World's Annual Best Condom Awards - 16th Anniversary

For the past 16 years the staff at CondomDepot.com works diligently to offer our visitors the world's only comprehensive list of condom metrics.

Our mission has always been to create condom awareness and promote the use of condoms as a birth control method and the most reliable method to reduce the risk of being infected by the many number of Sexually Transmitted Infections. Over the last 15 years we have learned a bunch.

One fact that stands out above and beyond any other: condom use is most effected by the feel or comfort the condoms offers both partners. Interestingly, a condom's reliability takes second place to actual feel. 

We are not letting the cat out of the bag with that statement however there is one problem. Where do you find that information? And is the information you do find TRULY unbiased? Or is it some advertorial pushing a brand? God knows, you can never seem to find actual product reviews that are legitimate on Google anymore.

That's where we come in. This year marks the 15th consecutive year that CondomDepot.com has invested the time, effort and money into discovering what our customers are looking for. What they like. What they try. What they re-order. What their partner likes. What they hate. Our business is based on educating our customers which in turn drives our business. Do not worry, CondomDepot.com is a Full Line Master Distributor. Meaning, we carry EVERY Condom Brand that matters. Therefore the results are fair and accurate.

After all the work, I'm excited to announce the results from our 16th Annual Condom Awards! Here are some key points from this year's sampling:

  • Our first Non-Latex condom to make the list.. The SKYN Line scored big!
  • 2 Condos from Okamoto made the list as well as 2 Condoms from Kimono. This simply shows that the Japanese manufacturers are on point with making quality "Bare-Back" feeling condoms. As more people try these High quality Made in Japan Condoms, more should make the grade in coming years.
  • New product offerings from Trojan came with little more than the usual multi-million dollar marketing hype. The same complaints about the product range: "Thick-feeling," "Nasty latex smell," and "Why are twelve pack boxes now ten pack boxes?" being the most prevalent. Shockingly, this makes it the 8th consecutive year the marketing machine at Trojan Condoms did not score well. Most of their products scoring in the bottom half in most of our metrics. The new XO product being very disappointing.

This year our "Official Condom Tester Pool" consisted of regular customers that were asked to sample forty of our best condoms. The forty condoms they received were decided by combining our top selling condoms with the ratings we receive from our customers via online reviews and adding a couple of new product offerings to that list. Our official condom tester team was made up of folks from a varied segment of the population including, students from various universities and one hundred couples of various ages and sexual orientations. This year our total testing pool consisted of 250 of which more than half completed the entire reviewing process.

And The Winners Are...

2018 World's Best Condom Sampler!

You Be The Judge. Now on sale!

Sample from all of our winners of the 16th Annual Condom Awards. The 2018 sampler has condoms, lubes and also the World Famous Vibrating Johnny!

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Crown Skinless Skin Condoms

16th Year in A Row! Are These The Best Condoms Ever? You Betcha!

Year after year, our customers constantly rate them at the head of the class. In terms of sensitivity, reliability and comfort the Crown Skinless Skin is unmatched. Most famous for their use in adult movies, Skinless Skin are Pink Tinted and famous for being ridiculously thin yet super strong. They are manufactured in Japan by Okamoto (who also manufactures fellow World's Best Winner Beyond Seven). He will love them because their super thin design give them a "Bareback" feeling. She will love them because they are super thin and help her feel closer to her lover. Bottom Line: It feels like you have nothing on.

  • Characteristics - Thinnest Latex Condom, makes it feel like you are not wearing a condom. They are slightly above average in size for more comfort.
  • She Thinks - So thin that she feels closer to her lover. No nasty latex smell makes sex better.
  • He Thinks - Bareback feeling seems like your not using a condom. What can be better than that!
  • Average Tester Rating - Her: A+, Him: A+
  • Condom Stats
    Measurements: 8" Length x 1.94" Width (203.2 mm x 49.29 mm)
    Thickness: SUPER SENSITIVE A+++ <- The MOST Sensitive
    Lubrication: Yes. Does NOT Contain Harmful Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide.

