5 Latex-Free Condom Options To Keep You Protected No Matter What
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A single condom can make or break a night of sexual ecstasy with your partner, and an allergy to latex can easily derail any plans you may have had. Symptoms can range from redness and blistering, to a runny nose and watery eyes. Regardless of the reaction, an allergic reaction to your latex condom will inevitably put the brakes on the fast train to pleasure. And this allergy not only affects men, but many ladies as well.
Allergies aside, there are also an abundance of benefits to using non-latex condoms. These types of condoms conduct heat better, which adds even more sensation to your sexual experience, and are also thinner, which give that “bare skin” illusion that both partners can enjoy. The typical “plastic smell” associated with most condoms isn’t there, and the material has had no exposure to oil-based products.
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The downside? Many versions do break easier since the material isn’t as flexible as a standard latex condom. It’s also good to keep in mind that lamb skin or natural skin products don’t protect against STDs and STIs, and are only considered effective against unwanted pregnancy.
While condom allergies are not genetically avoidable, they are preventable, and it’s best to research the right brand and product for your individual situation and preference. Whether you or your partner face the turmoil that comes with latex-laced condoms, it’s important to find something that won’t ruin the moment and still provide the protection you both deserve. It’s imperative to remember that condoms prevent against pregnancy, but not against the sniffles, a rash, or other less-than-attractive ailments.
There are plenty of condoms on the market that provide pleasure and safety for those who are prone to reaction, and we’ve scoured the Internet to find the best ones for you.
SKYN Elite Condoms
Not only are they thinner than regular condoms to give you the closest feeling to skin to skin pleasure, these condoms are also free from allergens, which gives added comfort knowing you won’t have a reaction to the material. These premium, polyisoprene lubricated condoms easily conform to your shape, and aren’t difficult to use. In fact, most of the Lifestyles SKYN products are allergen-free — so regardless of which kind you prefer (or size you need), there’s something for everyone who’d rather not end the night covered in blisters.
$14.97 at Amazon.com
Durex Avanti Bare Real Feel Condoms
For those specifically seeking the natural skin on skin feel for heightened sensitivity, the Durex Avanti Bare Real Feel condoms are the perfect solution. Users proclaim they are a “comfortable” choice, and the fact that it is non-latex is an added bonus for those experiencing allergies. For those purchasing the Durex brand, be aware that they offer multiple ‘sensitive’ and ‘real feel’ products. Be sure that you’re ordering the non-latex version as it can get confusing with their marketing, and could easily lead to a trip to the emergency room if you mix up the packaging.
$14.88 at Amazon.com
Trojan Supra Non-Latex Bareskin
According to consumers, the best non-latex version of this brand is the Trojan Supra Non-Latex Bareskin product. Made from polyurethane, it’s designed to transmit body heat naturally and is considered one of the best products for feeling like you’re wearing “next to nothing at all.” As well, Trojan is a trusted brand from a company that really, truly does understand its consumers.
$11.99 at Amazon.com
FC2 Female Condoms
While not the most popular option, the FC2 Female Condom is an alternative to traditional birth control methods in many ways — including latex. The product is not only latex-free, but also hormone-free, eliminating the risk of allergy in both female and male partners. The bonus of using this product? It can be inserted prior to sexual intercourse, and prior to the male partner being erect, which allows the freedom of not having to stop to put on the condom.
$49.99 for 12 at Amazon.com
Trojan NaturaLamb Condoms
Trojan makes the list again for its NaturaLamb brand condoms, fortified with lamb skin to ease on the less-than-natural allergens in its latex products. Its lubricant is water-based, but there is a warning that anyone allergic to membrane-based condoms (another allergy not covered in this article) should not use NaturaLamb products. Many of the ‘lamb’ based products can also have a distinctive smell, so if that bothers you, it might be best to skip this one. It’s a great alternative condom that’s individually tested and approved, however.
$35.17 for 5 pack at Amazon.com
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