How to Use Delay Spray with Tips, & Things to Avoid

Everything from tips to help, to common mistakes to avoid. When it comes to delay sprays, we've got you covered!

Dr. Robert Valenzuela
Diplomate of the American Board of Urology
by Dr. Robert Valenzuela Last updated 11/03/2023

Delay Spray

    |      reviews Just arrived in store
Best Seller

Cum too soon from not using delay spray

Learning how to use premature ejaculation sprays isn't hard. In a few simple steps, you'll be on your way to having longer and better sex.

A five-nation study found that men, on average, last for 5.7 minutes before ejaculating, but for men with premature ejaculation issues, they barely make it two minutes.

Thankfully, Promescent makes some great products to help you slow down the race.

We’ll cover everything you need to know about delay sprays, including how to use them, and mistakes to avoid as a first-time user.

How to Use Delay Spray

Aim the spray towards the underside of the penis where the head meets the shaft and spray 2-3 times. Rub it in until it's dry, and wait 10 minutes for the product to absorb into the skin. Waiting will avoid transferring it to your partner. Since penis sensitivity varies, some may need to spray more times than others to reach their desired sensitivity.

Promescent climax control delay spray for the treatment of premature ejaculation

For a more detailed explanation on how to use Promescent, here's the step-by-step process:

Use Promescent climax control delay spray to help last longer

1. Apply the Spray

To understand how to use the spray properly, you have to first look at how it's applied.

Application directions tend to look something like this:

  1. Shake the bottle gently
  2. Hold the application nozzle close to your penis
  3. Push the spray mechanism firmly to release a full spray

If you're using Promescent, we recommend it be applied to the frenulum of the penis, or just below the head, and on the underside of the shaft.

How much should I use?

Personal sensitivity levels vary.

Most product manufacturers say to start out with two or three sprays.

It's perfectly fine to start with less and adjust.

Note: With PE spray, it's far better to have too little and add more than to accidentally add too much.

Once you've added the spray to the target zones, use a fingertip or two to rub it in a circular motion until you don't feel any wetness.

Pro Tip: Wash your hands after applying so desensitization doesn’t spread during foreplay.

2. Wait for the Spray to Take Effect

Climax control ejaculation delay spray take about 5-10 minutes to fully absorb into the skin

This is where the magic happens.

You'll need to wait for about 10 minutes for the ingredients to be absorbed into your skin (hint: this is the perfect time for foreplay).

Otherwise, you'll be well on your way to climax before the desensitizer gets the chance to kick in.

3. Ready for Action

Once absorbed Promescent Delay Spray will help you last longer in bed

Applied, absorbed, waited—you're good to go!

You'll know it's all good by the way your penis feels.

With Promescent you will not feel a ‘numbing sensation’ like with some other premature ejaculation sprays.

Rather, sensations are slightly muted where the penis spray has been applied and you’ll have normal sensitivity elsewhere.

Mistakes to Avoid When Using PE Sprays

Using climax control spray to prevent premature ejaculation can only work if the product is used correctly.

Individual experiences are going to vary because penis sensitivity is not something that's the same with every man, experiment and see what works best for you.

Don't give up after one try, and keep expectations reasonable.

If you get just what you want the first shot, just consider yourself lucky.

Of course, there's room for human error too, so you'll have to avoid a few mistakes when using a desensitizing spray.

1. Using too Much

Yes, there's too much of a good thing.

Start with the minimum number of recommended sprays and work your way up no matter which delay spray you're using.

If you do accidentally use too much of the spray and lose feeling, don't panic—the feeling will return once the product wears off.

Most people regain sensitivity within 30-minutes or so.

2. Using too Little

On the flip side of using too much spray, is not using enough.

Start with the minimum; you can always wait a few, and try a little more if sensitivity levels don't seem low enough that you could hold back ejaculation.

A "sweet spot" exists, and that sweet spot differs from man to man, but with just a little practice you'll get there.

3. Applying the Spray in the Wrong Places

You've got instructions, and you're confident you know how to use your penis spray because you actually read them.

Now take a second and think. Do you really know what the frenulum and glans are?


This part connects the head of the penis with the shaft of the penis. It’s the small ridge of tissue between the glans and shaft.

Think of when you're looking in the mirror and lifting up your tongue to get that annoying piece of food out of your teeth.

Your tongue is connected to the floor of your mouth via the ‘lingual frenulum.


This is what is commonly referred to as the head of the penis.

Typically, the underside of the glans is the most sensitive.

Researchers think this has to do with the grinding and rubbing your undergarments put on the front of the glans on a daily basis.

4. Not Waiting Long Enough After Using the Spray

Every spray is going to have different waiting times. As already noted, most are going to require at least a 5 to 10-minute wait.

Even a short wait can seem like an eternity in the heat of the moment, sure.

But if you're not waiting, you're likely getting in the groove before the spray even has a chance to work.

