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A 39-year-old member asked:

How effective is emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream for extended sex?

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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Somewhat: It will depend upon the amount applied, how long you leave it on (at least 1 hr to get best results) and your body metabolizes it. The only way to know is to try it. As long as you're not using gallons of it, every day, you should not be worried about a toxic dose.

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