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Durex Extra Sensitive Condoms

Rated Best Condom by Consumer Reports. 11 Time Winner

New addition to the World's Best Condom List. The Extra Sensitive from Durex is The Thinnest Latex condom in the Durex product line. Super sensitivity, a good deal of lubricant and also with a slightly wider head. All of these characteristics make this condom Great. This condom was also rated most dependable condom by the Consumer Reports team in its last round of testing in 2005.

  • Characteristics - Durex's thinnest and most sensitive latex condom. Feel closer to your lover.
  • She Thinks - "It was hard to tell he was wearing a condom, 2 Thumbs and 2 Toes Up!"
  • He Thinks -"Amazing! We all hate having to use a condom, but these goodies don't take away any of the pleasure. In fact, they change the sensation a bit.. they feel just as good, but in a different way."
  • Average Tester Rating - Her: A, Him: A+
  • Condom Stats
    Measurements: 7.75" Length x 1.94" Width (196.85 mm x 49.29 mm)
    Thickness: SUPER SENSITIVE A+
    Lubrication: Yes. Does NOT Contain Harmful Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide.

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Beyond Seven Condoms

11 Time Winner

Sheerlon Latex is Super Sensitive for Average Sized Men

  • Characteristics - Made of a super thin latex called "Sheerlon". Can be made thinner and stronger than other condoms.
  • She Thinks - Very thin.
  • He Thinks - The Japanese really make a great condom. Super thin and super strong. Wish they where wider in the head.
  • Average Tester Rating - Her: A-, Him: A-
  • Condom Stats
    Measurements: 7.87" Length x 1.87" Width (199.89 mm x 47.63 mm),
    Thickness: SUPER SENSITIVE A+
    Lubrication: Yes. Does NOT Contain Harmful Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide.

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Kimono MicroThin Condoms

6 Time Winner

Super Sensitivity makes you second guess whether or not you're wearing a condom.

What more could be said? Kimono, the Condom from Japan, is one of the most sensitive condoms in the world. When dealing with such a thin latex condom, friction is your worst enemy. So to make these even more incredible, we recommend using a fine personal lubricant such as any of the WET brand products.

  • Characteristics - Super sensitive for a more natural feel.
  • She Thinks - "You're wearing a condom? Really?"
  • He Thinks - " I'm Wearing a condom? Really?"
  • Average Tester Rating - Her: A, Him: A
  • Condom Stats
    Measurements: 8.12" Length x 1.87" Width (206.24 mm x 47.63 mm)
    Thickness: SUPER SENSITIVE A+
    Lubrication: Yes. Does NOT Contain Harmful Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide.

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Iron Grip Condoms

3 Time Winner

An Iron Grip that won't slip!

This first time winner has been highly praised by our customers. It gets its 'Iron Grip' name by having a smaller width for a snugger fitting condom. A customer from Boston raves, "Finally! A Condom that fits and wont slip! The snuggest fit I have found with the exception of some custom fit condom I used to be able to find online."

  • Characteristics - Snugger, tighter fitting condom
  • She Thinks - I never have to worry about a condom slipping off thanks to Iron Grip.
  • He Thinks - Finally, a condom that fits me better than the condoms I could get at stores.
  • Average Tester Rating - Her: B, Him: B+
  • Condom Stats
    Measurements: 7.75" Length x 1.75" Width (196.85 mm x 44.45 mm)
    Thickness: SENSITIVE B
    Lubrication: Yes. Does NOT Contain Harmful Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide.

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LifeStyles SKYN

These are the first Non-Latex Condoms to ever make the list! 1st Time Winner!

With so few choices on the market in latex free condoms, it's a relief to finally find a sensitive, non-latex condom that lives up to the hype about condoms that are made with Polyisopreen. These condoms are not only Thin, but unlike the "Old School" Polyurethane Condoms (That made weird noises and offered little to no stretch), these also offer some room and without feeling like a plastic bag. They also offer a true feeling of heat transfer that make them even more unique!

