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How Many Times Can You Change A Condom To Latex Free?

Well, if you are Durex Avanti you can be transformed at least three times.

As the world’s most widely distributed condom brand, Durex have a lot of strings to their pleasure bow: offering consumers an abundance of various shapes, textures, lubes and sex accessories to choose from. When it comes to latex free options, however, the company puts the onus on just one condom, yet even this single choice is not without confusion. Durex Avanti, previously the name of their latex-free rubber, is in fact a latex condom. The non-latex option has been recently rebranded Avanti Bare Real Feel™. In fact, this latex-free option has been through a few rebranding rotations. DurexNonLatexArticle

In 2008, it was replaced from being made of polyurethane to synthetic polyisoprene. Polyurethane is a type of soft plastic; polyisoprene is the latest latex-free technology, chemically similar to rubber latex but without the proteins that cause allergic reactions (see our article about the differences). In Europe, the product’s current name is simply, and explicitly, “Latex Free”. The North America version, however, is not so straight forward.

Michael Gesek, from Durex Consumer Relations Canada, explained to Condom Monologues, that when multinational consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser took over Durex in 2011 they lost supply of the materials to make Avanti Bare and thus it was discontinued in North America. Recently the polyisoprene product was secured again and is renamed Avanti Bare Real Feel. Besides the (longer) new name, nothing is different about this new polyisoprene rubber. It’s now rolling out on store shelves.

However, few consumers know that Durex did not offer latex-free condoms for a period in the midst of company turn over. In fact, Avanti Bare went from being made of polyisoprene to becoming just a standard latex condom. Yet despite this very dramatic product change, Durex kept the name and package similar to the latex free version- as if condom shopping isn’t confusing already!

As expressed by Melissa White, CEO of Lucky Bloke, this move was irresponsible and “a major packaging fail!” In response, Lucky Bloke listed a consumer warning on their site. It’s unclear what Durex’s strategy was for informing the public about this change. One may assume that when Durex lost supply of the polyisoprene condom, they may have sent a notice to selective distributors with the expectation that sellers would inform consumers. To the best of her knowledge, Melissa White does not recall any advanced warning from Durex.

So, please be aware that Durex does offer a latex-free condom now, just make sure not to pick up the former Avanti Bare and read packaging extra carefully!

This article is meant to clear up confusion around Durex’s non-latex options. We include a link to our affiliates at Lucky Bloke which may earn us a small commission.

LIFESTYLES Condom Size Chart

The dimensions in this chart are from our own store bought measurements, as well as from Lucky Bloke and Undercover Condoms.  To read more about Lifestyles company (also known as “Mates” in Europe, check out their profile summary.

If you don’t feel like scrolling through lists, try our new search tool, the Condom Calculator.

Measurement Tip:

The average condom length is 7.5″/190.5mm.  Girth is important (see our guide for measuring penis).  The average condom base width is between 50.8mm – 53mm (width is measured by the condom lying flat; it is not the circumference). To understand if your girth fits condom width simply divide your penis circumference by 2.25 (How did we get this number?  Read here).

Preferences will vary, but our general rule is if you measure less than 4.8 inches (approx 121mm) in girth, go with a snugger fit.  Fit you are wider than 5.15 inches (130mm), select XL or KYGN.  Trojans and Durex XL sizes tend to be slightly larger than Lifestyles.

(Sizes may vary by a few millimeters. Links to external sites may be affiliate links and could earn us a small commission)

Snug Fit/ LATEX

Lifestyles Snugger Fit

Slightly smaller width and length than regular sizes
Unique shape hugs better around shaft
Specially lubricated for natural feeling
Snugger fit is the smallest condom available on the market, along with Caution Wear Iron Grip condoms.
Base width: 1.9”/ 48mm
Length: 6.7”/170mm

Lifestyles 3SUM

Extra ribbed, ultra studded, uniquely shaped!
Wide shaft, contoured at head for his pleasure
Lubricated for maximum pleasure and glide
Base width: 1.9”/ 50mm
Length: 6.7”/170mm

Regular/NON-LATEX (Polyisoprene)

SKYN Original

Strong as latex but with softer more flexible material, making them extremely comfortable for skin-to-skin feel.
Ideal for people with latex allergy or sensitivity
Base width: 2.08”/53mm
Length: 7.5”/190mm

SKYN Extra Lubricated

Same advantages of non-latex with long-lasting UltraSilkyTM Lubrication for smooth skin-to-skin experience.
Reservoir tip for extra safety and comfort
Base width: 2.1”/53mm
Length: 7.5”/190mm

Regular/Sensitivity/LATEX

Lifestyles THYN

Lifestyles’ thinnest condom with most popular contoured shape that widens up the shaft for comfort.
21% thinner than standard Lifestyles latex condom.
Natural, clear color
Low latex scent
Base width: 2.1”/53mm
Length: 7.8”/198mm

Lifestyles Ultra Sensitive

The original thin condom, thinner than their Ultra Thin condom!
Top rated by Undercover Condoms, Condom Depot, Live Strong and 2009 Consumer Report ShopSmart Magazine.
Base width: 2.0”/52mm
Length: 7.5”/190mm

Lifestyles Ultra Thin

Micro-thin technology with unique easy to roll on shape. Check out our personal review on this one.
Base width: 2.1″/53mm
Length: 7.6″/193mm

Ultra Sensitive with Spermicide

Lubricated with spermicide to decrease risk of pregnancy
Spermicide is not for more-than-once-a-day vaginal or rectal use
Base width: 2.1”/53mm
Length: 7.5”/190mm

STYLES Sensitive Collection

Contains THYN- SKYN- and Ultra Sensitive

 Lifestyles Ultra Lube PLUS

Lubricated inside and out with UltraGlide Lubricant TM
Base width: 2.1”/53mm
Length: 7.5”/190mm

Lifestyles Pleasure Shape Condom

Exclusive large tip for more head room
Stimulates most sensitive areas for both partners
Base width: 2.08”/52mm
Length: 7.5”/190mm

LifeStyles Turbo

Made with dual action ExciteGel lubricant
Warming and tingling inside and outside for both partners
Base width: 2.1″/ 53mm
Length: 7.5″/ 190mm

