They’ve tested condoms in several categories, rating them by strength, reliability and leakage.
Firstly, testers check the packaging, to see if it’s properly sealed. Openings and holes let air inside that can cause deterioration and increase the risk of failure.
Secondly, they use submersion tests to check if condoms have any holes and leaks by filling them with a fluid.
They also performed the burst test – they would inflate condoms until they burst and record the volume and pressure. This test determines strength and reliability.
So, enough with the theory, lets see the results and ratings.
Brand & Model
Price per condom
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0 - 100
|2||Lifestyles Ultra Sensitive Lubricated||0.47||100|
|3||Lifestyles Warming Pleasure||0.83||100|
|4||Trojan Her Pleasure Ecstasy||0.67||100|
|5||Trojan Magnum Lubricated||0.63||100|
|6||Trojan Ultra Ribbed Ecstasy||1.04||100|
|7||Trojan Ultra Thin||0.64||100|
|8||Durex Extra Sensitive||0.36||96|
|10||Lifestyles Ultra Thin Lubricated||0.47||96|
|11||Beyond Seven Sheerlon Latex||0.35||92|
|13||One Super Sensitive||0.64||92|
|15||Durex Sensi Thin||0.64||88|
|18||Trojan Extended Pleasure||0.64||79|
|19||Lifestyles Triple Pleasure||0.60||74|
|20||Night Light Glow in the Dark||0.95||38|
*I’ve updated the price per condom with the recent price per condom in a 12-pack (if available) from Undercover condoms online condom store or Amazon.
Source: Consumer Reports
For me results came a bit as a surprise, few of my favorites didn’t make it near the top. I repeat, all condoms met the minimum criteria and you will get the most protection with any condom if you’re using it properly. However, maybe you would feel safer if you used one of those best rated condoms.
So, are there any surprises with these results for you?