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For those that want to last longer in the bedroom or are plagued by premature ejaculation due to inexperience, stress or a variety of other physical or physiological factors, the variety of pills and pumps touted to help men regain control of their ejaculations can feel like an ineffective and often time consuming option.

The range of Bathmate penis pumps offers the ability to improve your erectile strength, size and performance in the bedroom, however many men want an approach that isn’t going to require weeks or even months of training and that is I guess, why so many men opt for Benzocaine and Lidocaine based products.

Bathmate Control

These types of numbing products in the form of gels, sprays and creams do indeed combat the symptoms of premature ejaculation but at the cost of a complete lack of sensation – a huge negative side effect which can also be passed on to your partner, leaving them just as numb as you!

Step forward Bathmate Control – a product that I believe is an absolute game changer for men that want more control over their orgasms without having to resort to a product that completely subdues their down belows from any pleasurable sensations.

Bathmate Control Gel claims to:

  • Give you control over your orgasms without numbing the penis
  • Work for up to 4 hours after application
  • Can enhance your erection and penile health
  • Can increase your libido and sex drive
  • Be completely safe for use with condoms and sex toys

It’s quite a list of claims from a product that doesn’t need to be assessed or tested by the FDA (due to the lack of Benzocaine and Lidocaine) so it’s going to be really interesting to see whether Bathmate Control can really deliver results and help you achieve what it says… ultimately “control” of your ejaculations.

So let’s find out… is Bathmate Control really a cure for premature ejaculation?

Bathmate Control Gel & Product Box

True to form, the packaging for Bathmate Control gel meets the high quality standards that we’ve come to expect from all products within the Bathmate range.

The product box is a glossy black, featuring the brand name – Bathmate – as well as a lifestyle image and the “Control” logo along with the tagline “Prolong Your Pleasure”.

Bathmate Control Product Box & Tube

What’s instantly noticeable is the small size of the product box and the amount of gel you get per tube.

Compare the tube against the likes of ProSolution Gel or Instant Performer (which are for increasing the speed of erections and erection strength), the Bathmate Control tube (and indeed the box as well) is dwarfed by comparison.

Bathmate Control has just as many ingredients crammed into its formula however there is a specific reason for the small tube size…

Bathmate Control vs Instant Performer vs ProSolution Gel

Bathmate Control offers a tiny 7ml (0.24 fluid ounces) of gel but unlike enhancement gels aiming to improve erection strength via application of the gel to the full length of the penis, the use of Bathmate Control is focused primarily on the glands or head of the penis so application is for a much, much smaller area.

Despite the size of the product box itself, Bathmate have crammed in directions on how to apply the gel (in 9 different languages) and a full ingredients list (although no quantities are mentioned).

Bathmate Control Tube Size (cms)

Inside the box you get your tiny tube of Bathmate Control gel (which includes English only directions) and a fold out guide in multiple languages that takes you through the 4 steps of using this delay gel.

Realistically you should only be using a couple of drops of Bathmate Control, so if you end up using more, you might find yourself running out rather quickly.


Bathmate Control Gel Ingredients & Side Effects

Despite being a product that is pitched at those looking to resolve the symptoms of premature ejaculation or men wanting more staying power in the bedroom, Bathmate Control gel due to the exclusion of Benzocaine and Lidocaine is classified as nothing more than a skincare product.

Due to the exclusion of these specific ingredients that we tend to see in much stronger prescription strength gels, Bathmate have specifically avoided saying or claiming that this is a delay product – instead they’ve focused their marketing spiel toward helping you last longer by giving you more control of your ejaculations.

Bathmate Control Ingredients

There are 18 ingredients in total making up the overall Bathmate Control blend – 9 of which are classified as active ingredients; these sort of products generally don’t include quantities however given the meagre amount of gel you use per application, the quantity per use is likely to be very very low although hopefully no so low that it doesn’t produce results.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Dr Shalaka Samant

Bathmate Control is a gel-based, all natural formulation which claims to delay orgasms and help with premature ejaculation (PE) allowing for longer and more pleasurable sexual activity.

Other formulations that claim similar benefits typically contain local anaesthetics such as benzocaine and lidocaine.

Men with PE appear to have a heightened sensory response to penile stimulation suggesting a link between penile hypersensitivity and PE.

Drugs, such as the anaesthetic agents above, which can selectively desensitize the glans penis are believed to delay ejaculation without affecting the sensation of ejaculation.

That said, typical problems associated with these local anaesthetic-based topical PE treatments are that they might interfere with spontaneity, and could cause numbness in the man or his partner.

Bathmate Control does not contain these drugs and claims to delay ejaculation using a combination of natural ingredients.

