Promescent Review – Why It’s My Preferred Delay Spray


Promescent is widely regarded as one of the better treatments for premature ejaculation. It’s especially popular in the United States, where it’s recommended by many doctors and urologists.

I’ve tried a lot of different desensitizing sprays in the last few years, and the vast majority are very similar. So I was interested to find out what makes promescent different.

And as you’ll see below, my personal experience was mostly positive, for 3 main reasons:

  • It helped me last for between 10 and 20 minutes every time. A solid improvement from my usual 1-5 minutes.
  • The numbing action still left me with enough sensation to fully enjoy sex, and it didn’t cause any loss of erection.
  • It didn’t transfer to my partner, and we could use it with oral sex.

Despite those positive points, it’s still not the perfect solution to premature ejaculation, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

So in this review, I’ll be talking in detail about my experience with it. And I’ll also share my thoughts on the best way to use promescent, and any other background information I think you might find useful.

My experience

Ordering and discreet delivery

I ordered both the trial and standard size bottles from, and they arrived within a few days.

Importantly, they came in a discreet unmarked package, with the sprays in their own little boxes inside.

You also get a useful leaflet with instructions, ingredients, and the safety information you might need to know.

Applying it the first time

My first thoughts were that the spray shoots out fast. The metered pump evidently works well, so you have to be careful to spray it close up or you’ll waste it.

As always, I first tested it on my forearm and waited 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 – 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

photo of me spraying a bottle of promescent in the bathroom

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.

Ongoing tests

I then tested the 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 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

If you’re planning on using Promescent, here are some useful points to bear in mind:

  • It needs to be sprayed around 10 minutes before you have sex.
  • The recommended dose is 3 to 5 sprays. But like me, you might find that’s too much and actually only need 1 or 2.
  • Make sure you follow the instructions on rubbing the spray in properly to the underside of your penis.
  • I found it lasted for well 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 type 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. So once you know how many sprays work 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 you can discreetly apply it in the bathroom just before you have sex.
  • It’s available without a prescription.
  • Responsive and helpful customer service.


  • 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. But the metered pump helps stop that happening once you work out how much you need.
  • The price might be a concern for some people. Most men will only need 1 or 2 sprays, so the cost won’t be an issue. But if you end up needing 3 or 4 sprays each time, it will be more expensive.


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 big thumbs up.

It does work out more expensive than other numbing products. But personally, I don’t mind – this is an area of my life which I’m willing to invest in.

Where to buy

The best place to buy it from is the official promescent website, so you know you’ll be getting the authentic product.

Promescent also provides excellent customer support. So if you have any concerns about using it correctly, they can answer any questions.


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  1. 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. Ethan Green

      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.

  2. Ethan Green

    Hi Sheeraz
    Sorry to hear you didn’t have a good experience with those two. Where did you buy them from?
    And are you asking where you can get the original promescent spray, or the viga again? If it’s promescent, then get it through the link in the article. That’s the official website, and will definitely be original.

  3. 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. Ethan Green

      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.

  4. 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. Ethan Green

      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. Ethan Green

      Hi Albert
      That’s where you are meant to spray it. Specifically on the frenulum, and the rest of the penis head if necessary.

    1. Ethan Green

      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.

  5. 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. Ethan Green

      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.

  6. HI
    Im allergic to Benzocaine is Promescent safe for me to use??
    Awaited for ur reply.


    1. Ethan Green

      Promescent is Lidocaine based. But to be on the safe side, I’d ask your doctor if it’s ok for you to use it. And if you do try it, do a very small test spray on your arm and wait to see what happens before trying on your penis.

  7. Hi Ethan, thanks for providing useful information for this product. I have two questions:
    1. What is the best way to apply it? On the foreskin directly or after pulling the foreskin?
    2. After applying, do I need to wash it off with water or a towel is enough?
    Thanks alot for providing useful information to us.

    1. Ethan Green

      Hi Pinaacle
      You’re very welcome.
      1. It’s best to first try pulling back the foreskin and apply it to the penis head and frenulum. If after a couple of experiments with the dosage you find that too strong, you can try applying less there and more to the external skin and shaft instead.
      2. Personally, if I use a condom a damp towel is fine. But if I know I’m going to have oral or sex without a condom, I use running water or have a quick shower to make sure there won’t be any transference.

