Premature ejaculation can cause a lot of issues for a man. Not only can it cause embarrassment, self-esteem plummeting, and reduced pleasure, it can also drive a wedge between him and his partner. Thankfully, science has developed a few products to help guys suffering from premature ejaculation issues. One, in particular, is lidocaine, which calms down the oversensitive of the penis while erect. Lidocaine creams and sprays both contain this strong erection helper, but there are a few differences. Let’s learn a little more about premature ejaculation, lidocaine, and which delivery type works best for you!
What is Premature Ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation happens when a man orgasms sooner than he’d like while having sexual intercourse. One out of three men experiences this at some point in their lives. There are many potential causes of premature ejaculation, which include:
– Sexual inexperience
– History of sexual abuse or trauma
– Negative body image
– Feelings of guilt for having sex
– Worrying about premature ejaculation
– Prostate issues
– Relationship Issues
– High blood pressure
– Thyroid problems
How Lidocaine Works
Lidocaine is a universally used anesthetic. It’s likely a man has used it at some point in his life for dental work like a root canal or other medical procedures. Lidocaine works by reducing the sensitivity when applied to a man’s skin, muscles, or other bodily tissue.
When used as a treatment for premature ejaculation, lidocaine works by reducing penile sensitivity, in turn, letting a man last longer during sex. Now, the lidocaine used in medical procedures is a far more potent dosage. For a stronger erection that lasts, only a small dosage should be used so a man can still feel pleasure during sex, but powerful enough that it can take the edge off of oversensitivity.
Lidocaine Cream and Premature Ejaculation
Lidocaine cream can be applied to the tip, or glans, of the penis as it is the most sensitive to touch. Most lidocaine creams made for this specific reason use a mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine, which is another topical anesthetic that is a bit less potent than lidocaine.
Studies show that this combination is very successful in increasing the duration of intercourse when taken approximately 30 minutes before sex. This cream is also inexpensive and usually stocked at most pharmacies. All a man needs is a script from his doc.
The drawback of lidocaine cream? It can get messy, and sometimes things can go astray. A man has to be very careful with it. After applying it to the tip of the penis, a man needs to very thoroughly wash his hands with soap and water, so he doesn’t inadvertently touch other parts of his or his partner’s body. A man also must remember to wash his penis after 20-30 minutes (yep, that’s right before hitting the sheets) so the cream doesn’t numb his partner’s happy spots.
Lidocaine Spray and Premature Ejaculation
The most significant difference between lidocaine cream and lidocaine spray (except for delivery method) is that the spray is exclusively lidocaine. The spray is also designed to be used anywhere on the penis, from the top of the glans to the underside of the shaft. It should be applied 10-15 minutes before getting busy. A man will still need to wash his hands immediately after using it.
Studies have shown that lidocaine spray is an effective treatment for premature ejaculation and can help a man last six to seven times longer in bed than without it. As compared to the cream, the spray acts faster and is easier and cleaner to use. Sprays also come in metered-dose bottles, so men can use the correct dosage and not guesstimate as they would with a cream.
The drawback of lidocaine spray? It has been shown to reduce some men’s sensitivity minimally, but not so much as to negatively impact sexual response and enjoyment.