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If you were to estimate how long sex typically lasts, what would you guess? The answer, according to research that measured duration by “intravaginal ejaculation latency time” (which begins when the penis enters the vagina and ends at ejaculation), is 5.4 minutes. By contrast, the time it takes a vulva-owner to climax is around 13 to 25 minutes.
This would seem to suggest that most heterosexual women aren’t getting off from penetrative partnered sex. In fact, research shows as many as 75 percent of women aren’t reaching orgasm during intercourse, whereas more than 90 percent of men are.
This discrepancy is known as the “orgasm gap,” and is one of the reasons urologist Dr. Ronald Gilbert made it his life’s work to formulate a solution that would assist in both closing the gap and, on a grander scale, treating men who experience premature ejaculation, which affects as many as one in three penis-havers.
The answer? Promescent Climax Control Spray, a solution applied to the penis to delay ejaculation. But while plenty of men may want to last longer in bed, many may also have some reasonable reservations about going down there with any product designed to inhibit their natural function in that area. Fortunately for the curious but skeptical, I tested out this product myself so you don’t have to.
But first, a little more about what this product actually is, what it’s not, and how it works.
How Does Climax Control Spray Work?
Promescent Climax Control Spray uses lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to desensitize a targeted area without an overpowering numbing sensation with little to no transference to a partner (because you probably don’t want to desensitize your partner, particularly if that partner is a woman).
This unique capability comes courtesy of the brand’s trademarked TargetZone Technology, which alters the composition of lidocaine so it absorbs in as little as five minutes with minimum transference to partners.
The spray lasts up to an hour, depending on the dosage. If you engage in oral sex, wait at least 10 minutes for the solution to absorb and wipe the area with a damp towel.
Research from Promescent found that the product can help users last up to 64 percent longer, from six to 11 minutes, on average. As a result, partners’ orgasms increased by as much as 50 percent, with the quality of orgasm improving with each use. Both members of the couple reported reaching orgasm 65.6 percent of the time when using Promescent, compared to 44.1 percent of the time without.
I removed the palm-sized Promescent spray bottle from the packaging, whipped out my favorite stroker (the Manta by Fun Factory is top-notch, if you’re in the market for one) and threw on some porn. Since this session was “on the books,” so to speak, I felt justified in indulging before I even opened my work email. After all, this is for work.
I grabbed the bottle, shook it as instructed, and applied three squirts to the most sensitive parts of the penis: the frenulum and underside of the shaft. Since the spray takes five to 10 minutes to kick in, I made a cup of coffee wearing a t-shirt and no bottoms to let the solution dry. The morning breeze felt wonderful.
Given that every penis is different, Promescent recommends you determine your own dosage based on the severity of your circumstance. While some men might need three sprays to reach desired results, others may require upwards of six to eight. I settled on three because, while I don’t personally experience premature ejaculation, I wanted to use enough to feel the product’s intended effects.
Ten minutes after applying, I ran my fingers along the area I hit with the spray and things felt … different. It was numb to the touch, but not entirely numb. I still had some sensation there, but the intensity was lessened, like when your hand falls asleep. You can feel pressure, but not much else.
Given that the stroker I was using targets the area I sprayed, the difference was evident from the start. I wasn’t experiencing the toy’s delicate vibrations as intimately as I’m used to, which is understandable given the intent of the spray, but was disappointing from a pleasure-seeking perspective. I kept having to turn the vibration intensity levels up to the point that my walls were practically shaking. Stroking still felt good, just not as good. I guess that’s the trade-off: you last longer at the cost of sensation.
My session did last longer than normal, tacking on anywhere from five to seven minutes. And even though the most sensitive part of my penis was numbed, the orgasm was no less satisfactory. It was actually quite intense.
Since I don’t experience premature ejaculation, I’m not the target audience for the product, but I can definitely see how it would be beneficial to somebody hoping to last longer in the sack. If your penis is sensitive, Promescent’s Climax Control Spray definitely turns down the volume and delivers desired effects.
For people who experience premature ejaculation, or for those looking for their sessions to last a little longer, Promescent’s Climax Control Spray is a body-safe, easy to use, doctor-recommended formula, that, given its price point, is a great solution to start tackling PE issues and last longer in bed.
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