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:
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.
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.
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.
11 Time Winner
Sheerlon Latex is Super Sensitive for Average Sized Men
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.
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."
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.."