Friday, September 30, 2022
Emla cream is a local anaesthetic, sometimes called a numbing cream, that is designed to be applied to skin before medical procedures like blood tests or cosmetic procedures like tattoos.
It is also sometimes used as a penis numbing cream to help with premature ejaculation (PE).
In the days of yore, if you were to talk to your GP about premature ejaculation (PE) they would confirm that a numbing agent applied directly to the skin of the penis would be a good thing to try and then they would recommend the one most often used in their practice - Emla cream.
Traditionally, sexual conditions for both men and women weren’t widely acknowledged or discussed, although we are getting much better. This meant the demand for PE and other sexual dysfunction treatments wasn’t well-known enough for drug companies to justify putting time and money into developing them.
But now things are changing.
Private health services like online pharmacies and clinics are showing that people want to access treatments for these, often under-discussed, sexual conditions. We also understand better that these conditions are more common than previously thought and are having a serious impact on people’s health and relationships.
This is starting to influence the range of treatment choices available across the globe as well as here in the UK.
In 2012 A. Menarini, a pharmaceutical company, launched the first prescription tablet to treat Premature Ejaculation. Priligy is a single tablet you take a couple of hours before sex that has been specifically developed to help you last longer in bed.
Controversial opinion alert ???? but I just don’t think Emla is the best sexual numbing cream for premature ejaculation. I mean, it works and it’s certainly not inappropriate or unsafe to use but I want to talk about a newer PE product
My particular favourite being Stud 100.
1 - Ease of Use
With Emla you have to apply it to the head of the penis, wait up to 30 minutes for it to absorb, then wipe away any excess cream to prevent it accidentally numbing your partner.
There’s no simple way of measuring how much you need to use each time.
With Stud 100 you apply the numbing agent quickly and easily and it starts to work in as little as 5 minutes. This also means that top-ups are less disruptive if needed. You just count the number of sprays you need and that’s it. No mess, no fuss.
Stud 100 is quickly absorbed into the skin, meaning a much lower chance of transferring to your partner in an accidental numb-war.
2 - Condom Compatibility
Emla cream is oil-based, this means it weakens latex condoms increasing the risk of them splitting.
This is a big no.
If condoms are your go-to choice for contraception then you need to be 100% confident they are working exactly as they should. Stud 100 is 100% compatible with both latex and non-latex condoms.
3 - Safety
Although Emla is certainly not unsafe or inappropriate, why would you use it when there’s a product specifically designed as a sexual numbing spray?
Stud 100 has information relevant to PE on its packaging and has been thoroughly tested as safe to be applied to your genitals.
Ultimately the most important thing to us is that you use a product that is safe and effective.
If you haven’t heard of delay sprays like Stud 100 before then I hope I’ve given you some good reasons to consider them.
As always, we are very happy to answer any additional questions or provide further advice. You can email us at [email protected].
or call our experienced and healthcare trained team on 01295 262925.
Want to read more about Stud 100? See our Priligy vs Stud 100 post here.