just wondering...i have read that when dealing with buying the best condom brands, Durex is a favorite on here. I buy trojan purely due to the fact that it is higher priced, and i have always known it to be reliable... but thats just me. Even the free ones at the health department are not so good. What brand(s) do you know to be the most reliable?
(dont worry, im not asking for the "best by opinion", im asking for reliability )
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I like Lifestyles and Kimonos (even the regular, non-microthin ones are good ). I've found Durex to be very reliable, although not one of my favorites. As for Trojans, this was the brand I tried first since it's highly commercialized. I had one slip and one break (actually, the condom was manufactured with 2 condoms and 1 "ring" attaching them together, not a good thing).
I believe that Trojan's have proven to be less reliable in actual studies (and gah, that website I was looking for actually had a breakage rate for each kind of condom!) but I don't have any resources to back that up. Anyone else have any?
tell ya the truth, i have never had a condom break in the line of duty. okay, once it slipped off and i had to go to uni. health services, but no breakage!
i have had extremely good luck with Durex and Kimono. Even Lifestyles, too! It's important to remember to use proper lubrication (Astroglide to the rescue!) with your condom, even if it's pre-lubed. This definitely cuts drastically your chances of tearing or breaking.
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I've always used Durex, and it's always worked for me. Never had a breakage. Of course, it's super important to use extra lube to keep it extra slipper and non-breaking. Astroglide is cool, and for anal sex, I prefer something a bit thicker. I like Probe (there are two kinds, I mean the thicker one) for that. As long as there's no spermicide involved, I'm a happy camper.
I had a condom break. One of the worst things ever. It was terrible, and thats when I was still really stupid about sex. That kind of condom was Trojan. We use Lifestyles now and havent had a problem. :Knock on lots of wood!!!!:
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