How are desensitizing agents used to treat premature ejaculation (PE)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samuel G Deem, DO; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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In Korea and other areas of the Far East, SS (Super Secret) cream (a combination of 9 ingredients, mainly herbal) has been shown to desensitize the penis, decrease the vibratory threshold, and help men with premature ejaculation to delay their ejaculatory response significantly. [24, 25]  This preparation is not yet approved by the FDA.

Simple combinations of lidocaine cream or related topical anesthetic agents can also be effective. These combinations are safe as long as the patient has no history of allergy to the substance. [26, 27, 28, 29]  A metered-dose lidocaine-prilocaine cutaneous spray (Fortacin) is approved in Europe. [30]


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