Sun | Oct 20, 2019

New premature ejaculation spray makes sex last longer

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:13 AM

According to some studies, anywhere from four to 40 per cent of men are dealing with some sort of premature ejaculation.

Now a new product has hit the market to help with that often embarrassing problem. It’s a topical premature ejaculation spray from the United States-based company Hims – the makers of the direct-to-consumer erectile dysfunction pills.

Pej Spray is a topical spray that uses lidocaine, a common numbing agent used in medicine.

The idea is simple: about five to 10 minutes before sex, you spray it on to your penis, which desensitises the nerves so you can have sex longer. According to Hims, testers of the product noted they could last an average of 64 per cent longer in bed.

Lidocaine sprays like the Pej Spray have long been used as a treatment for premature ejaculation, which is routinely recommended by doctors instead of a daily medication or pill.

According to Andrew Dudum, founder of Hims, the decision came from customer feedback. “We have now hundreds of thousands of men talking to us every month about things they’re concerned with,” he noted. “[Premature ejaculation] is one of, if not the biggest issue around sexual wellness.”

The benefits of a spray are that it’s easy to use and is fast acting. That’s great news if you use it right before you get busy. But it does take some practice.

CAN OVERUSE PRODUCT

“It’s important to know that you can overuse this product and you can underuse this product, and neither of those is good,” said Dudum.

Hims recommends using between one and three sprays per use and finding the right dosage for you through trial and error.

It’s also essential to remember that while sprays like this do wear off quickly, like any drug it might come with side effects. The biggest risk is being overzealous with the spray, since too much lidocaine can cause prolonged numbness. A good way to avoid this is to spray it just on the tip and avoid the shaft.

Also of note is that it possible you may pass it on to your partner if you’re not wearing a condom, which means that your partner could also experience decreased sensitivity.

“Since [the Pej Spray] is over-the-counter, it can be included in every man’s kit of tools that he uses to be the most confident, most productive version of himself,” said Dudum. “It’s giving you a tool that can help you perform a little bit better under your own standards.”

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