Hey there! Let's talk about condoms and delayed ejaculation. There have been concerns raised by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the safety of products containing benzocaine, which is commonly used in these types of condoms.
Premature ejaculation is a common issue for many men, but how many men are affected? According to Professor Marcel D. Waldinger from the Netherlands, who pioneered the use of a stopwatch to diagnose premature ejaculation, about 27.5 per cent of men consider themselves to be suffering from this issue and therefore purchase condoms with benzocaine to help delay ejaculation. However, it's important to note that the average time it takes for men to reach ejaculation is around 5.44 minutes.
Benzocaine is a local anaesthetic that is often used to help delay ejaculation. It's similar to the oral anaesthetics used by dentists to numb the mouth. Benzocaine works by blocking pain signals and making the area it's applied less sensitive. It's even used in toothpaste and medicines to treat mouth inflammation. In condoms, benzocaine is applied to the inner part of the condom to help make the genitals less sensitive and delay ejaculation.
However, it's important to note that benzocaine isn't always safe. In fact, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and the FDA have raised concerns about products containing benzocaine. Methemoglobin, a molecule in blood that oxidizes iron, can build up in the body when benzocaine is used, causing a condition called methemoglobinemia. This condition can lead to acute anaemia and is most commonly found in young people or those with weak immune systems. Symptoms can include blue skin and lips, headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, exhaustion, and a fast heart rate. In rare cases, it can even be fatal.
So, it's important to be cautious when using condoms that contain benzocaine. If you have sensitive skin, you may experience itching or redness. And if there's a lot of friction during sex, you may not even notice if you've developed any scars or injuries because of the anaesthetic effect of the condom.
As women, it's important for us to pay attention to the ingredients in the products we use, especially those that come into contact with our reproductive organs. Unfortunately, the conversation around condom ingredients and their potential effects on women's bodies is often overlooked in male-centred discussions about sex. There's still not enough research on what types of chemicals are absorbed through the mucous membrane of the vagina and how they affect our health. It's time for women's sexual wellness to be taken seriously and for us to demand more information about the products we use.
So, the bottom line is that while condoms with benzocaine may help delay ejaculation, they may not be safe for everyone. Be sure to check the ingredients carefully and be aware of any potential side effects. At SAIB we always prioritize your sexual wellness by designing products that are safe and healthy for your body - our Premium Condoms are not only vegan, made with the highest grade latex but also don't contain any harmful ingredients. With a soft, thin, and flexible design, they're designed to provide maximum comfort and pleasure for you and your partner. Plus, they come in a pack of three, so you'll always have a spare on hand. Take charge of your sexual wellness today and try SAIB.