Promescent Review

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Promescent is an effective delay spray that helped me last considerably longer during sex. It’s an easy to use, reliable, and convenient non-prescription treatment for premature ejaculation.

As with all lidocaine sprays, some men might have a tingling sensation or difficulty getting an erection if they apply too much. So I recommend starting with just one spray to see if that’s all you need.


  • Only need to use it when you have sex
  • Starts working in 5 -10 minutes
  • Last for longer than an hour
  • Ok for oral
  • Use with or without a condom
  • Metered pump helps get the same dosage each time
  • Absorbs well, with no smell
  • No prescription needed


  • Reduces some physical pleasure
  • Some men might have difficulty getting an erection when they use it
  • Doesn’t cure premature ejaculation

My experience

I ordered both the small and standard size bottles directly from the Promescent website as I wanted to compare the different sizes. They arrived in a discreet box and the bottles themselves seemed hygienically and professionally packaged.

I liked how the small size fits easily in your pocket, which is what the company intended. The standard size is one to keep at home supposedly and has a lot more sprays.

It’s nice that they thought about men who are away from home and might want to use the spray discreetly. But really, I don’t think it matters which size you choose if you don’t need to hide it from someone. The small size is good if you want to test it, but the standard size will work out cheaper in the long run. Other than that, there’s no difference as I see it.

Just to be safe for my first test, I first sprayed some on my forearm to see how my skin reacted. There was no burning sensation or rash, so I moved on to test it on my penis.

I sprayed it once and gently rubbed it into the area around the frenulum and the penis head. There was no tingling sensation, which is a good sign. 10 minutes later, I used a damp cloth to give myself a quick wipe, and was good to go.

The instructions tell you to apply 3 – 10 sprays, but I found one spray was plenty. I later tried with an increasing number of sprays as an experiment, but the numbing was too strong.

My first test

I could definitely feel some numbing on the area where I’d applied it, so I’m glad I didn’t rub it into the whole penis. But I had no problems getting an erection with some help from my partner, even with the numbing feeling there.

And during sex, I still felt enjoyable sensations as usual, just without that extreme sensitivity that I often feel on the head. This is a particular problem for me at the start – that initial squeeze at penetration can sometimes set me off on its own.

So it was good to feel that sensation less intensely, which helped me get past the initial difficulty and into more flowing sex. And that first time I tried it, I lasted considerably longer than normal – just over 10 minutes. So we were both very pleased with the result.

photo of me holding a bottle of promescent

Ongoing tests

I tested Promescent several more times over the course of a week. I didn’t use any other kind of delay products or techniques during that time; I just used the spray and kept an eye on the time.

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

And during my tests, I found that it extended the lasting time during actual intercourse to between 10 and 20 minutes, every time.

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

No side effects

I personally experienced no side effects from using Promescent, which was great considering how many sprays can cause issues.

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.

Having said that, when I experimented with three sprays and rubbed it into the whole penis, the numbing was definitely too strong for me. So I think it’s a case of once you find the right number of sprays for you personally, the metered pump will ensure you avoid too much numbing.

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 to my partner or erection loss. And most importantly, I was able to have sex for much longer than with no help.

Please keep in mind though that this was just my experience. I know that some men have problems when using lidocaine-based sprays, so I can’t imagine Promescent somehow avoids that entirely for all users.

So be prepared for the possibility of tingling sensations or difficulty in getting an erection if the numbing is too strong for you and you rely on physical stimulation more than mental.

How does Promescent work?

Promescent is a topical anesthetic in spray form. So you apply it directly to your penis before sex to reduce your sensitivity, which will hopefully give you better control.

The ingredient which does the desensitizing is Lidocaine. Lidocaine is also used in some other delay products, but there’s a difference in the way Promescent is supposed to work.

The company behind it – the aptly named ‘Absorption Pharmaceuticals’ – claims they’ve created a mixture which is absorbed quickly and effectively by the skin. The idea is that the most sensitive nerve endings are directly targeted by the spray.

photo showing the safety lock on promescent spray bottles

Using the spray

Here are some useful points to bear in mind if you plan on giving it a go:

  • It needs to be sprayed around five to ten minutes before you have sex.
  • There’s no rule about how many sprays to use. Some men will need one, others five or more. You’ll need to experiment to find out how many work best.
  • You can use it on the frenulum and penis head, or the shaft too. It depends on what works best for you.
  • I found it lasted for over an hour before slowly wearing off.
  • Both circumcised and uncircumcised men can use it.
  • You can use a condom or go without.
  • Don’t use it if your partner is pregant or trying to conceive.
  • If you use it with oral, make sure you wipe off the excess with a damp cloth, towel, or have a shower, It doesn’t matter how you wipe it as long as you do. Otherwise, you might numb their mouth.


