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How to Use Delay Spray?

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There’s nothing worse than the throws of passion being cut short due to performance issues. To avoid this, men should prepare in advance before being intimate. Preparation could be something as simple as increasing blood circulation with light exercise, picking the perfect contraceptive, or even using a delay spray.

You might hesitate with that last option, but it is safe when used correctly. You can do this by following some easy steps and avoiding common pitfalls.

There’s nothing wrong with needing some help

The first hurdle you’ll likely need to overcome is the stigma surrounding products like this. There’s nothing wrong with needing a little help occasionally; a good and safe way to get that help is with the right delay spray.

You need to operate from a place of confidence, or you might stumble into a big mess while trying to use the spray in secret. According to research, 75% of all men have experienced premature ejaculation.

If you’re a part of that statistic, then own it! You aren’t alone; many people use delay spray to enhance their bedroom experiences. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to last a little longer. At the end of the day, the doubt and fear you feel might do more damage than the spray itself.


Getting into the right headspace is an important preemption, but it’s time to actually apply. The first step will actually be acquiring the right delay spray for you. You need it to tweak the sensations you feel in your penis, ultimately delaying your inevitable climax for as long as possible so you can enjoy sex for an extended duration.

Do not make the mistake of assuming that a delay spray will keep your climax at bay indefinitely if you apply more. Work within the recommended specifications for the best effect. 

That being said, you can choose from different delay spray brands. Feel free to research some of these brands online and find one that appeals to you. Once you have the right spray, it’s time to apply it. Pay close attention to the steps below.

  1. Gently shake the delay spray bottle.
  2. Prop up your penis with one hand, ensuring you can easily see the tip and shaft.
  3. Spritz the tip and the shaft 2–3 times and gently rub it in. This might be easier to do with an erection, but it works the same either way.

If it feels like you are applying too much, then you are. A little goes a long way in this case.

The waiting game

So, you have successfully applied your delay spray of choice. You might be wondering, What happens next? You don’t just hop into bed and assume it will magically take effect. The full glory of the delay spray might be delayed, and this is where some planning could come in handy.

One way to preempt the wait time is to apply the spray a few minutes before intimacy. A good wait time would be about ten minutes. So, try and work with that. If you are an expert at time management, the moment the spray takes effect should coincide with when you’re about to be intimate with your partner.

Another approach would be to apply the spray right as you get into the bedroom and while the time is away with some foreplay. If foreplay is where you shine, this would be the better option. Just try not to lose track of time while really getting into it.

Realising when it’s time

It’s preposterous to assume that everyone has a bedside clock they can watch after applying the spray. Even if you did, you are likely otherwise occupied. So, how can you tell when your delay spray has taken effect and it’s go-time?

Certain delay sprays might induce a numb sensation around your penis. This is the intended effect, as the less stimulated your penile receptors are, the longer you can draw out intimacy. However, complete numbing is not what you should look for.

You shouldn’t have to eliminate enjoyment to make it last longer. Fortunately, well-designed numbing sprays only mute the sensations you perceive down there. So, if you have an excellent delay spray, look out for the moment things start to feel a little different down there.

Either way, you’ll realise it’s time to act when the feeling in your penis is a little different from what you’re used to. Once this feeling comes along, you can enjoy intimacy to your heart’s content, assured that it won’t end too early.

Common pitfalls to avoid

This is a great experience waiting to happen, but it could be ruined by failing to do certain things correctly. Here are a few common mistakes people make when using delay sprays. It’s worth noting that anyone could make these mistakes. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been using delay spritz for a long time. Be careful and note the following:


This is the most common mistake new users make, especially when they fail to read the instructions. You might assume the spray isn’t as effective after applying a small amount but failing to wait. When your penis absorbs any more than the recommended amount, it could be dangerous. You may lose more feeling down there than intended, which would effectively kill your bedroom experience.

That would be horrible for you and your partner and can be easily avoided. Do not assume you know how to apply your delay spray. Always read the instructions on the box or the bottle. Remember that different brands might have different application instructions due to the varying concentrations of the sprays.


Applying way too little of an amount would defeat the purpose of purchasing the spray in the first place. You would fail to achieve the desired effect after waiting the stipulated time. This could result in a disappointing experience in bed that is only slightly better than not using the spray at all.

One way this could come about is when switching delay spritz brands. You might be used to applying a certain amount to one brand, and that amount doesn’t necessarily transfer to another.

Fortunately, you can avoid this misstep in the same way. Read the instructions thoroughly and adhere to them.

Spraying the wrong place

The spray is intended to be used on two familiar places: the head of your penis and the shaft. Spraying anywhere else would not only fail to numb your penis adequately but could be dangerous.

You may spray the wrong spot by accident, especially if your penis is on the smaller side. An excellent way to avoid this is to try to get erect before applying the spray. This way, you have a larger area to work with.

If you do end up applying the delay spray to the wrong place, wipe it off immediately and reapply as instructed. 

Impatience after application

As mentioned earlier, you typically need to wait about ten minutes after applying a delay spray for it to take effect. Suppose you act out of impatience and end up attempting to be intimate before the spray takes effect. In that case, you won’t reap the full benefits.


Hopefully, you emerge from this brief guide better informed about delay sprays, their intended effect, and proper application. Using a delay spray begins with caution and adherence to instructions. Platforms like Aneeq offer other men’s care tips you may be looking for. Be safe, and have a great time!

Tim Williamson, a psychology graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, has a keen interest in the fields of mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.

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