So, apply, wait, test for sensitivity, and then go for it.

Common Questions About Using Delay Sprays

By now, you've got the technicals about how to use a climax delay spray.

You've probably even Googled how to use it with pictures for good measure.

Still, got questions?

Below are the most frequently asked questions when it comes to using male enhancement sprays.

How many sprays should I apply?

Start with two or three and work your way up.

Check the manufacturer's recommendations to find the spray limit on the product.

Some state to use no more than five sprays, but some can allow up to ten.

Where do I apply premature ejaculation spray?

You’ll want to target the most sensitive parts of the penis - the frenulum (see above) and the underside of the head/shaft of the penis. 0

How long do the effects of delay spray last?

Results are going to vary depending on:

  • Your sensitivity levels
  • How much product you use
  • What product you use

Promescent lasts for about an hour after application.

Can I apply the spray when flaccid or erect?

Your choice here.

Soft or hard, products should work the same either way.

If you'd prefer to get things ready in advance before a partner steps into the scene that’s perfectly fine.

For some guys, it's easier to target their sweet spots when they're fully or partially erect.

Can I wear a condom with the spray?

It depends on the product, so check your product's directions.

Most claim that their spray is fine to use with condoms, but some do go on to specify only use latex condoms.

Do I need to wash off the spray before sex?

A lot of guys ask this question, and it's easy to get confused.

A lot of products do tell you to wipe off any excess residue before sex to avoid desensitizing your partner and slowing both of you down.

Promescent doesn't require a wipedown when used as directed due to its TargetZone™ Technology and advanced absorption capabilities.

The formula allows the active ingredient to get beneath the skin's surface to affect those sensitive nerves instead of hanging around on the surface of your skin.

But, if you've applied any other product, rubbed it in, and still see moisture, it's best to wash off the extra with a wet towel.

It may even be a good idea to wipe it off even if you see nothing.

Tip: If there's going to be oral sex involved, it is best to wash off your penis after absorption even if you're using Promescent.

Can I use desensitizing spray if my partner is pregnant?

If your partner is pregnant, erring on the side of caution is always the best.

Since products like lidocaine or benzocaine have not been established to be safe to use during pregnancy, you may not want to take any risks.

Will the effects of the spray transfer to my partner?

Thanks to Promescent's game-changing Anti-Transfer Technology, when used as directed, the spray absorbs completely and should never transfer to your partner.


WIPE away the excess
WAIT the recommended time
WASH your hands

If your partner is complaining of numbness, you've missed one of these steps.

What are the side effects of using delay sprays?

Side effects should always be checked out before you buy a product.

Keep in mind that every product is different and may contain different ingredients that are linked to specific side effects.

Too much PE spray can cause temporary sensitivity loss and possibly the loss of an erection for a short period of time.

Like with all lidocaine and benzocaine products the side effects are typically mild but can include:

  • Skin irritation
  • Tingling
  • Burning

If you experience any of these issues then you should immediately wash the product off with soap and water.




While delay sprays may seem like a pretty simple medication to use it’s important to know what works and what doesn’t.

Start small with 2-3 sprays and work your way up if you feel like it wasn’t enough on your first go-around.

There are a lot of premature ejaculation sprays on the market claiming to be the best, but if you do the research you'll see that one stands out above the rest.

Give Promescent Desensitizing Spray a shot and see if it works for you.

We’re so certain you’ll like it more, that we have a 60-day money-back policy that allows for a refund if you don’t like it, even if you use it.

Dr. Robert Valenzuela

Dr. Robert Valenzuela

Dr. Robert J Valenzuela, MD serves as a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and is the Director of Penile Prosthesis Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. He specializes in male sexual dysfunctions and practices at Washington Heights Urology in New York. He founded and is President of the Northeast Mission of Hope, an organization which provides free surgical care to those in need around the globe.


Absorption Pharmaceuticals LLC (Promescent) has strict informational citing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic or research institutions, medical associations, and medical experts. We attempt to use primary sources and refrain from using tertiary references and only citing trustworthy sources. Each article is reviewed, written, and updated by Medical Professionals or authoritative Experts in a specific, related field of practice. You can learn more about how we ensure our content is accurate and current by reading our editorial policy.

  • Marcel D. Waldinger MD, PhD, Joe McIntosh MD, Dave H. Schweitzer MD, PhD. 2009 October 06. A Five-nation Survey to Assess the Distribution of the Intravaginal Ejaculatory Latency Time among the General Male Population. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Accessed 27 Jan 2022.
  • Frenulum of prepuce of penis. Last Edited 2021 November 15. Wikipedia. Accessed 27 Jan 2022.
  • K P Mark, and I Kerner. 2013 August 25. Event-level impact of Promescent on quality of sexual experience in men with subjective premature ejaculation. National center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Accessed 27 2022.
The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Share article: