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4 Reasons To Use a Condom Tonight (None of Which Have to Do with STIs or Pregnancy)

Our sex lives change throughout all of life’s stages, but one thing should always be a constant—sex should be safe and fun for everyone involved. This week is National Condom Week, and we’re celebrating with a few reminders that condoms are more than safer sex barriers. We’ve known since high school sex ed that condoms can prevent unwanted pregnancies and STI transmission (which is awesome!). But what are condoms doing to make sex not just safer, but also more pleasurable? Enter Vibrant’s condom collection—specially curated with all types of bodies and relationships in mind. See what condoms can add to your next romp.

 

1. Add texture

While we’re sure the feeling of your partner’s skin is awesome, trying a new sensation is a great way to add a twist to an old favorite move. Studded and ribbed condoms add feel-good friction without a lot of effort, so you experience more pleasure without breaking a sweat.

Try: Trojan Ultra Ribbed Ecstasy Condoms and Trojan BareSkin Condoms

 

2. Add color

Just like wearing a sweater in your favorite color can brighten your day, condoms with a pop of color can bring a smile to the bedroom. Bright colored condoms—from wrapper to sleeve—can help partners to loosen up, laugh a little, and remember that sex is fun!

Try: 576 Sensations Condoms from One

 

3. Add flavor

You know that sex looks good and feels good, but have you tried making it taste good? Make your next oral adventure a tasty one with a flavored condom. Be extra motivated to go in for another lick, or get creative during foreplay and put the condom on with your mouth. As you roll it on with your lips, it’ll be way more enjoyable tasting berries instead of latex. (Just remember: flavored condoms are only meant for oral so keep them above the belt!)

Try: One Condoms Mixed Pleasures 12 Pack

 

4. Add personalization

Sex is not a cookie-cutter operation. Each body is different in size, shape, and preference—and your sex toys and tools should embrace that! People with penises can enjoy condoms with that just-right snug fit, and people with vulvas can join in on the condom fun too with FC2 Female Condoms. Feeling like something has been made just for you will make you feel extra sexy.

Try: Glyde Ultra, Glyde Slimfit, and/or Glyde Maxi

Gwendolyn Rosen

Social Media Strategist for Woodhull Freedom Foundation. Sex and media geek. Storyteller and community builder. Believer in the power of the digital age to change how we talk about sexuality. Connect @gwen_rosen, gwendolynrosen.com

Gwendolyn Rosen

Social Media Strategist for Woodhull Freedom Foundation. Sex and media geek. Storyteller and community builder. Believer in the power of the digital age to change how we talk about sexuality. Connect @gwen_rosen, gwendolynrosen.com

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