Regular/Textured/LATEX

WYLDLifestyles THRYLL

Ultra studded condom with over 100 raised rubber studs
Long-lasting UltraGlide Lubricant TM extends pleasure
Classis straight shape
Base width: 2.08”/53mm
Length: 7.6”/190mm

Lifestyles WYLD

Outer ribbed texture made from premium latex
Larger head shape
Long-lasting UltraGlide lubricant TM
Base width: 2.08”/53mm
Length: 7.5”/190mm

Lifestyles Pleasure Ribbed Condom

Ribbed for ultimate stimulation
Specially lubricated
Low latex scent
Base width: 2.1”/53mm
Length: 7.5”/190mm

Lifestyles Fun Bumps

Recently made it on the top ten condom list on Queerty Mag
Intense blue flavor and light mint flavor
Base width: 2.2″/56mm
Length: 7.8″/200mm

LARGE/ non-latex (polyisoprene)

SKYN Large

First ever large-sized polyisoprene condom!
Strong as latex but with softer more flexible material, making them extremely comfortable for skin-to-skin feel.
Ideal for people with latex allergy or sensitivity
Base width: 2.2”/56mm
Length: 7.8”/200mm

LARGE /Latex

Lifestyles KYNG

Wider and longer than regular Lifestyles condoms
Base width: 2.2”/56mm
Length: 7.8”/200mm
Head width: 2.2″

LifeStyles KYNG Blue Box

Large condom with a tapered fit for secure fit.
Base width: 2.2″/ 56mm
Length: 7.8″/ 200mm

STYLES Premium Large Collection

Features an assortment of KYNG Gold –  KYNG Smooth – and KYNG Ribbed.
Base width: 2.2”/56mm
Length: 7.8”/200mm

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The Legal Stuff: Age of consent and medical advice

The size charts are made for you to consult and hopefully find the brand that suits within your size range and needs.  If you cannot find the answer to your question, just ask.  But please be aware that we do not condone sexual activity of under-age males and females in state or country.  Also, we are not medical professionals.  We offer opinions from personal experience and research.  Professional advice should always be sought.

Sexual health resources we recommend for young people include Scarleteen and Bish Training. For all ages Planned Parenthood and Sexperience channel are highly recommended.

 

Flavored Non-Latex Condoms

Do they exist? We’ve been asked this question a few times. It’s hard to believe that the condom market would overlook this specific and important need. Unfortunately, after deep digging we did not uncover a non-latex flavored condom or dam. So what’s the orally-minded to do? 

lips lubes**If you are surprised to hear that people do use protective barriers for oral sex than you need to read our post on why and how to protect yourself. Other trusted resources include Scarleteen and The Body. (Some external links are affiliates).

Skip to the end for more about flavored non-latex sex dams. No flavored non-latex male condoms were found. We searched over 20 condom retail sites, flipped through hundreds of flavored options paraben-free, sugar-free, vegan, organic fruit extracts but it seems non-latex also equals non-flavor.  And ditch your resolve to find a dry, non-lubricated, non-latex barrier because those don’t exist either! (see plastic wrap below).

In general, the popular assumption must be that polyisoprene and polyurethane condoms aren’t manufactured with that latexy aftertaste and smell. So what’s the point of flavoring them?  Personally, I have never smelled or tasted anything from standard lubricated polyisoprene condoms (so far I’ve only tried original Lifestyles Skyn). Others have stated that polyurethane also has no-to-little scent and taste. But everyone is different. If you do not like the scent and taste of non-latex we have two important suggestions for you.

Left with these non-latex limitation, here are two options (comment below if you have more ideas).

1) Add your own flavored lube.

Flavored lubricants come in all sorts of variety. Rain offers 8 flavored single packs. From Undercovercondoms.com

Flavored lubricants come in all sorts of variety. Rain offers 8 flavored single packs. From Undercovercondoms.com

Think of non-latex as a clean plate that you can fill up with your personal buffet of hundreds of flavors and sensations. Literally hundreds. Flavored lubes are designed for oral sex.  Yes, they are safe to ingest (you only need a drop or two). Plus, lube does more than just mask condom tastes nice. It greatly heightens sensation, body heat transfer and can be lots of fun. Experiment! However, you may be allergic to an ingredient such as glycerin or silicon, so check the content. Also, make sure your lube is compatible with polyisoprene or polyurethane barriers.

Here are some recommended flavored lubes from some of our Condom Monologuers. The Sexpert’s personal favorite is K-Y’s Your’s & Mine Kissables, strawberry & chocolate flavor. She also recommends any flavor of the Masque flavored gel strips that you put on your tongue before going down. Other condom monologuers love watermelon, sour apple and very berry. Writer Ams Sweiger also praises flavorless lubes- Ideally water-based, like Astoglide, because silicon can leave a funky aftertaste.

2) Plastic Wrap

(But not the microwaveable kind! That has holes which STIs and viruses can pass through). Plastic wrap comes lube-free but is compatible with all types of lubricant (oil, silicon and water-based), and it’s the least expensive of prophylactics. You can also easily cut it to the exact size and shape needed. This is a good solution for latex sensitive people who like lubricants and want safer cunnilingus (vulva oral sex; “eating out”) and analigus (anal oral sex; “rimming”). However, plastic wrap is not really recommended for effective protection when giving head (fellatio; “blow job”). Also keep in mind that plastic wrap tears more easily than other non-latex options, so be a bit more tender.

The one flavored non-latex is…

Well, vulvas and buttholes- it’s the Hot Dam! Banana is it’s flavor. However, it looks as though the manufacturer has stopped producing this version as we can’t confirm any retail site with them currently in stock! In other words, Hot Dams are available, but not necessarily with flavor.

Help us update this post

Have you come across any non-latex flavored barriers?  Do you have a favorite lubricant?  Post a comment or ask question below.

Fitting Matters: Solutions for Condom Size Problems

This post suggests solutions for problem-points on condoms which are too tight, too loose, too short, too long. This post was updated 21 March 2014.

For a quicker way to search and compare condoms, try our new Condom Size Calculator!

A study published in June 2012 argues that penis shape and size must be taken more seriously by public health officials and activists who aim to increase consistent and correct condom use.  Researchers Michael Reece and Debra Herbenick of Indiana University found a substantial percentage of men reported condoms being too tight, too loose, too short, too long, breakage, leakage…basically, general condom discomfort that can result in misuse or disuse, which translates into a serious public health issue.

