Condoms help reduce the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, but they’re not all created equal. Even when condom is used correctly, with a 98 percent effective rate at preventing unwanted pregnancy and reducing the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), condoms can slip, break, and even decrease sensitivity in between in the sheets. However, maximizing your pleasure in the bedroom while using protection is as simple as choosing the right contraceptive to make you and your partner feel at ease.
Latex condoms are the most effective at preventing pregnancy and STDs. Made from the sap from rubber trees, they come in an array of sizes and textures, and are the least expensive. However, they can be used only with water-based lube. Other products, such as baby oil, body lotion and petroleum jelly, can cause them to deteriorate. In addition, some people may have allergic reactions to latex, which can cause itching, burning or breaking out in a rash.
Polyurethane condoms are recommended for those who are allergic to latex. Made from a synthetic plastic, polyurethane is colorless and odorless, and thinner, stronger, less elastic and roomier than latex. Polyurethane condoms can also be used with water- and oil-based lube. And while you’ll likely hear a crinkling noise with each thrust, the material generates heat, which may enhance sensitivity. Polyurethane is not porous, so it provides STD and pregnancy protection.
WORLD’S THINNEST CONDOMS
Couples who want increase their sensations and feel more pleasure, may benefit from the world’s thinnest condom by the Japanese company Sagami Rubber Industries. Japan’s “Sagami Original 0.01” is only 0.001 millimeters (mm) thick, while standard latex condoms typically have an average thickness of 0.070 mm. Not only is the super thin condom durable, it has no smell of latex, which is innovative of a polyurethane condom. The safe, effective, and more “pleasurable” condom can help convince more people to practice safe sex.
Lambskin condoms are made from the intestinal lining of a lamb, so they feel the most natural. It is compatible with water- and oil-based lube. Though the pores in lambskin are small enough to prevent sperm from passing through, they won’t block most STDs like HIV, herpes and hepatitis B. So they should be used only if you and your partner are monogamous and STD-free.
Female condoms on the market are currently just pouches placed in the vagina that are capable of preventing both pregnancy and STDs. These condoms cover the inside of the vagina to prevent sperm from entering the woman. Unlike most female condoms that are big and baggy and may not even match a woman’s anatomy.
VIVAGEL: STD-Killing Condom
The transmission of STDs, including HIV and pregnancy, can all be reduced with VivaGel-coated condom, manufactured by Starpharma, an Australian bio-tech firm. It is known to be the only condom of its type that provides barrier protection and includes a proprietary antiviral compound — VivaGel — in the lubricant. The condom contains 0.5 percent Astodrimer sodium — the non-antibiotic antimicrobial drug — that is a compound specifically designed against HIV. The gel-coated condom is a great alternative for those who seek to further protect themselves from STDs, especially for those who have, or are with someone who has STDs.
GALACTIC GAP: ‘Just The Tip’ Condom
The Galactic Cap condom (G Cap), a two-piece prophylactic device, claims to greatly reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancies with covering only the very tip of the penis, working in two parts. The first piece is a U-shaped polyurethane adhesive film that can be applied “hours or even days before sex,” allowing for urination and showering. The second piece is a reservoir cap that attaches by adhesive to the base film, leaving the high sensitively coronal ridge and shaft fully exposed. This is applied right before sexual activity. The G Cap leaves the coronal ridge and the shaft exposed for a more powerful orgasm.
London Aphrodite Agency Escorts provide ONLY protected penetration.