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New Medical Journal Study Finds Spray Helps Men Last 64% Longer In Bed

Absorption Pharmaceuticals
Posted on: 27 Aug 16

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Journal of Impotence Research has released a study reporting that Promescent, a lidocaine-based topical spray, helps men last significantly longer before orgasm, leading to enhanced quality of sexual experience and a greater chance of both partners orgasming.

The study, which was authored by leading industry experts Dr. Kristen Mark, a noted sex and relationships researcher at the University of Kentucky, and Dr. Ian Kerner, a nationally recognized sexuality counselor and bestselling author of She Comes First, found that participants' average time from penetration to ejaculation was 11.16 minutes during sexual events when Promescent was used and 6.81 minutes when it was not used, representing a 64% increase.

The study also found that Promescent is effective in closing the "orgasm gap," or the difference in the amount of time it takes a man to reach orgasm compared to a woman. Research has shown that men take an average of five minutes to reach orgasm while women take an average of 18 minutes, leading to less sexual satisfaction among both partners. Study participants reported that 65.6% of sexual events resulted in both partners having an orgasm when the product was used, versus 44.1% when the product wasn't used.

Promescent, made by Absorption Pharmaceuticals, is an over-the-counter product that uses a proprietary formula to desensitize the penis without numbing it, helping men to control their orgasm. Applied ten minutes prior to sexual activity, Promescent's absorption technology, in conjunction with the metered-dose spray bottle, enables men to deliver a specific and reproducible amount of the product to consistently manage the proper amount of Promescent for each user's level of sensitivity. Furthermore, Promescent will not transfer during sexual activity, ensuring that partners will not experience a decrease in sensation.

"Much of my research has focused on sexual quality and solutions to sexual problems, particularly in the context of relationship dynamics," said Dr. Mark. "Our findings support that Promescent is effective in improving the quality of sexual experiences and increasing the frequency of both members of the couple experiencing orgasm, both of which are crucial in helping couples feel more satisfied with their sex lives." 

"Many of my patients express that they don't last as long as they'd like to in bed, including those who don't suffer from the medical definition of premature ejaculation, or PE, which is ejaculating within one minute of penetration," Dr. Kerner stated. "Promescent provides an important solution to help couples close the orgasm gap – not just the millions of men who suffer from PE."

The study, entitled "Event-level impact of Promescent on quality of sexual experience in men with subjective premature ejaculation," is available as an abstract, full text and PDF.

Other key findings include:

85.6% of participants indicated ejaculatory control to be extremely or very important

81% of participants indicated that ejaculating sooner than desired is moderately or severely bothersome

38.7% of men who did not use the product reported having an orgasm when their partner did not; that figure decreased to 21.0% when participants used Promescent

72.1% of participants felt the use of the product positively impacted their sexual experience

In October 2016, Promescent will be available at all Target and Rite Aid stores nationwide; it is currently available via the company's e-commerce site and on

Media contact:
Kaitlin Bitting 

SOURCE Absorption Pharmaceuticals

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Mike Wood

Last updated on: 27/08/2016

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