Premature Ejaculation Cream vs. Spray

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Sexual dysfunction and particularly premature ejaculation are common problems that affect men in all ages, and due to the stigma of shame that tends to accompany it, we are not as informed about them as we should be.

Here, we will take a look at the causes of premature ejaculation, the possible treatments, and the possible side effects of each.

What is Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is when a man ejaculates before he wants to, typically before or shortly after penetration. It can be caused by any number of factors, including anxiety, stress, poor self-control, and genetics.

The most common treatment involves working on addressing the underlying causes, but when that's not an option, a variety of medications and treatments are available to help. Topical anesthetics are a particularly popular choice as they can reduce sensation and help delay ejaculation while also being relatively discreet and noninvasive.

Many men are able to regain control of their ejaculation and enjoy satisfying, lasting sex with treatment. While it may take some time and effort, it's definitely worth it to get back to the sex life you want.

What Causes Premature Ejaculation?

The question of “why do some men have premature ejaculation?” is one that has puzzled men for centuries. Some believe that there is no one answer to this question, while others believe that there is a specific cause that can be identified. In general, there is no one definitive answer to this question. However, some possible causes of premature ejaculation can include:

Lack of stimulation: If a man doesn’t receive enough stimulation during sex, this can lead to an inability to last longer. This can be due to a lack of foreplay, poor technique, or a partner who is not responsive.

Medications: Certain medications, such as antidepressants, can cause a man to have an increased number of premature ejaculations.

Low levels of testosterone: If a man has low levels of testosterone, this can lead to an inability to get and maintain an erection. This can also lead to an increased number of premature ejaculations.

Erectile dysfunction: If a man has erectile dysfunction, this can also lead to an increased number of premature ejaculations.

If you are experiencing an increased number of premature ejaculations, it is important to speak with your doctor to see if there is a specific cause that can be identified. In many cases, there is a specific solution that can be prescribed in order to help address the issue.

Why Are Some Men More Prone To Premature Ejaculation?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the cause of premature ejaculation can vary from man to man. However, some of the most common factors that are associated with premature ejaculation include anxiety, stress, lack of sexual experience, and genetics.

If you're experiencing premature ejaculation, it's important to talk to your doctor about what may be causing it. They may be able to help you find an approach to address the underlying issues, or prescribe medications or treatments that can help.

Waiting until it is no longer an issue is usually not an effective approach, as the problem can be exacerbated by trying to hold back. Instead, it's important to work on addressing the underlying causes of premature ejaculation and see if that helps.

How Do Topical Anesthetics Affect Premature Ejaculation?

There are a number of different topical anesthetics, including lidocaine, benzocaine, and prilocaine, and each of these may rely on different pathways to achieve their intended effect. However, as a general rule, topical anesthetics can treat premature ejaculation by numbing the nerves that trigger ejaculation and by reducing the sensitivity of the penis.

These anesthetics can come in two forms: creams and sprays. Depending on your particular needs, you may prefer one over the other. In order to help you decide between the two, this article will review the main differences between cream and spray topical anesthetics.

Premature Ejaculation Cream

Premature ejaculation cream is most likely the best solution for many men who experience this problem. The cream helps to delay ejaculation and can help men enjoy longer and more satisfying sexual experiences. It's typically easy to use and can be applied discreetly before sexual activity.

But what is it made out of? Most premature ejaculation creams are made of a variety of ingredients, including substances that help to delay ejaculation and substances that help to improve sexual arousal. Some creams also contain lubricants and numbing agents to help men feel more comfortable.

These creams can be bought over the counter or online, and many men find that they work well for them. It's important to be honest with your doctor about your premature ejaculation problem, as they may be able to recommend a cream that is best suited for you.

The Pros

Anesthetic creams are generally a bit easier to actually apply, and they’re less likely to cause skin irritation. This means that creams can also be applied more frequently than most sprays, which can help you maintain more consistent control over your ejaculation.

Some men find that creams work better for them than sprays, as the cream can help them achieve a more controlled release. Additionally, some men find that creams can also help them last longer in bed, as they can help delay ejaculation.

The cream form of premature ejaculation medication can also be easier to take with you on the go, as you can simply apply it before you leave for your date or during your break at work.

When used in conjunction with other premature ejaculation treatments such as lifestyle changes and counseling, creams can be a powerful tool to help you overcome premature ejaculation.

The Cons

One downside to cream topical anesthetics is that, since they are absorbed through the skin, they tend to take longer than sprays to really take effect: 30 minutes for the average cream as compared to 15 minutes for the average spray. This means that you may need to wait a few minutes before trying to have sex.

Additionally, cream topical anesthetics can be a bit messy – both on the penis and in your hands, which will need to be washed after application – and can also have a more noticeable lubrication effect. All in all, anesthetic creams are certainly less discreet than anesthetic sprays, but they may offer some people a more comfortable experience.

Another con to using cream topical anesthetics is that they may not work as well for people with very sensitive skin. Additionally, people with allergies to certain ingredients in topical anesthetics may be more likely to experience reactions to these products. When it comes to premature ejaculation cream, it's important to keep all of these factors in mind if you're considering using one.

Premature Ejaculation Spray

What is premature ejaculation spray, and how does it work?

Premature ejaculation spray is a topical medication used to help men who experience problems with premature ejaculation. The spray is applied to the penis before sex and helps to slow or stop ejaculation before it occurs.

It's mainly a numbing agent that blocks nerve endings in the penis, which helps to delay the orgasm. Some men find that the spray also helps them to have stronger and longer-lasting erections, but this is a result of the numbing agent, and is a temporary change. There is no evidence that the spray is effective in treating premature ejaculation in its entirety, but it can help you to have a better experience during sex and can reduce your anxiety about the issue.

The Pros

Sprays are faster and cleaner to apply, and they tend to take effect more quickly than creams. Unlike most creams, a lot of anesthetic sprays also tend to come with metered spray bottles, which can help you control your dosage (and thus your experience) better than you would be able to with anesthetic creams – an appealing idea given that, though studies have not found any link between topical anesthetics and decreased orgasm quality or overall sexual experience, anesthetics do work by reducing sensitivity.

The Cons

The most noticeable disadvantages of sprays over creams include the fact that they may be less comfortable to use and can cause skin irritation. There’s also a risk of them being a less effective if they’re applied too close to the corona of the penis, which is the area responsible for most stimulation during sex.


If you're dealing with premature ejaculation, you may want to try a spray or cream. Both of these treatments are mainly numbing agents, which should help to reduce the sensation of arousal and orgasm. Additionally, some men find that these treatments help to delay ejaculation, which can be a valuable tool in managing PE.

Be sure to consult with your doctor before starting any treatment, as not all of these products are approved by the FDA. Additionally, always use caution when using any type of medication, as even the most harmless-looking products can have side effects or interactions with other medications you are taking.

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