Friday, September 30, 2022
It is reported that 3 in 10 men experience PE and that it is actually more common than erectile dysfunction (difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection sufficient for sex1)
Here we’ll dive into Priligy, the only prescription medicine licensed to treat premature ejaculation, and Stud 100 Delay Spray, a pharmacy-strength numbing spray also especially designed to help you last longer in bed.
The active ingredient in Priligy is dapoxetine, which is classed as a fast-acting selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
It works by increasing the level of serotonin, a natural chemical in the body, which causes a delayed reaction in the area of the brain that triggers ejaculation.
This means that reaching orgasm after taking Priligy takes longer.
Well to start, Priligy certainly works. The drug dapoxetine has been shown to be highly effective at delaying ejaculation over numerous different studies2–4
These extensive controlled studies enrolled over 6,000 men over the age of 18.
Across all studies, the majority of study participants had their time to ejaculation extended by 0.5 to 3.4 minutes.2
Priligy is fast to work (1-3 hours) and fast to clear from the body (5% remaining after 24 hours) meaning fewer side effects.
Although results definitely vary from person to person, some of our customers have noted that their Priligy dose will continue to work for them from one evening through to the next morning.
Biggest one here is probably timing - you do need to know if sex is on the cards several hours in advance in order to give the Priligy time to work.
The other consideration if you haven’t tried Priligy before is knowing how it’s going to work for you. This might mean solo sex as a test or an open chat with your partner the first time you use it.
You also need to be aware of Priligy’s potential side effects, the most common being nausea, headache and dizziness.
The key advice here is to make sure you’re well hydrated when you use Priligy as the medicine does slightly dehydrate you, this can also stave off headaches and/or dizziness.
Priligy can be taken with or without food but I would recommend taking it with a light meal or at least not on an empty stomach. This will reduce the possibility of nausea. With a few test runs you’ll soon figure out the best way to get Priligy working right for you.
Stud 100 is a quick-acting numbing spray which is sprayed onto the penis before sex. The main numbing ingredient is Lidocaine 9.6% and this reduced sensitivity is what causes delayed ejaculation. This type of treatment is sometimes called a “delay spray” or “desensitising treatment” and does not require a prescription. Stud 100 is one of the strongest delay sprays available and can only be bought from an online or high street pharmacy.
Stud 100 contains similar ingredients to Emla cream - read about which one we think is best in our post here.
Stud 100 is very quick to work with 3-8 sprays taking effect in only 5-15 minutes.
Stud 100 is quick and easy to apply as a spray with none of the mess you get with creams or gels. The packaging is discreet and it’s small enough to carry out and about if needed.
For interest, Stud 100 is safe to use with both latex and non-latex condoms.
Stud 100 throws up a bit of a catch 22 in the enjoyment department - reduced sensitivity in the penis means less likely to ejaculate (come) too quickly but that also means less of the nice pleasurable feelings you should be enjoying as part of sex. At worst, this could cause problems maintaining your erection if you can’t feel any of the good stuff.
Of course it is possible to find the right balance but, like Priligy, you will need a few test runs to figure out how many sprays work best for you.
And after all that, my recommendation is…
Priligy is a safe and widely used treatment for when you know sex is on the cards - romantic weekend away? One Priligy each day (max dose is one tablet per 24 hours) and you won’t even have to think about it.
And for when sex is spontaneous or if you’ve forgotten to take your Priligy - keep a Stud 100 spray nearby so you don’t have to compromise on sex.
As you get used to the two products you’ll soon suss out which one works best for different situations and probably choose a favourite.
In summary, whatever blurry generalism you use to include sex, intimacy, love, pleasure, happiness and all that, it is important to you and it is important to your partner. Not being able to participate and enjoy it is rubbish, it’s even scientifically proven that it’s rubbish.5–9
There are far more treatments for premature ejaculation now than there were 5 years ago and there will be more and better solutions in another 5 years. But for now, take a deep breath and trust us to help find something right for you.
As always, we are very happy to answer questions or provide further confidential advice. You can email us at [email protected].
or call our experienced, healthcare trained team on 01295 262925.