Condom Size Problems and SolutionsThe majority of condom products are fitted for “average” length at 6.4 inches when erect (see the Kinsey report and The Simple Truth about Erect Penis Size).  However, as Reece and Herbenick found, length of the condom is not the greatest discomfort; rather, it is fitting around the head and shaft that scored highest among complaints, with penis base at a close second.  For example, of those men who reported that condoms were too tight, 66% reported tightness around the base, 70.4% around the glans, and 73% around the shaft.

The study concludes that HIV and STI practitioners must get involved with condom manufacturers to ensure that condoms are consistent with men’s experiences of fitting and pleasure.  Indeed, no matter what size, all men should have access to well-fitting condoms.

Jump to:
If “Condoms are too Tight”
If “Condoms are too Loose”
If “Condoms are too Short”
If “Condoms are too Long”.

Quick Tip! The FC2 internal condom is one size fits all. Because it’s made to form to the inner walls of the receptive partner, penis size is irrelevant. This is a great solution for those fitting woes.

Sizing

To know which condom width fits, we recommend dividing penis circumference by 2.25. Here we explain where we got this formula.

Image from @TheyFitCondoms

Image from @TheyFitCondoms

Given the wide range of condoms on the market, prevention providers can play a valuable role in helping men to identify condoms that suit their size specificities, hence increasing the likelihood of consistent condom usage.  For a large proportion of those who reported tightness around the glands (70%), for example, HIV and STI prevention providers may alleviate men’s perceptions that condoms all are too tight by recommending condoms that are designed with a more bulbous head to reduce constriction.  As our chart shows below, Durex condoms and One Condoms tend to offer a greater variety in contoured shapes and head room.

Here we have organized a list of condoms according to the 4 “problem points” identified in Reece and Herbenick’s study.  Under each complaint we provide a list of condoms by brand that may help alleviate discomfort.

Please note: External links may be affiliates that give us a small commission. This is not a company endorsement.  Due to the fact that major North American brands are Durex, Trojan, Lifestyles, Beyond 7 and Caution Wear, our first aim is to gather these dimensions. We continue to update.

CONDOM FIT SOLUTIONS 

If “Condoms are too Tight”…

ONE Condoms

The Legend

Slightly longer than regular condoms. Shaped with a secure fit in the middle and spacious head room.
Base width: 2.25″/ 56mm
Mid width: 2.28″/ 58mm
Head width: 2.4″/ 61mm
Length: 7.9″ / 200mm

Tantric Pleasure

Same length of regular condoms, but wider and large head with unique ribbed design.
Base width: 2.25″ / 56mm
Head width: 2.4″/ 62mm
Length: 7.4″/ 188mm

ONE Pleasure Dome

Regular size width and length with an over-sized, unique head shape.
Base width: 2.1″/ 53mm
Length: 7.1″/ 180mm

RFSU

RFSU Okeido/Grande 

Ultra thin, vegan latex, larger condom.
A wider condom with regular length. Great option for shorter but larger headed guys (this is on the smaller end of Large-head condoms). Tapered flare shape that extends to a wide head.
Base width: 2.13″/ 54mm
Head width: 2.36″ / 60mm
Length: 7.5″ / 190mm

CAUTION WEAR

Caution Wear Grande

This is Caution Wear’s largest condom.  Unlike other large condoms, this one is wider than regular condoms, but maintains the same 7.0″ regular length. Good for wider girth without the extra length. Straight shape.
Base width: 2.25″/56mm
Length: 7.0″/180mm

TROJAN

Trojan Magnum XL

One of the longest and widest most famous condoms on the market.  Made with an extra bulbous head and wider shaft width.
Base width: 2.3″/58mm
Head width: 2.7″/68.58mm!
Length:  8.3″/ 210mm

Trojan Magnum Original

Tapered at the base for a secure fit and extends wider up the head for comfort. Suitable for guys who find standard condoms too short and too tight.
Base width: 2.13″/ 54mm
Head width: 2.5″/63.5mm
Length: 8.12″/206mm

Trojan Magnum Thin

Tapered at the base with spacious head for more comfort. Great choice if you need a larger condom but desire ultra thin latex.
Base width: 2.13″/ 54mm
Length: 8.12″/ 206mm

Trojan Naturalamb

Non-latex, lamb material (does not protect against STIs).
Very wide! Straight shape.
Base width: 2.7″ / 68mm
Length: 7.9″ / 200mm

Trojan Her Pleasure Ecstasy

Uniquely large bulbous head and shaft for more freedom of movement. Ribbed on shaft.
Longer than regular condoms
Base width: 2.13″ / 54mm
Head width: 2.5″ / 64mm
Length: 8.1″ / 205mm

Trojan Stimulation Ecstasy

Similar shape to “Her Pleasure” with even more pleasure ribs along head.
Base width: 2.13″/ 54mm
Head width: 2.5″ / 64mm
Length: 8.1″ / 205mm

Trojan Charged

Tapered securely at the base with huge head space. Longer than most condoms. Tingling ginger lubricant (inside and out). Ribbed along shaft and head.
Base width: 2.0″/ 52mm
Head width:  2.5″/ 64mm
Length: 8.1″/ 205mm

DUREX

Durex XXL

The largest condom made by Durex
Classic straight shape
Base width: 2.3”/58mm
Length: 8.3”/210.8mm

Durex PleasureMAXX

Ribbed and studded for extra stimulation
Slightly wider contoured shape at base than regulars; fitted head without the extra length. More headroom.
Base width: 2.15”/ 54mm
Length: 7.9/200mm

Durex Maximum Love

Regular length; on the wider end of regular sizes and larger headroom.
Base width: 2.15″/ 54mm
Length: 7.5″/ 190mm

LIFESTYLES

SKYN Large

First ever large-size polyisoprene condom.
Strong as latex but softer, more flexible material.
Ideal for people with latex allergy or sensitivity.
Wider base and shaft than the Magnum, but not quite as long.  Slightly longer than average LifeStyle condoms. Straight classic shape. Ideal for thicker than average guys.
Base width: 2.2”/ 56mm
Length: 7.9”/ 200mm

