Penile Sensitivity – A Cause of Premature Ejaculation?
A lot of men occasionally ejaculate sooner than they want during their sexual intercourse. As long as this situation is not happening every time, it should not be a cause for concern for couples. If it is still a problem on a regular basis and the penis is too sensitive to allow intercourse for a prolonged period, it can be difficult to achieve sexual satisfaction which is desired in most sexual relationships. This is the point where premature ejaculation becomes a serious problem.
Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual dysfunction in men. It is believed to affect at least one in five men who are sexually active (males in the range of 18 to 59 years). This syndrome has its explanation in the man’s psychological status but may be related to the biological structure of the individual as well. In many cases, it is secondary to erectile dysfunction. It often happens that men who are worried about maintaining an erection during intercourse, are tempted to exacerbate movements and thus hasten ejaculation. There are many treatments that are trying to solve the problem of premature ejaculation.
Possible treatments of Penile sensitivity
Local anesthetics are sometimes given out as medical treatment for this problem. These substances are found in creams and sprays which are applied locally to the penis (Stud100, Promescent) and consist of lidocaine and prilocaine. Thanks to their anesthetic effect, they reduce the sensations perceived by the penis, thus requiring a longer time to complete the stimulus act.
To use such a local anesthetics, you will have to make sure that you are not allergic to the active ingredient – lidocaine or prilocaine. After the application of such an anesthetic cream on your penis and getting an erection, you will notice that the tegument sensitivity in the penis will be low enough and you are now prepared for the intercourse itself. You should be able to delay your ejaculation due to having less sensitivity in the penis.
It is recommended that after you apply the desentizing cream or spray on your penis which will reduce the sensitivity you remove excess cream so the local anaestetic will not be carried over to your partners skin which would also decrease their experience.
We have written more about desentizing cream and sprays in this post: Desentizing Creams and Sprays – Do they work?