  8. Hi Ethan,
    Many thanks for providing your reviews on this product. Do you know if there is limit of use per day? I mean can I use this to have sex 2-3 times a day? 3 or 4 sparys each time?


    1. Ethan Green

      Hi Piyara
      You’re very welcome. I just wrote to Promescent to ask for you, and here is their reply: “We recommend they don’t apply more than 20 sprays in a 24 hour period.”

      So unless you need a huge quantity, which is very unlikely, you’ll be fine to use it 2-3 times per day.

  9. I am uncircumcised and looking to purchase Promescent. What are the best techniques for using it?

    1. Ethan Green

      Hi there
      It doesn’t matter if you’re circumcised or not – it will work the same. Just pull back your foreskin in your case, apply it to the penis head and frenulum, wait a short while and then wash off any excess. That’s it really!

  10. Is promescent available in dubi? If yes where?
    Is it available in istanbul??

    1. Ethan Green

      Hi Aland
      I don’t know if it’s sold in any shops there. But I do know Promescent will ship it to those countries because there’s only 2 they don’t ship to in the world, and it’s not Dubai or Turkey!

  11. I think this should work effectively. Where can someone get the promescent in Nigeria?

    1. Ethan Green

      Hi Jimmy
      The Promescent website has a contact form, and they are pretty responsive. So you could check with them if they’ll ship it to you.

  12. Thanks for the very comprehensive review and for talking about your experience. I’m thinking about trying Promescent after seeing it online, so I’m pleased to hear from you and the comments that it does seem to work. I hope it works for me too. Thanks again.

    1. Ethan Green

      Hi Kent
      You’re very welcome, I’m glad the review was helpful. With a little luck you’ll find it does help. It’s not going to be the best solution for everyone, but for those it does work well for, it works very well for. So I think it’s definitely one to try.

  13. Hi Ethan

    thank you for the review. very helpfull
    I have 2 questions:
    1 – I understand after aplying it into the penis I need to wait for about 10 minutes and I should wash it before intercourse. Question is: how many minutes after applying it should I wash it?
    2 – Should I apply only underneath the head and the penis or on the upper part of the shaft also?


    1. Ethan Green

      Hi Elton
      You’re welcome, I’m glad it was helpful.
      To be honest, I think the timing and application does depend somewhat on the person. I’ve found it takes effect quite quickly and if I leave it on for 10 mins before washing it off, it can be too strong. So I tend to spray it, then wait just 2-3 mins and wash it off. But other people might find they need to wait 5-10 mins and then wash it.
      As for where, again it’s up to you. Personally, just the head works fine as I like to have no numbing at all on as much of my penis as possible. But again, you might find you need to spray the shaft too for best effect.
      So I would just experiment a few times with different spray amounts, areas sprayed and time before washing off. That way you can find what works best for you.

      1. Hi Ethan

        First I would like to thank you. I feel lucky to have come accross your review. It was where I first heard for delay sprays in general and Promescent in particular.
        I bought it and… WOW… what a difference to my sexual performance…
        First time I wanted to use 3 sprays but accidentally put on 4. I didn’t measure the time but I can tell well over 7-8 minutes while before I could only last no more than 1 minute and often much less…
        Second time (practically next day :)) I used 3 sprays. It seemed to me like it made no difference comparing to 4 sprays used 1 night before. Same wonderful performance. I sprayed it, waited for 10 minutes and then washed it. Until 20 minutes later we didn’t start anything with my wife. Then we started foreplay and after another 10 minutes intercourse. So it was about 40 minutes after the spray that we started intecourse and effect was still very good. Best thing is you last and you still fully enjoy sex. I see no difference in sensitivity.
        I am still experimenting and next time I will use 2 sprays to see what happens.

