How To Have Sex Using A Condom (And Actually Enjoy It)

by Audrey Andrews

on 29 Apr 2017

How To Have Sex With A Condom

Condoms are truly unsung heroes.

Not only do they prevent unplanned pregnancies and STIs, they let us experience new sensations, they help sex last longer, and - if we are being really honest – they make the post-coital clean up oh so simple.

Condoms only want what’s best for us, yet we make them the butt of our jokes, we use them for bizarre internet challenges, and we don’t appreciate them as much as we should.

It’s a modern-day injustice, so I’m here to play devil’s advocate for the humble condom. Brace yourself – I’m about to drop some serious truth bombs.

Preventing unplanned pregnancies and STIs

The only items in my fridge right now are a block of cheese and some Lambrini. How could I ever hope to sufficiently care for another human being at this point?

If condoms are used correctly, they are 98% effective at preventing pregnancy (here’s how to put one on correctly). Condoms are also the only method of contraception that prevents both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections at the same time. So if you want to remain free of disease, and free of responsibility, condoms are your best friend.

A new sensation

Are you ready for a new sensation? Of course you are, why wouldn't you want to increase your orgasmic potential?!

Condoms come ready lubricated to make sex more pleasurable, and, boy, are you spoilt for choice! Take the Durex Performa Intense Mutual Climax Condoms – their lubricant contains 5% benzocaine to help delay his orgasm, thereby extending the fun! If you've ever found yourself wishing that sex didn't have to end, it might be worth picking some up of these up.

If you're concerned that the sensation of wearing a condom is going to kill your erection and leave you feeling, er, deflated, you should try wearing thinner, more sensitive condoms. These types of condoms allow you to experience that sexy skin-on-skin feeling, without compromising your sexual safety. The EXS Air Thin Condoms are the thinnest in the world, measuring in at a mere 0.045mm thick, making them some of the thinnest safe condoms on the market.

If the condom fits...

If the condom fits, wear it! But if it doesn't, don't. An ill-fitting condom can split, slip off during sex, and if it doesn't feel comfortable, it will just ruin your romp altogether. The average penis is about 2.5-4 inches in length when limp, and about 5-7 inches in length when hard.

If condoms feel too tight on you or your partner, or if you've ever had a condom split, you should consider buying larger sizes like Mates Skyn Large Non Latex Condoms. Buying the size that properly fits you will give you and your partner greater comfort and security.

If a condom feels too baggy, or rolls down during sex, get yourself something snugger, like the aptly-named EXS Snug Fit Condoms.

Something for every occasion

You wouldn't wear trainers to a club. You wouldn't wear heels to the gym. There is a shoe for every occasion, and the same goes for condoms.

If it's oral pleasure you seek, why not try something flavoured, like Skins Assorted Flavoured Condoms?

Anal sex and extra-safe condoms go together like a hand in a glove. Or a peen in a... you get where I'm going with this. Durex Extra Safe Condoms are slightly thicker for added protection, and they are extra-lubricated. You must be kind to your butt, as it can't make lube on its own!

Condoms have the potential to prolong your sex sessions, make sex more fun and exciting, and help keep your fun zone disease free. Let's all treat condoms with the respect they deserve.

Audrey Andrews is a student blogger for Lovehoney. In her spare time she loves to do craft, but would not advise knitting your own condoms.

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Written by Audrey Andrews.

Originally published on 29 Apr 2017. Updated on 5 Aug 2020