Ansell Condoms A few different brands come under the Ansell umbrella, including the very popular Lifestyles condoms and Ansell Zero. Others you might have heard of include Contempo, Chekmates and Manix. The latest Ansell condom to hit the shelves is SKYN, marketed as "the closest thing to wearing nothing".
SKYN condoms are made from polyisoprene, which does not contain any latex. These are a great option for people with sensitive skin. Four Seasons Condoms Four Seasons Condoms is a very popular brand in Australia — known for making cheap and reliable condoms. Four Seasons Naked condoms are extremely thin and very popular with people who want the sensation of skin-on-skin contact while still practicing safe sex. Made from premium quality latex, choose from Ultra Thin, Large and Lubricated Dotted condoms for her pleasure.
Some are new, some have been around for many years, others are involved with producing high quality latex goods to pharmacies and hospitals around the world. Having been around since , Ansell is also known for manufacturing protective and medical gloves.
The company is very serious about upholding its strict standards, and only uses medical grade latex in all its products. Four Seasons This Australian owned company combines a fun attitude with a strong message around safe sex. PlayBoy Based in California, the Playboy condom range launched in and has grown leaps and bounds ever since.
Playboy is synonymous with sex and is one of the most well known brands around the world, having launched in at the hands of Hugh Hefner. With its successful range of condoms the company continues a tradition of bringing high quality, well-priced and innovative products to customers all over the world.
Latex Latex condoms are the most common type of condom on the market. Latex is reliable, inexpensive and able to be manufactured in a range of different thicknesses and textures without compromising the quality of the product. Latex-Free If you or your partner suffers from a latex allergy, there are some fantastic options on the market. A latex allergy can produce a burning, itching sensation and people with severe cases might even break out in blisters and a rash.
If a condom is made from either polyurethane or polyisoprene it will be free of latex. Polyurethane is a type of plastic that helps prevent STDs and lasts longer in terms of shelf-life than latex. Polyisoprene condoms, such as the Lifestyles SKYN range, are only new to the market but already proving popular.
Spermicide Coated These types of condoms have been treated with a special lubricant called spermicide, which contains a chemical called nonoxynol Be aware that spermicide does not protect against STDs, and if used frequently it can produce vaginal itching. Spermicides can be used alone in a foam or gel form, but are considered to be more effective when used in conjunction with a condom. Female Condom Lesser known, but still an excellent form of contraception, a female condom is inserted into the vagina up to 8 hours before having sex.
A long pouch lines the vaginal walls and helps prevent unwanted pregnancy and STDs. The pouch is made of nitrile, a synthetic rubber and it features two rings at each end.
The closed end keeps it safely inside the vagina and the open end stays outside the body during sex. You can also use it for anal sex. Textured Ribbed, studded, dotted and textured condoms are designed purely to make sex more enjoyable. Some condoms cleverly feature the textures on the inside of the sheath for the benefit of the wearer, however most are on the outside of the condom.
We always recommend people give it a try if they want to add a bit of fun to their sex life. Nowadays you can get an incredible range of flavours, including bacon and salted caramel. These sit alongside old favourites such as banana, chocolate and strawberry. The idea is to make oral sex more pleasurable. It can throw her pH balance off and cause yeast infections, so we really only recommend this option for oral sex. Using a condom during oral sex can help prevent STDs.
Glow in the Dark ones are made using three layers, with latex inside and outside and a phosphorous pigment in the middle. Hold them up to the light for about 30 seconds and slip them on for hours of glowing action. Coloured condoms are also a fun novelty, and look a lot more exciting than the milky white colour of a normal latex condom. Things to Consider When Buying a Condom Material There are a couple of things to consider before stocking up on condoms, and material is very important.
Before using with a partner you should check whether they have an allergy to latex. Latex - Latex is incredibly strong and can stretch up to times its size. Latex-Free - Unfortunately, some of the proteins in latex can cause a reaction and many people suffer an allergy to it. Thankfully there are some great options available. Look for condoms made from polyurethane and polyisoprene for latex-free options. Type There is a condom to suit every penis, and every man behind the penis.
Take a look at the sorts of condoms available and see which one sounds like it might suit best. If you like the sound of more than one, why not consider buying a few packets in bulk so you always have a variety handy. Regular - A regular condom will have a straight fit to suit most men, and come in a variety of different sizes.
Playboy Regular is our pick of the bunch. So make sure you get the right sized condom for your penis. Grab a piece of ribbon or string and place it at the base of the shaft and pull it all the way to the tip. Mark where the tip of your penis touches and then place the ribbon or string against a ruler or measuring tape.
To measure the girth, you can use ribbon or string again or even just a strip of paper. Start on the underside and wrap it around without squeezing. Measure this against a ruler or measuring tape. Now you can use those measurements to find the perfect sized condom. Size Options Condoms come in three different sizes. It can be hard to concentrate on the task at hand and can even cause pain.
Regular - A standard sized condom in Australia is 52mm long. Most men will find this to be a comfortable fit. The great thing about shopping online is that you can buy the correct size without worrying about grabbing the first packet you see. Ansell Closer Fit and Naked Closer condoms are both 49mm and a great choice. Lubricant Clash Water-based lubricants and silicone-based lubricants are both completely safe to use with condoms and can really enhance the pleasure.
It also means less friction and less chance of breakage. Our tip is to put a few drops of lube inside the condom before slipping it on. The most important thing to remember is that latex is NOT compatible with an oil-based lubricant. It will break down the surface of the condom and cause breakage. Never use oily substances like Vaseline, petroleum jelly, cooking oil, butter, hand cream or body moisturiser.
Ease of Use Nothing can spoil the moment more than having to stop and fiddle around with a condom. The best way to quickly access the condom is to open one at home, try it on and make sure you are capable of putting it on quickly. You can do all this behind closed doors, and a bit of fumbling around in private will all be worthwhile when you can confidently and quickly slip on a condom in the heat of the moment.
Trusted Brands We have chosen three reputable brands who are continually producing new and exciting condoms without sacrificing safety and quality of materials. When you buy from Ansell, Four Seasons or Playboy you can be assured each condom has been through a series of stringent safety tests and meets the high standards expected of both the company and the consumer.
Price When it comes to condoms, buying in bulk is always cheaper. Condoms are an inexpensive way of practicing safe sex, and we are proud to offer a competitive price range on our site. Summary You should now be armed with enough information to go and buy the perfect condom. Latex, latex-free and ribbed are three great options to start with.
See what you like then come back and buy in bulk to save money and the risk of running out at an inopportune time!