We’ve tried and tested 10 of the best condoms for men from Durex, Skyn, Hanx and more

Whether you’re after the best condoms for pleasure or looking to be on the extra-safe side, here are the best condoms to buy in the UK. Plus, we’ve included a condom size chart to help you decide 

 

U nless you’re in the market for unwanted pregnancies or STIs, condoms are your best – and only – bet for the safest sex possible. But the last thing you want is for a poor-fitting or uncomfortable condom interrupting the moment, splitting, jeopardising your orgasm, or even being left inside your partner.

 

Yet with so many condom options on the market, the competition is stiff…no bones about it, with so many options it can be hard to know where to begin.

 

Like penises, not all condoms are created equal. The best condom for you comes down to your individual needs and preference. Do you need small, medium or large? Are you looking for extra safe or extra sensitive? Flavoured, non-latex, glow-in-the-dark?

 

Below we’ve outlined how to measure your penis to discover which condom best fits you and your unique length and girth. We’ve also put the best condoms on the market to the test to help you decide which to buy, and which to avoid.

 

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Condom sizes UK

 

Condoms, by their nature, are designed to stretch. However, if they’re too tight they’ll feel uncomfortable or worse they’re more likely to split. Equally, if your condom is too big, there’s the risk it could come off and neither result is ideal.

 

When choosing a condom size, the general fit comes down to your girth.

 

Condom Size chart UKMBman

If your penis girth is around 2-inches then a standard or medium-size should suffice.

 

Less than 2 inches and you’ll want a small condom size, while anything over 2.5-inch girth you’re looking for a large or extra-large condom size.

 

Remember it doesn’t matter what category you fall into, it matters you get your condom to fit right.

 

Length-wise, if you fall within the average sizes of 6.5-inches up to 8-inches, opt for a medium or large (depending on your girth).

 

If you’re shorter than 6.5-inches when erect, a small may fit you best. Similarly, if you exceed 8-inches, we recommend going for an extra-large.

 

If your penis measurements are on the border of any of these figures, or you’re not sure which style of condom is best, it is possible to buy samples.

 

We recommend the Condom Trial Packs from British Condoms but other sites also sell individually packaged condoms as needed.

 

What to look for when buying the best condoms

 

It’s not just practicalities that are important when choosing the best condoms.

 

Some are best for feeling and pleasure, others are designed to stimulate you and your partner, and then there are condoms that create new sensations during sex.

 

A ribbed condom, for example, increases the friction and intensifies the sensation around your cock. They also give your partner more pleasure, too.

 

Elsewhere, you can buy condoms with a stimulating gel inside that adds to your pleasure. Or simply buying thinner condoms will make it feel more like skin-on-skin.

 

Just bear in mind that if you’re enhancing the sensation around your penis, you might get overexcited and climax more quickly. So you may need to change the speed of your thrusts or similar to compensate.

 

Condoms are a single-use product and although there’s currently no such thing as an “organic” condom, there are vegan condoms. Fair-trade condoms and nitrosamine-free condoms also exist. Therefore you have the option of choosing a condom that’s better for the environment if that’s important to you.

 

Don’t, however, presume that a condom with naturally-occurring latex is a vegan condom. A lot of condoms may still feature casein, which is an animal by-product.

 

Also bear in mind that a vegan condom isn’t necessarily an organic condom or a chemical-free condom, meaning they aren’t the obvious choice if you have sensitive skin. In this case, you may have to choose which is more important to you – its eco-credentials or your reactions.

 

If you’re planning to use a lubricant when having sex, which we would particularly recommend adding if you’re having anal sex, then make sure to avoid using an oil-based lubricant with condoms, as this can lower its effectiveness. 

 

Editor’s Pick: Durex Pasante

£6.99 for a pack of 12 | Buy now

Best condom for men durex pasanteDurex

If you’re looking for the best condom that ticks a lot of boxes, then the Durex Pasante condom is our top pick.

 

It’s one of the cheaper options out there.

 

It’s from a respectable brand, and it has the added benefit of being ribbed with raised dots that give both you and your partner that extra bit of a thrill.

 

These Pasante condoms are a regular fit and easy to put on, so they won’t interrupt your passion and leave your partner waiting awkwardly.

 

The material feels almost skin-like and it has a slippery lubricant. A great condom that works as well as you’d expect.

 

 

Best extra-safe condom: Durex Extra Safe Latex Condoms

£12.99 for a pack of 12 | Buy now 

Durex extra safe condoms reviewDurex

These Durex Extra Safe condoms are slightly thicker than regular condoms, making them stronger and safer. This is great if you want to feel more relaxed and reassured you’re having safe sex.

 

The added thickness does make a slight difference to the sensation but it’s marginal and orgasming is a lot easier when you don’t have to worry about slip-ups.

 

There’s a reason Durex is the most famous of condom brands and that’s because its condoms fit well and are easy to put on.

