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The Best Condom Brands You’ll Feel Good About Buying (And Using)

by Daniela Galvez

The Best Condom Brands You’ll Feel Good About Buying (And Using)
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When it comes to finding a condom that best works for you, there are several things to keep in mind: size, type, and flavor (vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, you name it), among other things. But to avoid feeling overwhelmed with deciding which condoms to buy, we recommend first identifying a brand that you feel will give you the pleasure and protection you need. If you’re interested to see which condom brands live up to their claims, then strap in ladies, we’re going for a ride. From rubbers that give back and raise awareness about sexual transmitted diseases to condoms that have been around for a century, practice safer sex with these seven condom brands you’ll want to add to your cart. After all, safe sex is hot sex.

 

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LifeStyles

Price:$11.00

Do you experience itchiness, swelling or hives every time you have sex? Well, latex condoms can be the culprit. While only less than 1 percent of people in the United States have a latex allergy, we did the math and that’s still equivalent to more than 3 million people. Luckily, there are several non-latex options on the market that allow you to safely get it on without the side effects. LifeStyles SKYN condoms are created from polyisoprene — a non-latex material that offers protection against pregnancy (when used correctly, of course) and STDs while providing a softer, more natural feel.

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Trojan

Price:$14.00

We can’t talk about condoms without mentioning America’s most trusted brand, Trojan. For more than 100 years, Trojan has been promoting “a safe, healthy, and fun sex life” with their premium latex condoms. Designed to ward off unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (as most do), Trojan condoms account for about 70.5 percent of condom sales in the States. The maker of Trojan condoms has also invested in educating others about sexual health, offering comprehensive information on how to use a condom, STDs 101, and more through their site. In 2016, Trojan announced it would be donating more than 100,000 condoms to schools to encourage students’ to make safer sex decisions.

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Sustain Natural

Price:$10.00

Founded by a father-daughter duo, Sustain Natural has one mission: creating condoms that are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and safer than traditional brands. Sustain Natural uses fair trade rubber that is free of nitrosamines — a carcinogen that forms during the heating and molding of latex condoms. If you have a philanthropic heart, you’ll be happy to learn that Sustain Natural not only helps maximize pleasure and protection, but also gives back to those in need. The brand donates 10 percent of proceeds to women’s healthcare organizations that provide sexual health information and resources, such as breast exams and STDs testing. You can also check out Sustain Natural’s line of feminine hygiene products like organic tampons, pads, and period cups that are free of chemicals, 100 percent cotton, and biodegradable.

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One

Price:$15.00

From condoms with raised texture that enhance male performance to rubbers that glow in the dark (talk about enlightening your sexual experience), ONE condoms have been a favorite thanks to the several sizes, textures, and flavors. Aside from the different varieties available, ONE also offers 60 perfect-fit condoms that require men to measure their package to find their custom sizing. Contrary to popular belief, one size doesn’t fit all.

 

The condom brand has teamed up with the DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS to create ONE Makes a DIFFArence, a program that educates New York City youth about sexual health through art and design. Students get the opportunity to create original works of art, that are sold (and featured on ONE condom wrappers) with profits going to organizations across the country that are combating and raising awareness for HIV/AIDS. A condom that gives back to the community? Count us in!

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Lelo

Price:$25.00

You may know Lelo from their toe-curling vibrators that electrify your sex life. But did you know they also sell condoms designed to enhance your sexual experience? Described as the “world’s first re-engineered condom,” Lelo Hex is a unique rubber with a hexagonal pattern that lines the entire condom on the inside to increase grip (prevents semen spillage) and tear resistance. At only 0.045mm thick, this latex condom gives a natural skin-on-skin sensation creating a far more intimate experience with your partner.

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L.

Price:$15.00

Like Sustain Natural, L. condoms are made from natural latex, are cruelty-free, and vegan. To reduce any embarrassment you might face buying over-the-counter condoms, L. strategically designed their rubbers to have a modern and gender-neutral packaging that can easily be mistaken for another product. After witnessing first-hand the devastation caused by the transmission of AIDS around the world, Talia Frenkel decided to take matters into her own hands by creating the natural condom brand. For every condom sold, one is made accessible to another woman or young girl.

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Glyde

Price:$15.00

GLYDE is the first certified ethical, vegan, and fair trade condom brand that delivers maximum stimulation for both partners, while cutting harmful additives. In the effort of reducing waste, all condom wrappers are made with recycled materials, soy, and vegetable inks. Since 1991, Glyde has donated millions of condoms around the world and has been instrumental in raising awareness for HIV/AIDS and STI prevention. In the past, the condom brand has partnered up with public health agencies and non-profit organizations, including the Australian Health Ministry, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, and Maternova, Inc.