Even though Promescent has been around since 2011, is endorsed by thousands of urologists and sexologists, and is quite effective, there are always going to be questions by both repeat users and first-time users, questions like: Yes, it works quite well, but are there any side effects? Should I do my premature ejaculation exercises while using Promescent? Does it work? We’ve organized some of those frequently asked questions below, so you can get quick answers before or after (but never during) a great session in bed.
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How do I use Promescent?

It’s really easy to use! Please visit our How To Use page and watch the video for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to use lidocaine spray.

Will I need to wash my hands after I use it?

Yes. You should wash your hands thoroughly after first using the product to minimize the chances of transferring it to your partner and to prevent Promescent from coming in contact with your eyes, as serious medical problems may occur. You only want the desensitizing effect to work on that one place that you bought it for – not anywhere else.

Do I need to have an erection before applying?

Absolutely not! It is up to you when and where to apply it, but you may notice more targeted coverage if you can apply exactly where you need it, so we’ll leave that up to you. You’ll know exactly where you’re spraying if you’re already stiff, though.

Can Promescent be used with a lubricant?

Yes. Once Promescent has been absorbed (in about 10 minutes) and after any excess product has been washed off, lubricant can be used with no risk of transferring Promescent to your partner.

Will Promescent stain my clothes or sheets?

Any Promescent spots on clothing or bed sheets should be easily removed in the washing machine, since the product is water-soluble. You are going to wash those sheets anyway, right?

Can Promescent be used in the shower, jacuzzi, etc.?

If you have waited 10 minutes after applying it, then Promescent is already at work. Going into the shower or Jacuzzi will not impact the effects. In fact, you’ll know it’s working because the hot or cold water will feel just a little different than the norm!

Why is the metered-dose bottle important?

The metered-dose bottle ensures that each spray contains the same amount of Promescent. This allows you to consistently manage the amount of Promescent that's just right for your level of sensitivity. With a normal spray, gel, or cream, you might think you are using the same amount, or close to the same amount, each time. But how can you really tell? A different day, or a different night, things change. With our bottle, all you need to remember is the number of sprays that works for you. No guessing means no surprises, and you get the same great result time after time.

Can the desensitizing effect transfer to my partner?

With correct application, Promescent will not impact your partner's sensitivity levels. However, the penis should be wiped off with a damp towel prior to oral sex to avoid a medicinal taste.

Can I use Promescent if we’re trying to get pregnant?

No studies exist on the impact of lidocaine and conception, so we strongly suggest not using Promescent lidocaine spray when trying to conceive until further medical research exists.

Can I use Promescent if my partner is or may be pregnant?

Promescent lidocaine spray for sex has nothing in it that will prevent pregnancy or reduce the likelihood of pregnancy. However, the active ingredient in Promescent, lidocaine, is a category B compound per the FDA. This means that lidocaine has not been proven to be safe to use in pregnancy. We recommend to err on the side of caution and not use Promescent when trying to conceive until more research has been done.

Will my partner know I’m using Promescent?

No, however, it is always advisable to discuss Promescent use with your partner prior to sex in case they have an allergy to one or more of our ingredients.

Is Promescent safe?

Yes, Promescent is deemed safe to use by the FDA for treatment of premature ejaculation.

Promescent's only active ingredient is lidocaine, which is tolerated well by most people. If you know of a current allergy to one or more of our ingredients you should avoid use. Read our Safety Information for more details.

What happens if I use too much Promescent?

First, try to avoid this happening by only using three sprays (do not exceed 10) until you know how it affects you personally. Also, wait at least 10 minutes for it to absorb into the skin, and then wash off the excess before you apply more. If you feel you do need more, only use one more spray at a time and wait to see how it feels (or doesn’t feel). Keep in mind, if you use too much, temporary loss of erection or numbness may occur. Irritation to the skin may also occur. If either condition occurs, discontinue the use of Promescent. Immediately wash the penis with soap and water, and symptoms should subside in a short period of time. If symptoms persist, contact a physician.

When should I not use Promescent? Can Promescent be used if I’m on medication?

Do not use Promescent if you or your partner is allergic to lidocaine or other anesthetics. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. Do not spray near flame or fire. Do not spray in or near eyes or mouth. Do not orally ingest. Promescent is safe for oral contact, but the potential for numbness of a sexual partner is more likely with oral contact. That's why it's important to be sure to thoroughly remove the product prior to oral contact. Do not use Promescent if you or your partner is suffering from liver or kidney disease. Do not use if your partner is or may be pregnant. Consult with your physician before using Promescent if you are being treated for any other medical conditions.

Does Promescent protect against STDs?

No, Promescent does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases or infections. A condom is still one of the best ways to protect against the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Is Promescent safe to use on other body parts? Is it safe for oral sex?

Promescent can cause serious medical problems if sprayed into the eyes or swallowed. Promescent should only be applied to the penis and must be used as directed. For people who can tolerate lidocaine, Promescent is safe for oral contact. However, the potential for numbness of your partner is greater with oral contact. Hey, if you know oral sex may be in the lineup (lucky you), apply first, rub it in, wait 10 minutes, and then make sure you give it a good wipe, or a quick shower never hurts either. It’s fully absorbed by then, so it’ll still work just fine.

Are there any side effects?

Promescent is a topical agent that causes temporary desensitization. If too much is applied to the penis, side effects could include temporary loss of sensitivity and loss of erection. Other side effects could include skin irritation, burning, or excessive numbing. If any of these side effects occur, immediately discontinue the use of Promescent, wash the penis with soap and water, and consult a physician if symptoms persist for more than 12 hours.

Who invented Promescent?

The late Dr. Ronald Gilbert, a notable urologist with a practice in Newport Beach, California.

How did Promescent get its name?

Promescent is short for "prolonged tumescence." Tumescence is a medical term for engorged with blood, normally associated with the erectile tissue of the penis.

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