Lifestyles KYNG Gold

A large condom without over-sized headroom. Wider and longer than regular Lifestyles.
Contoured pleasure shape to secure fit around shaft.
Base width: 2.2”/56mm
Length: 8.26” /210mm

Lifestyles KYNG Ribbed

A ribbed version of LifeStyles KYNG
Base width: 2.2″ / 56mm
Length: 8.26″/ 210mm

Lifestyles Pleasure Shape (Pleasure Tipped)

Exclusive over-sized head room, but with the average length.
Stimulates most sensitive areas for both partners
Base width: 2.05”/ 52mm
Head width: a huge 2.9″ / 74mm!
Length: 7.5”/190mm

GLYDE Vegan CONDOMS

GLYDE Maxi

Classic straight shape (no flare). Wider and longer than regular condoms.
Made of vegan latex.
Base width: 2.2″/ 56mm
Length: 8.0″/ 205mm

If “Condoms are too Short”…

GLYDE

GLYDE Maxi

Classic straight shape (no flare or bulbous head). Wider and longer than regular condoms.
Made of vegan latex.
Base width: 2.2″/ 56mm
Length: 8.0″/ 205mm

KIMONO

KIMONO MircoThin Large

Base width: 2.13″/ 54mm
Head width: 2.3″/ 59mm
Length: 7.7″/ 197mm

TROJAN

Trojan ThinTensity Lubricated

25% thinner than Trojan’s standard condom
Close comfort fit around the shaft. Has the same long length as Magnums with snug fit around the shaft and slightly less head room.  Good if one is looking for longer length, but not wider width.
Base width: 2.13″/ 53mm
Length: 8.0″/ 203mm

Trojan SUPRA BareSkin

Is wider and longer than regular condoms. Classic straight shape.
Made of Polyurethane, which is more soft and elastic than latex.
Base width: 2.2”/ 56mm
Length: 7.9”/200mm

Trojan Ultra Thin

Classic straight shape.
Regular size width and slightly longer.
Base width: 2.13″/53mm
Length: 7.9″/ 200mm

Trojan Fire & Ice Dual Lubricated

Very long. Tapered at the base for secure fit, wide bulbous head.
Special tingling and warming lubricant on inside and outside.
Base width: 2.13″/ 54mm
Length: 8.13″/ 205mm

Trojan ENZ non-lubricated

Dry condom. (Great for oral sex).
Classic straight shape. Longer than regular sizes with standard Trojan width.
Base width: 2.1″/53mm
Length: 8.0″/ 200mm

Trojan ENZ Spermicide Lubricant
The classic ENZ long condom also comes with spermicide lubricant (not for oral use).
Base width 2.1″/53mm
Length: 8.0″/ 200mm

Trojan Magnum XL

Is one of the longest and widest condoms on the market.
Base width: 2.1″/53.34mm
Head width: 2.7″/68.58mm
Length:  8.12″/206mm

 Trojan Magnum Original

Tapered at the base for a secure fit and extends wider up the head for comfort. Suitable for guys who find standard condoms too short and too tight.
Base width: 2.1″/53.34mm
Head width: 2.5″/63.5mm
Length: 8.12″/206mm

Trojan Magnum Thin

Thinner than the regular Magnum condoms
Base width: 2.1″/53.34mm
Head width: 2.5″/63.5mm
Length: 8.12″/206mm

DUREX

Durex XXL

The largest condom made by Durex
Classic straight shape
Compared to Trojan Magnum XL, Durex XL is wider at the base and longer, but smaller head than Magnums.
Base width: 2.3”/58mm
Length: 8.3”/210.8mm

Durex Maximum Love

20% thinner than standard latex condoms
Unique easy-on design shape to roll on smooth.
Contoured at the head with a flare shape to the opening.
On the larger side of the regular condom sizes in both width and length.
Base width: 2.1”/54mm
Length: 7.9”/ 200mm

Durex Natural Feeling

Ultra smooth water-based lubricant
About 1.0 to 1.5 inches larger in length and width than regular size condoms
Base width: 2.2”/56mm
Length: 8”/205mm

Durex Sensi Thin

Durex’s thinnest latex condom
Longer than the average condom, with slightly snugger width at the base.  Suitable for guys who are looking for more width without the extra length.
Base width: 2.0”/5.1mm
Length: 7.9”/200mm

LifeStyles

SKYN Large

First ever large-size polyisoprene condom.
Strong as latex but softer, more flexible material- the latest in condom technology.
Ideal for people with latex allergy or sensitivity
Wider base and shaft than the Magnum, but not quite as long.  Slightly longer than average LifeStyle condoms.  Ideal for broader, thicker than average guys.
Base width: 2.2”/55mm
Length: 7.8”/200mm

Lifestyles THYN

Popular contoured shape that flares wide at the head, tapered at the base for secure fit.  Suitable for men between approximately 4.54″ and 4.72″ erect girth (slightly greater length is normal for thin condoms to prevent risk of breakage).
Base width: 2.1” / 53mm
Length: 7.8”/ 200mm

Lifestyles KYGN

Wider and longer than regular Lifestyles condoms.  Not quite as long as Trojan Magnums.  Suitable to those fit in between regular and XL length.
Flare shape for wider end.
Base width: 2.2”/56mm
Length: 8.3”/210mm

If “Condoms are too Long”…

ONE Condoms

ONE Zero

One of the shortest thin condoms out there with regular width.
Classic straight shape.
Width: 2.04″/ 52mm
Length: 7.08″/ 180mm

GLYDE

GLYDE Slim Fit
The smallest vegan latex condom.
Classic straight shape.
Base width: 1.92″/ 49mm
Length: 6.69″/ 170mm

CAUTION WEAR

All Caution Wear “regular” sizes are 7.0″/180mm long, which is shorter than other popular brands.

