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One non-negotiable with respect to safe sex is a condom that fits perfectly. If it’s too large, there’s a risk of slippage – as in slipping off. If it’s too tight, it’s prone to breaking. These factors also impact the actual act, given that if there’s nothing to worry about you can partake in the pleasure all the more.

But taking a short stroll down the supermarket’s “family planning” aisle together with its infinitive options can cause plenty enough anxiety – enough to turn you off completely.

The box descriptions are not exactly overly helpful either.

So, here we’ve composed a short guide about different types of condoms and what they are supposed to achieve as well as how they are supposed to achieve it. No doubt it will take a bit of experimentation on your part, but it should be fun all the same.

Magnum Snug and Standard Fit

As mentioned, size does matter in terms of pleasure and safety. In studies it’s been found that those guys who opt for badly-fitting condoms are as much as twice as likely to ditch the condom prior to the conclusion of sex than for those who used a correctly fitting condom.

And again, with an ill-fitting condom, guys have been found to lose their erection and thus it’s more difficult to climax. Further, it also affects the lady in terms of their ability to orgasm.

It’s not necessarily an ego thing if a man opts to purchase Magnum rubbers. Various men have thicker erections, so the necessity for a larger condom is a given. A tightly-fitting condom – too tightly fitting, can merely be a distraction, which in turn can impact the erection.


The aim of ultra-thin condoms is to increase pleasure in that it feels that you are wearing nothing. A thinner condom can help to maintain an erection. And the thinness does not mean less protection. They offer the same level of protection as any other.

Textured/ Her Pleasure

During intercourse alone, as many as 30 percent of ladies fail to orgasm. And possibly this is why many companies began selling studded, ribbed, and dotted condoms. They help to stimulate the vaginal walls.

However, it’s not always good. Some women orgasm from the clitoris, where others find the ribbing to be irritating. That said, try the condoms that come with ribbing to the base. This serves to not only stimulate the clitoris, but also reduces any chance for internal irritation.

Climax Control

These condoms work to help the man last longer. There are a few caveats, however: The condom’s innards are coated with an ingredient that has a mildly numbing effect, which, ironically, causes some men to lose their erection entirely as there’s no sensation. Secondly, if this numbing ingredient touches the ladies’ vulva, she too can feel numb.

The fact is that because regular condoms constrict penal blood flow, which in turn delays ejaculation, for most men, and ladies, there’s little benefit to be had from Climax Control condoms.


There’s added pregnancy prevention in the spermicidal lubricant but the active ingredient can irritate the ladies’ vulvar tissue and lining, which not only ruins her pleasure but also boosts the risk of contracting various STDs, including HIV.

So only use these condoms when you are in a monogamous relationship. In other words, you only ever sleep with one partner and it’s purely a matter of contraception.

Added Sensation

Tingling, cooling, warming. If you’re looking to spice life up a bit, you might prefer the added sensation type of condom.

Some of these condoms contain menthol, others L-arginine, both of which are capable of improving erectile function. But for some ladies, menthol can feel irritable, given that it is alcohol-based. Best to try it out and see how it goes for you.


Some people are allergic to latex, albeit a very small percentage of people. But an allergy to latex can prove serious. It may simply cause a mild rash, or it could result in a whole-body reaction, and that can prove life-threatening.

If you see a rash, redness, or feel itchy or irritated around the nether regions after using a latex condom, you could be allergic. Thus, opt for non-latex such as polyisoprene and polyurethane instead. If there’s still an irritation, it may be caused by the lubricant or spermicide on the condom.


L. Condoms are not only entirely natural, they are also vegan-certified, no less. They are entirely safe to use, effective, and they are also kind to your body and to the environment. Best condoms? That depends on your perspective, but for some people, L. Condoms surely are the best.

About The Author

Sneha Srimani is a Bachelor of Science graduate in health education. She is also social media manager at Before coming to Nucleus Accumbens, she worked as a Jr. Medical Physicist. Now she decided to share her experience and medical information through this blog.