When choosing a condom, the options are varied, which is why it is important to be clear about what type of condom to buy in order to enjoy a pleasant and comfortable sexual encounter without sacrificing protection. Don’t stop protecting yourself because you don’t know which one to choose!

Currently there are many types: extra lubricated condoms, with textures such as dots and grooves, normal, super fine, flavored, latex-free, to enhance female orgasm or delay the male. And all in different sizes. 

With so many alternatives, what type of condom to choose? Keep reading, because at Durex we explain what you need to know to buy condoms that suit your needs and allow you to increase the intensity and enjoyment of each encounter.

Why use a condom?

We know that condoms are one of the most effective contraceptive methods, as they are 98% effective against unwanted pregnancies, a very relevant point in the case of heterosexual relationships.  But it is not its only benefit. In addition, it is the only contraceptive method that can protect us from the spread of sexually transmitted infections, reducing the risk of contracting an STI between 80 and 90% as long as we use it correctly and during the entire sexual act. 

Using a condom gives you peace of mind knowing that you are protecting yourself against STIs, so you can relax even more and fully enjoy that moment of passion. Of course, to achieve this it is important to know how to put a condom on correctly in order to avoid breakage or slippage that could expose your safety.

But beyond the product’s functional benefits, condoms can help enhance sexual pleasure. At Durex we have a range of condoms that help delay male ejaculation, accelerate the female climax or improve sensations during penetration, making the experience more exciting and fun.

Now what kind of condom to buy? We give you the basics so you can choose the one that best suits you.

Choosing a condom based on size

Condoms come in different sizes, shapes, textures and materials, offering an alternative for each person.

If you have a larger penis and condoms tend to fit very tight, you might want to look at Durex Natural XL condoms, which have a nominal width of 60mm rather than the more standard 56mm, and a minimum nominal length of 200mm. or 20 cm, offering greater comfort to those who need it. It is the largest condom in our range.

If, on the other hand, the problem is that the condom often slips off and you can’t get it to fit you well, perhaps you can try one that is a little narrower to get a better result. This is the case of Durex Sensitive Total Contact, with a nominal width of 52 mm and a nominal length of 180 mm or 18 centimeters, a super thin condom that offers you sensitivity where you need it most. And, with a nominal width of 54mm, you can also opt for Durex Invisible, our thinnest condom, designed to maximize sensitivity without sacrificing protection.

Do you want to focus your choice according to the size of the penis? Then in our article What size condom to use you will find the information you are looking for in detail.

Textured condoms

Smooth latex condoms are not your only option! There are various textured designs to offer you a different and intense experience, helping to increase pleasure. Try different options until you find the one you like best.

Our line of  dotted and ribbed condoms, such as Durex Give Me Pleasure, is specifically designed to intensify pleasure during penetration thanks to the textures present in latex, helping to reach climax without sacrificing protection.

If you are looking for a different experience, it is well worth buying a textured condom and make the occasion unforgettable.

Retarding or stimulating condoms

Whoever says that using a condom is boring is because they don’t know all the condom options that exist on the market. For example, if the goal is to last longer in bed, condoms can be good allies, since there are currently condoms that help delay the male climax. 

This is the case of Durex Prolonged Pleasure condoms from Durex, which have Performa TM lubricant with 5% benzocaine to delay male ejaculation and make you enjoy pleasure for longer. For its part, Durex Mutual Climax condoms also have a PerformaTM lubricant with 5% benzocaine to delay male ejaculation, and dots and grooves to intensify her pleasure during penetration.

And if you want to give sex a very erotic twist, then you can try a condom with a stimulating gel, such as Durex Intense Orgasmic, which will help you enjoy sensations of heat, coolness or tingling, quite an experience!

This option is perfect for those looking to explore in bed, with varied and fun encounters that offer new sensations. 

Thin and super thin condoms 

Do you want to experience the meeting at its maximum intensity? Then thin and super thin condoms can be a good alternative to enjoy an unforgettable encounter. 

In our range you will find several options, such as extra lubricated Durex Invisible condoms, the thinnest condoms created by Durex and with extra lubrication, they are a great option, but they are not the only one. You can also try Durex Sensitive Soft, a thin and extra lubricated condom so you don’t miss any sensation during the encounter.

Latex free condoms 

For those who want to try something different, or for those who have a sensitivity or allergy to latex, polyisoprene condoms are the right choice. 

Within this range you will find Durex Latex Free and Durex Real Feel, two good options to enjoy sex comfortably and without sacrificing protection if you are allergic to latex.  

As you can see, what type of condom to buy depends entirely on you and the experience you want to have with your partner or partners. That’s why we encourage you to have fun trying the different types of textures, sizes and materials until you find your favorites.

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