Emla cream is used to prevent premature ejaculation in men. Its active ingredients lidocaine and prilocaine are local anaesthetics. These can be used to temporarily numb the skin, helping you to last longer in bed.
All men may occasionally experience premature ejaculation. But when you find that that happens to you often and you would like to try and postpone your orgasm, you could try Emla cream.
What is Emla cream?
Emla cream is a cream which uses lidocaine and prilocaine to numb the tip of your penis. The cream works like a local anestetic and may therefore also be used to prepare skin for an injection or tattoo. Emla works temporary, you will regain normal sensitivity. You should apply Emla about 15 minutes before having sex, when you feel the numbing, make sure you wash of the remaining cream so you do not numb your partner’s genitals with the left over cream.
Can I use Emla cream when I am allergic to lidocaine or prilocaine?
Emla cream should not be used by people who have had allergic reactions to lidocaine or prilocaine in the past. You should never apply Emla to open wounds or damaged skin.