Ribbed and dotted, flavoured and more – in 2019, condoms don’t just protect against STI’s and unwanted pregnancy, they enhance the experience and help you to explore what sensations work for you and your partner. Because safe sex is fun sex. There are so many types of condoms around, it can be hard to know where to start, but if you’re suffering from a latex allergy then latex-free condoms are for you!
If you’re allergic...
If you have a latex allergy, then you might experience burning, itching and even a nasty rash, in the last place that you want. If you think you have one go straight to the doctor to get your symptoms examined and an allergy test.
Anyone who’s been there will tell you that a latex allergy down there is enough to put a dampener on even the hottest of nights.
Our latex-free condoms are made from polyisoprene with a silicone lubricant base and are your best bet if you or your partner has an allergy to latex.
Polyisoprene is a synthetic form of latex that doesn’t contain the proteins which can cause an allergic reaction. It is made by chemists and unlike latex, which comes from rubber trees, it isn’t found in nature.
Latex-free condoms are not just for those with a latex allergy - lots of us simply prefer the way they feel. Durex Real Feel Condoms have a natural skin-on-skin feeling for increased intimacy and sensitivity.
They transmit heat better than latex and with higher heat conductivity comes more warmth and increased sensation. Some of you say they feel softer and more elastic than their latex cousins, again adding to that natural, real feel feeling.
They also don’t have that distinct latex smell we all recognise.
If you want to go flavoured or add tingles, all our lubes and pleasure gels can be used with our latex free condoms as well. So, if you do have an allergy or just prefer how going latex-free feels, you can still experiment and explore.
We’re all individuals and we all like things a different way. It’s also true that what works for the both of you one night might not be what you’re in the mood for on another. Why not, mix and match with a variety pack to discover new sensations and find out what your favourite condom type is.