Endurance Wipes: Do They Work, How to Use & Where to Buy

Dr. Jed Kaminetsky
Board Certified Urologist, expert in male sexual dysfunction
by Dr. Jed Kaminetsky Last updated 12/06/2023
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One of the most common types of sexual dysfunction in men is premature ejaculation, with over 30% of all men experiencing it at least once in their lifetime.

Even though the majority of men who experience premature ejaculation are in the younger and older categories of sexually active men(18-25 and 65+), it can happen to anyone.

Chart showing 30% of men suffer from premature ejaculation

The mechanisms that cause premature ejaculation are complex, and often involve psychological or emotional issues, but the common denominator is overly sensitive nerves in the penis.

Even if your partner isn't bothered by PE, it can cause a significant loss of confidence in the sufferer, which in turn makes the problem worse.

Thankfully, there is a quick, simple, and easily accessible short-term solution to premature ejaculation. Endurance wipes!

Pro Tip: Check out Promescent Desensitizing Spray. Clinically proven to help men last longer in bed.

Quick FAQs

Yes, according to a study done in 2017, 100% of men saw in improvement in their ejaculation time after using benzocaine wipes.

Two studies from 2017 and 2019 showing similar results where men using endurance wipes reported an average increase of 300%.

If used correctly endurance wipes should not transfer to your partner.

Endurance wipes take about 10 minutes to fully take effect and last for around 30 minutes at full strength, most men report having full sensation back after 90 minutes.

What are endurance wipes?

Endurance wipes are thin towelettes that contain a benzocaine solution which slightly desensitizes whatever it touches.

They are discreet, work quickly, and are highly effective at adding a noticeable boost to your sexual performance, even the first time you use them.

What's even better about endurance wipes is the longer you use them, the better the effects appear to be, according to a study done in 2017.Chart showing the effectiveness of Promescent endurance wipes

Many men report going from under 1 minute of penetrative sex to up to 5 after only 1 month of regularly using endurance wipes for premature ejaculation.

What to expect from using endurance wipes

Couple about to enjoy the benefit of using endurance wipes

When you are ready to get intimate with your partner, you can pull one of the wipes from their single-dose pouches and use it as directed on your penis.

While you can start to begin to feel the effects in just a few minutes, it's best to wait for at least 10 minutes to get the full effect and to prevent transferring the medication to your partner.

Take a few minutes to get in the mood and make sure your medicine stays where you put it.

For many men, they will experience a gentle desensitization, but they will still have enough sensation to orgasm.

It simply makes the process take longer and gives you the ability to perform at your best.

The first time you use the product, you'll likely see an additional minute or two added to your total performance time, but as we spoke about before, the longer and more consistently you use the wipes, the longer you'll likely be able to perform.

Since benzocaine is such a widely available and highly effective topical solution, it's safe to use it multiple times in a single night.

How do endurance wipes work?

Endurance wipes work by desensitizing the nerve signal channels that make you feel sensations from touch.

How endurance wipes work

It’s likely you have already experienced the effect of benzocaine at some point in your life if you've ever used burn cream or first aid wipes.

These desensitize the nerves from experiencing pain, but of course, that desensitization effect also works for sexual applications as well.

Do they transfer to your partner?

Happy couple in bed after using endurance wipes

Benzocaine wipes absorb quickly, so the potential for transfer to your partner is minimal, especially if you wait the 5-10 minutes that is recommended before having sex.

So you can confidently use them without too much concern that your partner will also experience a loss of sensation.

How long do they last?

For the most part, when benzocaine is applied in a single wipe, you will experience about 30 minutes of full desensitization.

Of course, this can vary person-to-person, some men have reported slight desensitization effects lasting up to 90 minutes. However, the desensitizing effects are greatly reduced after the half hour mark.

How to use Endurance wipes?

Endurance wipes are probably the easiest sexual health item you'll ever use. They are safe, effective, and extremely simple to apply, and you can use them again and again.

Instructions how to use endurance wipes

Step 1 - apply the wipes

Take a wipe from the package and rub it on the underside of the head of your penis, shaft, and on your frenulum.

Make sure to wait the full 10 minutes before trying to apply another wipe, you don't want to overly desensitize yourself.

Step 2 - wait

This is the least or most fun part, depending on your outlook.

While the wipe does its job, you and your partner need to find something else to do to occupy yourselves while the medication works.

Ask your partner - they probably have some ideas.

What do they feel like after applying?

Most men report the sensation of using endurance wipes is the same as having a condom on, and maybe slightly less sensitive than that even.

Condom being put on an unpeeled banana

Of course, this means that if you need extra potent desensitization, you can combine a wipe with a condom, though you might find that's too much for you to orgasm reliably.

Some men report a tingling sensation as the medicine works that goes away after you've waited about 10 minutes.

Others reported, a cooling or warming sensation, but nothing too extreme or off-putting.

Where can I buy them?

You can buy endurance wipes online in many different locations, including Promescent.com

Some companies offer them as a discreet, direct-to-you subscription service that takes the worry out of your sexual health.

You can also pick these up in single pouches from other retailers, but the safest bet is to get them online from a highly reputable company as we mentioned.

This way you know you're getting the best quality product, and you know it hasn't been sitting on a shelf for months or years.

Potential side effects

Luckily, benzocaine is well-tolerated in the majority of people who use it.

The fact that it's in just about every first aid spray and cream is pretty solid evidence of the fact that it's reliably safe and effective.

Potential side effects of using endurance wipes

With that said, however, there are some potential side effects and though the overwhelming majority are not severe, they are worth being aware of so if you experience them, you can act accordingly.

Allergic reaction

A very small percentage of men experience an allergic reaction to benzocaine.

This can range in severity from mild local discomfort to a very rare, systemic reaction, but for the most part allergies to benzocaine cause:

  • Itchiness at the application site
  • Redness, pain, or dryness
  • Flaking of the skin at the application site

Allergic reactions are not common, and they might not even derail your sexual encounter, but it might be worth trying endurance wipes out by yourself before using them with a partner to see your reaction.

Too much desensitization

This isn't common unless you don't wait the 10 minutes before applying another swipe of benzocaine, or if you accidentally use too much the first time.

For some men, there is an experience of a significant loss of sensation that causes them to have trouble reaching orgasm.

Just be aware that you really need to wait 10 minutes before even considering using more medicine.


The lack of sensation can cause you not to be aware of the need for lubricant.

This is one of the most common side effects of using benzocaine wipes, and it's not really due to a reaction to the wipe.

It's a great idea to keep a bottle of Promescent water based lube with your condoms and endurance wipes so there's nothing but smooth sailing.

Though you'll recover from a friction burn, it's not fun, and it's not going to be fun for your partner, either.


Premature ejaculation isn't something to be overly worried or embarrassed about - millions of men deal with it every single day.

Though it's worth speaking with your doctor to determine if there's an underlying psychological reason for your PE, endurance wipes are an effective and safe tool to help you get back in the saddle.

The more you use benzocaine, the longer you will last and the better you'll feel about sex.

More confidence means better performance and eventually, you won't even likely need the wipes anymore.

However, using endurance wipes can be fun, even if your not suffering from PE, when you and your partner just want to have a long-haul evening in the bedroom.

    Dr. Jed Kaminetsky

    Dr. Jed Kaminetsky

    Dr. Jed Kaminetsky M.D. is an American Board Certified Urologist and earned his Medical Degree at New York University. In his tenure he became a member of the American Urological Association and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Kaminetsky pioneered the minimally invasive Rezum BPH treatment and is an expert in male and female dysfunction.


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