When it comes to protecting you and your partner from the transmission of sexual diseases or unwanted pregnancy, condoms are an easy go-to. Some guys end up using the same brand of condoms their whole lives without ever thinking twice, and you know how the old saying goes “if it ain’t broke…then don’t fix it.” But others never quite settle into the right condom for their size, pleasure needs, or skin sensitivity. There are also fun varieties that could offer more pleasure to your partner or both of you simultaneously. Here is a quick guide to walk you through the different types of condoms to help make your sex hot, safe, and worry-free.
Just your average after-school special condom you practiced putting on a banana in Junior High. These can come pre-lubricated or non-lubricated and feature the classic reservoir tip to prevent breakage.
Have sensitive skin? Dating someone allergic to latex? It is no excuse not to wrap it up anymore. There are a plethora of non-latex condoms on the market produced from polyurethane sheaths. They get the job done just as well as any other regular latex condom.
DISCLAIMER: Lambskin condoms do not protect against STDS. Lambskin condoms can easily be crossed off the list for many men. They are inferior to other condoms when it comes to protecting from pregnancy and leave users completely vulnerable to disease. Also, it may seem just plain gross to do it like its 1499; the first condoms were made out of lamb membrane.
Spermicidal condoms offer double the protection as they are lubricated with a sperm-killing chemical. Make sure to test spermicide on a patch of skin before use. Many users find they have allergic reactions to the chemical and the genitals tend to be much more tender territory.
Bad news boys, the magnum condoms are just as big as any other regular condom. All condoms are one size fits all and should accommodate all users. That being said, it can’t hurt to still make the purchase to woo your woman and have that golden flash in your wallet.
The Lady Condom
Why does it always have to be the man’s job to keep things under wraps? Female condoms are making a come back in a big way. Though they are slightly less effective than a male condom and more expensive, it gives women more control of contraception to insert the protection themselves. It can be liberating for a man to go unprotected for once.
Different textures can help to increase stimulation for partner’s genitalia in ways penetration alone can simply not accomplish. Some users feel that these condoms are thicker creating more of a distance barrier between sexual partners. While not best for intimacy and closeness, ribbed condoms can mix things up and help pleasure your partner in a whole new way.
If you’ve ever tasted rubber, you may want to keep some flavored condoms in your wallet as an extra blowjob incentive. These can serve as a fun alternative to an over the plain latex condom oral sex fest that really is just someone gagging on your dick.
Barely there condoms surprisingly are just as safe as thicker ones. Ultra-thing styles of protection are a good option for reluctant condom-users who complain they lose sensation when wearing protection, or when their partner is wearing protection. For that feeling of skin-to-skin contact, go ultra thin.
For Her Pleasure
Do it just for her. Maybe it is her birthday or an anniversary; bring these home to add a little spice to her pleasuring. These condoms have an enlarged head and ribbed shaft to give extra stimulation through heat-induced friction.
Fire & Ice
Coated both on the inside and the outside with warming lube, this condom was built to pleasure both him and her. Before full penetration make sure that the warming lube is enjoyable to the touch for both of you and that the chemical lubricant is not a potential allergic reaction in waiting.