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We believe good sex should be for everyone. With over 90 years of experience, Durex boasts a range of products including condoms, lubes and sex toys designed for performance. Through electronic and dermatological tests, Durex exceeds worldwide quality standards so everyone everywhere is free to enjoy sex. Need another reason to choose Durex? We’re constantly innovating and improving our products because we know that real sex, is good sex.
Every Durex condom is electronically tested to ensure it's up to the job. Here’s how:
After measuring thickness and length, samples go through the air inflation test to check for burst strength and elasticity (typically a Durex condom can hold 40 liters of air without bursting). Water leak testing is also carried out. A random sample of condoms is also taken from each batch for more rigorous quality tests Sample condoms are filled with water - suspended for one minute and rolled on blotting paper which shows up any leakage. Approximately two million water tests are carried out every month in Durex factories. If the sample fails any of the tests, the whole batch is rejected.
Durex condoms set the quality standard around the world, by meeting or exceeding all national and international standards.
Look for the Durex Quality symbol on our products, which demonstrates our commitment to going above and beyond regulatory standards.
The international standard for the air burst test is for the condom to contain 18 liters of air. But we require 22 liters. Typically,a Durex condom will expand to contain 40 liters of air.
No. The thickness of the condom doesn't necessarily correspond to safety.
Durex flavoured condoms are intended primarily for penetrative. However, if you choose to use them in oral sex, the lubricant is safe if ingested. We recommend if used in oral sex that a new condom be used for vaginal sex.
There has been no research into the performance of condoms when they are used in or underwater. The risk of slippage, for example, might increase when used in such circumstances. Though the salt in seawater would not have adverse effects on condom materials, there is a strong possibility that the chemicals used in swimming pools (chlorine and ozone, for example) would. The presence of bath oils or other substances in the water or applied in the shower may have an adverse effect on the properties of the latex condom material.
Yes! There are currently no specific standards for the manufacturing of condoms for anal sex. For anal sex in particular, application of additional water-based or silicone-based lubricants to the outside of the condom once donned is recommended to help reduce the risk of breakage or slippage of the condom.
Always check the condom packaging or the individual condom foil for the expiration date. Be sure to always use condoms within date.
The Durex lube collection is designed to bring smoothness and extra stimulation to your sessions. With a range of flavoured, water-based and silicone-based lubes, there’s a product for everyone. Always read the instruction manual on the lube packaging to check for condom compatibility
No. There are plenty of reasons why a woman might experience dryness including stress, post-partum, and changes in hormone levels. Using a lube can help turn her excitement into fun, stimulating pleasure.
Always read the instruction manual on the lube packaging to check for condom compatibility.
Everywhere and anywhere. Durex lubes are dermatologically tested so you can focus on pleasure.
Durex Play lubes are safe to consume.
The only thing we wouldn't recommend is using a tingling lubricant for anal sex as some people can experience slightly stronger sensations than others.
Many people find using lube with the Intense Bullet a real revelation.It lets the bullet glide over the body - easily giving a more intense feeling. However, it is only compatible with water-based lubes. Also be sure to wash your toy after each use.
There are really no rules here. The best thing to do is just relax, enjoy and experiment.
But, when you're trying it for the first time, simply squeeze a little lube onto your fingertips and gently apply to your intimate areas.
Take care not to use too much before you put the condom on, otherwise it may slip off during sex. You can always apply more if you need it.
The Intense Bullet is designed with women in mind although they are intended for both solo use and with a partner. In addition, it is worth remembering that men also can enjoy stimulation from the toy.
Durex sex toys are water-resistant. Always follow the instructions on the packaging before use.