about to find out. I´ve ordered the promescent – and I am looking forward trying it out.
        The main goal must be prolonging the intercourse. I really hope it will help me, cause I´m primarily challenged by the physical sensitivity.
        I´ll stop by and let you know 🙂

        Thanks again.


        • You’re welcome. If you think physical sensitivity is the main cause, then hopefully it should help. It might take a few goes to experiment with rubbing it in correctly and finding the right number of sprays, so don’t lose hope if it doesn’t work miracles straight away.
          It would be great to hear back from you once you’ve tried it, and I know other readers appreciate reading the experiences of other guys too.

    • Hi Chester
      To be honest, I’m not great with smells so I’m not even sure how I’d describe it! I can only say that it’s a very light smell, and doesn’t smell bad. I guess neutral would be the best word for it.

  • Thanks for sharing. I’ve tried a couple of sprays before with mixed results. I get the feeling this is potentially the right treatment for me, but I want to find the most reliable one. How precise do you think the metered spray is? Does it spray the exact same amount each time, or is it sometimes weaker or stronger?

    • Hi Steven
      I know what you mean – reliability is sometimes an issue, especially with creams and gels. As far as the sprays go, I think Promescent is pretty consistent on the whole. I once tried spraying a series of sprays onto my forearm to see if they looked the same, and although they weren’t 100% identical, they looked similar enough to me. I know it’s not exactly a scientific way of evaluating the quantity, but when using it, I’ve also found I get the same level of numbing each time with no random times where it’s too much or too little.

  • Very helpful review, thank you! I have a serious problems lasting more than 2-3 mins when I have sex with my gf, and sometimes don’t even get that far as foreplay can be too much especially if I’m feeling very horny and she gives me a blowjob etc. So my question is, how good is the spray for using during foreplay? Presumably arousal isn’t just physical and also mental, so how does a spray help me not get too aroused mentally? Thanks

    • Hi Harry
      You’re welcome – it’s always good to hear people found the review helpful.
      That’s actually a really great question, well two questions really.
      Thinking about it, it’s not so easy to answer. The first question is a bit easier in that in terms of physical foreplay, it works as well as it does during sex. So during any touching, whether with hands or during oral, the spray will help reduce the sensitivity, which should help you last longer. So it’s good to apply it either right at the start of foreplay, or even beforehand if you can plan it that way.
      As for the second question, well it does and it doesn’t help. There’s nothing in the makeup of promescent that can reduce your mental arousal, so in that way it can’t help. Having said that, I know many guys say – either about promescent or other similar products – that the act of using it gives them confidence because they know from previous experience that it helps reduce sensitivity. That confidence can then in turn help them stay calm, which reduced the arousal.
      So I guess what I’m saying is that it doesn’t directly help, but can do indirectly if you know that it works for you generally.

  • Thanks for sharing your experience Ethan. I’ve been thinking about trying Promescent as I heard about it on the radio, of all places, a while back. Your review has definitely encouraged me to give it a go. Thanks also for the article about using delay sprays, which is really useful too. Just one question – do you know how long promescent lasts in the bottle before going out of date?

    • Hi Shayne
      I’m happy to hear you found the article and website helpful! To be honest, I’m not entirely sure, but I think it has a pretty long shelf life. The last batch I got had a use by date way in the future, so unless you only have sex very rarely, you should be fine.

  • Hello,

    I have a question about this product. When applying this spray to the penis, is it required that you have an erection or can it be just in a normal state?

    • Hi Eric
      You can apply it either flaccid or erect – it doesn’t matter, so it’s a question of personal preference and timing I guess. If you’d like more information about the correct application, you might find my recent article explaining how to use delay sprays in general useful.

  • Hey Ethan, very interesting and helpful blog. Just one question, how long does it last i.e. if sprayed once, will it give me the extra boosting time for the whole night? Or I’ll have to spray each time I want to have sex – 4 sprays for 4 rounds in 1 night? Thanks

    • Hi Dave
      I’m glad you found the website helpful! I think how long it lasts will depend on the person, but you might be able to get a couple of hours out of it. The hope would then be that if you’re having an extended love-making session, you’ll naturally last longer after a few rounds anyway!

        • You’re welcome Dave! If you have a moment to pop back and let me, and other readers, know if it worked for you, that would be very much apppreciated!

  • Hi Ethan,
    Is it OK to take Viagra and use Promescent at the same time during sex?
    I mean first to take Viagra in order to get a strong erection and then use Promescent in order to delay ejaculation.

  • Oh wow, I can’t believe I am just seeing your spray of choice now! I have both a physically sensitive penis as well as easily irritable skin to certain medications (thus why we were excited to try the herbal option Suifan). Do you happen to know the list of ingredients that are in this product? Is it just Lidocaine?

  • Hi , I’m about to purchase promescent. Currently I’m using half kamagra to keep my erection and to keep me going for a few hours. Do I still need to use the kamagra when I use the promescent ? Thanks .

    • Hi Vincent
      The promescent will not do what the kamagra does, so it’s up to you to decide if you want to try both at once. You could try promescent on its own first to see what effect it gives you. Then if you feel you still need the kelp of the kamagra, take them together next time.

  • Hi
    We married 3 yrs back and seriously thinking everyday for parenting. But like others I have premature ejaculation problem in max. 2-3 mins. If I use this will it destroy my dream.! I heard that such chemicals will affect the sperm motility as these chemical are already reaching vagina at the time of ejaculation. Pls can some one reply.? Also I’m failing to satisfy my partner majority of the time. Pls someone advice.

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