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Good "beginner" condoms, I'd say. Available in spermicidally lubricated (a no-no!) and lightly lubricated -- buy the latter.

They cost about a buck apiece, and Miz S and Hanne recommended 'em, so I got 'em.

Considerations, though - they can be a bit small at the base-whatchamacallit thingy. The little loop at the beginning. And the "Pure Protection" ones aren't very thin, so I would really like something thinner. I wouldn't recommend using these for oral sex; they taste awful. (Durex Colors and Flavors aren't bad for that.)

One more thing: you need lube with these, like any other condom. I'd say Astroglide.

You can, as usual, get all this stuff here:
So: decent condom (MUCH better than a Trojan) and easy-to-find.

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My boyfriend keeps the no-spermicide lubed ones at his place (they were freebies, but 75 a piece at Good Vibes).

They're your standard model condom. No frills, nub, bumps, ribs or ridges. They're fairly thick and I can feel that difference. Then again, I typically use the specified "thin" rubbers.

I think they're okay, nothing to wow about (I have tried some condoms that have simply WOW'd me). Good with Astroglide (but isn't everything?!) personally, I prefer other Durex models.

lemming - the thingy at the base is the "ring"

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