        I am so glad I found your review. I just pray to god there are no side effect in long time use or if I use it often (it is soo good to be true so I am a little afraid :))

        Thanks again

        1. Ethan Green

          Hi Elton
          It’s great to hear the review was helpful. It’s also good to hear you had a positive experience with promescent too. Thanks for sharing your story, as I know other readers will appreciate it. In terms of long term use, the thing to do is check for the long term effects of using lidocaine on the skin. But I don’t know of any studies that warn of any serious problems. I do think it’s good to be able to develop control naturally at some point, rather than just accept that you’ll always use delay sprays. So if you keep that in mind, the worry about long term will hopefully become less important if you keep working on unaided self-control.

    1. Ethan Green

      Hi Legend
      We don’t sell it, we only discuss and review it. But if you click the link in the article for the promescent website, they will ship it to Ghana.

  14. Hello, thanks for this useful information. I just have two questions:

    1) Is washing my pain after apply the spray for Oral or so, make the lower effect. In clear, is it has different effect if I wash it or not before sex?

    2) When applying it, is it use my fingers to rubbed it onto my penis head?


    1. Ethan Green

      Hi Adam
      You’re very welcome! To answer your questions:

      1) You should always wash it before sex. In my experience, once you wait a few minutes for it to absorb, even if you have a hit shower and scrub yourself with soap, the effect still remains for a long time. Once you apply it, it’s there to stay, so a gentle wash won’t lower the effect.

      2) yes, use your fingers to rub it in.


    1. Ethan Green

      Hi Israr
      I don’t think it’s sold in Pakistan, so you need to order it from the promescent website. I believe they deliver to Pakistan. You can also find the current price on their website, as I don’t sell it myself – I just review it.

  15. Sir i am really nervous to sex with my wife i became neutral within 3 or 4 min time penetration and sometimes when she touch my cock i got down……
    I didnt go anywhere yet for the treatment
    So plz suggest for this
    I will b most thankfull……

    1. Ethan Green

      Hi SP
      Promescent is a great choice of treatment for premature ejaculation for many men. However, do you mean you sometimes lose your erection when she touches you? That seems like a different issue altogether.

  16. Hi Ethan! Before trying Promosescent I would last maybe 5 minutes. Just last night after applying 4 sprays underneath my penis head, I lasted at least 20 minutes! I’m almost 47. I can’t remember the last time I had sex that long. My friend couldn’t believe it. She doesn’t know I use Promsescenr and she never will. I was concerned about using it during oral,But as long as you wash your member off after the 10 minute wait period, you’ll have No problems. This is the best thing ever!!

    1. Ethan Green

      Hi Latif
      Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s great that you had such a positive result with the promescent. I know the feeling – when you suddenly manage to last that much longer, it’s a wonderful moment!

    1. Ethan Green

      Hi Patrick
      As far as I’m aware, it’s fine to combine them.

  17. Hi Ethan, Since you have reviewed both Promescent and Viagra, I thought that I would seek you opinion on my problem. Over the last couple of years I’ve been experiencing some ED which lately has been getting more frequent. Most of the time I have to rely on direct stimulation either by myself or by my wife in order to achieve an erection. I’ve also had a lifelong (or at least as far back as I can remember) problem with PE. I usually just last 30 seconds to a minute after penetration. I would LOVE to last five or ten minutes and when I ran across an article about Promescent I thought that I found my answer. I ran out and bought as trial size as soon as I could. Unfortunately even the minimal dose of 1 spray (actually I used even less) was too much for me & made me totally numb (I followed the directions on the Promescent website and made sure i applied it properly). I’m wondering if I use in conjunction with Viagra that maybe I’ll have more luck. I realize that Viagra doesn’t automatically give you an erection, but I’m thinking that it might make me more responsive and not require the manual stimulation in order to get an erection? What do you think? Is it worth exploring? Any tips would be appreciated.

