I recommend that patients stop using the lidocaine as soon as possible (3-7 days) for several reasons: Once dilation is in progress I don’t feel the mixture adds anything. It does cause some burning because of the lidocaine. It numbs the penis and causes delayed ejaculation unless a condom is worn.
Most women are able to use their favorite lubes within a few days of the treatment and the lidocaine mixture is no longer needed. It is very helpful for women to experiment with the different lubes available. There is usually considerable information on the various websites. Excellent question.
The reader could do a search for “lubes”. We have considerable information on past Forums. We can always add to this information.