Promescent is an effective delay spray that has the potential to help if you have premature ejaculation due to difficulty in coping with the physical stimulation of sex.
The lidocaine and quick absorption mean you can apply it just before having sex. I found it increased my lasting time from under 5 minutes to between 10 and 20 on average.
My main criticism is that it’s one of the more expensive delay sprays. But it’s a reliable one that’s made by a company you can actually communicate with rather than sold online by a faceless company (which is often the case).
That and the fact that it simply works well for me personally are the key reasons why it’s currently my recommended desensitizing spray.
Just to be safe, I first sprayed some on my forearm to see how my skin reacted. No problem there, so I went ahead with spraying my penis.
I gently rubbed it onto my penis head, finding no tingling sensation, which is a good sign. It was easy to rub in, and then I waited. 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 to 10 sprays, but I found 1 spray was plenty. I later tried 2 and 3 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 I was pleased to feel that sensation lessened, 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.
I then tested it 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 1 and 5 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 first, there was no transference.
No side effects
I experienced no side effects at all from using the spray, 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 3 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 dose 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.
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 and hopefully have 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. So the most sensitive nerve endings are directly targeted by the spray.
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 5 to 10 minutes before you have sex.
- The recommended dose is 3 to 5 sprays. But you might only need 1 or 2.
- Make sure you follow the instructions on rubbing the spray on the underside of your penis.
- I found it lasted for over an hour before slowly wearing off.
- It’s FDA compliant, so they have made it to the safety standards recommended by the FDA for these types of sprays.
- It has undergone clinical trials, which found it to be effective and safe.
- It works consistently – I found it significantly increased my endurance every time.
- It doesn’t transfer to your partner if you use it correctly.
- The metered spray bottle will apply exactly the same dose every time.
- You only need to use it when you have sex.
- It works quickly, so you can discreetly apply it in the bathroom just before you have sex.
- It’s available without a prescription.
- It’s not a cure for premature ejaculation, and you need to use it every time you have sex.
- As with all desensitizing sprays, if you apply too much, it can cause too much numbing, which can affect your erection and pleasure.
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 1 to 5 minutes. Importantly, there were no side effects for me or my partner.
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 cures to premature ejaculation go, this one gets a thumbs up.