    1. Ethan Green

      Hi Bob
      I totally understand your situation, as it sounds very similar to what was happening to me that inspired my experimenting with viagra. To be honest, I really couldn’t tell you whether the viagra would override the numbing problem, so to speak. I think there’s a possibility it would help, especially if you get turned on by mental/emotional stimulation as well as purely physical touch.
      There’s another trick you could try, if you still have that trial size – based on comments I’ve read from guys who’ve tried other desensitizing products that are too strong. Try spraying it into a glass. Then use a cotton bud to soak up a small amount, and carefully apply it just to the area around the frenulum, which tends to be most sensitive. If you can numb that area, but still leave the rest of the head and shaft unaffected, you might feel enough manual stimulation to help trigger the effects of the viagra, and then hopefully the targetted numbing might help with the PE. And if you’re anything like me, the viagra might help you last longer anyway, and if not, reduce the refractory period so you can go for the second round sooner.
      If that doesn’t help, then even trying the viagra and forgetting about the desensitizing might help. There are so many different factors involved in ED and PE, that if something doesn’t work, my opinion is that it’s important to keep experimenting with different things and combinations (as long as they are safe) to find something that works well for you.
      But yes, classically, desensitizing isn’t ideal if you have issues with ED, so I see why you had the problem with promescent. Try my ideas, and hopefully you’ll have some success. If not, at least you can rule out a couple of other ideas and continue searching for something that does work!

      1. Thanks for your thoughtful response Ethan, I will definitely try the cotton bud suggestion! I’m hoping it helps. I would be curious to hear other suggestions as well from your readers. I’ll make sure to check back often. I did make an appointment with my doctor for early August so hopefully I can try Viagra & see if it helps. I previously did hear that it can help reduce the refractory period and back when I was younger (I’m 55 now), I did last a lot longer the second time around. It’s been a few years since I’ve been able to go more than one round, but maybe if nothing else it can help me with that.

        1. Ethan Green

          You’re very welcome! Let me know if that technique helps or not, if you have a moment. Viagra is pretty good for helping you go for a second round in my experience, so hopefully you’ll find the same.

  18. Hi Ethan, thanks for this useful review and website. I’ve tried a couple of other sprays, with some success, but I’m looking for something for reliable and that doesn’t numb me to the point of not enjoying sex, as you point out too in some of your articles. It sounds like Promescent is worth a shot.

    1. Ethan Green

      Hi Mario
      You’re very welcome! If you like the idea of trying delay sprays, I think promescent is definitely good to try at least once. When it works well, it seems to work really well.

  19. What about if my partner wanted to give me oral . Would she get the taste of the spray in her mouth?

    1. Ethan Green

      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.

  20. emilio cabrera

    hi , i had kidney stone before, can i use it this delay sprays.?

  21. Anonymous

    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,

    1. Ethan Green

      Hi there
      As far as I know, it’s just under $5 for delivery to the UK or Germany.

  22. Dean Palmo

    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?

    1. Ethan Green

      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.

      1. Anonymous

        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.


        1. Ethan Green

          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.

        2. cynthia.....ergh....Clyde! ?

          I’m a woman. Ran across this reading and looking for new interesting resources or info or reviews. Sorry if I’m intruding, but I figured as a partner to someone who struggled with PE I’d share…. We experimented with a lot of combinations and “rituals,” our favorite finally being to make applying it and waiting something during foreplay (mental and physical). I usually wiped it off. Just our thing. I didn’t taste the product at all or ever feel numbing anywhere. I’m BIG into edging my boyfriend, though, and I finally got him to come to the dark side, so I “share” the mission to monitor cumming (I know better than he does exactly when, not to be “i told u so…”). Honestly, sometimes now he thinks he’s cum, getting the squirting sensation (from palming lightly). But dry orgasms! Finally! Now we’re in business. :). And no refraction needed. I’d try playing with tantric and edging, but that’s always my vote, I guess.

        3. hello sir, i have 2 question:
          1—i would like to use promescent spray. still i didn’t understand were i should spray on penis, so please let me know perfectly where i should apply it?
          2–i have little allergic from food it possible to use for me? few years before i used procomile spray its has allergic.

        4. Ethan Green

          Hi Sanny
          1. Normally these type of sprays are applied to the penis head mainly. If that doesn’t help, you can try the whole penis.
          2. I think the main ingredient to procomile spray is lidocaine, the same as promescent. So if you had an allergic reaction to that, I don’t recommend using promescent.

        5. Ethan Green

          Hi Steve
          When I say the head, I’m thinking about the frenulum too really. Maybe I should be clearer in the future! But I also think it’s good to experiment with the spray and where you apply it. At the end of the day, the idea is to try and use as little as possible, on as limited an area as possible so you can maximize the effect vs pleasure reduction ratio if you do find it numbs a little too much.

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