Caution Wear Classic Plain

Silicon-based lubricant, straight shaped condom
Base width: 2.0”/53mm
Length: 7.0/180mm
Head width: .6”/15mm

Caution Wear Black Ice Ultra Thin

Caution Wears’ thinnest condom (slightly thicker than other brands of thin condoms)
Base width: 2.0”/53mm
Length: 7.0”/180mm

Caution Wear Wild Rose Ribbed

Ribbed straight shaped condom
Base width: 2.0”/53mm
Length: 7.0”/180mm

TROJAN

 Trojan does not manufacture condoms shorter than 7.5”/190mm

DUREX

Durex Enhanced Pleasure

Contoured shape for tapered fit around the base and shaft. Is one of the shortest condoms on the North American market.
Base width: 1.92”/49mm
Length: 6.7”/170mm

LIFESTYLES

Lifestyles 3SUM

Extra ribbed, ultra studded, uniquely shaped.
Uniquely contoured at head for his pleasure (see image here)
Regular condom length but closer fitting shaft and head.
Base width: 1.93”/49mm
Length: 6.69”/ 170mm

Beyond Seven

All Beyond Seven Condoms, except Crown, are less than 7.5 inches long.  They also offer some of the thinnest latex condoms on the market.

Beyond7 Ultra Thin
Classic straight shape condom.  Slightly shorter than standard regular condoms
Base width: 2.0”/51mm
Length: 7.2”/180mm

Beyond 7 Studded

The thinnest condom makers offer studded condoms for those who love extra stimulation.
Studded along the shaft
Base width: 2.0”/51mm
Length: 7.2”/180mm

“Condoms are too Loose”

RFSU

Mamba

Pleasure shaped, ultra thin and vegan latex.
On the larger scale of sung fit condoms.
Base width:  1.97″/ 50mm
Length: 6.89″/ 175mm

ATLAS

Atlas True Fit

A basic smaller condom with tapered shape.
Base width: 1.73″/ 44mm
Head width: 1.93″/ 49mm
Length: 7.08″/ 180mm

CAUTION WEAR

Caution Wear Iron Grip

One of the smallest condoms on the market.
Straight classic shape.
Base width: 1.92”/49mm
Length: 6.7”/ 170mm
Head width: .6”/15mm

TROJAN

Trojan Twisted Pleasure

Special twisted shape and ribs for sensual friction
Regular length of Trojan condoms, but is 0.25” slimmer at the base than regular Trojan condoms for a snug grip round the shaft.
Base width: 1.75″/44mm
Length: 7.8″/198mm

DUREX

Durex Sensi Thin

Durex’s thinnest latex condom
Slightly snugger width and longer length than most regular sizes.  Suitable for long and slender guys.
Base width: 2.0”/5.1mm
Length: 7.9”/200mm

Durex Enhanced Pleasure

Contoured shape for tapered fit around the base and shaft. Is one of the snuggest (and shortest) condoms on the North American market.
Base width: 1.92”/49mm
Length: 6.7”/170mm

LIFESTYLES

Lifestyles Snugger Fit

This is The smallest condom on the North American market.
Unique shape hugs better around shaft and head
Base width: 1.77”/ 45mm
Head width: 1.92″/ 49mm
Length: 7.0”/ 180mm

Lifestyles 3SUM

Extra ribbed, ultra studded, uniquely shaped.
Uniquely contoured at head for his pleasure (see image here)
Regular condom length but closer fitting shaft and head.
Base width: 1.93”/49mm
Length: 6.69”/ 170mm

Beyond Seven

Beyond7 Aloe Enriched

4X more lubricant than standard latex condoms.
Thinner than standard condoms with average length.
Base width: 1.9″/50mm
Length: 7.2″/185mm

All other Beyond7 condoms are approximately 2.0 inches base wide.  Check out their condom size chart for more detailed measurements on all their products.

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Condom Size Chart has been Updated

iStock_000008877505XSmallCondom Monologues is thrilled to announce that our Condom Size Chart is up-to-date!  This is our most popular post so we think it crucial to keep it spick and span.  It includes objective measurements researched by CM’s staff of all the latest condom products from North America’s top three brands: Trojan, Durex and LifeStyles. And we provide links to other works at CM depending on how in-depth you want to know your condom before using.

This is not a company endorsement.  We do not cater support for one condom company over another.  Instead we offer this as a map to help guide through the frustrating aisle of condoms where each product self-proclaims to be the “Thinnest”, “Most Sensitive”, “Ultra Pleasure” out there. We hope this size chart continues to help find suitable condoms and experience new pleasures.

Check out the latest version of Condom Size Chart here!

 

Non-Latex Condom Options

purple condomOptions for non-latex condoms today are increasing and more people are choosing non-latex condoms regardless of latex allergies.  This is basically because the latest non-latex options are made of material that is softer, thinner, more elastic than latex rubber.  In this post, we explain basic facts about non-latex condoms, such as what the differences are between polyisoprene and polyurethane, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of different non-latex options. All condoms, except Lambskin, have the advantage of protecting against both sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy. Condoms do not require clinical visits, they do not alter hormones nor have physical side effects. Non-latex condoms are a key solution for those who are sensitive to latex.  Options include lambskin, polyurethane and polyisoprene condoms, AT-10 synthetic resin and synthetic nitrile rubber. Lambskin condoms, also known as “natural skin” or “sheepskin”, are one of the oldest methods of birth control.  They are made of a thin layer of cecum which is part of the sheep’s intestine.  The organic matter provides such intimate sensation that many users consider them the closest thing to not wearing a condom.  Lambskin condoms are effective at preventing pregnancy.  However, they do not prevent against sexually transmitted bacteria or viral infections, including herpes and HIV.  Now that there are other latex alternatives, lambskin may decline in popularity as other non-latex options- like polyurethane and polyisoprene- do provide protection against STIs and pregnancy.

Want to know the size and variety of non-latex condoms available on the market?  Do a comparative search at our Condom Calculator or visit our Non-Latex Condom and Dams Size Chart.

What are the benefits of lambskin condoms?

  • Lambskin condoms are suitable for people with latex allergies and sensitivities.
  • They are thin and have a high reputation of providing the best pleasure of all condom types.
  • They transmit body heat better than latex.
  • They are biodegradable
  • They can be used with oil, silicon and water-based lubricants
  • They protect against unwanted pregnancy.
  • They are typically available in most drugstores and can be easily bought online.

What are the disadvantages of lambskin condoms?

