Choosing condoms can be a fun experience. But since there are so many types of condoms on the market, how do you choose the best ones?
Condoms come in all shapes and sizes and that’s why you need to choose the right one.
Using a condom that doesn’t fit your size increases the chance that it will slip out during sex, and using one that’s too small means it’s more likely to break.
Either way, this is bad because it can be helpful in contracting sexually transmitted diseases, so choosing the right condom is really important. Find out if you are using the size that best suits your penis.
Contraceptive or sexual game?
An important thing to consider is whether you plan to use the condom for birth control or if you just want to use it to enhance sex.
condoms to prevent pregnancy
So, let’s start with the basic condoms. These are not the condoms used for sexual play, but only for pregnancy and STD protection.
Most condoms are made of latex (a type of rubber).
The popularity of latex condoms is very high, so much so that 90% of all condoms are made of latex. Latex has excellent elasticity properties: it can stretch up to 800% before breaking.
Despite several advantages that make latex a popular material for condoms, there are also some drawbacks that you should be aware of. Latex condoms are damaged when used with oil-based lubricants.
Vaseline, skin lotions, cooking oil, baby oil, mineral oil, suntan lotions, and body creams cause loss of elasticity and eventually breakage or slippage of the condom.
So if you’re using latex condoms, make sure to use water-based lubricants.
condoms without latex
Many of us know that condoms are made of latex. But latex-free condoms are a good alternative, especially for people with latex allergies.
Some of them are made of polyurethane (a type of plastic) and polyisoprone.
Polyurethane condoms are thinner than latex condoms. As a result, they give you a more than natural feeling.
Unlike latex condoms, you can use any type of lubricant. From water-based lubricant to oil-based lubricant.
But even so you have to know that there are certain studies that ensure that polyurethane condoms are more likely to break. But they are still considered acceptable alternatives for people who are uncomfortable with or allergic to latex condoms.
Always use lubricant
This is advice from the Master of Sex. Use lubricants. They can be condoms with lubricant. Or you can bring a bottle of lubricant to put on the condom.
I even recommend using lube when you’re fucking bareback. Lube is your number 1 sex tool. Understand that mate.
Check the label and date
If you need a condom to prevent pregnancy or want protection against STDs, be sure to read the condom label to see if it’s approved for those purposes.
Also, check the expiration date to make sure the condom is safe to use. These are some of the different types of condoms available.
Yes, we all have different penises. That is why there are different sizes for condoms.
The most important measurement for choosing a condom is circumference, not length.
Therefore, it is important to measure the width and not the length.
- 9.6 – 10.2 cm in circumference: condom size 47
- 10.2 – 10.8 cm in circumference: size 49 condom
- 10.8 – 11.4 cm in circumference: condom size 52
- 11.0 – 11.6 cm in circumference: condom size 53
- 11.4 – 12.0 cm in circumference: condom size 54
- 11.6 – 12.2 cm in circumference: size 55 condom
- 11.8 – 12.4 cm in circumference: condom size 56
- 12.0 – 12.6 cm in circumference: condom size 57
- 12.2 – 12.8 cm circumference: size 58 condom
- 12.6 – 13.2 cm circumference: size 60 condom
- 13.2 – 13.8 cm in circumference: size 64 condom
- 13.8 – 14.4 cm in circumference: condom size 69
Condoms for sexual play
We already discussed the different sizes of condoms and the different condoms with lubricant.
At this time, we will talk about condom styles to enhance sexual play.
1. Flavored or scented condoms
Many condom brands claim that their condoms have great flavors and pleasant aromas.
The taste may be in the lubricant or coated on the condom.
You will find flavors like strawberry, vanilla, bacon, mint, grape, orange, banana, bubble gum, chocolate and cola.
They are sometimes colored to match the flavor, with yellow for banana and red for strawberry.
These types of condoms are intended to enhance oral sex, and many of the condom brands are also approved for strength and protection. So you shouldn’t worry.
If you plan to use these condoms for vaginal sex, make sure they are sugar-free: Sugar-flavored condoms can lower the pH in the vagina, which can increase the risk of yeast infections.
2. Studded or textured condoms
You’ve probably heard the advertising expression, “ribbed for your pleasure.”
These types of condoms are shaped and textured to enhance pleasure for either the woman or the man.
Some of these condoms have two sections of ribs, at the top and at the bottom, which adds better stimulation in the right place for women.
Others contain hundreds of raised bubbles on the outside for female satisfaction or on the inside to enhance male enjoyment.
These types of condoms are sometimes marketed for mutual pleasure. Those varieties tend to be wider, have bulbous tips and a more contoured shape.
This increases male comfort and allows nerve endings to remain in their most sensitive state, adding significantly more male pleasure.
The idea behind pleasure shaped condoms is that they tend to be looser with enlarged, pouch-like tips. The wider ends of this type of condom allow for more friction because the extra latex stimulates the nerve endings at the tip of the penis.
Some, like Trojan Twisted, also feature a sinuous, twisted shape that allows for more vigorous penetration. This type of design stimulates nerve endings and increases sensitivity for both women and men.
french ticklers condoms
Tickler condoms have a soft rubber tip or are made of soft jelly. They come in various styles with nodules, bumps, and ridges and shapes that provide stimulation by “tickling” the inner walls of the vagina.
As condoms are thought to enhance pleasure, they are not good at preventing pregnancy or disease. They can be used by couples where the woman is using a hormonal or permanent contraceptive method. Otherwise, a man can wear a regular condom under the tickler to ensure protection from a pregnancy.
3. Colored condoms
Condoms are available in almost all colors. You can even find tricolor condoms that feature the national colors of a country, such as the United States, France, Spain, Russia, and Italy.
Two-color condoms are also available, which can be fun to use during the holidays, such as black and orange for Halloween, red and green for Christmas, and pink and red for Valentine’s Day.
Many types of colored condoms are safe to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, so be sure to read the condom label.
Glow in the dark condoms. Yes, it sounds fun, but they also exist.
Glow-in-the-dark condoms are very interesting. Most brands are also approved to guarantee that you will not be a father within 9 months or to avoid STDs.
You must expose the condom to light for at least 30 seconds before putting it on so it can shine. They are generally non-toxic and are made in three layers.
The inner and outer layers consist of regular latex, while the third layer contains a safe pigment that begins to glow and is sealed between the two layers of latex. This type of condom is a surprise for your girl.
4. Warming condoms
Warming condoms tend to be made of thinner latex to help increase sensation. They usually contain a warming lubricant that is activated by the body’s natural moisture and warms during intercourse. The soft and warm sensations aim to enhance pleasure for both of you.
5. Condoms with quikstrips
Quickstrips condoms are for people who need some help putting on or taking off a condom.
Quickstrips work much like the removable tabs on a Band-Aid. They help you put on the condom, preventing it from breaking.
When the condom is removed from its foil package, the ribbed ends of the pull-down straps are exposed at the top of the condom.
So you can feel these ridges. By holding the QuikStrips, you can quickly and correctly pull the condom on and put it on (then dispose of the strips).
These condoms are often available in a slim ribbed and micro-dotted option, which has a contoured shape (for a comfortable fit) and ribbed dots/bumps and rings to provide pleasure for both men and women.