Factors To Consider When Choosing A Condom
With so many condom brands available in the market, it can be difficult to choose the best one for you. Below we discuss the most important factors when considering choosing a condom for you.
Condom Material Options
The material is one of the most important factors to consider while choosing a condom. The most common material for condoms on the market is latex. Some people would prefer a more sensitive feeling or are allergic to latex. The consent of both the partners is important while choosing a condom, as your partner could have an allergy to latex. The alternatives available in the market may include polyisoprene condoms, polyurethane condoms, C2 and natural skin condoms. For more information about non-latex condoms, check out our non-latex condom guide.
Condom Size Options
It is another important factor to consider when choosing a condom. If a condom is too big it can slip off, whereas if it is too small it can break in or squeeze during intercourse. Today condoms are available in wide variety of sizes, ranging from very small to very large. If you need a smaller condom then it should be snugly fit. If you have a larger member, you’ll find a more comfortable fit with a king size condom. For more information about small condoms, check out our small come guide.
Condom Texture Options
Today various types of condoms are available in different textures, like ribbed or studded. Some people prefer the texture for additional stimulation. But remember to respect the feelings of your partner, as they may or may not like the texture you prefer. Some condoms are textured on the inside, and others on the outside of the condom.
Strength and Thickness
In order to increase sensitivity, some condoms are made thinner. That said, thinner condoms also can be more delicate and are more likely to break during sexual activity. Thicker condoms are made of thicker materials to guarantee safety during sex, but they can reduce sensitivity for the wearer. The typical thickness may range from 0.045 mm to 0.115 mm.
Condoms with climax control usually contain a small amount of a local anesthesia like benzocaine to slightly delay orgasm by faintly freezing the penis’ nerve endings. These condoms are usually recommended for the people suffering from anxiety of premature ejaculation. This local anesthesia can be used easily and safely as it affects only to the wearer of the condom.
Flavor: Some specialty condoms have unique flavors to enhance the sexual thrill. Some people use flavored condoms to avoid their reservations like texture of the condom etc. If you prefer flavored condoms, you might attempt to match its flavor with the cologne or perfume of you or your partner.
Choosing A Female Condom
Female condoms are like male condoms, but they can be worn on the inside of the body. These condoms can be worn by anyone for anal sex also. They fit inside the vagina or anus to protect against STIs and pregnancy by collecting the sperm and stopping its entry into the body. People allergic to latex condoms can subsititue with nitrile, an alternative to latex condom.
Measuring For Condom Size
If you want to avoid the trial and error method while choosing a condom style and size, you should measure your penis. To measure yourself you will need a string, measuring tape or a ruler, paper and a pen. Thankfully if you purchase a style that you don’t care for, condoms are quite inexpensive.
To measure the girth of your penis, you will wrap your string or measuring tape around the thickest part while erect. You can measure the length of your penis from its base to its ultimate tip. The length of the penis is much less important to condom purchasing as the girth, as most condoms are much longer than anyone could use. If you have a prominent pubis or fat abdomen, to get an accurate length of your penis you should press the string or measuring tape into your pubic bone. once you have marked the string, line it up with a ruler to get a final measurement of your penis.
Tips From A Professional:
A snugly fit condom will be good for you if the girth of your penis is below 4.5 inches. Between 4.5″ and 5″ you’ll find a typical condom size will be acceptable. You should