  • Characteristics - As the name implies. Non-Latex and they do feel like a second skyn.
  • She Thinks - She can feel him through his sheath!
  • He Thinks - Feels grrreat! Thinner for more natural feel!
  • Average Tester Rating - Her: A-, Him: A
  • Condom Stats
    Measurements: 8" Length x 2" Width (203 mm x 51 mm)
    Thickness: SENSITIVE A+
    Lubrication: Yes. Does NOT Contain Harmful Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide.

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ONE Pleasure Plus Condoms

ONE Pleasure Plus Condoms

ONE Pleasure Plus Condoms offer serious protection while remaining thin enough to feel your partner.

Our Gay testers admired how the ribbed bag add to prostate pleasure! Our Female testers like how these can help stimulate the ever elusive G-Spot!

For an enjoyable experience, while remaining safe, go for the ONE Pleasure Plus

  • Characteristics - Light bulb shaped design adds pleasure to him and her.
  • She Thinks - He likes these a great deal and that makes me enjoy them more.
  • He Thinks - The head of my penis has room to breath. The extra bagginess adds to its pleasure.
  • Average Tester Rating - Her: A-, Him: A
  • Condom Stats
    Measurements: 7.25" Length x 2" Width At The Base(199.89 mm x 50.8 mm)
    Thickness: SENSITIVE B+
    Lubrication: Yes. Does NOT Contain Harmful Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide.

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Kimono Special Thin Select

Super sensitivity for him! 1st Time Winner!

Hand it to the Japanese! These condoms feature hundreds of tiny raised bumps along the shaft design to rock her world. VERY SIMILAR TO THE INTENSE SENSATION, EXCEPT THIS IS A SNUG FIT CONDOM. Made from an advanced Latex called Sherlon, they are much thinner than standard latex condoms without sacrificing strength. The thinner latex also helps her feel the heat and friction that is mostly lost from thicker latex condoms. This condom is an instant classic.

  • Characteristics: Super Sensitive for Him.
  • She Thinks - I feel closer. Maybe a standard condom but they feel good!
  • He Thinks - Loved, Loved Loved the sensitivity of these condoms.
  • Average Tester Rating - Her: B+, Him: A
  • Condom Stats -
    Measurements: 7.87" Length x 2" Width (199.89 mm x 50.8 mm)
    Thickness: SUPER SENSITIVE A+
    Lubrication: Yes. Does NOT Contain Harmful Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide.

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LifeStyles Ultra Thin

Super Thin Bareback sensation while maintaining its structural integrity. 1st Time Winner!

Lifestyles has listened to what consumers are wanting. Every year it seems that our data gathering is pointing to one thing... People have less a problem with wearing a condom when it doesn't feel like they are wearing a condom. Lifestyles Ultra Thin Condoms are exactly what the Folks asked for and they deliver. Both men and woman scored it very highly on sensitivity and it's slightly larger than the Crown and Beyond Seven products which was also a positive scoring characteristic.

  • Characteristics - Not as thin as the Crown or Beyond Seven products but close. Slightly larger than both in width and in length.
  • She Thinks - Hmm... Is he wearing a condom?
  • He Thinks - Hard to tell I'm wearing a condom.
  • Average Tester Rating - Her: A-, Him: A-
  • Condom Stats
    Measurements: 8" Length x 2" Width (203.2 mm x 50 mm)
    Thickness: SUPER SENSITIVE A
    Lubrication: Yes. Does NOT Contain Harmful Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide.

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Durex Intense

Just a whole bunch of raised bumps for her pleasure! 1st Time Winner!

This condom tested higher then any other in terms of texture. With literally hundreds of raised bumps, the results where well received by the female partners of our testers.