 

These particular condoms have extra lubricant to make them even comfier to wear. Even for longer periods.

 

 

Best long-lasting condom: Durex Extended Pleasure

£8.49 for a pack of 12 | Buy now

Best delay condom and long lasting condomsDurex

A long-lasting condom, also known as a delay condom, uses a tiny amount of a light anaesthetic known as benzocaine to reduce the sensitivity of your penis.

 

This, in theory, helps make you last longer and prevents premature ejaculation.

 

The sensation is slightly odd, but not unpleasant at all.

 

Plus, the extra time we had when using the Durex Extended Pleasure condoms meant we could even better satisfy our partner without having to use random thoughts to delay our orgasm.

 

As a result of this design, these condoms are slightly thicker than the average, but this will also help reduce over-stimulation and help you, as their category name suggests, last longer in the bedroom (or whatever room you’re in…)

 

 

Best condom for sensitive skin/for people with a latex condom allergy: Skyn Non-Latex Condom

£12.99 for a pack of 10 | Buy now

Best condom for sensitive skin or a latex condom allergy Skyn condom reviewsSKYN

Being latex-free, these Skyn condoms are better for sensitive skin or for people with a latex condom allergy, while also being thinner.

 

This means they give you a barely-there sensation when having sex.

 

In particular, they give a more natural, skin-on-skin feeling without compromising on protection.

 

Despite their thinner design, they are still made to the same safety specifications as standard condoms.

 

Elsewhere, these extra-sensitive condoms have a long-lasting lubricant and they’ll give you a softer, more natural feel when thrusting.

 

 

Best large-size condom: Skyn Large

£10.50 for a pack of 10 | Buy now

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These large-size condoms from Skyn and wider and longer than standard condoms, making them work better and fit more comfortably if you have a larger penis.

 

These specific condoms for large penises are also latex-free, so they’re a good choice if either of you has a latex condom allergy.

 

This also means they have the sensitivity of an ultra-thin condom without sacrificing protection.

 

In fact, they’re clinically proven to enhance sensation. A win-win all-around.

 

 

Best small condom: MY.SIZE

£4.27 for a pack of 3 | Buy now

Best small condom and extra small condom MY.SIZE reviewMY.SIZE

The MY.SIZE condom range offers more than one size option for small or extra small penises. They’re also super affordable.

 

We’d recommend measuring your penis when erect to see which suits you best because there are only millimetres between the different small condom sizes from MY.SIZE, so getting it right is important.

 

If you’ve found other standard condoms to be too big, then give these a try because you might find them much more comfortable.

 

 

Best condom for pleasure: Durex Pleasure Me Ribbed & Dotted

£9.99 for a pack of 12 | Buy now

Best condom for feeling and pleasure Durex reviewsDurex

If you really want the best condom for feeling and pleasure, give these Pleasure Me condoms from Durex a go.

 

They’ve got ribs and raised dots all the way along the shaft that will stimulate you and your partner.

 

As with all Durex condoms, the smell of the condom material is minimal and these are easy to roll on your penis because they’re already lubricated.

 

 

Best vegan condom: Glyde Ultra Condoms

£11.99 for a pack of 10 | Buy now 

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These vegan condoms from Glyde contain no animal proteins or gluten.

 

They’re non-toxic, organic, sustainable and ethical, without the price tag you’d expect.

 

They’re suitable for a standard size penis and are super thin, so they’ll give you the skin-on-skin feeling when having sex while offering top-level protection.

 

They don’t have a latex odour either which is an added bonus.

 

 

Best condom for feeling: Durex Latex-Free Condom

£9.99 for a pack of 12 | Buy now

Best latex-free condom for pleasureDurex

These Durex latex-free condoms are made from synthetic polyisoprene, which is a latex-free alternative.

 

Just because they’re latex-free doesn’t make them any less safe, though. These condoms are just as effective as standard condoms.

 

Although these condoms are designed for men and women with latex allergies, they’re a popular choice for a lot of guys because they give a more natural sensation.

 

This was certainly something we experienced and if you’re looking for the best condom for feeling, this is top of our list.

 

 

Best eco-friendly condom: HANX Ultra-Thin Vegan Condoms

£12.99 for a pack of 10 | Buy now

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These HANX ultra-thin condoms have been designed to be biodegradable to the point they’ll even biodegrade in your compost. Thus creating a seed-planting virtuous circle…

 

This is made possible because they’re made from Fair Rubber and are 100% natural fair-trade latex.

 

What makes them even better is that they’re vegan condoms, too.

 

Don’t worry that they’re less trustworthy because they’re biodegradable.

 

No condom offers 100% protection, but these condoms are as reliable as standard, latex and latex-free condoms. Therefore choosing a condom that’s better for the environment doesn’t put you at more risk.

 

You’ll get a natural sensation when having sex because they’re ultra-thin and they’re lubricated so it’s easy to put one of these eco-friendly condoms on.

 

 

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