  • They do not protect against sexually transmitted infections and diseases.
  • They do not protect against the risks of oral sex.
  • They are expensive; approximately $3.00 each compared to the average Trojan latex condom cost of 0.50 each.
  • Trojan is the only manufacturer of lambskin condoms in North America.
  • They are not vegan

The first FDA approved polyurethane condom was Durex Avanti in the 1990s.  Compared to latex, polyurethane condoms are thinner and do not have a scent.  While very durable, polyurethane is less elastic and snug fitting than latex, making the risk of slippage or breakage higher.  Thus lubrication (oil, silicone, or water-base) is highly recommended for penetrative sex.  In 2009, Durex started manufacturing polyisoprene condoms instead of polyurethane, now called Avanti Bare Real Feel. Today, Trojan SUPRA is the most popular polyurethane condom on the North American market.

Benefits of Polyurethane

  • Thinner and less odor than latex
  • Transmits body heat very well
  • Can be used with oil, silicon and water-based lubricants
  • Available for female condoms and dental dams
  • They cost more than latex condoms, but are cheaper than lambskin
  • Ideal for those who prefer less tight, less body forming fit.

Disadvantages of Polyurethane

  • They are less elastic and are loose fitting compared to latex, thus increasing the risk of malfunction if no lubricant is used.
  • They are not biodegradable
  • Not easily accessible in all drugstores or supermarkets

Polyisoprene came on the market in 2008 by LifeStyles SKYN product line, and soon after Durex re-manufactured Avanti Bare Real Feel with the new material.  It is a natural rubber that is chemically similar to latex, but without the latex allergens.  In comparison to polyurethane condoms, polyisoprene is softer, more supple and form fitting, and slightly thicker (similar thickness to standard latex).  To date, polyisoprene condoms are sold in North America by LifeStyles and Durex.

Advantages of Polyisoprene

  • Softer, more elastic and form-fitting than both latex and polyurethane.
  • They transmit heat better than latex
  • They are cheaper than polyurethane condoms, but not as cheap as latex.

Disadvantages of Polyiosprene

  • Not biodegradable
  • Cannot be used with oil-based lubricants
  • Not made in both male and female form.
  • Not as readily available in stores; easier to find and buy online.

Nitrile Rubber: FC2 is the most common female condom globally and the only female condom available in North America.  In 2009, FC2 began manufacturing with nitrile rubber, which offers the same benefits and protection as polyurethane, but is less expensive to produce.  It is also softer and more supple than polyurethane.

Benefits of Nitrile Rubber

  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Protects against STIs and pregnancy
  • Significantly less expensive than other female condoms
  • Less likely to make the infamous crinkling noises as polyurethane femidoms.
  • Softer, more form-fitting, and supple than polyurethane.
  • Can use oil, silicon and oil-base lubricants

Disadvantages of Nitrile Rubber

  • Not biodegradable
  • 2X more expensive than male condoms
  • Not easily accessible in drugstores and supermarkets

This is a post that will be updated.  If you know of other non-latex condom options, please let us know.  And don’t be shy to ask any questions or leave comments here.

DUREX Condom Size Chart

Durex LogoAs Durex is the largest condom producer in the world, the Durex website organizes its products based on region and country.  Our size chart is organized by “Snug”, “Medium” and “Large” according to SIZETEXTURE, and MATERIAL (update! Durex no longer offers non-latex condoms).  We offer our own store bought measurements, as well as source from Lucky Bloke and Undercover Condoms.  Read more here about Durex from their best to worst.

Measurement tip:
The average condom length in North America is 7.5″/190.5mm.  Most North American guys are between 5″ – 6.5″ (129.5mm-152.4mm). A recent study in the US nailed average erection down to 5.56 inches and 4.8 inches girth (see our guide for measuring penis).  The average condom is made to fit a 4.8″/122mm girth.  At this girth, one can fit a variety of condoms between 50mm to 55mm base wide (width is measured by the condom lying flat; it is not the circumference). 

Confused about how penis circumference coverts to condom width? We have a helpful table and guide.

Rule of thumb: If you measure less than approximately 4.8 inches (121mm) in girth, go with a snugger fit.  Fit you are greater than 5.15 inches (130mm), select Large or XL. Durex XXL (discontinued) was slightly longer than the Trojan Magnum XL

(Measurements can vary by a few millimeters but this should not effect fitting as condoms are designed to flex.  Links to external sites may be affiliate links and could earn us a small commission)

We’ve launched the Condom Size Calculator. It is more user friendly, offering a comparative search of over 100 condoms all at once.

SNUG FIT/Latex

Durex Enhanced Pleasure
Contoured shape for better fit and enhanced pleasure
Smooth lubricant
Designed for pleasant scent
Base width: 1.92”/49mm
Length: 6.7”/170mm

REGULAR/Non-latex (Polyisoprene)

Durex Avanti Bare Real Feel (“Durex Latex-Free” in Europe)

Recently re-branded. Made of polyisoprene.
Prefect for latex sensitivity or allergies.
Length: 7.2″/ 183mm

(For more options, check out Lucky Bloke’s non-latex sampler for “medium” and “large” non-latex options)

REGULAR/Latex

Durex Performax Intense

Special body heat activated climax control lubricant (active ingredient is Benzocaine) to help prolong male sexual performance
Silky lubricant on outside
Base width: 2.1”/54mm
Length: 7.5”/190mm

 Durex Sensi Thin (“Featherlite” in Europe)
A thin latex condom
Slightly wider width and longer length than most medium sizes
Base width: 2.1”/5.4mm
Length: 7.9”/200mm

Durex Extra Sensitive
20% thinner than regular latex condoms
Lubricated and slightly wider shaft for sleek fit
Base width: 2.1”/54mm
Length: 7.5”/190mm

Durex Natural Feeling
Ultra smooth water-based lubricant
Transparent color with reservoir tip
Slightly larger than regular size condoms
Base width: 2.1”/53mm
Length: 7.5”/190mm

Durex Natural Feeling Dry 
Non-lubricated for those who want dry condoms
(Ideal to apply your own flavored lube for safe oral sex).
Base width: 2.1″/ 53mm
Length: 7.5″/190mm

REGULAR/Textured/Latex

Durex PleasureMAX
Ribbed and studded for extra stimulation
Base width: 2.15”/54mm
Length: 7.5/190mm

Durex Extra Sensitive Ribbed (a.k.a. Ultimate Feeling)
20% thinner than regular latex condoms
Now ribbed for amazing stimulation
Snug fitted shaft
Base width: 2.0”/51mm
Length: 7.5”/190mm

