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How to Choose the Right Condoms

CondomsThere used to be many different factors that would go into preparing for a hot and sexy night. What kind of outfit would you wear? Would you be going out for dinner or staying in? Are the sheets on the bed clean... you know... just in case?

Well, these aren’t the only things that need to be considered nowadays - and haven’t been for a long time. We are in a day and age that understanding and accepting the potential of coming into contact with sexually transmitted infections is a distinct reality in our relationships. Because of this, both men and women need to be aware of the types of condoms they are most comfortable and happy with.

Just like sex, condom shopping used to be easy - there really weren’t that many to choose from. So it wasn’t really much of a choice at all! Fortunately, safer sex options have dramatically increased and our options are more plentiful!

Things to consider when buying condoms

Here are some factors to consider when choosing the condom that is right for you and your partners.

CondomCondom size:

Perhaps the biggest factor when it comes to choosing the best condom is the size. Despite their elastic-like nature, condoms are not one size fits all. You can find condoms to fit small penises (less than five inches), average penises (five to seven inches) and large penises (eight inches and up). Using a condom that is too big could result in it falling off during sex and a condom that is too small will feel restricting and could more easily break if there is friction.

CondomCondom texture:

People who are on the receiving end of a condom-covered penis often lament the too-smooth texture of a sheathed cock. Gone are the little ridges from veins and even the edge of the cockhead. They are too flattened out by a well-fitting condom. To help with this, there are many condoms that feature ribs and studs on their outer surface to supply that much desired sensation.

CondomCondom thickness:

Everybody wants their condom to be as thin as possible to provide the most sensation possible. Many folks who wear condoms bemoan the lack of sensation felt through latex. So it seems natural to want condoms that are ultra thin. You can find these wondrous condoms, however, they may not be the best fit for what you have in mind. If you enjoy rougher sex or anal sex, you’re best to use regular thickness condoms.

CondomFun factor:

All too often we think of condoms as a very utilitarian item, something we have to use, not something we want to use. Get ‘em on, get off, get ‘em off. Sure, condoms have a very specific purpose, but it doesn’t mean they can’t also be fun and useful! There are condoms of many different colours for you to experiment with, and you'll find everything from black to glow in the dark. And flavoured condoms are great for oral sex!

CondomPack size and price:

Choosing the right condom can be just like picking your favourite type of socks or underwear. Everybody has their preferences and we have the right to be picky. So when you are choosing between different types of condoms, you may want to choose a pack with less condoms first, in order to try them out to make sure they are right for you and your partner. However, once you do decide on a brand and style you enjoy, it is definitely more economical to buy large packs.

Buy condoms

If you want to engage in sexual penetration, it's a good idea to have condoms on hand to ensure you'll be playing safely. If you would like to buy your own, head on over to our condoms category: Buy Condoms.

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Would you like a little help choosing the right condoms for you? Just Contact Customer Care and a staff member from the Cherry Banana team will be in touch right away to assist you.

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