Emla Cream

If you struggle with premature ejaculation because your penis is oversensitive, Emla cream may help. You apply the cream 15-20 minutes before you have sex.

Emla Cream 5g

Emla Cream 5g

includes free private prescription

Emla Cream 5g

includes free private prescription

How Emla Cream works?

Emla cream is a topical local anaesthetic cream that is applied to the skin of the penis to reduce its sensitivity during sex so that the man can ‘last’ longer.

In effect, Emla numbs the penis slightly, making it less responsive to stimulation in the build-up to ejaculation. It helps suppress neuro-signals from the penis to the brain, reducing the speed at which a man will ejaculate by reducing sensation in the penis.

PE can be caused by psychosexual issues, hormone imbalance and over-sensitivity of the penis. Emla cream will help treat your PE if you have an over-sensitive penis.

Apply enough Emla cream to cover the head of the penis 15-20 minutes before you plan to have sex. The more cream you apply, and the longer you leave it on, the less sensitive the penis will become. Take care, as with time the penis may become completely numb. Wipe off any excess cream before you start sex or you will transfer the cream to your partner and so reduce their sensitivity and enjoyment.

Emla cream is very safe for most people but can cause some side effects. A severe allergic reaction can be seen in rare cases. If you have an allergic reaction remove any excess cream and stop using the cream and seek a doctor’s advice immediately. Signs of an allergic reaction are rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body, feeling short of breath, dizzy or faint. Other possible side effects are redness, slight swelling or paleness at the site of application, mild burning or itching sensation, rash or swelling or small red dots at the site of application.

You should consult the patient information leaflet provided for further information.

Take care with condoms

As Emla cream is oil based it can weaken latex condoms, increasing the risk of them splitting. Wiping excess cream from your penis prior to putting the condom on will help, but if you are very concerned using two condoms or an alternative form of contraception may be advisable.