The night started off nicely. We both got into to shower to rinse off. The warm water, the familiar smells of soap and shampoo, and wet, slippery skin made for a very sensuous introduction to the following events. We made out a little bit and at this point I started to get an erection. We stopped, finished washing up, and got out of the shower. So the stage was set for a good night.
The directions on the Promescent bottle say to apply it 10 minutes before intercourse. The dosage is three to ten sprays and they suggest that you start with five sprays. It doesn’t say how long numbing effect lasts and I didn’t want to apply in bed, so I decided to apply it as soon as I dried off. I pulled the bottle out of the package and the first thing I notice was that it was an ordinary small spray bottle, like something that might be used for a breath spray. I had expected something better, since the web site said it would administer exact doses. The first spray was partial, and so was the third, so I applied another half spray after the fifth. Not as exact as I had expected.
The next thing I noticed was the smell. It smells very medicinal, like Listerine or something else that your mother used on you. I suppose that it’s good that they don’t add a much of unnecessary ingredients, but I didn’t like the smell. I rubbed it in as much as I could, and then washed my hands. I could still smell it on my hands even after I washed them. Not so good.
The directions say to rub it all in, so I rubbed for at least a minute. I think that started to warm up my penis, but I also noticed a slight tingling sensation on my skin. If it was worse, I would have described it as burning, but it was very light. As soon as we started to make out, I forgot about it or it disappeared.
When my wife first started to stroke my penis, it was hard to tell if something was different. It felt slightly numb, but I did notice my ejaculation reflex kicking in anyway. So it was not much help at this point. My penis eventually got very numb. As she continued to rub it, I could tell something was going on, but I couldn’t feel my normal sensations. I made me feel disconnected from my body, like my penis wasn’t there. I didn’t really like it. Kind of like trying to talk after having a cavity filled.
As it turns out, my wife was on fire last night, but unfortunately, I was not. We did all kinds of things to turn her on and give her pleasure. It was the most aroused she has been in a while and she had several orgasms (we didn’t count). What we were doing and her response should have been a big turn-on for me, but I wasn’t responding. She was stroking my penis but I wasn’t getting hard. I don’t know what the problem was, the Promescent or my mind. It was very frustrating to not respond to such passion.
After we slowed down, we focused on me, and with effort, I got an erection. I was only slightly turned on at this point. As I slid into her, I could feel that there was less sensation, but it didn’t really change my ejaculation reflex or threshold. I couldn’t take the strokes that I wanted to, and our movement started to put my on the edge as it usually does. I didn’t have control, and I exploded after a very short period of time.
So I would classify the first Promescent trail as a failure. I didn’t like the smell or the numb feeling and it didn’t extend my intercourse time. It may have even interfered with my arousal. It’s not looking like a good solution so far.
I purchased three bottles, so I should have at least 5 applications left. We’ll try it again. I think I will use only 4 sprays next time and see what happens.
[Here is a follow-up on what McCarthy and Metz have to say about penis numbing]