Best condoms in 2016

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.

Condom thickness is another factor, and we discussed why some would prefer thin condoms and others find thick condoms better suited to their needs.

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 2016

Okamoto Crown Skinless Skin – 13th times best condom winner, I think this speaks for itself.

Buy Okamoto Skinless Skin

  • Head Width: 2.08″
  • Shaft Width: 2.08″
  • Base Width: 2.08″
  • Length: 7.08″
  • Thickness: 0.0185″

Durex Extra Sensitive Condoms

Durex Extra Sensitive condoms are 20% thinner than other Durex condoms to provide more feeling.
Buy Durex Extra Sensitive Condoms

  • Head Width: 2.125″
  • Shaft Width: 2.05″
  • Base Width: 2.05″
  • Length: 7.8″
  • Thickness: 0.019″

Okamoto Beyond Seven Condoms

Buy Okamoto Beyond Seven

  • 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 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.

impulse bare pleasureImpulse Bare Pleasure Condom

  • it is specially designed for added pleasure and stimulation
  • both ribbed and studded
  • extra smooth lubricant
  • reservoir tip

Trojan Her Pleasure Lubricated Condoms
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  • extra head room
  • Ribbed and contoured for extra enjoyment and stimulation
  • Silky Smooth Lubricant – for comfort and sensitivity

Best condoms for pleasure

Lifestyles Dual Pleasure (Xtra Pleasure)
Buy Lifestyles Dual Pleasure (Xtra Pleasure) Condoms

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)
Buy Lifestyles Kiss of Mint Condoms

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

Caution Wear Iron Grip Condom

iron grip snugger fit

  • 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
Buy 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
Buy Kimono MicroThin
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

Trojan Magnum XL Lubricated Condoms
Buy Trojan Magnum XL Lubricated Condom

  • Length: 8.07″/205mm
  • Width: 2.13″/54mm
  • Head width: 2.56″/65mm

Best flavored condoms

Trustex Assorted Flavors Extra Strength Condoms
Buy Trustex Assorted Colors Non-Lube 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 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). 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.


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