I will admit that I am not an expert on condoms. I use them, of course. I am all about safety. However, when I find a condom that works for My Man and me, we use it. I don’t necessarily look around for something better. I am a bit lazy that way. So I was curious about all the different condoms available at ANE.
One new brand that I found very interesting is from Great Britain, called Skins. They have a great tagline, “never go In without a skin.” The proprietors of Creative Conceptions, the organization responsible for creating Skins and bringing them to the U.S, allowed me to play with the Skins and put one on my hand. I was very impressed with the thinness of these condoms and the fact that they smell good. They have a light vanilla scent rather than the typical latex smell which I really dislike. Also, my fingers did not taste like latex after taking the Skins off my hand. Yay! You cannot buy Skins in the U.S. just yet but keep your eyes open. Drugstore.com showed serious interest and I have a feeling they will start showing up all over the place soon.
Another newer brand of condoms is Los Angeles-based “ooo” Boutique, They carry several different lines of condoms with creative packaging. There is the Kung Fu Sutra line, a box of eight condoms that are set up as a game with different positions and comments on the packaging. They have the Try Me and Take Me lines, carried by Babeland, which are sets of 12 condoms with position and location suggestions. There is also the Tryst line, which consists of Feel Me (exceptionally sheer), Rock Me (pleasure-enhanced), and Savor Me (flavored). These packs contain six condoms each. “ooo” Boutique also does single pack condoms. Their packaging is classy and stylish, and while I haven’t tried the condoms myself I have heard good things.
Has this ever happened to anyone? You are playing with your partner and things are heating up. You are getting ready for penile penetration and start fumbling around with a condom. Now either it is dark, or like me you’re blind without glasses or contacts so it may as well be. The point is, you can’t see the proper way to put on the condom. You go for feel, only to discover you are trying to put it on backwards. Great. One condom ruined. On to the next one… With Sensis condoms this does not have to happen. Sensis condoms have these cools little tabs, called “Quikstrips” with ridges to let you know which end is up. You simply place the condom on the penis and pull down on the tabs to put it on. While I did not get to practice on actual penis, I was able to put one on a broom handle and it worked really well. Sensis condoms are currently being sold on Drugstore.com and at select Walgreens. However, I think we will also see these pop up at some of my favorite online sex shops soon.
I know I have been slow about getting my ANE photos and updates up, but please be patient. There is still more to come.