Best Premature Ejaculation Products
When we are talking about premature ejaculation products, the internet is full of “solutions” with miraculous claims. Since a lot of them don’t have any data to back up their claim, it’s totally normal to be skeptical. Worst, some of them have been proven ineffective, so it can be hard to distinguish a legit product from fraud. The goal of this page lists the best premature ejaculation products type to help you identify the products that have a proven effect.
We can split the premature ejaculation product into two categories: the male desensitizing products, or delay products, and training products. The best product for premature ejaculation depends on what is your goal. If you want a short-term relieve, lidocaine-based male desensitizing products are your best option. However, if you prefer a long-term solution to temporary fixes, training products can help you achieve this. For the most severe cases of PE, the best approach is often to look at a combined method that uses both products type
Delay Products (male desensitizing products)
Densenzitising products allow men to last longer by numbing some of the penis nerves. They block some of the signals that the penis normally sends to the brain when it’s stimulated.
Hypersensitivity of the penis is one of the suspected cause of Premature Ejaculation1. Local anesthetics are an effective way to counterbalance this hypersensitivity. By numbing the most sensitive parts of your penis, those products will delay ejaculation.
Desensitising products decrease the physical arousal so you can focus on your psychological arousal (more on this on the Cum Too Fast, Learn Why page).
Different Desensitizing Product Types
Delay Products Active Ingredients
Male desensitizing products are made with different active ingredients. The FDA accepted two different local anesthetics for the treatment of premature ejaculation: benzocaine and lidocaine.
Both are effective at delaying ejaculation. On top of the FDA approval, you can find different studies and meta-analysis that confirm their efficacy.
If you’re looking for the strongest delay effect, lidocaine is the best ejaculation delay product for you.
However, lidocaine has a big downside, it’s corrosive to latex. That means to have to remove all the product before you put a condom. You can find more info on this in our “How to apply a delay spray or cream article.”
If you are in a stable relationship and you use other means of contraception (such as a contraceptive pill), it’s still advised to clean the lidocaine product first. If you don’t do it, the delay product can transfer to your lover, and desensitize your partner too.
For a detailed review of the difference between benzocaine vs lidocaine product, you can check our benzocaine vs lidocaine article.
Natural Delay Products
Some cheaper delay products don’t use benzocaine, nor lidocaine. Instead, they use “natural” ingredients such as clove oil. Personally, I avoid all desensitizing product which the main active ingredient isn’t benzocaine or lidocaine. Not only we don’t have any idea if they work, but I prefer to use only FDA compliant products when my penis is involved.
Delay Products Format
Apart from the active ingredient, the other thing that matters is the format of the product. They are four different formats available: cream, gel, spray, condoms.
Delay cream and delay gel are essentially the same, so we will treat both as one product type. You can find here a table that summarizes the pro and cons of all product type.
How to Choose the Best Delay Product
Each product’s type has their pros and cons. You can find a table here that summarizes it. If you are not sure which one you should try, you can try all method and see which one is the best for you. Since those products are available in small and inexpensive formats, you can test different brands and different type. You will then see which one suit you the most.
- Protects against STD and unwanted pregnancy (just like a regular condom)
- The physical barrier between your sex and your partner can create an extra layer of desensitization
- When used correctly, no chance to desensitize your partner’s genital
- Looks regular condom, so your partner doesn’t have to know you are using delay products
- Benzocaine is less concentrated in a condom than in a cream or gel
- There are not lidocaine condoms. Since benzocaine is less effective than lidocaine, if you’re looking for a stronger delay effect, you should check out lidocaine sprays instead.
Best Delay Condoms
Additional Info on Desensitizing Condoms
Some men experience a loss of sensitivity while using a regular condom. It’s unclear if this effect is only in their head since the use of a condom doesn’t seem to increase penetration duration2.
If you want to decrease your penis sensitivity with a condom, delay condoms will be way more useful. Delay Condom (sometimes called desensitizing condom or premature ejaculation condom) has it inside covered with an anesthetic solution. Made from a small % of benzocaine, the liquid inside the condom will numb your penis and lessen your sensations.
Pros of Delay Condoms
As a delay method, condoms have two majors pros that other delays methods (spray, cream or gel) don’t have.
The first one is that, just like regular condoms, it protects you against STD and unwanted pregnancy.
