Stud 100 is a desensitizing spray which can help you last longer during sex by reducing the level of physical sensitivity you feel.
Among the many delay sprays I’ve tried, it had one of the strongest effects. In this review, I’ll explain how well it worked for my partner and I, tips for using it correctly, and a look at some issues to bear in mind.
Who makes it?
Stud 100 is manufactured in the U.K. by Pound International. They’ve been making and selling it since the 1970s, making it the oldest desensitizing spray I’ve seen.
They have a dedicated website, where they describe themselves as a “family-owned pharmaceutical group”.
Stud 100 Ingredients
- Lidocaine Base USP 9.6%
- Isopropyl Myristate
- Stearic Acid,
- 2-(2-Ethoxyethoxy) ethanol
I was pleased to discover that the bottle has a metered pump so you can apply a similar amount each time. Not all sprays (and gels of course) have this useful feature to help you get the dosage right.
I sprayed the head of my penis once and gently rubbed it in, paying attention to the tip and frenulum which is where I’m most sensitive. I waited for 10 minutes, then wiped myself with a damp cloth to remove any residue.
I could definitely feel a good amount of numbing even before the 10 minutes was up. And really, it seemed similar to most other strong lidocaine sprays I’ve used.
Helped me last a few minutes longer
It worked well that first time around, helping me last several minutes longer. In one session later that week, I was able to last more than 10 minutes – which was a considerable improvement to my usual 2 to 5 minutes.
I was still able to feel pleasure, which is of course very important! However, as usual, the sensation was considerably dulled on the penis head with the numbing.
But there’s always a trade-off between pleasure reduction and longer sex with these sprays, so on the whole I was happy enough with Stud 100.
3 sprays too much
I also experimented with 2 or 3 sprays. 2 was ok, but perhaps a little too strong. And 3 was total overkill, making it difficult to get an erection – especially when I rubbed it into the shaft as well.
So for me, 1 is definitely the magic number. This does vary from person to person, of course, so you might find you need 3 or more even.
Fine for oral and condoms
Stud 100 does have a light smell, which all lidocaine sprays do. It wasn’t too bad though, and with a shower rather than a wipe, the smell pretty much disappeared, whilst the numbing remained.
It was ok for oral if I wiped the excess and waited for it to absorb – my partner had no complaints about the smell, taste or numbing in her mouth.
And you can use it with or without a latex condom, which is always a plus from this type of spray.
All lidocaine sprays give me a bit of a tingling sensation, and some of them an intense ‘get this the hell off’ burning sensation.
Fortunately, Stud 100 was at the light tingling end of the spectrum, so was tolerable.
Is it safe?
The manufacturer states that Stud 100 is FDA compliant, meaning they adhered to the standards set for male desensitizing sprays.
The manufacturer also says it’s safe for use during oral sex. But be sure to wait at least 10-15 minutes after application to avoid the risk of numbing your partner’s mouth.
Lidocaine can on rare occasions cause problems for some people. Stud 100 is unlikely to cause any problems at such small doses, but be careful not to use too much of it in one session.
If your partner is pregnant, it’s best not to use this, or any other desensitizing spray.
- It works quickly – 5 to 15 mins before sex
- Has a strong numbing effect
- The metered pump means it’s easier to apply the same amount each time
- Fine for oral sex
- It can be used with or without a condom
- Only a light smell
- You don’t need a prescription
- It’s FDA compliant.
- It’s low cost and you get plenty of sprays from one bottle
- It can take a few experimental sessions to work out the number of sprays you need
- It can reduce some of your pleasure
- Can produce a tingling sensation you have to put up with (as with most lidocaine sprays)
- If you apply too much, the strong numbing can make it difficult to maintain an erection
- It’s not a cure, so you’ll have to use it every time you have sex
Stud 100 worked for me in a similar fashion to the other good delay sprays that use lidocaine as the active ingredient. So like Promescent, Dynamo, and K-Y, I think it’s one to try if you need to reduce your sensitivity.
It’s good that it has the metered pump, can be used for oral and with or without a condom. These are some of the basic usability points I look out for.
And unlike some of the less impressive sprays out there, it absorbs quite well and doesn’t have too much of a chemical smell, so you can use it fairly discreetly before you have sex.
One final point in its favor is that it’s not as expensive as some of my other top rated sprays. So if you’d like to test a decent spray without spending too much money, this is a good bet.
Where to buy
If you’re based in the U.S, you can usually find it for around $10-12 on Amazon. There are also plenty of customer reviews to read.
In the U.K., you can buy it from most of the usual online pharmacies, including Boots now. At the time of writing, Boots have it online for £5.99.
There are lots of different sprays, so you might like to read my review of delay sprays.