7 Condoms That Deliver Maximum Pleasure, According to an Ob-Gyn
Turns out, people aren't using condoms nearly as much as they should. According to a survey among 1,000 participants at Adam & Eve, 63 percent claimed to not regularly use condoms. What's more, only 34 percent of women and 23 percent of men requested them. Yikes. This is a problem, as STIs are on the rise, and condoms help protect you from transmission. Basically, unless you're in a monogamous relationship and have both been tested for STIs or you've had the talk with a partner, you really should be using condoms every time you have sex. Just because sex is safe doesn't make it any less enjoyable! In fact, it's even more enjoyable, simply because you can end that frisky session knowing your health hasn't been compromised.
Yet condoms get a bad reputation for being uncomfortable and blocking many of those feel-good sensations that make sex so incredible. Plus, it's not just men who complain about them but women, too, as shown in the survey. Still, they're necessary, and with the right education, you can find a condom that fits well and doesn't decrease those sensations one bit. Some condoms even have nifty features, like ribbed texture, flavors, and more, all of which can enhance your sexual experience. "Condoms come in different thickness, which can impact the degree of sensation a male feels, and condoms can be smooth or textured, creating different experiences for the partners," Dr. Felice Gersh, MD, an ob-gyn and author of "SOS: A Gynecologist's Lifeline To Naturally Restore Your Rhythms, Hormones, and Happiness," told POPSUGAR. "Trying out different textures can be rewarding."
Here are the best condoms to use for maximum pleasure, recommended by Gersh, who added: "Having a condom that fits well is a number-one priority. If not just the right snugness, it could slip off, create too much constriction, or not provide proper contact."
Skyn Original Condoms ($11)
"LifeStyles Skyn Original Condoms are very popular for fit and sensations," Gersh said. They're superthin, so they provide more real-life touch, and they provide a good fit that seems to be very universal. Beyond the original product, you can also get a sampler pack, which includes studded and other options, all of which increase pleasure for both partners.
"Trojan Ultra Thin Lubricated Condoms are a bestseller on Amazon, and many men feel the thinness provides the best sensations," Gersh explained. Having a thinner material makes you feel closer to your partner, and the personal lubricant helps prevent dryness and friction, allowing you to go longer and deeper with ease.
Extra Sensitive Condoms
Durex Lubricated Extra Sensitive Latex Condoms ($45 for 72)
Durex is a reliable brand, and this extra sensitive, extra lubricated option will boost your sexual experience by combating dryness. Plus, it's superthin, so it barely feels like you're wearing a condom at all, which you'll both love.
Spermicidal Lubricant Condoms
"Trojan Her Pleasure Sensations are thin-ribbed condoms with a spermicide lubricant that's designed to heighten female pleasure," she said. The ribbed texture adds some friction that hits all the right spots when your partner is inside, and the spermicidal lubricant is a nice feature for added moisture and protection.
Skyn Elite Condoms ($15, originally $19)
A clear winner on Amazon, this condom has an ultrathin material, making it feel as though there's no condom at all. Plus, these condoms are nice and soft and have a long-lasting lubricant to help you go for as many minutes (or hours) as you like.
Trojan Ultra Ribbed Ecstasy ($13, originally $24)
Another ribbed option, this one is superintense and can make sex feel awesome. Plus, there's a lubricant as well to keep things smooth. The condom itself is also pretty thin, which gives that closer feel.
MyONE Custom Fit Condoms ($29 for 36)
Gersh recommends this condom brand as it comes in tons of different sizes, so there's that custom fit aspect. Once that's secured and there's that comfort, you can relax in the moment and really enjoy all the time with your partner.