The second one is, if used correctly, the condom doesn’t have a chance to desensitize your partner by accident since there is a physical barrier between the anesthetic and your partner’s genital.
Of course, both of those pros can be replicated cream/gel if you are using a condom on top of it. However, since premature ejaculation sprays use lidocaine instead of benzocaine, you have to wash the lidocaine first before using a condom. Indeed, lidocaine is corrosive to latex, so lidocaine-based products aren’t condom safe.
One last advantage is that if you are shy about using a delay product, delay condoms can easily pass for a regular condom. While the application of a spray or cream can be made discreetly (especially for sprays), you still have to hide to apply it if you don’t want your partner to know you’re using it.
Cons of Delay Condoms
Using a delay condom can also have cons. The first one is that you can’t wear the condom before you got an erection. Because it takes some time for the active ingredient to take effect, you have to make sure the foreplay is long enough for the substance to works. Still, this isn’t necessarily a con, since long foreplay could help you manage your arousal level while increasing your partner’s one.
The second one is the fact that most delay condoms anesthetic solution is less powerful than the one in sprays. The best desensitizing product (in term of delay effect) are made from lidocaine. Even among benzocaine products, cream and gel can be more concentrated than the benzocaine you find inside a premature ejaculation condom.
Finally, the third con is that it forces you to use a condom. If you’re in a longterm relationship and you prefer to go condomless, you might want to check a product like Promescent instead.
You can find a list of the best delay condoms and instruction on how to use them effectively on the premature ejaculation condoms page.
- Strongest delay product, most effective desensitizing product
- Can be applied before you get an erection
- Can be applied quickly and discreetly, so your partner doesn’t have to know you are using delay products
- Need to be washed off if you don’t want to desensitize your partner – unless you’re using Promescent
- Harder to spread evenly on the penis head surface
- Some sprays can have an unpleasant smell
Best Delay Condoms
Additional Info on Desensitizing Sprays
Delay sprays are unique in the sense that they are the only delay products that uses lidocaine instead of benzocaine. Lidocaine is a stronger anesthesia than benzocaine. In the US, they are only available in sprays because of an FDA requirement.
Lidocaine is a safe substance when it’s used in reasonable quantity. However, it can be dangerous in certain conditions when if you use too much in a short period. Since it’s hard to measure how much of the substance you use when you apply a cream, lidocaine is only available in dose-metered spray bottles.
The FDA requires that each premature ejaculation spray deliver no more than 10mg of lidocaine with each spray. Each manufacturer has to indicate a warning on their packaging regarding the application. All the lidocaine sprays will state that you must not exceed ten sprays. Like this, you never exceed 100mf of lidocaine, which is below the level where lidocaine can be harmful.
Pros of Delay Sprays
Another benefit of using a delay spray instead of a condom is the fact that you can apply it before you have an erection. If you are with a new partner, and you don’t want to address your premature ejaculation situation now, you can go to the toilet before things are about to get too hot. Spray bottles are relatively small and portable.
Just keep in mind that each product’s effect wears off after a particular time, so you can’t do this hour in advance. Also, lidocaine spraysare corrosive to latex, so you have to wash your penis with a damp cloth before you use a condom. So, even if it’s understandable why you would want to hide your condition with a new partner, we still invite you to share your thoughts about your PE it with your partner as soon as possible. Not only talking about your condition will relieve you of some stress, but it’s just more practical for using delay products!
And of course, if you are in a long-term relationship and you prefer to do it without a condom, sprays offer this possibility. It’s important to note however that if you don’t want the lidocaine to transfer to your partner, you need to wash your sex with a damp cloth before you start things up.
If you and your partner prefer condomless sex and you don’t want to stop during foreplay for the cleaning step, Promescent is a brand of lidocaine sprays that is fully absorbed by the skin. As you can read in our Promescent review, Promescent won’t transfer to your partner.
Cons of Delay Sprays
As we said, except if you use Promescent, the drawback of sprays is the chance of desensitizing your partner. The goal is to delay your orgasm, not your partner’s one.
One way to avoid this is to use a condom. But, as we mentioned, if you don’t want to damage the condom, you need to wash your penis before you put the condom.
So, if you want to use a spray with a condom, you need to stop foreplays first to apply the spray. Then, you resume foreplays for then minutes for the lidocaine to take effect. Then, you pause to clean yourself and remove the lidocaine. Then, you can return to foreplays, or go on with penetration (if your partner is still sufficiently aroused, of course.)
