{"id":556875612233,"title":"Roman Swipes Review: Can Wipes Improve Sexual Performance?","created_at":"2022-08-20T23:46:14-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Roman Swipes Review: Can Wipes Improve Sexual Performance?\",\n \"keywords\": \"roman swipes, roman swipes review, roman swipes reviews, do roman swipes work, roman swipes side effects\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in Roman Swipes based on medical studies to determine if they're likely to be effective for treating premature ejaculation. 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The wipes are available over-the-counter (OTC), meaning they don’t require a prescription to purchase. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRoman claims that their Swipes are “clinically proven” to help users “last longer in bed.” But is there any evidence suggesting that topical wipes can improve sexual performance in men?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll review the ingredients in Roman Swipes based on published medical research to determine whether we believe this product is likely to be effective, or whether it’s another men’s health product with bold claims that’s a total waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDo Roman Swipes Work?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Roman_Swipes_Clinical_Results_e04298ea-4473-4d71-9a00-7007ff8081e2.png?v=1661054284\" alt=\"Roman Swipes clinical results\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe active ingredient in Roman Swipes is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ebenzocaine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e at a concentration of 4%.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBenzocaine is part of a class of medications called topical local anesthetics. This means that the drug reduces the sensitivity of nerve endings where applied. In the case of Roman Swipes, benzocaine is applied to the penis and thus may treat premature ejaculation and improve sexual stamina.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRoman cites one \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/oss.jomh.org\/jomh\/article\/20201210-71\/pdf\/156-Article%20Text-1399-2-10-20200506.pdf\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e on the Swipes page of their website, and claims that this trial proves that their product can increase sexual endurance by 340%. The linked trial, published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Men’s Health\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e in 2019, examined whether benzocaine wipes at the same concentration as in Roman Swipes could reduce severity of premature ejaculation, and improve Intravaginal Ejaculatory Latency Time (IELT), which is the medical term for how long it takes to ejaculate during vaginal penetration.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTrial participants either used benzocaine wipes or a placebo wipe, and were asked to measure their sexual duration several times over the course of two months.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe treatment was successful, with the average IELT increasing from 75 seconds at baseline to 330 seconds by the end of the second month. There was a significant increase in sexual duration between months one and two, which suggests that there may be even greater benefits to using benzocaine wipes for a longer period of time than two months.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe want to note that this trial had a small sample of participants: only 26 total. This makes the data weaker in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe have not seen the results of this trial replicated in other clinical trials, but given that various local anesthetics have been successfully used to treat premature ejaculation for decades, according to \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5565572\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, we consider Roman Swipes likely to be effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRoman does not publish the full ingredients list on the product page of their website, which we believe they should, but we can confirm from the product’s \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/dailymed.nlm.nih.gov\/dailymed\/fda\/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=7f0eac8c-7235-99d8-e053-2a91aa0a634e\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFDA label\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e that there are no potentially harmful additive ingredients. The only inactive ingredients are \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eethyl alcohol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (used as a solvent), \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003epropylene glycol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003epurified water\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which are all safe and non-toxic.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eRoman Swipes Side Effects\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne benefit of Roman Swipes in our opinion is that it’s unlikely to cause any side effects, given that it’s a topical treatment. Very little benzocaine, if any, will be absorbed systemically. This makes this treatment modality potentially safer than oral drugs to treat ED.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we noted in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/bluechew-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBluechew reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article, oral sexual enhancement drugs like Bluechew and Viagra can cause long-lasting side effects such as back pain and headache due to the systemic absorption of these drugs.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe clinical trial linked to in the previous section noted zero meaningful side effects. One patient using the active wipes reported a mild headache and back pain, but a patient using the placebo wipes reported a hernia. This suggests that neither symptom was related to the active drug ingredient.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne patient reported a mild, temporary irritation on the penis, which we consider to be a more likely side effect given that Roman Swipes are topical.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider Roman Swipes to have a superior side effect profile to most pharmaceutical drugs, and believe this is a big benefit of the product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes Therapy Work for Premature Ejaculation?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBehavioral is often recommended to treat premature ejaculation, because the condition can be psychological in nature. If the patient is experiencing anxieties about sex, then speaking with a licensed therapist can help them work out those anxieties and improve their performance.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6915345\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMedical Sciences\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal evaluated research on the various ways of treating premature ejaculation. The researchers found that behavioral therapy was an effective approach, but didn’t fully treat the problem over long periods of time in most cases.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e65% of patients receiving behavioral therapy for premature ejaculation experienced short-term benefit, and improvements to their condition. But only 25% of patients experienced long-term benefit. This data suggests that while therapy improves the symptoms above baseline, and should likely be considered because it has no downsides from a health perspective, it may not be effective for most men.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe research suggests that therapy is less effective than Roman Swipes are likely to be.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eRoman Swipes Real User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRoman Swipes is sold \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3T5JPAX\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eon Amazon\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which allows for a more objective set of user reviews than reviews on brand websites in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRoman Swipes has an average Amazon rating of 3.8\/5 stars. The product receives a D grade \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fakespot.com\/product\/roman-swipes-fast-acting-convenient-over-the-counter-wipes-increase-stamina-formulated-with-4-benzocaine-features-discreet-packaging-2-pack\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eon FakeSpot\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is an algorithm that detects potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews. While neither the Amazon average rating nor the FakeSpot grade are particularly impressive, this is a small sample size of reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe most popular positive review is from a user named “Stephen” who claims the product was effective for them:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Decided to give it a try so my wife could enjoy herself a little longer…I was skeptical at first…Convenient packaging, easy application, and actually added several minutes to performance.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s worth noting that this reviewer is not a verified purchaser, which makes the review less valuable in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe most popular negative review is from a verified purchaser named “Vee” who claims the product had no effect:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“It did not work for me. I wiped it throughly all over penis but has no affect. Disappointed. Not recommended. Try Leo spray. That stuff is incredible.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eRoman Swipes YouTube Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne of the most popular reviews of Roman Swipes on YouTube is published by a channel called “kpboix99” and has garnered nearly 50,000 views at the time of writing this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe review answers frequently asked questions about the product, and shares the reviewer’s personal experience with the wipes:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/d1eTlyASdTk\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eRoman Swipes Pros and Cons\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere’s our verdict on the pros and cons of Roman Swipes:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePros\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEffective on average\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSide-effect-free\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAffordable\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eClincally backed\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCons\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOnly one clinical study proving efficacy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnimpressive user reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRoman Swipes are likely to treat, or at least improve, symptoms of premature ejaculation based on a medical research review. We would like to see the results of the study replicated in other clinical trials, but we would recommend Roman Swipes to patients dealing with premature ejaculation given that it appears likely to be effective and should be totally side-effect-free.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe would consider the use of a topical treatment like Roman Swipes to be safer than many oral tablets for male sexual performance enhancement like Bluechew, because it’s minimally absorbed systemically.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTherapy may be worth considering to treat premature ejaculation, but its efficacy appears inferior to Roman Swipes based on medical studies. Using the two treatments in combination may yield superior results to using either in isolation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRoman Swipes has relatively unimpressive reviews on Amazon, but few reviews have been submitted and we would expect this to normalize with more data.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-08-20T23:56:24-04:00","updated_at":"2022-10-23T02:18:53-04:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in OTC premature ejaculation treatment Roman Swipes based on medical studies to determine if they're likely to be effective. We review results from a relevant clinical study, and explain whether Roman Swipes are likely to cause side effects.","template_suffix":"","handle":"roman-swipes-review","tags":"_related:men's-health"}

