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EMLA Cream is a simple numbing cream you apply straight to your penis to last longer in bed.

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What is EMLA cream?

EMLA Cream is a treatment for premature ejaculation. It comes as a white, oil-based cream that you put straight onto your penis before sex. EMLA Cream numbs the area, reducing sensitivity so you can last longer in bed.

Generally a local anaesthetic, EMLA Cream is an off-label treatment for premature ejaculation.  A clinician will only prescribe you an off-label treatment if they believe the medication is going to be useful and safe. We know EMLA is safe and effective for premature ejaculation: it’s just that the makers of the cream don’t have a licence approved specifically for this use.

How does EMLA cream work for premature ejaculation?

There are two active ingredients in EMLA Cream, lidocaine and prilocaine. They’re both local anaesthetics that work for premature ejaculation by numbing the skin on the penis and reducing sensitivity. This allows you to last longer before ejaculating.

Lidocaine and prilocaine both temporarily numb the skin they’re applied to by interfering with how the ions in the nerve cells work. This stops the nerve cells from sending as many messages to the brain, so you register less sensation.

What doses of EMLA Cream are there?

EMLA Cream only comes in one dose, which is 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine. You can buy it in 5mg tubes and 30mg tubes, depending on how much you want at once. The best dose of EMLA Cream clinically is thought to be 0.2mg, which is just a pea sized amount.

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How to use EMLA Cream for premature ejaculation

Follow your clinician’s instructions on how exactly you should use EMLA Cream. If you have any questions, you can log into your account and message our clinicians if you’ve ordered from us.

  • If it’s your first time using the tube of EMLA Cream, you’ll need to pierce it with the outside of the cap
  • Apply a pea-sized amount of EMLA Cream to the underside of your penis. If you have a foreskin, you’ll need to pull it back first.
  • After 10-20 minutes, clean the EMLA
  • Cream off your penis and wash your hands thoroughly.

How long does EMLA Cream take to work?

For premature ejaculation, EMLA Cream usually takes 10-20 minutes to fully work. So you’ll want to apply it before initiating sex with your partner, giving it time to start working.

The numbing effects of EMLA cream last for up to three hours when applied. The less you apply, the quicker the effects of the cream will wear off. Since you don’t want your penis to be completely numb during sexual activity, you only need to use a small amount.

What should I do if I make a mistake while using EMLA Cream?

Don’t apply EMLA Cream to broken or irritated skin. It’s important not to get EMLA Cream in your eyes, nose, mouth, ears or anus. If you use too much EMLA Cream, you should talk to your clinician.

Try and remember to remove EMLA Cream after 10-20 minutes. Wash your hands thoroughly afterwards too. It’s important that you remove all the EMLA Cream from your penis before having sex. Otherwise it might numb your partner’s sensation too. Because EMLA Cream is oil-based, it can also damage latex condoms and stop them from providing effective contraception.

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How is EMLA Cream different from other treatments for premature ejaculation?

Other treatments for premature ejaculation like Priligy come in the form of tablets rather than topical medications. Tablets like Priligy don’t numb sensation to delay ejaculation. So you might prefer Priligy or other SSRIs if you want to feel sex fully.

Despite this, SSRIs can be more likely to cause side effects than topical treatments like EMLA Cream, because they’re active across your whole system rather than just affecting the skin. Although Priligy is quicker to absorb and disappear than other SSRIs, topical treatments still might suit you better.

Is EMLA Cream similar to any other treatments?

EMLA cream contains the same active ingredients as Fortacin, another topical treatment for premature ejaculation. But there are a few main differences. Fortacin contains lidocaine and prilocaine in slightly different doses than EMLA Cream. Fortacin is also licensed for use in treating premature ejaculation, while this use for EMLA Cream is off-label.

Fortacin tends to work a bit quicker than EMLA Cream too. Most importantly, EMLA Cream is a cream, while Fortacin is a spray. There’s another spray for premature ejaculation which just contains lidocaine, called Stud 100 Spray. Which one you use is really up to you. You might find one easier to apply, or prefer the way it feels.

How effective is EMLA Cream for premature ejaculation?

Treatment for premature ejaculation is measured by a score called the intravaginal ejaculation latency time (IELT). This is basically how long it takes to ejaculate during vaginal sex. EMLA Cream has been shown to significantly increase IELT in men with premature ejaculation, meaning they last longer in bed.

In one study, men who used EMLA Cream increased their IELT to nearly seven minutes. Men with premature ejaculation who used EMLA Cream also reported much larger rates of sexual satisfaction compared to a placebo.

Why should I buy EMLA Cream for premature ejaculation online with Treated?

Finding the right solution for premature ejaculation can be tricky. We can make it simple for you when you tell us about your health. We’ll go through the different options for premature ejaculation with you to make sure you get the right treatment.

Then you pick the one you want and have it delivered straight to you in discreet packaging. After you’ve started using it, we’ll check in with you regularly to see how your treatment is going.

Do I need a prescription for EMLA Cream?

EMLA Cream is a pharmacy medicine, so you need to get it from a registered pharmacy. Because it’s an off-label treatment for premature ejaculation, a clinician will need to make sure it’s definitely the right treatment for you.

As we’re a registered pharmacy, you can order EMLA cream online with us when you chat to our clinicians. Just talk to us about your premature ejaculation and answer a few questions about your health. We’ll help you find the treatment that’s right for you.
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