Best Delay Sprays – Review
Promescent Fortacin Stud 100 KY Duration Dynamo Edge Gel
And Then There Were Two
I’ve tested many but have only found two climax control sprays that I would consider using regularly – Promescent and Fortacin (formerly PSD502). Each of these products help me last longer, maintain very good sensation, don’t affect Andrea’s sexual experience and have resulted in better orgasms for me (and Andrea also). After these two, all the others are basically the same with small variations. They all help you last longer. But they reduce my sensation, affect Andrea’s sexual experience and the orgasms for me and Andrea are just not as intense.
Over The Years
I believe everyone who reads this blog knows I use Promescent. I’m perfectly happy using it for the rest of my life, but you never know what new technology comes along. During 2014 and 2015, I tried some other sprays and creams but never wrote about them because I didn’t like them at all. I found them all to be what many people call them – “numbing sprays”. So I actually decided to stop trying these cheap sprays. However, two new, more expensive premature ejaculation sprays came on the market recently. K-Y Duration and Fortacin (not available in the U.S. but I was able to get it from the UK). I put Fortacin in a class with Promescent as one of my recommended sprays. For me (and for Andrea), K-Y Duration is just a more expensive “numbing spray”.
These are the ones I have tried in no special order.
Promescent, Fortacin, Stud100, K-Y Duration, Shibari Triton, Dynamo Mandelay, Edge, Doc Johnson (actually a cream)
Group One – My Recommended PE Sprays
Promescent is the first delay spray I ever tried way back in early 2013 and it’s still the best, in my opinion. New male delay sprays for climax control come out and they make great claims about how long you can last. It turns out that all these delay sprays will help you last longer in bed. That’s the easy part. Desensitizing the penis is not difficult with lidocaine or benzocaine, the two most popular anesthetics. What Promescent does better than all the others can do is allow you to maintain sexual sensation in your penis. Of course, you’ll lose a little bit of sensation – if not, the product wouldn’t work!! But penetration still feels so good without fear of premature ejaculation. And I’ve had my most intense orgasms with Promescent – those back-breaking ones!!
What sources say: Sexual Medicine Journal
- TargetZone technology
- No transference to partner if used as directed
- Keeps next to normal sensation
- Intense orgasms
- FDA compliant
- Delivers discreetly
- Slight Warming sensation
- May need to test prior to intercourse (or just read instructions!)
Control: 10 Sensation: 9 Erection: 9
Wife Pleasure: 9 My Orgasm Intensity: 10
Notes on scores: If something better comes along, I suppose I’ll have to downgrade these two 10 scores to 9s, but, for now, my wife’s pleasure and my orgasm intensity are better than I would have ever believed so I’m standing behind those 10 scores until proven different.
#2 Fortacin / PSD502
Note: Fortacin is not available in the U.S. (also prescription only)
Fortacin is similar to Promescent. I was curious why so I did a little study on their formula and learned that both products have a eutectic formula which allows absorption of the anesthetic. I don’t really understand it but all I know is that you get better control, better sensation, no transference to your partner and, for me, better overall sexual pleasure including an orgasm that you can feel in your penis and through your whole body. I still like Promescent a bit better.
- The closest feeling to Promescent
- Medical grade
- Limited transference
- Strong orgasms
- Not available in the US
- Available by prescription only
Control: 9 Sensation: 8 Erection: 8
Wife Pleasure: 9 My Orgasm Intensity: 9
Group Two – The Penis Numbing Sprays
I call them “numbing sprays” because that’s pretty much what they all do – numb you. Definitely last longer. But way too much decrease in sensation; my erections aren’t quite as strong (feels that way), Andrea loses sexual pleasure, also; and my orgasms aren’t as intense.
#3 Stud 100
You can say that stud 100 was something like a pioneer in the category of delay sprays for men. It was created in the ’70s and did really well due to no other competition, however, with it being 2019 the creators of the once-popular product have not put forth any effort to revamp and update their product.
I guess you can say they are “grandfathered in” but with all the new medical advancements that have been discovered in the last 10 years alone, it completely outdate’s their product. Don’t get me wrong, the product does work for many and is well known but I feel more confident using something more relevant and cutting-edge like Promescent.
- Time Tested
- Commonly known
- Hard to open! (needs a key or coin)
- Known to transfer to partner
- Old formula
- No innovation
Control: 7 My sensation: 3 Erection: 7
Wife Pleasure: 5 My Orgasm Intensity: 6
#4 K-Y Duration
Although newer to the market, it was only a matter of time before KY came out with a climax control spray for men. KY being mostly known for their innovations in lubricant category has now been around for 100 years and has established itself as a leader in the game of sex accessories.