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

It extended my lasting time to between 10 and 20 minutes, which was a satisfying improvement from the usual under five minutes. There were no side effects for me or my partner, though some men might find have some issues with the numbing and tingling.

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

So as far as temporary solutions to premature ejaculation go, Promescent worked well and felt more reliable than other sprays I’ve tried.

229 thoughts on “Promescent Review”

  1. Hey Ethan, amazing help with the information, the reading itself motivates, thank you for starting this.
    I have used delay condoms (benzocaine) for a long time( almost a year), with no side effects, and used Edge delay gel for a couple of times which worked.
    Getting a delay condom is bit difficult here now, as they don’t manufacture them anymore.

    Do you suggest, a long time usage of these delay gels won’t have any side effects, had you or anyone else faced any issue in the long run?

    1. Hi SV
      You’re welcome, it’s good to know the review was helpful. Can’t you import them from abroad, or is that not possible either? You could also just experiment with the thickest normal condom, which will also dull some sensation.
      I haven’t personally had any issues using delay gels long term, but I don’t use them regularly these days as I don’t feel the need usually. I think as long as you don’t use them constantly, it’s probably ok to use them from time to time.

  2. Hey Ethan,

    Thanks for your review. While using it can I put it around my whole penis? My shaft or the underside of my shaft I think always trigger premature ejaculation. I tried KY Spray and that did not work when I tried it solo I am trying to see if Promescent is better if I just use a couple of sprays for my whole penis, and a lot of reviews on Promescent says that you can control your climax and orgasm. How does work, do you just not ejaculate and if you want to you can? Sorry for the weird question!

    1. Hi Jerry
      It’s not a weird question at all. So, you can choose where to spray and rub it in. Personally, just the head is enough. But some men need it on the shaft, or just an area of the shaft. It’s your choice as to what you think will help most.
      As for timing, it depends. You will probably/hopefully just last longer and then still ejaculate. If it numbs you a lot, then potentially you might not at all.

  3. Hi. I have been reading about this spray but I live in the UK and although I can order it they charge a lot extra for the delivery and also it might take a while to get here. But I can easily get Stud 100 here which you also left a good review on. My question is do you recommend paying extra and waiting to get Promescent or will it be almost the same using Stud 100? What would be the main difference? Thanks

    1. Hi Stal

      Personally, I’d just try Stud as it’s pretty cheap and might work equally well for you. If it doesn’t then perhaps think about trying Promescent. But in some ways, you could also see it as a preliminary test to see if lidocaine helps you at all.

  4. Dumb question here. How does it affect arousal. I mean if you are to use it 10 min before hanky lanky then I imagine you are flaccid. Can you still get it up afterwards??

    Great site BTW. I have learned quite a bit here!

    1. Hi Chad
      It’s not a dumb question at all! It’s actually a very important issue, and potentially a serious one for some men. Basically, some men will have really difficulty getting an erection when they lose the physical sensitivity. Others will have no problem at all. I personally think it depends on how much you depend on touch alone to get an erection, or how much of an emotional/psychological aspect there is to your arousal. And then the amount you apply, where you apply it, and how sensitive you are to the ingredients all play a role too.
      So my feeling is that some experimentation is required. Start with the smallest dosage possible (which will also make it last longer in the long run and save you money). Also try applying it when flaccid or when erect. I find it works really quickly, so if you tend to get hard and stay hard with ease, maybe applying it when hard will help if you end up being one of the men who find it difficult to get erect minutes after applying it.
      Hope that helps!

  5. This spray works wonders for me :0 It doesn’t just prolong by 10 or 15 minutes, it felt like I could go as long as I wanted which is amazing.
    I strongly reccomend this :D very nice website btw

    1. Hi Chris
      Thanks for the compliment. It’s good to hear the spray works well for you. That’s the thing with these types of sprays – some men will find it helps just a little, while others will feel that they have complete control. It’s a bit of a lottery!

  6. Hey Ethan, thank you for this review and your thorough examination. I actually read this a couple weeks ago and tried it myself. It worked well so wanted to come back and say thanks for the recommendation. I do have one question for you which has been on my mind. I found it works really fast. Like, in literally a minute. Do you think that’s normal, or am I putting too much on maybe? Seems to work really fast even with just 1 spray though so idk.

    1. Hi Derek
      You’re welcome. I’m happy to hear you’ve had a positive experience with promescent. I don’t think you need to worry about it working so quickly. I had a similar experience with it, but think it takes a few minutes more to reach full effect. But yes, I also found the initial numbing can start almost immediately.

  7. Hi Ethan
    To begin with, I wanted to thank you and give a lot of credit for this website, it’s really beneficial and doesn’t feel biased and is totally honest reviews.

