If you haven’t heard of them before, Roman Swipes are a desensitizing wipe designed to assist in delaying premature ejaculation. They’re a popular topical treatment alternative to prescription medicines from your physician. In this Roman Swipes review, I share with you everything I found.
Promescent is another popular over-the-counter topical analgesic. Both types of products are intended to help you last longer during sex, particularly if you have trouble with premature ejaculation.
If you use them consistently for a period of time, they have an accumulative effect that helps control common PE symptoms. Men who don’t consider themselves to have PE may benefit from these products, too.
Did you know that it takes men only 5 minutes to reach their climax during sex while it takes women three times longer to do the same? It’s no wonder guys like me have trouble in bed.
I’ve used Promescent before and I like it a lot.
It comes in a spray bottle instead of a medicated wipe. You can get it shipped discreetly to your door, and it’s available as a subscription. I usually just purchase a single bottle.
So, how does Promescent stack up to Roman Swipes? Both of them have a fairly formidable track record, so I decided to try Roman Swipes for myself to see what the deal is about. Here’s what I found out.
How do Roman Swipes Work?
Like I said before, Roman Swipes are a wipe soaked in a medicated Benzocaine solution.
Don’t worry guys, it’s not what it sounds like. Let me explain.
According to the package directions, you rub the wipe directly onto the most sensitive parts of the penis and wait for five minutes for the solution to go into effect. It’s not going to rob you of your sexual experience.
Roman Swipes don’t numb you completely, they desensitize the areas you apply it since there’s so many sensitive nerves there anyway.
Once the solution dries, you’re good to go. Roman Swipes are safe to use prior to intercourse and oral sex.
The company claims that Roman Swipes desensitize only you, not your partner. But just in case, I cleared it with Andrea first and we decided to give it a try. She’s not particularly fond with my obsession for trying new PE delay sprays. The Roman Swipes, however, are different in that they are a wipe.
We gave it a shot.
My Experience with Roman Swipes.
Roman Swipes sounded promising to me after reading the reviews online.
Once I was ready to purchase them, however, I was disappointed in the fact that they are only available in a subscription.
No trial offers.
I didn’t want to dive into a subscribing service, I was just curious about the product. If I wanted to keep using Roman Swipes, what if I ended up needing more than the quantity I received per month? Or, what if I don’t need as much?
This seemed like a waste of money to me. Nonetheless, the site promised I could cancel anytime, so I opted for the monthly plan. Granted, the Roman Swipes arrived pretty quickly to my door.
There are perks to the free shipping after all. When the time came for the rubber to meet the road, I got started right away.
I like the fact that the wipes are fast-acting and discreet. You could easily fit one into your pocket whenever the mood strikes. But I did encounter something I wasn’t ready for… my fingers were numb all over!
It seems that the Benzocaine in the wipe is effective on anything it contacts, including your fingers.
This was a first for me, and it was very awkward proceeding with this sensation. I was concerned about Andrea too, but it apparently did not affect her like it did to my fingers. Thank goodness.
I appreciate Roman Swipes for the fact that it’s a very fast-acting product. You only need to wait five minutes before it dries, and it effectively controlled my premature ejaculation.
What disappointed me though is that it did not last as long as we would have liked. It wore off after about 30 minutes, half the time that Andrea and I are accustomed to.
Few things kill the mood faster than your delay product wearing out right when things were about to get good.
Here are the pros and cons I would give for Roman Swipes in summary:
Roman Swipes Pros:
- Gives men an option if they prefer wipes over sprays.
- Fast-acting, 5-minute waiting time.
- Has an accumulative effect when used over time.
Roman Swipes Cons:
- It gets all over your fingers.
- Doesn’t last as long.
- Available in subscription only.
- It’s expensive – almost twice as much as Promescent per dose.
Promescent and How it Works
Promescent has been around for a long time, and there’s a good reason why I like it so much. It’s a delay spray that helps correct PE problems.
I know, you might be wondering how a delay spray may affect your sexual experience.
Rest assured, it’s not going to cramp your style. Delay sprays like Promescent have long track records and the formulas have greatly improved since the last decade.
I can be confident knowing that Promescent won’t affect Andrea, only the places I need it to. You’re not going to lose any feeling, it simply calms the nerves down. And Promescent doesn’t numb my fingers!
How does Promescent work?
Well, it’s pretty simple. I apply the spray to the most sensitive areas according to the directions. A couple sprays usually does it for me, but you can go up to 10 sprays and still be safe.
Now, here comes the tricky part.
You’ll have to wait 10 minutes for it to dry. That may be tough for microwave-minute men to hear, but trust me guys, it’s worth the wait. That’s because Promescent lasts twice as long as Roman Swipes – 60 to 72 minutes.
That’s why I was disappointed that Roman Swipes only lasted for 30 minutes.
Anyway, Promescent’s active ingredient is lidocaine, a familiar anesthetic that’s been around for a long time. You probably had it before at the dentist’s office.
Unless you have rare allergies to it, lidocaine is reliable and safe to use.
It’s definitely safer that a lot of the drugs that doctors prescribe to men for treating PE. It’s common for these medicines to have nasty side effects like nausea and dizziness.
Some of them are in the opioid family! Who wants to deal with that while having sex? Ugh, no thanks.
In short, these are my thoughts about Promescent:
- Does everything Roman Swipes does.
- It doesn’t get all over your fingers!
- Less expensive per dose.
- Can be purchased individually or via subscription.
- It’s not a wipe.
- Not quite as fast-acting, though it lasts longer.
- Not for men who have rare allergic reactions to lidocaine.
Why I Think Promescent is Better.
After comparing the two products, I thought that the Roman Swipes were okay. It’s not a bad product honestly, it does the job well.
I can see why guys who don’t like the spray would appreciate a wipe instead. But if I had to choose one over the other, I feel like I’m getting more bang for my buck with Promescent.
Roman Swipes cost almost twice the price of Promescent per dose… that’s pretty pricey. I don’t have to purchase a subscription with Promescent either, I can simply buy it by the bottle.
They have different sizes of bottles too, so I have the option to pay for how many doses I want. You probably guessed by now that I cancelled my subscription for Roman Swipes.
Read my full in-depth Promescent Review
After all, I was simply testing them. And since both Roman Swipes and Promescent essentially do the same thing, why not go with the more affordable option?
I’m familiar with Promescent, and it works well for me and Andrea. I don’t have to deal with numb fingers, either.
The spray gives me better control, and I don’t have to worry about it wearing out if Andrea and I want to keep going longer.
So at the risk of sounding old school, I’m gonna say I’m sticking with Promescent for this round. Sorry Roman Swipes, it was fun while it lasted, but that’s my verdict.
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Andrea and I hope you enjoyed my Roman Swipes review. Please don’t hesitate to comment or reach out with any questions or conerns. We are happy to help!