Topical Treatments & Premature Ejaculation (PE) | menMD

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Topical Treatments for Premature Ejaculation

Topical Treatments

Topical sprays, gels, or creams for the treatment of PE contain anesthetics such as lidocaine, prilocaine, or benzocaine. They work by decreasing penile sensitivity to increase the time to ejaculation. Most of these topical agents are applied 5 to 10 minutes prior to sexual activity. These medications typically offer a low side-effect profile and ease of application.

Topical agents for PE may cause temporary penile hypoesthesia (numbness) or may be transferred to the partner. To avoid transfer, wait until the topical agent dries, wear a condom, or wash the penis just prior to sexual activity.

A prescription is not required to purchase most topical treatments for PE.

Avoid contact with the eyes. If you or your partner develop a rash or irritation, such as burning or itching, discontinue use. If symptoms persist, consult a physician.

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