    A question regarding Promescent and delay sprays in general. On application to the shaft and head (i roll the foreskin back), I get a mild tingling sensation. Nothing extreme and its totally bearable. My question is, what causes this sensation? Is it simply the lidocaine working? Is the mild tingling sensation a concern, is it damaging the nerves?

    1. Hi Simon
      You’re very welcome – it’s always a pleasure to hear that the site is appreciated!
      I don’t know the exact biological mechanism behind the tingling sensation to be honest. I do know that it’s listed as a side effect of topical lidocaine. Some men will get it, and some won’t. I guess part of the issue if the fact that you’re applying it to a very sensitive part of the body that has many nerve endings.
      I personally don’t think it’s a serious concern unless it’s particularly strong or unpleasant. Like you say, it’s usually bearable and is part of the trade-off in the numbing action. But if you’re worried about it, I would either use a small dose or avoid using it to be on the safe side.

  8. Hi Ethan,

    just a quick question.
    So I just spray 2-3 times onto my penis area, wipe it off after 5-10 minutes.
    So is It okay for my partner to give me a blowjob?

    Are there any weird smell to the spray?

    1. Hi Dean
      Yes, that’s correct. It’s fine to have oral sex after waiting and wiping. There is sometimes a faint smell at first, but after waiting and wiping there shouldn’t be much smell at all.

    2. I do that with the lidocaine sprays, usually a quick wash first after leaving it 10-20 minutes, then you don’t need to worry about transference or your partner being allergic…You can also get an idea of how well it is working.

  9. Thank you very much Ethan.

    I had purchased promescent (standard sized bottle), I tried it for a solo session before I use it on my partner and I lasted 2 mins and 45 seconds after one spray, I suffer from severe PE, doing a solo session without the spray I would probably last under 10 seconds before ejaculation, what do you advise?

    1. Hi Abd
      You’re welcome. The difference in time in your case then is very good. My advice would be to try it with sex. And perhaps experiment with 2 or 3 sprays to see what effect that has, both alone and with a partner.

  10. I have posted here before but just wanted to say again how thankful I am to you for the blog !! My wife is gorgeous and loves sex. For whatever reason I started having difficulty maintaining an erection and eventual premature ejaculation, usually seemed connected.
    3 months now and I am ridiculously confident again, and hard as a rock. I use 2-3 sprays for regular sex, and last 15 minutes, and 4-5 sprays if we feel like going 20-30!! It’s fantastic and I am so thankful. Mostly it allows me to be back in charge of my ejaculation, and able to relax and enjoy every second of our hot sex life.

    1. Hi FL
      It’s good to hear you like the site, and thanks for sharing your experience. It sounds like you’ve worked out exactly how much promescent you need to use for best effect, and it’s interesting you can add more to increase the lasting time without ruining the erection, which is always a risk with these kind of sprays.

  11. Hello Sir,

    Thank you for this review! I will be purchasing this product today. I want to be sure that I’m reading this correctly. When I spray it and then wait 5 to 10 mins to wipe it, the spray will still be rubbed into my skin and won’t be completely wiped off. Just want to ensure I’m doing it right.


    1. Hi Vincent
      You’re welcome. That’s correct – wait 5-10 mins and give it a good wipe or wash to be totally sure it won’t transfer to your partner. It will have absorbed by then and should be working.

  12. Hi. Ethan.

    I bought this product to test it and it is amazing! I have one thing I’m bit anxious about. If I’m ever lucky enough to get a girl to my place, then how I keep it secret and be quick enough so she doesn’t see me apply it and wipe it?

    1. Hi Ben
      You can excuse yourself, go to the bathroom and spray it there. Wash it well after a couple of minutes, and you’ll probably find she doesn’t notice.

  13. Hey Ethan thanks for the article, I read all of the comments so hopefully I’m not wasting your time with questions that have been asked already.

    1) Would you say it takes two sprays to cover the frenulum and the top of the head or can you spray once on the frenulum and then rub it in there as well as on top of the head? (average size penis)

    2) Should you wash it off even if you’re not planning on oral?

    3) You mentioned that for yourself waiting the full 10 minutes to wash off was “too long” just curious what you meant by that?

    4) Do you recommend any other sprays that are just as safe but cost less? Obviously it may or may not work as well but in regards to safety ingredients etc.. Any other recommendations of products you trust just as much as this one?

    5) One user asked if this is OK to use if planning on trying to conceive and you said better not to use it, is that based off of something you know about the product or more just a better safe than sorry approach?

    Sorry for so many questions.

    Thanks again for the very informative review I already purchased the standard size and waiting for it to arrive!

