THINK YOU DON’T LIKE CONDOMS? HOW ABOUT LATEX-FREE CONDOMS?
No matter how you feel about using them, let’s take a moment to acknowledge one of the best inventions of modern times: comfortable, inexpensive, easy to find condoms. Getting into a sexual relationship without having to stress about unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases is true freedom.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND
Maybe you know this already but the first condoms appeared centuries ago and were made from such universally appealing materials as oiled silk paper, animal membranes, chemically treated linen, leather and even ultra-thin, hollowed out horn. Could that be the origins of “being horny”? We will never know. One thing is certain though – we have come a long way.
Condoms do what they’re supposed to – cover the penis during intercourse and serve as both a method of birth control and to prevent most sexually transmitted diseases. Don’t like condoms? You are not alone. But are we allowed to suggest that maybe you don’t think you like them because the ones you have tried aren’t right for you?
LATEX OR LATEX-FREE, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
So here’s the skinny. Condoms can be made from natural rubber latex. Around 90% of prophylactics on the market are made from it. Inexpensive, it’s easy to source and flexible enough to be made into a variety of thicknesses, sizes, colors, even flavors! Natural rubber latex condoms offer 98% contraceptive efficacity, if used correctly. The downside? Some people are allergic to natural rubber latex. That can be a problem.
Another option for those sensitive to latex is natural lambskin condoms – but they also have a strike against them. While comfortable, they are porous – they have microscopic holes – so they aren’t effective against STIs as the natural rubber latex or synthetic latex condoms
Luckily, there are also synthetic latex condoms (often called latex-free condoms). They give the same level of protection as natural rubber latex condoms, and also heightened sensitivity, while they are suitable for people with natural rubber latex allergy or sensitivity. And you can use them with any personal lubricant (but not with coconut oil or other oil based lubricants, similarly to the regular natural rubber latex condoms) For maximal pleasure, make sure you get the correct condom size – fit makes a huge difference to your and your partner’s sexperience.
Shameless SKYN plug here:. Every condom we make is 100% natural rubber latex-free. We make our condoms from a revolutionary, non-latex material called polyisoprene (yikes, to make it simpler we refer to it as Skynfeel™). It gives you and your partner a sexy skin-to-skin sensation. They feel so natural and good, you can feel everything.