Roman Swipes Review: Can Wipes Improve Sexual Performance?

Roman Swipes Review: Can Wipes Improve Sexual Performance?


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Roman Swipes is a new product from a popular men’s health brand called Roman. The wipes are available over-the-counter (OTC), meaning they don’t require a prescription to purchase. 

Roman claims that their Swipes are “clinically proven” to help users “last longer in bed.” But is there any evidence suggesting that topical wipes can improve sexual performance in men?

In this article we’ll review the ingredients in Roman Swipes based on published medical research to determine whether we believe this product is likely to be effective, or whether it’s another men’s health product with bold claims that’s a total waste of money.

Do Roman Swipes Work?

Roman Swipes clinical results

The active ingredient in Roman Swipes is benzocaine at a concentration of 4%.

Benzocaine is part of a class of medications called topical local anesthetics. This means that the drug reduces the sensitivity of nerve endings where applied. In the case of Roman Swipes, benzocaine is applied to the penis and thus may treat premature ejaculation and improve sexual stamina.

Roman cites one clinical trial on the Swipes page of their website, and claims that this trial proves that their product can increase sexual endurance by 340%. The linked trial, published in the Journal of Men’s Health in 2019, examined whether benzocaine wipes at the same concentration as in Roman Swipes could reduce severity of premature ejaculation, and improve Intravaginal Ejaculatory Latency Time (IELT), which is the medical term for how long it takes to ejaculate during vaginal penetration.

Trial participants either used benzocaine wipes or a placebo wipe, and were asked to measure their sexual duration several times over the course of two months.

The treatment was successful, with the average IELT increasing from 75 seconds at baseline to 330 seconds by the end of the second month. There was a significant increase in sexual duration between months one and two, which suggests that there may be even greater benefits to using benzocaine wipes for a longer period of time than two months.