Provided below is a review of the properties of each of these active ingredients in Bathmate Control, based on independent literature, and their potential contribution towards delaying orgasms and aiding with symptoms of PE.

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Turnera Diffusa Leaf Extract

Damiana
Turnera Diffusa (also known as Damiana) is another staple ingredient that I’ve seen included in the likes of VigRX Plus. Although Turnera Diffusa is known as a stimulant, the exact way in which this works is not completely understood currently.

This herbal ingredient is also well known for being an antidepressant (important for enhancing an erection which can diminish when stress is present), libido enhancing due to its aphrodisiac properties and nervous system restoring which is important for sexual health performance since the nervous system works closely with the endocrine system, which is home to the penis and gonads.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Turnera Diffusa is a wild shrub that grows in Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. In folk medicine T. diffusa is commonly used by mouth as an aphrodisiac and to treat sexual problems. It is also used to treat stomach complains such as dyspepsia, diarrhea, and constipation.

Administration of this extract has been shown to improve sexual behaviour in sexually exhausted rodents. In addition, T. diffusa significantly reduced the post-ejaculatory interval and reduced ejaculation latency. Various flavonoids present in the T. diffusa extract are believed to participate in the pro-sexual effect of this herb.

Another study by the same group claims a dual medicinal effect for T. diffusa – the aphrodisiac effect via modulation of the nitric oxide pathway (important mediator of male sexual behaviour) and also an anxiolytic effect. These both together are thought to lead to improved sexual performance.

T. diffusa is considered to be safe for oral consumption in small amounts and hence should also be fairly safe for topical application. In people with diabetes, use of this herb may result in reduced blood sugar levels.

You realise Use of T. diffusa containing products along with diabetes medication should be monitored closely to avoid hypoglycaemia. Effective dose of this herb for topical application is not reported in the available literature.

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Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract

Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most commonly known herbs, and some may have seen it already like I have in products like Viasil and VigRX Plus.

Accidentally discovered as a way to help men with erectile dysfunction whilst trialling it as memory enhancer, this herb has aphrodisiac properties which means it can help get you in the mood for sex.

As well as having a 2,000 year history in China and Korea as a tonic for concentration and stamina, there is no doubt why then that this herb was chosen for this formulation of Bathmate and may be it is enabling men to go for longer in the bedroom.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

The extract of the leaves of the maidenhair tree, has been used therapeutically in Asia for centuries and is noted for its cerebral enhancing effects.

It has also been thought to improve sexual desire, erections, and orgasms. G. biloba is generally known to improve overall blood circulation.

A number of clinical trials have shown that G. biloba extract is effective in treating a wide range of problems associated with impaired circulation, including varicose veins and stroke as well as difficulties of concentration and memory, confusion, lack of energy, and depressed mood.

Ginkgo biloba has been shown to have a positive effect on all 4 phases of the sexual response cycle: desire, excitement (erection and lubrication), orgasm, and resolution (afterglow).

Another study supports its efficacy in treating ED. The bioactives in Ginkgo – ginkgolides, terpenoids and flavonoids – appear to inhibit the induction of oxygen-free radical production and boost nitric oxide levels.

The common side effects of oral consumption of this herb are gastrointestinal disturbances, headache, and general central nervous system activation.

The G. biloba leaf extract is reported to be safe following intravenous administration, and should therefore be safe for topical administration as well.

Consumption of this extract may worsen bleeding disorders and diabetes. It can slow blood clotting and should be used with caution when using anticoagulant medication such as warfarin.

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Eleutherococcus Senticosus Root Extract


Eleutherococcus Senticosus also known as ‘Siberian Ginseng’, is from the family of herbs that are known as adaptogens.

Adaptogens are said to bring the body back into healthy balance on a physiological level, and this particular one is known for improving physical performance when the body is taking part in high intensity exercise.

When it comes to Bathmate Control, this herb seems to tick the main box that this product provides, which is to help you have more stamina in the bedroom. Something that will likely help to increase the time you can keep an erection for.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

E. senticosus also called Devil’s shrub or Siberian ginseng is a small, woody shrub native to northeastern Asia. It is known to help boost sexual drive and improve sexual performance.

It is a considered to be an anti-stress tonic and aphrodisiac. It also supports the adrenals and is an adaptogen.

E. senticosus extract has several actives called eleuthrosides which belong to different chemical categories such as lignans, glycans, and saponins. In particular, Eleuthroside E has been shown to reduce physical fatigue and to enhance endurance performance.

Although generally safe for oral consumption, some people can have drowsiness, changes in heart rhythm, mood changes, anxiety, and muscle spasms.

