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koolest53
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hey, i was wondering if the brand of condom matters in it's performance? i have a brand i got called LifeStyles and wondered if its ok to use. please help me out!

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Yep, Lifestyles is perfectly okay to use, along with the rest of the condoms you find in drugstores and such (although some of us have our personal preferences). Just be sure that you don't use novelty condoms for safe sex purposes.

For more info on condom brands check out Safer Sex forum.

I'll transfer this to Safer Sex.


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I've used Lifestyle condoms before , I personally didn't like them that much, there is nothing wrong with them I just don't like them, but they are safe to use.
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One of our other advocates just recently posted a this thread which contains a link to a report concerning the safety ratings on many condoms. Also you migth check out this thread which has not only some links to similar threads, but also a bit about which condoms many users prefer and why.

In some cases, yes, the brand of condom does matter in it's preformance. Some brands just tend to be better than others. Additionally, some brands will work better for you personally than others will. For example, we highly recommend Durex condoms around here as being good quality condoms, and they are. But for my boyfriend, they just don't fit quite right. So while the brand itself is good, and we never had a problem with one breaking, it just didn't work for us.

Check out those threads, and read around this forum a bit, you'll find all kinds of good stuff!

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HOw good are the Kimono microthins?? I was thinkin about getting some of those.

Do u think its better to have one brand of condoms or more than one brand?


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I've never tried the Kimono microthins, but a lot of people around here seem to like them.

I think it's good to try a bunch of different kinds of condoms until you get an idea of what feels right for you and your partner. I tend to buy three packs of various kinds, and, if we like a particular brand, to buy a larger pack.

however, if one brand works for you, adn works well, there's no real need to switch.

Erin


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My boyfriend and I have tried the Kimono Microthins, and we're very pleased with them. Good quality, and a good fit for him.

Like Erin said, just try different kinds till you find what works for you, and then stick to them if you like them.


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ooh, i give Kimono Microthins a big thumbs up! I like the feel of them, as does he. Other Kimono condoms I've tried are the Maxx and PS varieties, and they're okay. But I gotta say for comfort and durability, Microthins are a close second to my all-time fave: Durex Ultimate Feeling (thin and textured, a fabulous combination).

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