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Discussion in 'Sex and Relationships' started by Cymro ydw i, Oct 15, 2008.
I've heard these are meant to be better than latex ones. What's the main difference?
I don't know that they are better. If a person has an allergy to latex, there are other materials they are made from. One of them is lambskin but while they may prevent pregnancy, they do not prevent the passage of STD's IIRC.
Basically what Igor said. They're better... if someone is allergic to latex. They have the same usage with the prevention of pregnancy and do not protect you against STDs. The alternate from latex, aside from the sheep/lamb skin condoms, are the polyurethane ones. Although latex is still more effective, not saying the P-condoms aren't ineffective, they're just not as effective. I've never used them because latex [Trojan!] is fine for me, but that's what i've read on the net
They dont have latex in them
When I was a young lad I used the "skins". They cost a lot more but felt much better. But those were called XXX brand, and they fit looser with a band on the end to keep it in place. Instead of rolling them on you just took out the wadded up condom from its plastic container and pulled it on. I've since tried a different brand (Naturalamb by Trojan)that rolls on like the latex ones, but they don't feel that much more sensitive, IMHO.
And of course, they do NOT prevent STDs. (Those weren't too common in the early 60s.)
In short it's what everyone says
1. They allow more feeling
2. Are NOT made of latex (obviously)
3. Prevents pregnancy BUT WILL NOT prevent STD/STI
4. Is advised ONLY for people who are allergic to latex
5. Some still come with spermicide as normal condoms do.
6. Cost more than normal condoms
Word to the wise, unless you're allergic to latex, there's really no need. Trojan makes a brand I believed called His Pleasure or Sensitive, something like that. It's made to allow the guy to feel the girl more. They'll keep you safe from STDs and STIs and at the same time will allow you to keep more money in your pocket.
polyeurathane condoms do protect against STDs, so they're safe to use (lambskin ones don't though)
I've tried them and they do feel a bit more sensitive than latex. Not a huge amount, but enough to be noticeable. They do have the downside of being more expensive though :-(
Polyurethane condoms protect from STIs, and they feel better than latex condoms. You feel the warmth of your partner, and you feel a lot more sensation. I used them with my mistress, and to her polyurethane condoms felt like natural sex. To me, they didn't feel a lot different to natural sex, so they are an improvement on latex condoms.
I used Trojan latex condoms which were supposed to be better than the durex brand.
On the rare occasions that I need to use a condom I use the polyurethane types but mainly because I am allergic to latex.
better sensation and heat transfer
Difficult to put on
Tend to restrict rapid change such as throbbing engorgement of the penis gland during orgasm which for me spoils the moment some.
On balance if I had a choice I would stick to the cheaper latex.
bore da, sariad cymraeg? dw'in hoffi latex condoms ond dwi'n dwli ar non latex condoms. non latex a'r wastreff arian achos maen hefyd 'n ddrudfawr
There is a new type. see www.lifestyles.com/skyn
Emm wrote in Welsh. She and the OP are both from Wales.
Durex have a new one call avanti bare, my boyfriend its allergic to latex so he uses that one it does feels more like natural for me de only con its that doesn't prevent STDs.
What has he said about it?
He told me that this condoms where good because he can feel more like the heat and everything since they're thin.I also like them more
Would be better off with the pill if this is the case
alot of people use them if they are allergic to latex like alot of people had said.
Main differences as I understand them. Non-latex will not protect you against STDs to the same extent as latex. Also non-latex have been desinged in part for those who have allergies, like myself, to latex. They do, from my experiencem give you more of a natural feeling than latex. Overall they is very little difference between the two types.
Umh, I sort of agree with ym, in that they feel quite natural but being less flexible than latex makes my orgasm less intense, more prolonged (a good thing perhaps?) but almost sensually painful in a restrained sort of way if you get my drift?