How effective are anesthetic sprays for treating premature ejaculation?
Anesthetic sprays desensitize the penis or reduce its hypersensitivity. They can help increase the performance time for premature ejaculation patients. These aerosol sprays contain anesthetics like lidocaine or prilocaine and should be administered 10-15 minutes before sex for positive effects in preventing early ejaculation. According to a study published by the British Journal of Urology, anesthetic sprays can delay ejaculation up to five times. UK and Netherland researchers studied 54 premature ejaculation patients, randomly dividing them into control and treatment groups each. Before therapy, the average ejaculation was occurring one minute post vaginal penetration, which jumped to an average of five times at the end of the study for the treatment group. Patients in this group were made to use anesthetic sprays on their glans penis 15 minutes before intercourse, which delivered around 22.5 mg lidocaine and 7.5 mg prilocaine to their organ. Widely considered safe to use, some side effects of these sprays may occur in some cases, causing occasional penis numbness or sensitivity loss, mild burning sensation, inability to achieve erection and decreased sexual drive.
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