Shopping for a Condom

One may think this is not a difficult thing to do, but recently I have come across some information that I felt I needed to share with you. Did you ever buy a condom that wasn’t really comfortable for you?

Well, the answer is rather simple. When you’re finished with your roll of toilet paper, use the roll of cardboard and slide your erect penis into it. If it fits comfortably, then a regular condom will do just fine.

If you have a lot of room to spare, maybe you need a condom that fits more snugly like Trojan Ultra Fit. And if your penis is too thick for it to slide  in easily, than you need a larger size brand like Trojan’s Magnum or Large Size.

You can also buy pre-lubricated condoms, which is helpful when your partner does not provide a sufficient amount of lubrication on his/her own. Condoms also come with the spermicide, nonoxynol-9, which helps prevent pregnancy and kills some viruses.

As far as the ribbed condoms go, some people say they feel a difference and some people say they don’t. So that would be up to you, if you’re interested it won’t be damaging to try. The worst case scenario is that it doesn’t feel any different, but you still have the same protection as a regular condom. Trojan also has a lubricated, ribbed condom.

What’s that… You say you can’t feel anything when you’re wearing a condom?  No worries, Trojan and Durex have both come out with an ultra thin condom, so you have more sensitivity.

There’s even a condom available with a slight amount of climax control lubricant in it, so if you have trouble with premature ejaculation, these condoms may help you sustain that erection just a little bit longer. If you’re looking for something a little exotic, Trustex has come out with an assortment of condoms that come in a variety of colors and flavors. They also come lubricated.

Just be careful when trying something exotic, if you’re using it for safe sex. Some flavored and colorful/glow in the dark condoms are not FDA approved. If that’s the case than they’re not recommended for safe sex and are referred to as novelty condoms.

To make sure they are FDA approved read the label. In the detailed information of our products, we let you know if it’s FDA approved or not.

Latex condoms are the most widely used condoms because they are convenient, affordable and highly effective against diseases. Most of the time, if a latex condom fails you, it’s because it was used improperly or applied improperly.

Now I know that some people are allergic to latex so in that case another material must be used. Polyurethane condoms, like Avanti, are made out of a plastic material that is twice as strong as latex. It’s thinner, providing greater sensitivity, is compatible with oil based lubricants, it’s odorless and is more resistant to damage from heat and light.

It’s major downfall is that although it’s stronger than latex, it is not as elastic and does not hold up as well. If the wearer is allergic to latex, but doesn’t want to chance breakage, than wear a latex condom over the polyurethane one. And if the person being penetrated is allergic to latex, than the wearer can wear a latex condom on his penis and put a polyurethane one over the latex one.

Lambskin condoms are made from the intestines of sheep. Unfortunately, these are not recommended for safe sex purposes. It has been proven to have minor imperfections in which viruses may permeate through. But if you want to use a lambskin condom make sure you also combine it with a latex one.

So there’s the lowdown on condoms. Wow, it almost seems like a difficult task to shop for them, but it really isn’t.

If you just think about what I’ve written, you’ll be able to figure out which is right for you. And don’t be afraid to try different ones. A condom is a very personal product, just like lubrication.

Keep searching until you find something that works for you. To purchase the condom that’s right for you, visit our friends at where you’ll find even more condom information and can read customers reviews to find the one that’s right for you.

I think it’s the best site to shop for a condom…so much helpful information.

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My name is Ann Andriani. Since 1999, I've helped millions of folks sort through their questions and curiosities about sex. I hope that you enjoy your stay with me and benefit from my thoughts and sex advice.