Reducing Penile Sensation

Reducing the sensitivity of the penis can increase the time to ejaculation in men with premature ejaculation (PE). Common techniques include the use of multiple condoms and anaesthetic creams or anaesthetic sprays.

Anaesthetic treatments are applied directly to the head of the penis between 5 and 30 minutes before sexual intercourse. While they can be effective, anaesthetics can be messy and sometimes cause numbness of the penis or vagina, which reduces pleasurable feelings during sex.