Choosing the best condom is a rather subjective thing. I already wrote how choosing the best fit according to your size increases the condom effectiveness. Therefore, a condom size is the first parameter you should consider when searching for the best condom. Read on how to find your correct size, if you haven’t already.
You should keep in mind that some condoms don’t protect from sexual transmitted diseases (for example lambskin condoms). Some condoms can’t be used with oil-based lubricants (latex condoms) and some can (condoms made of polyurethane).
Besides from these factors, there are many other subtle differences which give advantage to some condoms.
Various polls showed that people on average do prefer some condoms more than the others. In this post I will present you with the best condoms from several different categories based on the results from the Annual Condom award, as well my own research.
Best condoms in 2014, by Annual Condom Award
Okamoto Crown Skinless Skin – 13th times best condom winner, I think this speaks for itself.
- Head Width: 2.08″
- Shaft Width: 2.08″
- Base Width: 2.08″
- Length: 7.08″
- Thickness: 0.0185″
- Head Width: 2.125″
- Shaft Width: 2.05″
- Base Width: 2.05″
- Length: 7.8″
- Thickness: 0.019″
- Head Width: 1.97″
- Shaft Width: 1.97″
- Base Width: 1.97″
- Length: 7.64″
- Thickness: 0.0019″
Those are the three condoms which got the highest ratings in the 13th Annual Condom Award ran by condomdepot.com. Their Official Condom Tester Pool was consisted of 250 people and they had to choose from the sample of 40 condoms with the highest ratings they received via online reviews.
Best condoms for first time
Durex Extra Safe Condoms
Yes, you want to be extra cautious the first time. So use the Extra Safe condom by Durex.
Best condoms for women pleasure
These are the condoms ladies prefer the most.
- it is specially designed for added pleasure and stimulation
- both ribbed and studded
- extra smooth lubricant
- reservoir tip
- extra head room
- Ribbed and contoured for extra enjoyment and stimulation
- Silky Smooth Lubricant – for comfort and sensitivity
Best condoms for pleasure
Both men and women rated that this condom gives the most pleasure.
Update: This condom is now called Lifestyles Pleasure Shaped.
# Over-sized at the tip for some extra pleasure
# Specially lubricated for enhanced sensitivity
Best condoms for oral
Lifestyles Kiss of Mint Condom (UPDATE: these condoms are no longer available, check the flavored condoms section at the bottom)
You should know that you risk getting a STD if you indulge in unprotected oral sex. When you choose a condom for oral sex, you should select a condom which is non lubricated and preferably flavored.
Best smaller condom
- Width: 1.92″
- Length: 6.69″
- Thickness: 0.27″
Snug fitting condom which wont slip off.
Best condoms to last longer
Durex Performax Condoms
If you finish too soon, you could try climax delay condoms. These condoms have a small addition of benzocaine, which will slightly numb your feeling/sensation and thus allow you to have longer intercourse.
Best condoms for women (best female condoms)
Reality Female Condom FC2
The female condom is a condom made to be worn by women on the inside of the body and it helps to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, as well as unintended pregnancy. The new FC2 condom is made from nitrile, it is softer than the old FC polyurethane condom and also cheaper.
Best thin condoms
Kimono MicroThin Condom
Kimono Micro Thin have been available on the market for some time now. It is the best thin condom by many, but be sure to try the new ultra thin condoms I’ve talked about before you made the final verdict.
Best large condoms
- Length: 8.07″/205mm
- Width: 2.13″/54mm
- Head width: 2.56″/65mm
Best flavored condoms
Trustex Assorted Flavors Extra Strength Condoms
It’s hard to pinpoint just one flavor as the best one as we all have a different taste. For this year’s Valentine Day, guys from HuffingtonPost.com got a bunch of different flavored condoms, put them on bananas and invited all their employees to test them and pick the best one (btw. that’s an interesting idea for team building 🙂 ). As you can see in this video, most of them picked the Chocolate flavor as the best one (but it was a tough call). Houstonpress.com ran a similar contest and their winner was Strawberry (and Chocolate was at the end of the list!).
That’s why I’m suggesting you try a flavored variety pack and discover firsthand which flavor (if any) is your pick.
Best condom brand
I already wrote about Okamoto, it is a well known Japanese condom brand.
Well, that’s about it. I would love to hear your comments. Maybe you have your own favorite condom? Please share your favorite candidates below.