Promescent 2021 delayed spray review: does it work?

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There are many sexual performance products on the market. However, the industry struggles with transparency and false promises, making it difficult to separate quality products from those that are unsafe to use.

Promescent is a company that manufactures sexual health products. While the company has transparency issues overall, especially with its line of oral supplements, which we don’t recommend, its Delay Spray needs to be safe when used as directed.

This article takes a closer look at the company and its spray designed to delay ejaculation.

Promescent Delay Spray is a sprayable lidocaine product designed to help delay ejaculation.

Some research suggests that lidocaine, the main active ingredient in this spray, effectively prevents premature ejaculation (PE).

A randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled study trial from 2020, found that a 5 percent lidocaine spray, applied 10 to 20 minutes before sexual activity, reduced cases of PE. The Promescent spray has 10 mg of lidocaine spray.

Importantly, the study participants, 150 in total, suffered from PE but otherwise had typical erections.

Lidocaine and products containing lidocaine are not designed to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). With ED, a person cannot get or maintain an erection.

By producing a feeling of numbness in sensitive parts of the penis, the spray reduces the likelihood of suffering from PE. If there is less sensation in the penis, a person can last longer during sex.

The company recommends applying the spray to the shaft and head of the penis 10 minutes before intercourse. The recommended dosage is at least three sprays, but you should not exceed 10 sprays.

After sex, you should wash off the spray.

Topically applied lidocaine is generally safe to use. But there are some potential risks associated with using a spray like Promescent Delay.

Allergic reactions

Some people may be sensitive or allergic to certain ingredients. If you or your partner is allergic to lidocaine, do not use Promescent Delay Spray.

Likewise, inactive ingredients can also cause irritation. For example, the spray contains a fragrance, which may cause a reaction in some people.

Effects on semen

There is some evidence that lidocaine can be toxic to sperm.

A laboratory study 2018 found that Promescent significantly reduced sperm motility and viability compared to control samples. However, more research is needed to confirm these results.

That said, the spray label remains recommended do not use the spray if you or your partner are or may be pregnant.

Other warnings

Other warnings include:

  • Talk to your doctor before using the spray if you have liver problems.
  • Do not use the spray on broken or sensitive skin.
  • Stop using the spray if an irritation or rash develops.

If the spray doesn’t seem to be working, talk to your doctor.

Also, be careful with your application. Correct application of the product ensures that it is completely absorbed and will not produce a numbing effect on your partner.

Some users say that Promescent Delay Spray works.

Additionally, several studies have examined the effectiveness of lidocaine in delaying ejaculation. The results indicate that a lidocaine-based spray is an effective treatment for PE.

A 2016 study specifically examined the effectiveness of Promescent in men with PE. The results of the study suggested that the spray helped reduce PE and significantly improved the quality of the participant’s sexual experience. But the study’s sample size was relatively small, with just 91 participants.

A 2020 study have found that, compared to oral dapoxetine, topical lidocaine is more effective in treating lifelong premature ejaculation.

Another 2020 study looked at the effects of lidocaine spray for PE and found that people in the treatment group had positive results.

Overall, the reputation of Promescent is quite positive. However, they have no odds with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Currently, Promescent’s parent company, Absorption Pharmaceuticals, LLC, has only one customer review on BBB’s website and no complaints.

The company claims the products are made in a GMP-compliant facility, but no third-party certification confirms this.

Customer reviews seem mostly positive. Reviews on third-party sites, like Amazon, say the spray is fast, efficient, and travel-friendly.

A handful of reviewers complain about the overwhelming smell. One reviewer also notes that even while waiting the full 10 minutes before having sex, the spray also numbed her partner.

A few reviews also say that the spray has no effect. Additionally, a few reviewers say they have had an allergic reaction to the product.

You can buy Promescent Delay Spray online directly from the company or through retailers, such as Amazon, Target, and Walmart.

If you buy direct from Promescent, shipping is free on orders over $ 10 in the United States.

Products arrive in discreet, unbranded packaging to protect your privacy. Shipping takes 1-5 days, depending on where you are in the United States. International shipments may take longer to arrive.

Promescent also offers a 60 day money back guarantee on all products. However, international orders are not eligible. After 60 days you cannot get a refund, but you can exchange a product if it is defective.

Promescent also offers a range of other sex-related products, including:

  • lubricants
  • adult toys
  • supplements
  • massage oils
  • condoms
  • female arousal gel

If you buy multiple Promescent products, you can choose to bundle and save.

To note: We do not recommend purchasing supplements that do not have an ingredient list on the label.

How many sprays of Promescent Delay Spray should you apply?

Promescent recommends using at least three sprays. Some people may need additional doses to experience adequate numbing effects.

Promescent recommends not to exceed 10 sprays at a time.

How long does Promescent Delay Spray last?

According to Promescent, the Delay Spray can last up to an hour, depending on how much you apply.

Does Promescent Delay Spray numb your partner?

According to Promescent, the spray isn’t supposed to numb your partner, as long as you use it as directed.

While Promescent Delay Spray appears to be an effective product for preventing PE, we are hesitant to recommend a poorly transparent company overall.

Still, studies suggest that lidocaine-based sprays may help delay ejaculation.

Before trying any numbing product, read the ingredient list and perform a skin test on your skin before applying it to the sensitive genital area.

Do not use this type of product if you have ultra-sensitive skin or allergies to lidocaine or any of the non-active ingredients listed.

If in doubt, talk to your doctor.


Steph Coelho is a freelance writer with chronic migraine with a particular interest in health and wellness. When she’s not clicking on her keyboard, she probably has her nose in a good book.

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