It can affect blood sugar levels and blood clotting. So, products with Siberian ginseng should be used with caution by patients already taking medication related to these conditions.

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Panax Pseudoginseng Root Extract


When I first spotted this ingredient I immediately thought of Panax Ginseng which we’ve seen in the likes of Viasil and VigRX Plus.

Despite a rather similar name, Panax pseudoginseng is rather different and is designed to improve the bodies blood clotting ability, essentially acting as a thickening agent to slow down or stop bleeding.

It’s main benefits include helping to reduce blood pressure and swelling (which no doubt will also aid penile health) whilst the main focus of Panax Pseudoginseng seems to be relational to improving blood flow which is likely to contribute to Bathmate Control ability to increase erectile strength.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Panax pseudoginseng (Sanchi) is a Chinese medicinal herb that has been used to treat patients with circulatory disorders for hundreds of years.

It has been used as a hemostat to control internal and external bleeding. It is believed to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow. Cardioprotective, adaptogenic, and anti-oxidant properties of saponins from this herb have been well documented.

There is no traditional evidence or contemporary studies that support the use of Sanchi for treating premature ejaculation. So, the rationale behind the inclusion of this root extract in the Bathmate formula is unclear other than its ability to relax blood vessels potentially leading to a better erection.

Although generally safe for oral administration, some side effects such as dry mouth, flushed skin, rash, nervousness, sleep problems, headache, nausea, and vomiting.

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Trichilia Catigua Bark Extract


Trichilia Catigua is a common herb used in impotence formulas. This is because of its reported ability to heighten sexual arousal in both partners and in men to specifically treat performance problems such as erectile dysfunction.

Catigua as this herb is often known for short, can also help to enhance mood. So alongside keeping sexual desire strong, this herb may help further in Bathmate Control by creating relaxation throughout the nervous system which will help ensure good blood flow to the penis.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Trichilia Catigua is a species known as catuaba and used in folk medicine for the treatment of fatigue, stress, impotence and memory deficit. European herbalists have found that Catuaba may have aphrodisiac properties and can be used to combat sexual weakness.

Flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, saponins, among other phytochemical classes have been identified in the bark extracts of Trichilia Catigua. Enhanced male sexual health has been attributed to a herbal mix containing Trichilia Catigua in animal studies.

Catuaba use has been known to trigger side effects in some, including headaches, dizziness, and excessive sweating. No information on interactions with other drugs or transdermal dosing could be found.

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Tribulus Terrestris Fruit Extract

Tribulus Terrestris
Tribulus Terrestris Fruit Extract is also used in ProSolution Plus, Viasil, VigRX Plus. Whilst in one study this herb found no benefit for men with erectile dysfunction, it did show to help men achieve more sexual desire and firmer erections.

Tribulus is said to help a man achieve ‘greater sexual satisfaction’ which is why it is a great ingredient to be added to the full Bathmate Control list of ingredients, as firmer erections means a man can go for longer.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Tribulus Terrestris, commonly known as Gokshur or Gokharu or puncture vine, has been used for a long time in both the Indian and Chinese systems of medicine.

Its various parts contain a variety of chemical constituents which are medicinally important, such as flavonoids, flavonol glycosides, steroidal saponins, and alkaloids.

It has diuretic, aphrodisiac, immunomodulatory, antidiabetic, absorption enhancing, hypolipidemic, cardiotonic, central nervous system, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, anticancer, antibacterial, anthelmintic, larvicidal, and anticariogenic activities.

Tribulus Terrestris has been used for hundreds of years in traditional systems of medicine to treat impotence, venereal diseases, and sexual debility. Its steroidal saponins make it a potent stimulator of testosterone production. It has been shown to be a sexual enhancer in the management of sexual dysfunction in males.

Early research also shows that taking Tribulus Terrestris can improve sexual satisfaction in men with erectile dysfunction. Side effects are usually mild and uncommon but might include stomach pain, cramping, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, excitation, difficulty sleeping.

Products containing this herb should be used with caution by patients taking diabetes medication as it is known to reduce blood sugar levels.

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Mucuna Pruriens Seed Extract

Velvet Bean Extract - Mucuna Pruriens
Mucuna Pruriens is a herb (also found in ProSolution Pills) that is also known as the ‘dopa bean’ and is said to promote healthy levels of motivation and sex drive.

Like with many of these herbs that can help sexual health, it too can help boost mood which is very important to ensure a happy ending for all between the sheets.

