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Mitsuki
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I was wondering what brand of condom anyone would suggest and stand by~

The first brand of condoms my boyfriend and I used were lifestride's ultra-thins but unfortunately the size was too small. We currently use Trojan's magnum lubricated but they are a bit too thick and he has difficulty feeling much (trojans do seem to be the most reliable when it comes to not breaking but they seem to be the thickest).

Any brand suggestions?

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Nailo
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Well...I haven't had much experience, really, but the most popular brand where I come from is Durex. It has a large selection of styles to choose from, and it's apparently very reliable.

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CJHNpantherspirit23
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Maybe you should try another type of Trojan, like twisted pleasure, those seem to work really well with me and my boyfriend.

It has a twisted end, around the head of the penis. He seems to really like them. Only condom he will use , lol.

But Trojans your best bet, I would say so.
Durex are may-pops, in my opinion.

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Karybu
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Trojans actually aren't the greatest - the only condoms I've ever had break on me were Trojans, and over the years here at Scarleteen, most of the condom breakages we get are with Trojans.

Durex and Lifestyles are both great brands and easy to find, and Kimonos are good too.

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Airem
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I just use trojans with spermicidal lube, been using that brand since Dec. 2005 and not one has broken on me...and my gf got on BC so i have been taking those sondoms for a trip BELIEVE ME lol their pretty tough from what i gather

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wobblyheadedjane
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Just bear in mind that spermicidal condoms can actually irritate a woman's vaginal tissues and create MORE friction that can lead to a condom breaking. Spermicide in the grand scheme of things does very little prevent pregnancy if a condom does break; it is about the chemical equivalent of dish soap. (Yikes!)

Your best bet would be to use non-lubricated/non-spermicidal condoms of any brand, and use generous amounts of store-bought, water-based lube. That will give you the best odds of a non-breaking condom.

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Mitsuki
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Do durex and lifestyles carry any bigger sizes of their condoms? So far the only brand we can find in the bigger size are the Trojan magnums. We haven't checked the specialty stores yet so I'm hoping they might carry other brands.

Personally from what I experienced, I'm not the biggest fan of the Trojan ultra lubricated condoms so far. Not only can my boyfriend feel that thickness, but so can I (but as the girl I'm pretty sure I feel a lot more =P). I really wish Trojan carried an ultra-thin version of their magnum, but unfortunately for us they don't.

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Bobolink
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For objective testings and ratings you might try here:

Consumers Reports: Condoms. Check out the ratings link in this URL

[ 07-22-2006, 12:38 PM: Message edited by: Bobolink ]

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