    1. Hi David
      I’m glad the review was useful, and it’s no problem asking questions. I see answering them as an integral part of running this site as well as possible:-)

      1) No, I think one spray is enough. Quite a lot comes out and it spreads well. It can run though, and shoot out fast, so you might need two if you waste some of the first!

      2) I would do to get rid of the residue.

      3) It worked really fast for me, that’s why.

      4) The only one I think has had lots of official safety tests is Fortacin. It’s not that cheap though. There are some you can get online, like Stud 100, that are ok. But they haven’t undergone the same rigorous safety checks by any means.

      5) It’s based on me writing to Promescent and them saying they think it’s better not to, based on the fact that there is no long-term safety data on sprays like this and the effects on the unborn child. Not that they know it’s bad, just that they don’t know and don’t want to assume it’s 100% safe.


  14. Here’s an odd one for you. I can last a really long time during foreplay and during oral sex. Almost to the point where the future misses is like….when are you going to go. But as soon as we get to actual sex. Poof pow bang. In 5 mins or less sometimes longer. Literally just depends.

    My thoughts, personally. Try it on the underside of the head on the frenulum and maybe the corona. Only worry is that it maybe to much even with one spray. Of course just have to try it and see.

    So, after reading several comments etc. I spray, rub in, and wipe off?

    I have sex without a condom with my girl. I’ve read several times that this will not make her numb. Just as long as I wipe it off. This is correct? Right?

    Also, I would be able to apply it before bed. Wait 5-10 mins wipe off and still have effects of the lidocaine 20-30 mins later correct?

    Thank you for the response!

    1. Hi Nick
      To be honest, I don’t think that’s an unusual situation at all. Unless your partner is absolutely incredible at oral, it’s pretty common for sex to be a lot more stimulating. I also think the mental connection plays a role more in sex, making it harder to last longer. The position you’re in also makes a difference.
      To answer your questions:
      1. On the frenulum is the recommended place either with the head too or alone. The shaft too if you’re incredibly sensitive.
      2. yes – spray, rub, wipe.
      3. she shouldn’t feel numb as long as you wait long enough for it to absorb properly and wipe off.
      4. yes, it should still work 20 to 30 mins later.

  15. I just wanted to say how helpful this blog was, I am so very thankful. My wife and I enjoy an amazing sex life, I would usually last 10-20 minutes. Lately I have been experiencing PE even on a second round of sex which never happens. It was depressing as it went on for months. I tried the Promescent spray (4 sprays) and it worked immediately – great sex for 20 minutes and I could have kept going lol. So nice to enjoy the control again. Thank you for the detailed, accurate information!

    1. Hi Tom
      You’re very welcome! It’s always nice to know that the site is appreciated. It’s also good to hear from people who’ve tried the products we review. Hopefully, you won’t need to keep using the spray indefinitely. I’d try again without in a couple of weeks to see if you’re back to your old self.

  16. Hi Ethan,
    thanks for providing useful information about this product. I would like to try it, but want to know first if its really safe to use with oral sex or not, or if there might be any problem for my partner?

    1. Hi Phil
      You’re very welcome. It’s fine as long as you wash or wipe it off first. If you don’t, then your partner might get a numb mouth, which isn’t pleasant for them. But as long as you wait long enough and wipe the excess off, it’s not a problem. My partner has never complained about it numbing her. You don’t need to have a long shower or scrub hard – just give it a quick clean, and you’ll be fine.

  17. Hi Ethan, great review mate. I wish I’d taken your advice and started with one spray. Gave it a shot tonight with three and best I could do was 70% erection and so no sex for us :). My wife was great about it though and I made her orgasm orally so all is well. She heads o/s for a week tomorrow so we will be trying again in 7 days time – 1 spray this time. Will keep you posted ;).

    1. Hi Michael
      I’m glad you liked the review. Yeah, it’s always good to start with just one spray with these products, just in case it’s too strong. What a shame you have to wait a week to give it another go! I hope it works out better for you next time.

    1. Hi Adewale
      The first thing to say is that it’s a spray, not a cream. So all you do is spray it on your penis head, rub it in, wait a few minutes and then wash off the excess. Then you can have sex, hopefully lasting longer. You can get it from the promescent website, which you can find at the end of the article above.

  18. Hi I want to get it in India. I want to know the right way to use it.

    1. Should I pull the foreskin down and then then apply it on top of the head.
    2. Any other place to apply it. If it can be applied without pulling the skin down. If possible please provide image reference also.


    1. Hi Umesh
      Yes, part 1. is correct. You can apply it to the whole penis if you really want to, but it will probably numb you too much. And if you want, you can spray the penis shaft, but not the head. It depends where you are most sensitive, and it’s fine to experiment with different spray places if you like.

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