Mucuna is said to also improve motivation and energy levels, which once these ingredients get into the bloodstream, can also go on to enable more sexual stamina.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Mucuna Pruriens (velvet bean or cowhage) is a leguminous plant used in traditional Indian medicine for improving fertility and as an aphrodisiac agent.

Animal studies have shown that treatment with Mucuna Pruriens extract can improve sperm count and also boost sexual and androgenic activity while building muscle mass. Its use (oral consumption) has been shown to reduce stress and improve semen quality in infertile males.

This herb is rich in triterpenes, alkaloids, and sterols amongst other components. The most common side effects include nausea and a sensation of abdominal bloating.

Less common side effects include vomiting, abnormal body movements, and insomnia. Cowhage can interact adversely with medications for blood pressure control and depression.

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Epimedium Grandiflorum Leaf Extract

Horny Goat Weed / Epimedium
Better known (or at least more memorable in my head) as Horny Goat Weed, Epimedium Grandiflorum is another regular ingredient found in supplements such as VigRX Plus, Max Performer and Viasil. Commonly used for treating individuals with a low libido.

The active ingredient is icariin, which is said to inhibit the activity of the enzyme PDE5 that blocks dilation of the arteries in the penis. This action fills the arteries in the penis with blood creating a strong erection, in a similar way to that of Viagra.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Horny Goat Weed is an herb that has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. It is used for treating low libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), fatigue, pain, and other conditions.

Lab studies have shown that a compound (icariin) present in this herb blocks the effects of the PDE5 enzyme that restricts blood flow to the penis.

Studies have also shown that it can increase nitric oxide synthesis in the penis. This activity is similar to that of other clinically used drugs for ED. At this time, there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for horny goat weed.

Products containing this herb should be used with caution if the user is taking anti-hypertensive or anti-coagulant medication. Safety of the Horny Goat Weed extract has been demonstrated following oral consumption up to a six-month period.

Long-term use of horny goat weed might cause dizziness, vomiting, dry mouth, thirst, and nosebleed.

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Uncaria Gambir Extract


Uncaria Gambir is known to help delay ejaculation, making it a useful ingredient for men who want to last longer or struggle with premature ejaculation in the Bathmate Control product.

This is a popular herb in the East, especially for men who are embarrassed living with premature ejactulation as unlike some popular herbs that work in similar way, doesn’t act like an aesthetic hence you can still experience full sensation and pleasure during sex.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

This is a crude, dried extract of the leaves and young twigs of Uncaria Gambir and has many benefits in treating sore throat, dysentery etc.

It contains resin acids and their esters, terpenes, and oxidation or polymerization products of these terpenes. The high tannin content in this extract makes it a great astringent.

There is some anecdotal evidence that the Uncaria Gambir powder when applied onto the penis creates a prolonged erection and retards premature ejaculation.

It is apparently easily absorbed through the skin and delays the orgasm reflex without dulling sensitivity or any pleasurable sensations.

Adverse effects and drug interactions are not well documented.

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Other (Inactive) Ingredients

Inactive ingredients are the ingredients that help to bind the more potent ingredients together, and to give the item a long shelf life without spoiling. The same is true with the inactive/other ingredients of Bathmate Control.

All have been chosen carefully so as not to irritate the delicate skin of the penis, and other surrounding areas. Right down to the water used, which here is purified so as not to include any toxins and irritants from water that has not been purified.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Bathmate Control also contains the following inactive ingredients to create its consistency and maintain its shelf life: purified water, hydroxypropyl starch phosphate (stabilizer), glucono delta-lactone (pH adjuster), dicaprylyl ether (emollient), xanthan gum (stabilizer), sodium stearoyl glutamate (emulsifier/stabilizer), sodium benzoate, citric acid.

Certain vegetable oils such as Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil are believed to be effective transdermal penetration enhancers and hence the inclusion of this oil in the Bathmate Control formula should enhance the penetration and absorption of the various active natural ingredients listed above.

Overall, there are several natural ingredients in this formula that could act as aphrodisiacs and sexual energy boosters.

The effects of most of these ingredients have however been studied following oral consumption. Thus barring a couple of active ingredients such as T. diffusa and U. gambir extracts, their ability to provide similar benefits and more importantly, delay ejaculation and provide long-lasting orgasms, as per the manufacturer’s claims for this product, cannot be adequately corroborated based on the available literature.

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Bathmate Control Money Back Guarantee

Unlike a great many products within the male enhancement niche, especially those that are consumables (penis pills being a prime example), Bathmate Control does not include a money back guarantee (at least not at the moment) which is quite honestly rather disappointing.

Notably the lack of money back guarantee on Bathmate Control is seemingly pretty standard for these types of delay product, i guess even more so with Bathmate Control as it doesn’t numb the penis like other prescription strength competitor products and hence results have the potential to be a lot more varied by comparison.

