At some point, we all have walked through the condom aisle at your local sex shop gazing upon the array of choices. With so many to pick from it can be difficult to find the one that suits your needs. No need to worry, we are here to make sure you get the perfect purchase!
Condoms have been around for decades and are here to stay. They have come a long way from when they were made from animal membranes. There are some well-known brands out there like Trojan, Durex, and Lifestyle that top the condom sales and the choices to pick from…
The most common material to get for condoms latex! Latex is affordable and effective at protecting against STI’s and pregnancies. This is people’s go to condom but some people have an allergy to latex which brings us to Polyurethane!
Polyurethane is very similar to latex when it comes to effectiveness against STI’s and pregnancies but usually cost a few dollars more. Polyurethane is great for people with latex allergies and at transferring body heat for a more comfortable use. If you want a more natural condom, you can always go with lamb skin. Lamb skin is very porous making it only effective against pregnancies. This type of condom is usually used in a committed relationship where the risk of STI’s is much lower.
Now that we got the basics of materials down, we need to find the right size! According to condom-sizes.com, girth of 4.7 inches or smaller, you will want to go with a smaller fit. 4.7 inches to 5.1 inches, you can go with the standard size. Anything about 5.1 inches will go with the X-Large condoms. With condoms being stretchy, there is some leeway when it comes to sizing.
Some condoms come with an added bonus like studded or specialty lube. These special features are meant to add that extra sensation for you and your partner. There are also flavored condoms that a perfect for oral sex. Just be careful with flavored condoms, for they tend to get sticky from the sweetener.
Condoms go through some serious testing before being able to go on the market, making condoms 98% effective when worn correctly against STI’s and pregnancies.
Next time you are in the condom aisle at Olivia’s, you will know exactly what to get!