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missempathy
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Okay, so I've read that Trojans break more often than other condoms. (I've never had that problem before, but now I'm a wee bit scared.) Is there a specific condom brand most people prefer? Preferably drugstore, I mean, I know you could also order them online, but being 16 and credit card-less it's not an option.

Another question, when a condom breaks, it's noticeable, right? It can't make a small tear that isn't noticeable?

Thanks in advance. ^_^

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ErinK
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My personal favorite brand of condom that you can get in the drugstore would be any of the Durex brands. We've had some threads where people talk about their favorite brands of condoms (and also why they're not so hot on Trojans). I'll point you to them below.
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000063.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000006.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000043.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000056.html

When a condom breaks, it is usually quite noticable. However, sometimes you might not notice it until after someone ejaculates, so if you're concerned about condom breakage, you might want to investigate where you could get emergency contraception if it was needed.


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ladydexter
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My partner and I use condoms for both manual sex and intercourse, and so far we haven't had a single problem with Durex.

Truthfully it's probably down to you to experiment and find one which works best for you. Just because Durex suits one couple, they might not be great for another. Beware of spermicidal condoms, though, as they can irritate some women - and believe me, itching down there is incredibly unpleasant.

As for condoms splitting - we haven't had a problem with one breaking so far, so I couldn't say, but I should imagine it'd be perfectly possible for a small tear to occur. Latex is pretty tough, but it does have its limits just like anything else. As Erin said, look into emergency contraception just in case - don't rely on being able to tell, and if a condom tears and you do notice, then there's already a pregnancy risk anyway.


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KittenGoddess
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I'd also agree that Durex are a pretty good drugstore brand, as are Lifestyles. Some drug stores do carry a bigger selection also (for instance, I used to live near an Eckert that even carried Kimono's!). Remember that more than just brand, there are many types and fits within each brand. So if the first Durex you try isn't so great for you and your partner, you can try another type within that line.

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