Condom design has thankfully expanded quite a bit since, as Greek mythology goes, King Minos used a goat’s bladder. Now, with what feels like gazillions of different condom brands on the market, you may be curious about what else is out there.
You can always stare into the endless void of options at the drugstore, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed and would like to be pointed in the right direction (without asking a drugstore employee), we got you. “Latex condoms are often the most available and affordable and come in multiple options in terms of thickness, flavor, and texture,” says Jess O’Reilly, PhD, host of the @SexWithDrJess podcast. “Some people have latex allergies and will opt for polyurethane condoms that can feel thinner for more sensitivity, or a synthetic latex that may be a bit thicker and good for ejaculatory control.” (Lambskin is certainly a condom option as well, but Dr. O’Reilly says research notes they’re less effective.)
With World Contraception Day on the horizon (it’s September 26!), we rounded up nine different condom brands. Check out options that are free of potentially harmful additives, futuristic in fit, and sustainable.
9 different condom brands that’ll save you a drugstore journey
3. Classic b condoms, $9 for 10 condoms
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B condoms delivers ultra-lubricated condoms for easy guide and enhanced pleasure. And despite the product’s affordable price point, there’s really no sacrifice of quality here. The durability is triple-tested, which means breakages don’t need to be at the forefront of your mind when you’re getting it on, and it’s also available in both classic and XL sizes.