Absolutely, positively, no toybox, pleasure chest, bedside drawer or even handbag (depending on your plans!) is complete without the right protection for a night of passion and play. For those who are sexually active, condoms are the most effective method to prevent pregnancy and protect against many STD’s and STI’s. In addition, although not recommended, if you do share your sex toys, a condom is a requirement for each user on every occasion. When it comes to safety, there’s no such thing as too much. That’s why there’s a large variety for you to choose from. Every condom on the market offers the peace of mind you need, so the emphasis remains on sexual pleasure. There are a lot of options to give you the right fit, desired degree of protection and the best-feeling experience every time.
Condoms are traditionally made from rubber latex, plastic or lambskin. Knowing the pros and cons of each material is essential in choosing the right condom. Rubber condoms are an effective barrier against STD’s as well as pregnancy. Most condoms are rubber, but these are not for use by any individual who may have a latex allergy. Latex is also incompatible with oil-based lubricants. Plastic condoms are a good alternative to latex. Lambskin condoms are not generally recommended for widespread use, as these provide significantly less protection and may be a barrier against pregnancy only, not STD’s. Many male condoms are available pre-lubricated, textured and with other special features, such as more room at the tip or with warming or desensitizing agents. Male condoms are available in standard and larger sizes to ensure the best fit and protection. Condoms should be properly stored away from heat to prevent degradation. Knowing which condom is right for you, how to use and store them and what each type or style offers is the best way to have fun while staying safe during partner play.