You can find ways to avoid this bothersome process, with a list of the best sprays, on the premature ejaculation sprays page.
Another possible con of sprays is that it can be hard to apply evenly. While it’s easy to cover all your penis sensitive part with creams, due to their liquid form, sprays can be more challenging to spread to the right parts.
Delay Cream and Gel
- The cheapest of all products type
- Easy to spread on all the different part of the penis
- Can be applied before you get an erection
- Need to be washed off if you don’t want to desensitize your partner – unless you’re using a condom on top
- Less effective than lidocaine sprays
- Can be messy to apply
Best Delay Condoms
Additional Info on Desensitizing Cream and Gel
The cream and gel are designed with the same active ingredients than condoms: benzocaine. The biggest difference between benzocaine creams and condoms is that creams are stronger. Not only some of them are more concentrated in term of benzocaine, but it’s also possible to adjust the quantity of cream or gel that you apply.
However, if benzocaine creams and gels offer a stronger delay effect than PE condoms, they are still less effective than lidocaine sprays.
Pros of Delay Sprays and Gel
One of the main advantages of gel and cream is that it is easier to apply evenly. While it can be difficult to “aim” the spray exactly where you want, the application can be a challenge. With cream and gel, you simply put a small drop on your finger, and you dab it evenly on the sensitive part of your penis.
Another advantage of desensitizing cream over other delay products is the price. Since benzocaine is cheaper than lidocaine, it’s possible to have high-quality brands at a low price. For example, you can find a tube of Mandelay for less than five bucks at Amazon.
Cons of Delay Sprays and Gel
The most prominent disadvantage is substantially the same as the spray: the partner desensitizing risk. However, since creams and gels use benzocaine instead of lidocaine, it’s possible to use a condom on top of it.
For more information on how to apply delay cream and gel (with a list of the best available products), you can check the premature ejaculation cream page.
Training Products for Premature Ejaculation
Training products are products that won’t make you last longer by themselves but instead help you to overcome your premature ejaculation.
A vibrator to treat PE?
Another way to train yourself to last longer is with a special vibrator. Prolong is a vibrating handheld device specially designed for the treatment of premature ejaculation.
Prolong could be classified as both a training product and a desensitizing one. Indeed, Prolong is meant to be used inside a training program to help you learn how to last longer. However, unlike a traditional training program, this one is combined with a vibrating device that will gradually desensitize your penis nerve endings.
You can learn more about it in our Prolong review.
Although not a physical product, an online therapy is a product that can help you last longer. Personally, I recommend trying some form of therapy first before any other products. If you have the money, you can opt for sex therapy with a certified therapist. However, if money is an issue, there is an online sex therapy program for PE available.
Another product that can be used to treat premature ejaculation is a training unit. A training unit is a male stroker. Sometimes called a masturbator, a pocket pussy or a Fleshlight (based on a popular brand), this tool won’t be useful by itself. However, it can be an essential part of a premature ejaculation training program.
Those programs are based on behavioral therapies. A training unit will help you to manage your arousal alone first before you do it in a sexual act with a partner.
Fleshlight, the biggest masturbator manufacturer developed a product called Stamina Training Unit especially for this purpose.
Other “Premature Ejaculation Products”
Other products claim to be effective against Premature Ejaculation. Some of them show some potential while others simply do not works.
You will find a lot of natural supplements claiming that it can cure premature ejaculation. Although it would be nice to have a simple natural option to treat premature ejaculation, you should stay cautious when it comes to supplements. Most of the websites that sell natural supplement are only interested in your money, not your wellness. They will sell you overpriced pills just to make some bucks on your problem.
That being said, that doesn’t mean there isn’t any natural supplement that can help with PE. However, when I take a look at the scientific studies about natural supplement effectiveness, I can’t find a lot of them.
You can look at this page if you want to have a better picture of the supplements for premature ejaculation industry.
A cockring, or a constriction ring, is a ring that you put around your penis so the blood that flows to the penis during the erection can stay there. It’s useful for men whose penis veins do not tighten enough to maintain an erection. It doesn’t have any effect on premature ejaculation3. Since cockring could be dangerous when used for an extended period – and since it’s useless for premature ejaculation, you shouldn’t try it unless you have specific erection problems.
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