Event-level impact of Promescent on quality of sexual experience in men with subjective premature ejaculation

Int J Impot Res. 2016 Nov;28(6):216-220. doi: 10.1038/ijir.2016.31. Epub 2016 Aug 25.


Promescent is a lidocaine-based ejaculation delaying spray that absorbs into the skin of the penis prior to sexual activity. This article aimed to evaluate the effect of Promescent on the experience of orgasm, ejaculatory latency time and quality of sexual experience (QSE). Additionally, we assessed ease of application of Promescent and the extent to which it enhanced or interrupted the sexual experience. The analytic sample consisted of 91 men with self-reported subjective premature ejaculation who were sent a sample of Promescent and completed a 14-day internet-based prospective daily electronic report. Average ejaculatory latency time was 11.16 min during product use events, compared with 6.81 min during product non-use events. Both members of the couple had an orgasm 65.6% of the time when they used the product, compared with 44.1% when they did not use the product. QSE was significantly improved on product use days (P<0.05). Quality also significantly improved each subsequent time the product was used (P<0.01). The product was reported as easy to use and did not interrupt the sexual experience. Findings suggest that the use of this topical spray significantly improves QSE and perception of partner experience, and that these improve with longer duration of use.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anesthetics, Local / pharmacology
  • Anesthetics, Local / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Lidocaine / pharmacology
  • Lidocaine / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Orgasm / drug effects*
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Premature Ejaculation / drug therapy*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Sexual Behavior / drug effects*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Anesthetics, Local
  • Lidocaine