  • Characteristics - Nicely Raised Bumps and Fantastic Reliability!
  • She Thinks - Hmm... I like these Feelings!
  • He Thinks - She really Likes it. Not the most sensitive but It'll do!
  • Average Tester Rating - Her: A-, Him: B-
  • Condom Stats
    Measurements: 8" Length x 2" Width (203.2 mm x503 mm)
    Thickness: SENSITIVE B-
    Lubrication: Yes. Does NOT Contain Harmful Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide.

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Vibrating Johnny® - Vibrating Ring Best Safe Sex Gadget

Clitoral Stimulation For Her & Rock Hard Erections For Him 2nd Time Winner!

We have seen many of these gadgets come to our office over the years but never have we been so impressed with the Vibrating Johnny! As one reviewer submitted, "Fantastic! my wife absolutely loved this product! The stimulator was perfectly positioned and gave her multiple orgasms! 4 Thumbs Up!"

Here's the skinny. The Vibrating Johnny works in two different ways. For him, it acts as an erection enhancer. It keeps blood flow in the penis which makes for a longer, more "Ripped" looking Penis. For Her, it features a Textured Vibrating Clitoral Stimulator. When he wears it, the stimulator comes into contact with her clitoris which gives her incredible pleasure. We like it much better than similar products because it lasts longer, seems more powerful and it stays on because it has a bumpy ring. The ring's bumps keep it in place during wild sex. Ride'em Cowgirl, Yeah!

  • Characteristics - Lasts for about 20-30 minutes. Has a convenient on/off switch for multiple use.
  • She Thinks - Stimulator hits all the right spots with powerful vibrations!
  • He Thinks - It makes the veins in my penis look like Gov. Arnold in 'Conan the Barbarian'!
  • Average Tester Rating - Her: A+, Him: A+
  • Condom Stats - Stretchable - One Size Fits All

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Wet Elite Lubricant   Best Personal Lubricants Co-Winner

This World Class Lubricant, the Hybrid cross Kin of Water-Based and Silicone!

We love Wet Personal Lubricants for their innovation and this NEW ELITE Hybrid steals the show! In a product market that rarely sees anything new, other than new names and labels (With the same Old Juice), this truly is a NEW Personal Lubricant that hit shelves in 2017. Simply put its a Blended lubricant that incorporates Water Based with Silicone Based to make a hybrid formula.

WET Elite Hybrid is the co-winner of our World's Best Lube Award because unlike other Lubes, it actually does "Stay Wet Longer". Meaning it takes longer before it begins to get sticky feeling like All other Water Based Lubricants. These are also fantastic for anal intercourse because they contain no spermicide and are so incredibly slippery!

  • Characteristics - Condom safe. Spermicide free. Stays Wet Longer than any other water based lubricant on the market because it's blended with some silicone.
  • Average Tester Rating - Her: A, Him: A

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Wet Platinum Best Personal Lubricants Co-Winner

Co-Winner of the World's Best Lubricant! This makes the list as our favorite lube. Best Silicone Based Lubricant

Unlike any other lube in that it doesn't dry up and in never gets sticky feeling. Being that it's silicone based, it's safe for use in and out of water and condom safe.. Although this lube is more expensive than Water Based Lubricants, it has a better value because you only need a drop or two at the most. This silicone lube is taste-free, fragrance free, and will NEVER get sticky feeling or dry out. It's condom safe but may interact with silicone toys. WATCH OUT FOR CHEAP GENERICS AND COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS ON AMAZON AND EBAY. There are many Lower Quality Silicon based lubricants on the market.

Mike & Donna in Florida say; "This is the best lubricant we have ever used. We have not found any other that come close to its ability to maintain lubricity, while being very smooth and silky.."

  • Characteristics - It never dries. Can be used in the shower and under water. One drop is all that's needed.
  • Average Tester Rating - Her: A-, Him: A+

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2018 World's Best Condom Sampler!

You Be The Judge. Now on sale!

Sample from all of our winners of the 16th Annual Condom Awards. The 2018 sampler has condoms, lubes and also the World Famous Vibrating Johnny!

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