A lot of people around the world are allergic to latex, which is the material most conventional condoms are made of. Latex was discovered in 1919 and was immediately considered to be a better alternative to condom manufacture than rubber due to its long lifespan and, most importantly, its thinness.
But where did that leave people who were addicted to this revolutionary material? Didn’t they need protection too? Were they to revert to rubber, or forgo protection altogether?
Well, in 1994, almost a century later, the innovators of the condom industry finally found a solution for this demographic by coming up with the first non-latex condom without compromising on sensation or dependability (in fact, improving it); that was the Polyurethane Condom.
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Further down the line, in 2009, the Polyisoprene Condom was invented and was said to be a much better solution for people with latex allergies.
Today, if you happen to be allergic to latex, there is a wide array of non-latex condoms in the market for you and, in this post, we hope to expose you to some of the best options available to you.
1. Lifestyles SKYN (or Lifestyles Skyn Large)
Lifestyles Skyn is made of premium polyisoprene. Polyisoprene is a type of non-latex material that is easily lubricated, maximizing the condoms ease of use. Lifestyle Skyn is safe to use with almost all types of lubricant and is also extremely comfortable. This particular condom fits and stretches right and it is especially recommended for people with average penis circumference.
Length: 7.5″ (190 mm)
Width: 2.09″ (53 mm)
Lifestyles Skyn also comes in a larger version – Lifestyle Skyn Large – which has a width of 2.2″ (56mm), which is a better choice for guys with circumference between 5.1 and 5.5 inches.
2. Durex Avanti Bare Non-Latex
The Durex Avanti condom brand comes in two types; the latex and the non-latex. So be sure to get the box that specifically says ‘non-latex’. This soft-as-skin condom brand is one of the most trusted in the world. The Durex Avanti non-latex condom version is also made of polyisoprene and is thinner and more sensitive in comparison to the regular latex version.
Length: 7.5″ (190mm)
Width: 2.13″ (54mm)
3. Trojan Supra Microsheer
Made with very thin polyurethane, this condom variant is specifically designed to improve the couple’s sensual pleasure. It is clear, odorless, and exceptionally thin – the very features that suggest pure excitement. The Trojan Supra is also compatible with all kinds of lubricants, both oil-based and water-based.
Although it features a bigger width, people with larger penis circumference should keep in mind that polyurethane is less stretchable than latex so they might find this condom uncomfortable (too tight).
Length: 7.9″ (200mm)
Width: 2.3″ (58mm)
4. UNIQUE Securefit
This is the only small condom on this list, so it’s perfect for those that are looking for a tighter fit condom that is also latex-free. The material this condom is made of is synthetic polyethylene resin which is both durable and super thin. At just 0.015 mm it is one of the thinnest condoms on the market.
Width: 1.92″ (49 mm)
Length: 6.3″ (160 mm)
5. Naturalamb Non-Latex Lubricated Condoms
If you are looking for a more natural, skin-to-skin feel when using a condom, then this may be just what you are looking for. Note, however, Naturalamb’s non-latex condoms are recommended only for monogamous couples. While it works perfectly against unwanted pregnancy, it doesn’t perform quite as well when it comes to protection against sexually transmitted infections. Made of lambskin, it is the most natural alternative to latex.
This condom has a pretty comfortable fit and can be used by guys who are looking for a larger condom. You also don’t have to worry about the condom slipping off because it comes with a Kling-Tite band that ensures the condom stays in place during intercourse.
Length: 7.9″ (200 mm)
Width: 2.7″ (68 mm)
6. FC2 Female condom
If you feel that none of the above mentioned condoms are a good match for you, don’t worry – you don’t have to compromise on safety altogether. This Female (internal) Condom is made of nitrile, so they are suitable for people with a latex allergy.
Additionally, because they have a comfortable width, they will fit almost any penis circumference. To find out more about female condoms read this article.
Note: these condoms are now available by prescription, so be sure to ask your doctor for a prescription if you’re willing to give them a try.
Update: as our reader noted, you can also buy them at fc2.us.com or worldcondoms.com
Length: 7.28″ (185mm)
Width: 2.99″ (76mm)
7. Durex RealFeel Condom
The Durex Real Feel is a non-latex condom made of polyisoprene. Each condom is electronically tested to verify strength and quality before being packaged; and while this condom may not be flavored, Durex certainly has a special way of making their condoms smell pleasantly.
The condom is transparent, sufficiently lubricated for ease of use, and has a reservoir tip for added comfort. This condom is engineered to provide people with latex allergy with a natural skin-to-skin feeling, while still meeting, and even exceeding world-class safety standards.
Length: 8.07″ (205mm)
Width: 2.20″ (56mm)
8. SKYN Cocktail Club
The Skyn Cocktail Club made it on this list because this was the very first, fully-fledged, flavored, non-latex condom to ever grace the market. Skyn continues to push boundaries in the condom industry in terms of creativity and innovation with this one. These flavored condoms were inspired by classic cocktail drinks including Cherry Sunrise, Piña Colada, and Passion Daiquiri.
Cocktail Club condoms are made of polyisoprene material, which is not only perfect for people with a latex allergy, but also allows you and your partner more sensation.
Length: 7.68″ (195)
Width: 2.08″ (53mm)
9. UNIQUE Plus XL & XXL
UNIQUE launched two bigger condoms for those who find UNIQUE Securefit too small but still want to enjoy the superb feeling and heat transfer that these non-latex condoms bring. Unique Plus XL measures around 60mm in width and Unique Plus around 66mm.
Length (XL/ XXL): 7.48″ (190mm) / 8.27″ (210mm)
Width (XL/ XXL): 2.36″ (60mm) / 2.6″ (66mm)
These are some of the most popular non-latex condom types that are guaranteed to provide all latex-sensitive couples better options as far as optimum protection is concerned.
Pick one or try all of them, then decide which brand suits you and your partner best. With these choices, your pleasure and protection need not be compromised.
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