Given that condoms play such an important role in preserving our health as well as the prevention of unwanted pregnancy, we all want nothing but the highest quality condoms. That is why most people stick to the well-known, trusted brands such as Durex, Trojan, Lifestyles.
However, there are a number of other brands, which have established their position in the market by virtue of their unique image and proven quality. In today’s post we’ll present just a few of those long-familiar condom brands along with a brief overview of their history. So, without further ado.
This brand doesn’t need much introduction. It is one of the leading condom manufacturers, with a legacy that spans over 75 years. Durex has filmed countless ads and TV commercials, holds approximately 22% of the global branded condom market, and are present in more than 140 countries worldwide.
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The brand name ‘Durex’ was registered back in 1929, and the name was derived from these three words: Durability, Reliability and Excellence. Few well-known condoms by Durex include: Durex Enhanced Pleasure, Durex Sensi Thin, Durex Avanti Bare, Durex Extra Strength, and Durex Sensitive.
Update: I’ve compiled a detailed list of Durex condoms with their sizes and descriptions. Check it out here.
Trojan Condoms are America’s bestselling condoms with more than 20 different versions in their assortment. Trojan Condoms have been in the market for 90 years since the Youngs Rubber Company, established by Merle Youngs, introduced the Trojan line in 1920.
Currently Church & Dwight Co. manages the Trojan brand, after acquiring it in 2001 from Carter-Wallace, Inc.
This popular condom brand is manufactured by the Australian company, Ansell Limited, formerly known as Pacific Dunlop Limited. Lifestyles condoms are available in a wide array of styles and sizes amounting to more than 20 variations. Customers can choose between different sizes of Lifestyles condoms, different textures, colors, flavors, and thickness.
Some popular Lifestyles condoms include:
Click here to check out the Lifestyles condoms size chart.
Kimono is a Japanese condom brand, introduced in 1987 and manufactured by Mayer Labs. Although Mayer Labs is based in Japan, these condoms are widely accepted in the USA due to their quality and reliability.
Kimono condoms often receive exceptionally high ratings in clinical experiments as well as user reviews. They are well known for their sensitivity, strength, and performance. Kimono condoms are 20% thinner than other thin latex condoms in the market which results in better sensation. Despite their thickness, meet, and possibly exceed, all International and US standards for strength and reliability.
If you’d like to purchase Kimono condoms, then visit this page.
Okamoto is yet another popular condom brand from Japan, established in 1934. With more than 70 years of experience, Okamoto has proven to be one of Japan’s leading condom manufacturer when it comes to quality and innovation. Okamoto condoms are made of sheerlon latex, special material known for strength and durability, which allows Okamoto condoms to be thinner than regular latex condoms without compromising safety.
All Okamoto condoms go through quality control inspections such as the electrical pinhole test.
There are several variations of Okamoto condoms under two different brand names:
Beyond Seven Condoms and Crown condoms.
For other condoms by Okamoto click here.
Sir Richard’s Condoms
Sir Richard’s is a relatively new player in the condom manufacturing industry. The company was founded in 2009 in response to all of the sub-standard brands that had flooded the condom market at the time. Designed to keep the most sensitive parts of your body healthy, Sir Richard’s condoms never have chemicals in them. They are also PETA-approved and even vegan certified, so if you care about the environment and the safety of those around you, then this might just be the brand for you.
Sir Richard’s places emphasis on those in dire need of protection and, for this reason, you can find Sir Richard’s condoms in just about any store around the world, including your nearest health food stores.
Also dedicated to providing safe sex options and facilitating those in need of safe sex options, ONE Condoms is a unique condom brand.
They market their condoms like any other condom brand, but they also produce a lot of outreach and awareness material. They run a donation program where you can submit photos, after which they donate condoms and sexual wellness information to various health outreach programs near you. So far, ONE Condoms has donated over 7000 condoms, and counting. They pride themselves in facilitating healthier relationships with a focus on social responsibility.
Glyde Condoms is a company that aims to connect people with natural condoms; condoms with safe and body-friendly lubricants. All of their condoms are high in quality, despite being made from all natural ingredients. The condoms are even vegan, so you don’t have to worry about any animals ingesting by an ill-disposed condom.