My experience with the new K-Y Duration spray has been subpar, to say the least. It reminds me of stud 100 which is not entirely bad. I say it’s still worth trying, however, you all know my personal preference.
Check Out: My Review of KY-Duration
- FDA Compliant
- Trusted brand
- Buy from most major retailers
- Does not absorb effectively
- Cannot use with condoms
- May transfer to partner
Control: 6 My sensation: 6 Erection: 7
Wife Pleasure: 6 My Orgasm Intensity: 5
Dynamo came to the market around 2005 and has made a name for itself by creating adult novelties and sexual enhancement products. Their flagship product has been the Screaming O vibrating ring which became a best seller in 2008.
For me personally, the amount of lidocaine used is a little unsettling. One spray too much and you’ll be numb enough to be prepped for surgery.. However, on another note, if you’re looking to save some pennies this is probably your best bet. You’ll get more sprays at a cheaper cost than its rivaling brands. So if that’s your cup of tea go for it! but I prefer quality over quantity if you know what I mean.
- Most sprays per bottle
- Complete numbness (if that’s what you’re looking for)
- A high concentration of lidocaine
- Lose almost all sensation
- Will transfer to partner if not used properly
Control: 4 Sensation: 4 Erection: 6
Wife Pleasure: 6 My Orgasm Intensity: 5
#6 Edge (Gel)
Edge delay gel has really caught my attention for its promise of using all-natural ingredients as opposed to the popular use of lidocaine. Made of horny goat weed, jojoba oil, and gingko biloba extracts, Edge has created a tasteless, odorless gel product which is great for those who prefer oral sex.
Although Edge had an innovative idea going plant-based, there still seems to be some flaws I experienced. First, with it being a gel, the application process got pretty messy. Second, it took much longer to actually absorb than lidocaine products. It took me about 45 min to experience any effect as opposed to the 5-10 min wait time for lidocaine products.
- All-natural ingredients
- Tasteless, Odorless
- Great for oral
- Varies by the user (some say does not work at all)
- Takes 30min – 1 hour before ready for use rather than 10 min
- Messy application process
Control: 6 Sensation: 7 Erection: 7
Wife Pleasure: 7 My Orgasm Intensity: 6
About my scoring system and some definitions:
This ranking has three components. 1. How well I’m able to control my thrusting during intercourse without ejaculating prematurely. Can I thrust heavily for long periods of time? 2. How well I’m able to finish when it’s time. With some of these products, I haven’t been able to finish. Very disappointing. 3. How well can I adjust the dose to my sexual mood? If we haven’t had sex for a while or I’m really horny or Andrea is really horny and wants it hard and fast, am I able to apply to proper dose to match our sexual mood. Or if I just had sex recently, I’ll last a little longer naturally, but I still need some good control, so can I apply a smaller dose and get the proper control. Last longer but finish when needed.
This is simply the good sexual feeling directly on my penis during foreplay, oral sex, and sexual intercourse. How close does it feel to using no product or condom at all?
There are two aspects to this. The first is any loss of sensation that Andrea may experience from the anesthetic used in these products transferring to her vagina (or mouth). The second is, now that I have better control, Andrea will want to command me to various thrusting rates and positions that will provide her the most amount of pleasure. In the end, this is usually measured in her achieving one or more orgasms during sex.
In my opinion, most guys agree that the longer you have intercourse with strong thrusting, the more intense the orgasm. I rarely go longer than 30 minutes so I don’t have good data beyond that. If I could put this into a math equation, it would be:
(THRUSTING RATE) * (PENETRATION DEPTH) * (TIME) = ORGASM INTENSITY. Now don’t forget about the other factors like how long since we last had sex and the amount of foreplay, but that equation generally applies. I’ve had some intense intercourse where the orgasm was so intense that I thought I might snap some disks in my spine just before release. And what a release!!
I’ve Explored Many Products
I think it’s important to mention that I’ve tried psychological counseling and online pills to help last longer in bed. Neither worked. I’ve used the start/stop and even tried the squeeze method – they work when you used them but the idea that you can train your body to slow down and then forever be in control didn’t work for me and just doesn’t make any sense. I had to accept that I suffered from premature ejaculation. That’s what led me to experiment with different delay sprays. After going through multiple trials of sprays and creams, I came to an overall verdict that Promescent not only helped me last longer in the bedroom but that it was the best climax control spray on the market.