Premature ejaculation, solution = lidocaine

Researchers have discovered a way to prevent premature ejaculation. You just cover your penis in lidocaine, the stuff the dentist uses to numb your face:

Patients with premature ejaculation who used a topical anaesthetic spray were able to delay ejaculation for five times as long, according to a study in the February issue of the urology journal BJU International.

Researchers from the UK and Netherlands studied 54 men with premature ejaculation, randomly assigning them to a treatment and control group. Both groups reported that without any therapy they normally ejaculated an average of one minute after vaginal penetration.

"The men who were prescribed the TEMPE spray, which delivers a combination of lidocaine and prilocaine, managed to delay ejaculation by just under an extra four minutes after using the product" reports Professor Wallace Dinsmore from the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

"Meanwhile the control group, who were prescribed a placebo (dummy) spray, increased their penetration to ejaculation time by just over 40 seconds.

"Overall, the TEMPE spray was 2.4 times more effective than the placebo."

The study focussed on heterosexual couples who had been in a stable monogamous relationship for at least three months and were willing to attempt sexual intercourse on at least seven occasions during the ten-week study period.

Seven times in ten weeks. Well, OK. If you twist my arm.

The men in the TEMPE group (Topical Eutectic Mixture for Premature Ejaculation) administered three metered sprays of the local anaesthetic preparation to the glans of their penis 15 minutes before intercourse. This delivered a total of 22.5mg of lidocaine and 7.5mg of prilocaine.

The placebo group were issued with an identical container that delivered a spray without any active ingredients. Both groups were advised not to use the spray more than once in any 24-hour period to avoid possible bias resulting from too frequent ejaculation.

Participants were also issued with a stopwatch so that they, or their partner, could measure the time lapse between penetration and ejaculation.

That is exactly what arouses me: time pressure.

20 TEMPE users and 23 placebo users completed the study and 83 per cent of all users found the spray easy to use.

The majority of the TEMPE users and their partners tolerated the spray well. Three men reported numbness in their penis, one said he was unable to get an erection and one partner reported a mild burning sensation each time the spray was used, but continued with the treatment.

Frankly, I am surprised by the absence of numbness as a side effect -- only three men. You are rubbing topical anesthetic on your penis. You would think that would take all the fun out of it.

I guess I understand the logic. If the stimulation is too much causing PE, then just lower the stimulation. But I really wish I was in the room when some guy pitched this idea: "You want to put what, where!"

The abstract of the article is here.


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One question about this study: That lidocaine almost certainly "rubbed off," so to speak, in the vaginas of the study participants' partners? Did the investigators see if it effected the sexual response of the women? Women who have difficulty achieving orgasm might not like this approach if it "numbed their insides," you know.

I though that there were already condoms on the market for a while that had a topical anesthetic applied on the interior for this purpose.

Jeez! What's the big deal?! All you have to do is think about baseball.... It's worked for more than 100 years. The only after effect is a craving for a hot dog and beer.

survey needs to be expanded, what about delay of ejaculation of oral sex or anal sex? which reminds me, was same amount of fore play used across all men? also, instead of stable monogamous relationship, perhaps use the same willing woman? naw, that probably wont work, just tyring to offer a better control for the study.

By hardonline (not verified) on 24 Jan 2007 #permalink

In the sixties, Playboy published excerpts from a parody of then-popular sex manuals. One section dealt with "Prolonging the oregon." Among the suggestions were thinking of Mao Tse Tsung or commercial codfishing off the New Jersey coast. Worked for me, but my wife didn't think it was so damned funny.

Numbing creams have been around forever, and were discreetly available from various "mens' magazines". Most of the potions contained benzocaine or menthol, and yes, the women shared the thrill of unsensual sex.

i have a question about lidocaine
i made sex with my wife last two days ago but i didnt use condom after spray lidocaine on the glande of my i want to know if the lidocaine get problems to my wife because i used with out condom ?...

i have
Premature Ejaculation problem plz help me

my sex organ is sop small plz help me