LARGE & XXL/Latex 

(Durex does not make non-latex large condoms.  LifeStyles’ SKYN is the most popular large-sized polyisoprene condom)

 Durex Maximum Love
20% thinner than standard latex condoms
Unique easy-on design with extra silk lubricant for natural feel
On the larger end of the regular condom size bracket
Base width: 2.13”/ 54mm
Length: 7.8”/ 198mm

Durex XXL

A large condom made by Durex!
Classic straight shape and lubricated
Compared to Trojan Magnum XL, Durex XL is wider at the base and longer, but narrower head than Magnums.
Base width: 2.3”/58mm
Length: 8.3”/210.8mm

The Legal Stuff: Age of consent and medical advice
The size charts are made for you to consult and hopefully find the brand that suits within your size range and needs. If you cannot find the answer to your question, just ask. But please be aware that we do not condone sexual activity of under-age males and females in state or country.  Also, we are not medical professionals. We offer opinions from personal experience and research.

For a younger audience, good places to start:  Bish Training and Scarleteen.  For all ages Sexperience channel is highly recommended.

TROJAN Condoms Size Chart

trojan condom size chartTrojan’s website offers a full view of their products and a selector tool to help you find the lubrication and material combo that suits you best.

However, their sizes are not as comprehensive.  They simply classify their condoms as Regular, Large, Extra Large.  Here we have updated a condom size chart that lists each product according to the three sizes and latex or non-latex.  We offer dimensions we’ve measured ourselves or derived from our affiliates at Lucky Bloke and Undercover Condoms.  For more about Trojan and the BEST to WORST, check out their profile summary.

Check out our new Condom Size Calculator (launched in Oct 2013) for a comparative search of all condoms available on the North American market.

Measurement Tip:
The average condom length is 7.5″/190mm.  This will fit the vast portion of men who are between 5.1″-6.5′ (129.5mm-152.4mm). A new study determined average erection to be 5.56 inches long and 4.8 inches girth.  If length is your concern, check out our condom fitting solutions chart for recommendations to specific needs.  

When it comes to condom fitting, girth is crucial (see our guide for measuring penis).  A regular size is made to fit 4.8″ to 5.1″ (122mm – 130mm) girth. That fits 50mm-55mm base width (measured by the condom laying flat. It is not the circumference).

To determine condom width simply divide your penis circumference by 2.25. How did we get this formula? Read about our research here.

Preference will vary but in general we recommend that if you measure less than 4.8 inches (122mm) in girth, go with a snugger fit.  Fit you are greater than 5.15 inches (130mm), select Magnums.

Warning: Trojan offers pre-lubricated condoms with Nonoxynol-9. The World Health Organization recommends using this spermicide very sparingly (if at all) as studies show it can be harmful to internal tissue and may increase the risk of contracting STIs.

(Links to external sites may be affiliate links and could earn us a small commission)

Trojan does not manufacture snug fit or small size condoms.  If you find condoms to be too loose or too long, visit our condom fit solutions chart for recommendations.

Trojan Regular/non-latex

There are no small non-latex condoms available on the market (yet). See Lucky Bloke’s “medium” size non-latex sampler and “larger” size non-latex sampler for options.

Trojan SUPRA BareSkin Lubricated TrojanSupra-Non-Latex-Bareskin

Made of Polyurethane

Now made without Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide

A long and wider condom.  In fact, it is one of the longest condoms on the market behind Trojan Magnum XL and Durex XXL
Base width: 2.3”/58mm
Length: 7.9”/200mm
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Trojan Regular/latex

Trojan ENZ lubricatedTrojan Enz Lubricated

Water-based lubricant
Reservoir end for extra safety
Base width: 2.1″/53mm
Length: 7.7″/198mm
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Trojan ENZ Non-LubricatedTrojan-ENZ-non-Lubricated

No lubricant inside or out
Reservoir end for extra safety
Base width: 2.1″/53mm
Length: 7.7″/198mm
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Trojan ENZ Spermicidal LubricatedTrojan-ENZ-Spermicidal-Lubricated

Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide
Reservoir end for extra safety
Base width: 2.1″/53mm
Length: 7.7″/198mm
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Trojan BARESKIN LubricatedTrojan-Sensitivity-BareSkin

Trojan’s thinnest condom line; 40% thinner than their standard condom
Low-odor latex
Base width: 2.13″/54mm
Length: 7.8″/198mm
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Trojan ThinTensity LubricatedTrojan-Thintensity-Lubricated

25% thinner than Trojan’s standard condom
Comfort fit-slightly longer than standard condoms
Base width: 2.1″/53mm
Length: 8.0″/202mm
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Trojan Ultra Thin LubricatedTrojan-Ultra-Thin-LubricatedClaimed as Trojan’s thinnest condom
Water-based lubricant
Base width: 2.1″/53mm
Length: 7.6″/193mm
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Trojan 2Go Ultra Thin2 condom cards- 2 condoms in each pocket-size protective card
Part of Trojan’s thinnest condom line
Base width: 2.1″/53mm
Length: 7.6″/ 193mm
Trojan Ultra Thin Spermicidal LubricantTrojan-Ultra-Thin-Spermicidal-LubricatedClaimed as Trojan’s thinnest condom
Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide
Base width: 2.1″/53mm
Length: 7.5″/196mm
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Trojan Her Pleasure EcstasyTrojan-Her-Pleasure-Ecstasy-UltrasmoothUltra smooth lubricant both inside and out
Comfort shape allows freedom of movement while tapered at the base for secure fit
Texture ribbed at base and tip
Base width: 2.1″/53mm
Length: 7.9″/200mm
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Trojan Her Pleasure Sensations Spermicidal LubricantTROJAN-Her-Pleasure-Sensations-Armor-Spermicidal-LubricantUniquely ribbed and contoured for stimulation
Contains Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide
Base width: 2.1″/52mm
Length: 7.9″/200mm
Trojan Pleasures Ecstasy Fire and IceTrojan-Pleasures-Ecstasy-Fire-and-IceDual action lubricant of warm and tingling sensation for both partners
Longer and wider comfort shape allows more movement while tapered at the base for secure fit
Texture ribbed at base and tip
Base width: 2.13″/54mm
Length: 8.13″/205mm
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Trojan Extended Pleasure with Climax ControlTrojan-Extended-Pleasure-LubricatedContains special lubricant (benzocaine) to help delay ejaculation
Special Reservoir tip for extra safety
Base width: 2.05″/52mm
Length: 7.9″/200mm
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Trojan Ecstasy Ultra RibbedTrojan-Stimulations-Ecstasy-UltrasmoothDeeply ribbed along the shaft and head
Larger head shape allows more movement while tapered at the base for secure fit
Ultra smooth lubricant inside and out
Base width: 2.1″/53mm
Length: 7.9″/200mm
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Trojan Ultra Ribbed Spermicidal LubricatedTrojan-Ultra-Ribbed-Spermicidal-LubricatedSame features as above, but with Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide
Base width: 2.13″/54mm
Length: 8.1″/205mm
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Trojan Twisted PleasureTrojan-Twisted-PleasureSpecial twisted shape and ribs for sensual friction
Water-based lubricant
Slightly tighter but with standard width
Base width: 2.0″/52mm
Length: 7.8″/198mm
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Trojan Pleasure PackTrojan-Pleasure-PackAssortment includes: Her Pleasure, Twisted, Fire and Ice, and Intense Ribbed.
All latex, lubricated.
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Trojan Large/Latex