The likes of Stud 100, Swiss Navy Endurance Rx and Sliquid Ride BodyWorx – all of which contain the numbing ingredients Benzocaine or Lidocaine – don’t offer such a guarantee, that said on questioning Promescent they highlighted that their Delay Spray is covered by their 60 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Ultimately not having a money back guarantee is a little off putting and I think having such a fallback for customers, would ultimately speak volumes to the quality of this product, its effectiveness but also the confidence that Bathmate have in their Control gel.

Given the lacking guarantee period I highly suggest that if you want to give Bathmate Control a go, that you only purchased a single tube.

If you do see good results, then you can obviously return to the official website and buy one of their large 3 or 6 bundle supplies to save you some money if you’re planning on using the product for the long term.


How Much Does Bathmate Control Gel Cost?

You’ll find that Bathmate Control is available from a number of online and offline retailers much like the other products in the Bathmate range – whether it be their penis pumps, restriction rings or other consumables; as well as Bathmate Control, they also offer a jelqing lubricant called Max Out, and a Pleasure Lube for sexual penetration.

Bathmate Control Tube with Box

That said, the best price can generally be found through the official Bathmate website – BathmateDirect.com – whilst on larger order sizes you can get the price down to roughly per use if you buy in bulk.

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Beyond getting a discount when you purchase a 3 or 6 tube supply, by going direct to the manufacturer you’ll benefit from improved shelf life, discounts on future orders if you keep yourself subscribed to their newsletter/mailing list, and free worldwide shipping regardless of your order size.

Needless to say, there are plenty of perks from buying direct through the official Bathmate website.


Does Bathmate Control Gel Work? My Verdict!

Maybe IconMaybe. For me, someone without the symptoms of premature ejaculation, I’m the type of guy that was never too worried about “staying power”.

On average when mentally timing myself without using Bathmate Control, duration of sexual intercourse was generally a little under 10 minutes which as it stands, is slightly above average (6 minutes being the norm as my Understanding Premature Ejaculation article illustrates).

Having applied Bathmate Control a number of times over the course of a month (a couple of times per week rather than literally every day), i definitely saw a positive change in my ability to last longer (increasing to just under 20 minutes in some cases) however how much of that is down to the gel, and how much is purely a result of physiological factors, it’s a little hard to gauge and somewhat unknown.

What i will say is that using the Bathmate Control gel definitely takes performance, but also pleasure, to a notably higher level – having applied the gel I experienced a really warm, pleasant, tingling sensation shortly after applying the gel to the head of my penis; I would however say that I did end up using likely more of the gel per application than is suggested, so I can’t see my 1 tube lasting much more than 15-20 applications in total.

The tingling sensation once the gel started to work provided an added element of enjoyment to foreplay and sex, although an improvement in erection strength and libido didn’t really seem to occur.

The fact that my penis wasn’t numbed in any way meant pleasure was just as good (if not perhaps a little better) than usual.


Bathmate Control Gel Reviews

Have you tried Bathmate Control? How did you get on? Did it work for you? Would you recommend it?

Whether your results are good or bad, if you’ve used Bathmate Control gel, please share your experience using this product with our other visitors by submitting your own, personal experience using this product below.

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Should I Buy Bathmate Control?

Yes IconYes. I think if you suffer from premature ejaculation, Bathmate Control is a really good product to try before resorting to Benzocaine and Lidocaine based products (or indeed trying instead of them).

If you find Bathmate Control doesn’t give you the duration or control of intercourse that you were hoping for, you can always try a stronger prescription alternative however, don’t forget that Bathmate Control gel is safe for use with condoms, so you can always combine it with a thicker condom for better results.

For me, in this product test, one of the key advantages of Bathmate Control is the fact that is doesn’t numb the penis and it also doesn’t transfer to my partner whilst the added “tingling” sensation that shows the gel is “active” and working actually provides a little extra stimulation in a positive way.

I think for men that simply want to last longer in bed and that don’t suffer from premature ejaculation, Bathmate Control is an awesome way to add an extra, enjoyable element to sex, making you last longer and giving you more control over when you decide or want to orgasm.

For those of you who suffer from premature ejaculation, I think Bathmate Control gel is at least worth a try. It might not go to the extreme of numbing your penis like other competitor products, but if it can even help you last 2, 3 or even 4 minutes longer then for many, that would be a win and a worthwhile achievement from using this delay gel.

My advice for those with premature ejacuation… try one tube, see how you get on and then you can always opt for something stronger if you don’t see the results you’re looking for.

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