What Kind of Condom is Best for Me?

Why are there so many different kinds of condoms?


Have you ever gone to pick out some condoms ready for a night of fun and realised that you have no idea what you want to buy?


There are so many different kinds and sizes and brands out there that picking the best condom for you can be a little bit confusing, to the point where you normally end up just picking up the first packet you see and getting on with it.


Well, that is a thing of the past my contraceptive conscious friends, because today we’re going to take a look at all of the different kinds of condoms and when it’s best to use them.



What is the best condom for my first time?


If you’re about to have sex for the first time then you may have a lot of concerns whirling around in your head.


One of the most common worries is that you might get pregnant or catch an STD, but that’s a worry we can get over together right now.


Extra safe condoms are a little thicker than standard condoms, offering you more protection so you won’t have to worry about any condom mishaps when you get around to your first time.


And the bonus? Although they might be thicker, Durex Extra Safe condoms don’t sacrifice your comfort so you’ll be able to enjoy every moment without having to worry!



Which condoms feel the best for him?


Many men worry that wearing a condom will make sex less enjoyable as they won’t be able to feel the sensations quite as well. Well, we’re happy to tell you that that simply isn’t true!


As long as you choose the right condom and make sure that your condom is the right size, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself as much as you would without a condom, maybe even more because you won’t have to worry about any unwanted pregnancy or STDs!


If you want to be sure that you can feel everything, pick up a thinner condom that will provide more sensitivity without compromising on safety.



Which condoms feel the best for her?


Ladies, if you think that all condoms are created equal then you are sadly mistaken. There are many different kinds of condoms out there that can make your experience a whole lot better and lots of them fall into two categories.


The first kinds of condoms you want to be looking for are the kinds that are ribbed or dotted, as these will help to add extra stimulation that will make every second much more enjoyable for you.


The other kinds of condoms you want to pay attention to are those that are coated with stimulating lube, which create tingling and warming sensations that will take you all the way to cloud nine.


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Which condoms are best for oral sex?


There are three common reasons why people may not enjoy giving oral sex to their gentleman friend – you’re worried about him reaching climax in your mouth, you’re worried about catching an STD, or you’re worried that you won’t enjoy how it tastes.


Luckily, the right condom can solve all of those problems at once! Choose a flavoured condom for oral sex and not only will you be protected from STDs, but you’ll probably find the flavour a lot more pleasant to boot!


And there are lots of flavours to choose from, for example, our Pasante flavoured condoms come in a multipack that contains strawberry, banana, mint, vanilla, blueberry, and chocolate flavours, try them all and see which one you like best!


Oh, and did I mention that these condoms are also safe to use during vaginal and anal sex too, so if you’re about to get down to business and realise that the only condom you have available is strawberry flavoured, don’t worry, you’re still good to go!



Which condoms are best for smaller men?


If you struggle to find the right sized condom for you and find that your regular choice of condom leaves you worried that it’s going to slide off during sex, you could benefit from a slimmer fit condom.


On the other hand, if you find condoms to be too tight and struggle to feel any sensation while wearing one, a larger condom could be your best choice.


Check out our guide about how to pick the right sized condom for you, trust me, you’ll thank us when you’re wearing the perfect fit!



Which condoms are the thinnest?


We mentioned earlier that there are some thinner condoms out there that can make sex feel more pleasurable for men, but which ones should you choose?


Well some of our favourite thinner condoms are Durex Thin Feel and Durex Real Feel condoms.


Durex Thin Feel condoms are thinner than your average condom but still provide the high level of safety that Durex is known for, letting you feel more during sex without having to worry about unwanted pregnancy or STDs.


Durex Real Feel condoms are made with Durex’s RealFeel material, which helps to improve sensitivity so you’ll know that you aren’t missing out on any sensation while wearing a condom.


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So, do you feel like a seasoned condom pro right now? Ready to conquer the bafflingly large selection of condoms and come out on top?


Good! Now take your newfound condom knowledge and go and have a good – and safe – time. The condom world is your oyster!


Laura Henderson - Medical Content Writer
James O'Loan - CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist
James O'Loan , CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist on 22 September 2021
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