We want to note that this trial had a small sample of participants: only 26 total. This makes the data weaker in our opinion.

We have not seen the results of this trial replicated in other clinical trials, but given that various local anesthetics have been successfully used to treat premature ejaculation for decades, according to medical research, we consider Roman Swipes likely to be effective.

Roman does not publish the full ingredients list on the product page of their website, which we believe they should, but we can confirm from the product’s FDA label that there are no potentially harmful additive ingredients. The only inactive ingredients are ethyl alcohol (used as a solvent), propylene glycol and purified water, which are all safe and non-toxic.

Roman Swipes Side Effects

One benefit of Roman Swipes in our opinion is that it’s unlikely to cause any side effects, given that it’s a topical treatment. Very little benzocaine, if any, will be absorbed systemically. This makes this treatment modality potentially safer than oral drugs to treat ED.

As we noted in our Bluechew reviews article, oral sexual enhancement drugs like Bluechew and Viagra can cause long-lasting side effects such as back pain and headache due to the systemic absorption of these drugs.

The clinical trial linked to in the previous section noted zero meaningful side effects. One patient using the active wipes reported a mild headache and back pain, but a patient using the placebo wipes reported a hernia. This suggests that neither symptom was related to the active drug ingredient.

One patient reported a mild, temporary irritation on the penis, which we consider to be a more likely side effect given that Roman Swipes are topical.

We consider Roman Swipes to have a superior side effect profile to most pharmaceutical drugs, and believe this is a big benefit of the product.

Does Therapy Work for Premature Ejaculation?

Behavioral is often recommended to treat premature ejaculation, because the condition can be psychological in nature. If the patient is experiencing anxieties about sex, then speaking with a licensed therapist can help them work out those anxieties and improve their performance.

A meta-study published in the Medical Sciences journal evaluated research on the various ways of treating premature ejaculation. The researchers found that behavioral therapy was an effective approach, but didn’t fully treat the problem over long periods of time in most cases.

65% of patients receiving behavioral therapy for premature ejaculation experienced short-term benefit, and improvements to their condition. But only 25% of patients experienced long-term benefit. This data suggests that while therapy improves the symptoms above baseline, and should likely be considered because it has no downsides from a health perspective, it may not be effective for most men.

The research suggests that therapy is less effective than Roman Swipes are likely to be.

Roman Swipes Real User Reviews

Roman Swipes is sold on Amazon, which allows for a more objective set of user reviews than reviews on brand websites in our opinion.

Roman Swipes has an average Amazon rating of 3.8/5 stars. The product receives a D grade on FakeSpot, which is an algorithm that detects potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews. While neither the Amazon average rating nor the FakeSpot grade are particularly impressive, this is a small sample size of reviews.

The most popular positive review is from a user named “Stephen” who claims the product was effective for them:

“Decided to give it a try so my wife could enjoy herself a little longer…I was skeptical at first…Convenient packaging, easy application, and actually added several minutes to performance.”

It’s worth noting that this reviewer is not a verified purchaser, which makes the review less valuable in our opinion.

The most popular negative review is from a verified purchaser named “Vee” who claims the product had no effect:

“It did not work for me. I wiped it throughly all over penis but has no affect. Disappointed. Not recommended. Try Leo spray. That stuff is incredible.”

Roman Swipes YouTube Review

One of the most popular reviews of Roman Swipes on YouTube is published by a channel called “kpboix99” and has garnered nearly 50,000 views at the time of writing this article.

The review answers frequently asked questions about the product, and shares the reviewer’s personal experience with the wipes:

Roman Swipes Pros and Cons

Here’s our verdict on the pros and cons of Roman Swipes:

Pros

  • Effective on average
  • Side-effect-free
  • Affordable
  • Clincally backed

Cons

  • Only one clinical study proving efficacy
  • Unimpressive user reviews
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Conclusion

Roman Swipes are likely to treat, or at least improve, symptoms of premature ejaculation based on a medical research review. We would like to see the results of the study replicated in other clinical trials, but we would recommend Roman Swipes to patients dealing with premature ejaculation given that it appears likely to be effective and should be totally side-effect-free.

We would consider the use of a topical treatment like Roman Swipes to be safer than many oral tablets for male sexual performance enhancement like Bluechew, because it’s minimally absorbed systemically.

Therapy may be worth considering to treat premature ejaculation, but its efficacy appears inferior to Roman Swipes based on medical studies. Using the two treatments in combination may yield superior results to using either in isolation.

Roman Swipes has relatively unimpressive reviews on Amazon, but few reviews have been submitted and we would expect this to normalize with more data.




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