A condom is birth and STD control aid designed to be put over a man's penis before sex so semen and bodily fluids are not transferred between partners. A condom is a tight fitting sheath with a reservoir end which is most commonly made of thin, natural latex rubber, designed to cover the erect penis during sexual acts and vaginal or anal intercourse.
The purpose of condoms is to prevent contact with semen and vaginal fluids by limiting skin-to-skin contact in order to avoid pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted infections or diseases. Condoms are wrapped individually in a sealed foil packet, and shouldn't be used if the seal is torn or broken, or if the condom has expired.
Not everyone likes the sensation of wearing a condom and many people think it decreases the sensitivity and enjoyment of sex, but you can get ultra-thin condoms, as well as ribbed and textured condoms, which enhance sexual pleasure. Think of a condom as a contraceptive raincoat made from rubber latex, keeping you safe and protected from sexually transmitted diseases to make sex safe.
The benefits of wearing a condom far outweigh the negative. A condom is a form of birth control to prevent pregnancy and unplanned parenthood. It's like a suit of armor for your penis, and will shield you from pregnancy or sexual infections. That's why you should buy and use condoms to ensure you're keeping safe. Wear a condom each and every time you have sex - especially with a new sexual partner. Condoms should only be used once, and disposed of immediately after use.
What kinds of condoms are there?
We stock a huge range of condoms from leading condom brands including Durex, Ansell, My Size, Glyde, Trojan, and more. Condom types include classic condoms, ultra-thin condoms, condoms with added sensations such as ribs and bumps for enhanced pleasure, flavoured condoms to please the taste buds during oral sex, and different sized condoms to fit a man's unique penis perfectly, which means there's no excuse for having sex without a condom. Latex-free condoms and vegan condoms are also available.
What should I do if regular-sized condoms don't fit?
If normal size condoms are too big or too small to fit on your penis and stay on securely during sex, you should buy condoms that are sized differently to a regular fit. We recommend My.Size Condoms, as My.Size manufactures condoms in seven different sizes, which you select depending on the circumference of your penis. This ensures you will get the perfect fit, which will help to put your mind at ease and focus on the fun and intimate task at hand.
Read the My.Size Condom Size Chart
to find your perfect size condom.
Is it safe to use lubricant with condoms?
Most lubricants are safe to use with condoms, with the exception of oil-based or petroleum jelly based lubricants, which can weaken the latex of the condom and could cause the condom to tear. Water-based lubricant is always safe to use with condoms, and if you're ever unsure whether or not a lubricant is safe to use with your chosen condoms, always read the ingredients before use.