Roman Swipes Review: Do They Work For Premature Ejaculation?

There has been a lot of talk lately about Roman Swipes, but do these little pre-treated benzocaine wipes work for premature ejaculation?

Dr. Rachel Rubin
Board certified Urologist and assistant clinical professor in Urology
by Dr. Rachel Rubin Last updated 04/23/2024
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Many men experience premature ejaculation in their lifetime and some studies show at least 30% of males would like to delay their climax.

PE wipes, sometimes referred to as benzocaine wipes, helps to decrease penis sensitivity, allowing men to last longer.

Among the different brands of PE wipes, one of the more well known ones are Roman swipes.

Here’s what you need to know about what they are, how they work, and whether they’re worth it.

Roman Swipes Overview

Roman swipes are wipes made with 4% benzocaine solution. Benzocaine is an anesthetic that numbs the penis. By desensitizing the penis, it helps men to go longer without ejaculating.


  • Packaged in small, discreet single-use pouches
  • 2-day shipping available
  • Made in the USA in an FDA compliant facility


  • It may not be the best option to treat performance problems
  • Lack of reviews online from independent sources
  • Low benzocaine percentage may lead to unsatisfactory results when compared to other wipes or sprays
  • No money-back guarantee

How Roman Swipes Work

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Do Roman Swipes really work? One theory for why men don’t last longer in bed is that their penis is too sensitive. A study concluded that men who suffered from premature ejaculation had increased penile sensitivity.

Another study found that men with lifelong PE had an issue with hypersensitivity. Tactile sensitivity is caused by nerve endings that carry information to the spinal cord and then send messages to the brain where the feeling is registered.

Nerve endings are activated by sodium entering our cells. The benzocaine in Roman Swipes blocks sodium from entering the cells in the penis, limiting the amount of nerve endings sending signals to the brain.

As a result, men experience less penile sensitivity, and are able to last longer during sex. When used as instructed, it shouldn’t completely take away feeling in the penis.

Research has shown that men who used benzocaine wipes for PE experienced a significant increase in time to ejaculation.

How to Use Roman Swipes

Roman instructs consumers to do the following once they receive their package:

  1. Remove the swipe from the packet
  2. Apply the swipe to the sensitive parts of the penis
  3. Allow it to dry for five minutes.

The head of the penis is where the most nerve endings are, so it may be wise to focus on wiping there. Nonetheless, wiping the shaft is also helpful to do as well.

How much do Roman Swipes cost?

Roman has two subscription plans that users can choose from:

  • The monthly plan: $27 per month for one box (8 wipes)
  • The quarterly Plan: $22 per month for three boxes (24 wipes)

Frequently Asked Questions about Roman Swipes

How Long Does Roman Swipes Make You Last?

Roman notes that while the time varies, the effects of the medication generally last 20 to 30 minutes.

How long does it take Roman Swipes to kick in?

According to the instructions given by Roman, by the time the benzocaine solution has dried in five minutes, it should completely kick in.

Can you receive Oral after using Roman wipes?

Once the product has completely dried, men can receive oral sex and the desensitizing effects should not transfer to the partner.

Do Roman swipes have side effects?

Applying too much of the roman swipes may cause sensation to decrease more than desired, making it difficult to get any erection. There may also be friction injuries due to the loss of sensation. Otherwise, when used as directed, the product is generally safe to use.

Do Roman Swipes really work?

While science supports the effectiveness of benzocaine wipes, users have weighed in with their own personal experiences. Here are the average ratings of Roman Swipes on different platforms:

  • Amazon: 3.8/5
  • Wal-Mart: 4.2/5
  • Roman: 4.67/5

A majority of reviewers noted that the product worked. But there were some users that stated the product wasn’t effective for delaying their ejaculation. 

Other users also complained it dried out too quickly, prevented them from getting an erection, or caused a rash. If it doesn’t work, it may be worth considering a more effective option.

Do Roman Swipes Cure Premature Ejaculation?

Benzocaine wipes only help to reduce the penis sensitivity that may be causing premature ejaculation.

Premature ejaculation caused by other mental or physical issues will likely require a long-term treatment plan. It’s important to discuss your options with a primary care physician.

The physician may suggest different solutions such as regularly doing kegel exercises or seeking therapy.


Premature ejaculation is extremely common, and probably even more common than is reported to the types of people who take that information.

It's nothing to be embarrassed about and there are many options available that make it easy to fix.

If it's causing you distress or hurting your relationship, you should speak with a doctor or counselor.

Likewise, using an over-the-counter medication that contains a desensitizing agent can be a great tool to help improve your sexual health and help you last longer in bed.

When you are ready to try benzocaine wipes for premature ejaculation, make sure to do your homework, you might find the prices a bit high from Roman specifically.

Ultimately, PE can cause problems in the bedroom but these little benzocaine wipes offer a simple, safe, and effective solution.

Give them a try and see what they can do to make your sex better and improve your overall sexual health.

Dr. Rachel Rubin

Dr. Rachel Rubin

Dr. Rachel S. Rubin is a board-certified Urologist with fellowship training in sexual medicine. She is an assistant clinical professor in Urology at Georgetown University and practices at IntimMedicine Specialists in Washington DC. Dr. Rubin provides comprehensive sexual medicine care to all genders. She treats issues such as pelvic pain, menopause, erectile dysfunction, and low libido. Dr. Rubin is currently the education chair for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and an associate editor for the journal Sexual Medicine Reviews. Dr. Rubin has fellowship designation from both ISSWSH and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA).


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