Premature Ejaculation Gel
Many men who suffer from premature ejaculation may be considering trying a premature ejaculation gel to help prevent the constant embarrassment and shame of premature ejaculation. This article addresses the pros and cons of using a premature ejaculation gel to last longer in bed so that men can make an informed decision BEFORE they buy any of the popular premature ejaculation gels.
First off, a premature ejaculation gel is simply a gel containing benzocaine, lidocaine, or prilocaine.
- Benzocaine is a local anesthetic commonly used in such products as Anbesol and Orajel. When applied to the penis, it desensitizes it, allowing for longer sessions of intercourse.
- Lidocaine was originally synthesized under the name Xylocaine and is also known as lignocaine. It is commonly used as a dental anesthetic or a local anesthetic for surgery. Lidocaine is generally safe but users can overdose if too much is applied topically (as in premature ejaculation gels), so apply with care. Adverse drug reactions include headache, dizziness, drowsiness, or confusion.
- Prilocaine is very similar to lidocaine in all aspects, though it does have a lower toxicity than lidocaine. It is commonly used in dentistry and often mixed with lidocaine for dermal anesthesia purposes.
Other premature ejaculation gels contain more natural ingredients such as l-arginine, menthol, mango butter, or butea superba.
- L-Arginine raises nitric oxide levels which is a common cause of erectile dysfunction. It also improves circulation to the penis, which some companies claim will allow longer and larger erections than previously possible. L-Arginine has been proven to help with erectile dysfunction, but extensive research has not been conducted on the premature ejaculation claim. One study did note that nitric oxide can inhibit seminal emission by decreasing sympathetic nervous activity, which is a fancy way of saying in that study, nitric oxide (produced by l-arginine) helped prolong ejaculation.
- Menthol, similar to l-arginine, increases blood flow and circulation in the penis, possibly resulting in larger and longer erections.
- Mango butter is commonly used in herbal treatments as an aphrodisiac and a lubricant, but studies on its efficacy as a premature ejaculation treatment are scarce.
- Butea superba is an herb native to Thailand and is also commonly used as an aphrodisiac. As with mango butter, scientific studies proving its efficiency are scarce and disconcertingly, larger doses of butea superba have been shown to lower testosterone, which is not what a guy wants from a premature ejaculation gel!
Additionally, there is a product called Climaxagen which uses such ingredients as Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, di-PPG 2-Myreth-10 Adipate, and Isopropyl Myristate which it claims reduces your body’s reaction to stimulation, which sounds a lot like desensitizing, though they claim it only partially numbs your penis (unlike the “-caines” which often completely desensitize your penis). Research on their claims is hard to find as is safety information on the topical use of these substances, so proceed with caution.
EDIT – I’m putting together a review on Climaxagen right now. It will be available under Reviews (top of the sidebar). It’s got some positives but also some slick attempts at marketing/BS. Keep an eye out for it!
With all the different premature ejaculation gels out there and all the different ingredients contained in each, it’s easy to see why guys get confused on which one to choose or whether to choose any of them at all, so here’s a few things to consider when buying any premature ejaculation gel.
Premature Ejaculation Gel consideration #1 – Safety
Your first and foremost concern should be safety, for you and your partner. Remember that these premature ejaculation gels are applied to the outside of the penis meaning there is a possibility of some of the gel transferring to your partner; so it is very important that you ensure neither of you have any negative reactions BEFORE you use it in intercourse.
Premature Ejaculation Gel consideration #2 – Pleasure/Effectiveness
Your second consideration must be a joint decision as well. You and your partner need to decide which is more important during intercourse – pleasure or duration. You don’t want a premature ejaculation gel that helps you last 15 minutes in bed, but causes you to lose all sensations during those 15 minutes, do you? Ideally you want a premature ejaculation gel that provides a balance between pleasure and effectiveness, but since everyone’s body chemistry is different, you really won’t know unless you try. Just be sure to remember consideration #1 and be safe.