Even the best condoms don’t have a great reputation. They’re sometimes seen as unsexy or just in the way, right? It’s time we laid this idea to rest. Condoms are key to having safer sex with anyone you’re not fluid-bonded with. And safer sex is good sex. There is nothing hotter than a guy who has a plan to get wrapped up when it gets hot and heavy. It says: I care about my sexual health. And I care about your sexual health, too. Let’s have some fun!
But not all condoms are created equal. Fit matters, and some are smaller or larger. Others are eco-friendly or latex-free. And some brands are so thin, you can barely tell they’re there at all.
Best Overall Condom
These condoms are the best on the market. They’re well-lubricated, durable, and electronically tested for full reliability. If you’re looking for a condom with no frills that will feel extra thin and do its job, SKYN condoms are the ones for you. They are the tried and true classic that’s generally easy to find, too.
Best Non-Latex Condom
Skyn Elite are the best SKYN condoms for an almost-skin feeling that’s not made of latex, which plenty of people are allergic to. They call the soft, non-latex material SKYNFEEL, and it’s as strong as premium latex brands without feeling too restrictive.
Best Eco-Friendly Condoms
Sexual wellness brand Sustain are specially designed to be vagina-friendly, which in this case means no fragrances, dyes, petrochemicals, or nitrosamines. This is pretty rare and decreases the likeliness that a condom will cause disruption to the vaginal biome. Sustain uses fair-trade rubber. And their condoms are completely vegan (most condoms have casein, a diary byproduct). Being the big-hearts they are, the company also donates 10% of their proceeds to organizations that provide access to female reproductive health and family planning services.
Best Real-Feel Condom
These condoms offer a barely-there feel and are as close to skin-on-skin as you can get. Champ condoms are made from 100% natural latex and are specially lubricated with non-sticky, natural-feeling medical-grade silicone lube.
Best Textured Condom
Ribbed condoms aren’t for everyone, but if you like a little extra grip, they can be just the thing. Remember to check with your partner before whipping out a textured condom to be sure they’re up for it. But if you and your partner are people who like a little friction, then you should try the these Trojans.
One of the biggest problems with condoms? The packaging. It’s often corny, yes. But also: the way most condoms are packaged can make it easy to tear them. Lovability has solved this problem with their “buttercup opening” package, which looking like one of these east to open one-off coffee creamers you find in coffee shops.
Best Condoms for Bigger Penises
The Magnum is a classic for a reason and the Magnum Bareskin builds on the that deserved reputation by making it even thinner.
Best Condoms for Smaller Penises
If you have a smaller penis, what’s important is that you know your body and you feel comfortable enough to own that. OKAMOTO is perfect if you’ve noticed that most condoms are too long or fit loosely—it will feel much better than a baggy one.