Condoms are not just about contraception – different materials and textures mean you can have that extra wow-factor in the bedroom!

When it comes to choosing condoms, different features are important for different people, but we sometimes get stuck in a rut with our choice. Condoms are no longer just about contraception - they have a host of other benefits too and can completely transform your sexual experience with new sensations, greater comfort and even enhanced performance. Read on to find out what you should be trying tonight.


Thin condoms can make a huge difference to how sex feels, making it a more intense experience for you both1, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less safe as all Durex condoms are electronically tested. Some condoms offer great reassurance and protection, while also offering a sleek fit and feeling, such as Ultra-Thin condoms which are on average 20 per cent thinner than standard Durex condoms. This means greater sensitivity to bring you closer together… and if you really want to ramp up the intensity, try the Intimate Feel condoms that have extra lubrication and are ultra-fine, designed to increase sensitivity and your pleasure.


Never underestimate the power of ribbed condoms as the different textures they offer can completely transform sex. Durex offers a selection of condoms with different dots and ribs; including Durex Performax which is dotted for extra stimulation, Invisible Extra Sensitive which is straight walled and Pleasure Max, which combines both ribs and raised dots to enhance stimulation for both you and your partner.


If you or your partner are, or could be, allergic to latex, it doesn’t mean condoms can’t be used - it just means you need to choose the right ones. There are a range of non-latex condoms that are made from latex free material, some even give a natural skin-on-skin feeling (such as RealFeel™). Increasing pleasure for you both, they help maximize sensitivity, intimacy and intensity so even people who need to go latex-free can experience the incredible benefits of next-generation condoms without looking for alternative contraception.

Extra Safe

If knowing the condoms you’re using are safe is paramount to you, choose a slightly thicker, more lubricated condom that gives ultimate reassurance and optimum comfort. They can also be easier to put on, meaning there is less chance of them breaking, so you can feel free to relax and enjoy great sex with the peace of mind that you’re protected.

Enhanced performance

This is where the science behind condoms really helps to transform sex. Condoms that enhance performance can be a game changer, particularly if you’re hoping to achieve the elusive synchronized orgasm or make sex last longer. Durex Mutual Climax* aims to help you to orgasm together with ribs and dots positioned in key places to speed her up, and specially-designed lubricant to slow him down, meaning you’re more likely to time things right to come together. Other condoms include technology to prolong his excitement by, again, containing lube that keeps things ticking over for longer - it means you’re free to enjoy each other even more!

With so many options available, it’s best to experiment with different condoms and see what works best for you and your partner. New technology means condoms can be as much an experience-enhancing sex toy as a method of contraception, so make sure you’re not missing out!

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