Do Condoms Change Sensation?

Condoms can actually enhance sex.

Do Condoms Change Sensation?

By: Zoe Wilder

There's an urban legend that condoms decrease sexual pleasure. This mindset made its way into public opinion centuries ago when condom technology was brand new. In 1855, "rubber" was the terminology. And while they offered protection, they lacked the finesse of modern condoms. Truth is, the history of condom use predates the 16th century, and we've come a long way! Once and for all, it's time to debunk the myth that condoms decrease pleasure.

New Technology

Condom technology has greatly improved since the Middle Ages, thanks to inventive minds and innovation. In fact, makeshift "sheaths" were fashioned from sheep and goat's bladder or intestine, linen and tortoise shells. Can you imagine? Materials today far surpass the use of materials past. Today, condoms like Durex® RealFeel® non-latex condoms are comprised of a revolutionary material called polyisoprene which is perfect for those with latex allergies.

Combine Them With Lube

Condom design has changed a bunch, too. Try studded condoms like Durex®  Intense Sensation™ or incredibly thin Durex® Invisible™. Then, combine your favorite condom with a pleasure-enhancing lubricant. Modern materials combined with sensation-enhancing lubricants can actually make sex using condoms feel more intense and exciting than doing it bare. Try a condom that combines modern materials with delay lubricant like Durex® Performax® Intense studded condoms.

Multiple Benefits

With condoms, you're not only reaping the benefits of prophylactics, but you're enhancing your sexual play. You're more likely to enjoy the experience with peace of mind because you're taking the steps necessary to protect yourself and your partner. It's a good feeling knowing that you're being responsible, which enhances your overall experience. Instead of worrying because you didn't wear a condom, you can devote your energy to learning new positions and thinking up fun ways to please your lover.

Get Creative

Get inventive with it. Condom technology has far surpassed the early days that gave them a bad "wrap." Today, condoms come in all shapes, sizes and flavors. They are designed to make sex better. Familiarize yourself with the latest innovations by buying a variety pack like the Durex® Pleasure Pack®. Explore the possibilities, and spice up your sex life. With a mind at ease and highly customizable options for maximizing and enhancing pleasure, the old excuses of rubbers past no longer exist.




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