Some couples are looking for a little more in their condoms, and that is why Glyde Condoms have organically flavored options.
Five different flavors are available without, all chemical and sweetener-free. As a result, Glyde Condoms have become one of the most popular natural condom brands in the world today. This company claims that they will make your mouth water, why don’t you test this theory yourself.
TheyFit / MyONE Perfect Fit Condoms
Everyone is built differently. Some men are big, and some are small. That is why TheyFit decided to get into the condom business. Like the name implies, TheyFit condoms are designed to fit anyone, whether they are big or small.
Using a FitKit, you can measure your size and get your perfect condom in one of 66 different size variations available to you.Improperly fitting condoms are much less effective; a perfectly fitting condom feels better during sex, not to mention much safer.
TheyFit condoms will not be too tight and nor will they flap around. They are one of the first companies to have such a wide spectrum of condom sizes in their catalogue and maintain a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you want to find your perfect condom size, then TheyFit Condoms are what you are looking for.
ONE® Condoms acquired the TheyFit brand in 2016, which has now been brought to the United States as myONE Perfect Fit with 60 condom sizes.
MyONE is the same product as TheyFit, and marks the first time that this wide range of sizes has been cleared for sale in the U.S. You can buy them on walmart.com. In Europe, TheyFit will continue to offer the same 66 sizes.
Trustex Condoms are a product of the Global Protection Corporation, featured in Inc. Magazine’s 2002, 2003, and 2004 lists of the top 100 growing inner city companies, and the company’s pace hasn’t slowed down since. Global Protection is widely recognized as an industry leader in condom manufacturing, marketing, and distribution.
The company’s mission is simple but noble; to see to fruition the social acceptance of condoms and to make condom use just as instinctive as wearing a seatbelt or using toothpaste. For this purpose, the company distributes a broad spectrum of product lines and brand names, from lubricants to condoms and educational material, all at the lowest price possible. One of those brand names happens to be the Trustex line of condoms.
Trustex condoms are a line of flavored condoms with flavors including chocolate, banana, cola, mint, and grape. However, flavor isn’t the only thing Trustex Condoms have to offer; the Trustex line also offers extra strength condoms, non-latex condoms, and conventional lubricated latex condoms.
Atlas Condoms are an affordable condom brand from GPC whose objective is to make condoms accessible to anyone in need of protection. The brand has been a major player in the market for over a decade now and has received critical acclaim from hospitals and healthcare professionals, which is in itself a testament to the quality of the brand.
Atlas condoms are also FDA approved for pregnancy and disease protection after having undergone a series of rigorous tests. These condoms are highly reliable and have been manufactured in a variety of sizes to fit just about any anatomy type, providing for better comfort and pleasure.
Atlas condoms also come in a variety of styles but each style features a silky smooth latex surface that is in most cases lubricated with a unique silicone formulation.
The brand has also received high user ratings, most of whom site comfort and sensitivity as the most distinctive selling points of the brand.
The most prominent condoms in the Atlas line include: Atlas Extra Large, Atlas Non-Lubricated, Atlas Black, Atlas Ultra Lubricated, Atlas Rainbow Colors, Atlas True Fit, Atlas Ultra-Thin and, Atlas Ultra Studded.
Learn more at this page.
Japanese company with a long tradition. They were founded back in 1934. Several years ago they got a lot of attention by launching, at that time, the thinnest condom in the world, Sagami 001). Find out more about their history and selection at this page.
SKINS is a UK brand launched in 2006. Visit this page to learn more about their history and selection of products.
Another brand coming from the UK, launched by LTC Healthcare. In this post we wrote more about them and their condom selection.
rfsu stands for Riksförbundet för Sexuell Upplysning, which translates to the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education.
This Swedish brand with a long history is very popular in very popular in Sweden but last years their products have also won trust of people all over Europe and further. Check out this page to learn more.
Sustain condoms are organic, vegan, fair trade and free of any harmful chemicals. Visit this page to learn more about this brand and their see their line of condoms with sizes.
More Condom brands to be added…