Trojan does not make non-latex large condoms. See Lifestyles SKYN Large)

Trojan Magnum Original LubricatedTrojan-MAGNUMMeant for those that find regular sizes too constricting.
Tapered at the base for a secure fit and extends wider up the tip.
Base width: 2.13″/54mm
Head width: 2.5″/64mm
Length: 8.13″/205mm
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Trojan Magnum ArmorTrojan-MAGNUM-Armor-SpermicidalThe only condom of the Magnum line that contains Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide
Base width: 2.13″/54mm
Head width: 2.5″/64mm
Length: 8.13″/205mm
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Trojan Magnum ThinTrojan-MAGNUM-Thin-LubricatedThinner than the regular Magnum condoms
Ultra smooth lube
Base width: 2.13″/54mm
Head width: 2.5″/64mm
Length: 8.13″/205mm
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Trojan Magnum EcstasyTrojan-Magnum-Ecstasy-UltrasmoothTextured along base and head for heightened sensation
Ultra smooth lubricant inside and out
Base width: 2.13″/54mm
Head width: 2.5″/64mm
Length: 8.12″/205mm
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Trojan Magnum Fire and IceTrojan-Magnum-Fire-and-Ice-Dual-LubricatedTrojan’s fire and ice lubricant now available in Magnum size
Provides warming and tingling sensation inside and out for both partners
Base width: 2.1″/54mm
Head width: 2.5″/64mm
Length: 8.13″/205mm
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Trojan Magnum Gold CollectionTrojan-MAGNUM-Gold-CollectionAssortment includes: Magnum Original, Magnum Thin, Magnum Ecstasy, Magnum Fire and Ice
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Trojan Extra Large/latex:

Trojan Naturalamb SkinThe only x-large (very wide!) non-latex condom by Trojan.
Classic stright shape.
Made from lamb intestines. Does not protect against STIs and HIV.
Base width: 2.7″/68mm
Length: 8.0″/200mm

Trojan Magnum XL lubricatedTrojan-Magnum-XL-Lubricated30% wider than regular size
Tapered at the base for secure fit; widening at the head for comfort
Is one of the longest condoms on the market.
Base width: 2.2″/56mm
Head width: 2.7″/68.5mm
Length:  8.3″/210mm
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The Legal Stuff: Age of consent and medical advice

The size charts are made to help you find the brand that suits your size range and needs.  If you cannot find the answer to your question, just ask.  But please be aware that we do not condone sexual activity of under-age males and females in state or country.  Also, we are not medical professionals.  We offer opinions from personal experience and research.

For a younger audience, here is one place to start:  Scarleteen.  For all ages Planned Parenthood is highly recommended. For sexual minorities and non-conforming gender folk, check out the Judgement Free Health Care Providers directory

This is the latest edition of our condom size chart with the latest products tailored by condom brand.  During our research we noticed that some condom retail sites give conflicting measurements for the same condom.  So, we measured many of these condoms ourselves and with condom services including Undercover Condoms and Lucky Bloke.  If you come across false measurements, let us know!

LifeStyles Condoms: Profile Summary

Lifestyles is an Australian owed company that produces approximately 25 different types of condoms.  They are the first to make polyisoprene condoms (more on that soon) and named this product SKYN. Their other featured condoms include THRYLL, WYLD, THYN and KYNG.  Life Styles prides itself as the first condom company to establish a sexual health division and sell condoms to the public health community at the low retail rate.  In cooperation with Planned Parenthood, Life Styles developed their popular “Sex Ed Kit” which contains teaching manuals, “how to” brochures, etc. to help preteens and adults feel more confident dealing with sexuality and social issues.

Lifestyles Condom Size Chart

Best Condom:

Life Styles’ His & Her Pleasure is highly rated by numerous sources including Undercover Condom, Condom Depot and Live Strong. In order to please and stimulate both parties, this is one of the only condoms that offer both vertical ribbed lines from the base to the tip and a larger head.

LifeStyles Ultra Sensitive made top of the list for the same sources above as well as  the top of Consumer Report ShopSmart Magazine, 2009. This is a non-textured, simple, reliable condom with a water-based lubricant.  It is slightly thinner than their Ultra Thin condom which equals .0197.  Ultra Sensitive measures .0024 thickness.

LifeStyles SKYN tends to get mixed reviews from poor to excellent.  Some say it’s just a normal condom; others vow they will never go back to latex.  SKYN has not won any awards or competitions.  However, according to research by Millward Brown, 2011, two-out-of-three surveyed users described it as their ‘best condom experience ever’ and that 66% of condom-users convert to SKYN after their first experience.  This has more stretch than Durex Avanti or Trojan Supra and is very soft (e.g. it doesn’t sound like Cling Film or Saran Wrap).

 Not so hot:

According to Condom Depot’s worst condom review database, Lifestyles Thryll Condoms are at the top bad, with complaints that the studs were dull and that the condom was thick, thus reducing feeling.

Life Styles Condom Size Chart