- What are the best condoms: trust but verify
- How to choose
How are condoms from each other
Today, condoms are manufactured from a thin and durable latex, which allows for the necessary protection while maintaining high sensitivity. And yet, condoms differ by several criteria, it is the shape and texture, the presence or absence of lubrication, size, durability, shelf life. There are condoms of different colors, glowing in the dark, samonadevayuschiesya. But the most important difference - this quality.
Condoms can be of conventional elongate shape, and can be - an anatomical conforming to the shape of the penis. In texture they are smooth and textured, which has a smooth surface on all sorts of convexity ribs, round elevations of different sizes, and so on (they are called "features").
Some condoms absolutely no lubrication (they are suitable for people prone to allergic reactions), in the other it is a standard (for example, silicone oil), the third of lubricant twice a quarter present flavored lubricant (usually a perfume or fruity-berry smell) on Fifth - spermicidal (kills sperm and violates their motor skills), in the sixth - the lubricant that prolongs the sexual act (in which there are substances that inhibit ejaculation, but not crush the other components of sexual intercourse).
Available condoms more durable, reliable and ultra-thin, providing increased sensitivity, glow in the dark (with phosphorescent properties) and special rubber band, which allows them to put on, just attach to the head of the penis.
Dimensions of condoms also are different. Thus, condoms, issued in Europe typically have three dimensions (49 mm, 52 mm and 56 mm) in the United States produced a larger number of dimensions (49 mm, 51 mm, 54 mm and 57 mm), and they are expressed in inches (1 inch 2, 54 mm). Asian countries produce lower-quality condoms, and this is often reflected in their size: larger Chinese condoms because of poor latex corresponds to the smaller size of European or American condoms.
Finally, condoms are different from each other in the storage period, it could be from two to five years. Like any rubber products, condoms should be stored in a cool dry place they deteriorate by heat, sunlight, contact with substances which react with the latex (e.g., different oils).
How to choose a condom
First of all, it is necessary to pay attention to the quality of the product. How to define it? It is necessary to pay attention to the following criteria:
- starting with the package - it should be sealed with industrial way so that upon opening it can not be re-sealed; on the outside (covering the packaging film) and the inner side of the package have to be marked with the lot number and expiration date, as well as a bar code, by which you can determine the country of origin (packing without barcode is better not to buy);
- You can check the condom itself: when viewed against the light it should be the same thickness and color, without deformation or stains; unpleasant smell condom speaks about his poor quality.
Acquire best condoms in the pharmacy, where they are usually better quality and properly stored. Which company prefer? Better condoms European, American and Japanese production, is almost behind them, the quality of condoms in Malaysia. Often low-quality condoms are Indian, Chinese production and the production of other Asian countries. Less high-quality condoms and Polish.
Unreliability of condoms with different additional parts (for example, with a mustache - they often just break), made of genuine leather and natural membranes (such as animal intestines - they do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases).
Reliable condom should not be torn and sliding. Do not slide usually anatomically shaped condom and do not break condoms better known companies.
The main brands that produce high-quality condoms, which can be found on sale in our country, it Sico (Germany), VIZIT (Germany), Durex (global brand), Masculan (Germany), Life Styles (global brand), Innotex (France) , Reflex (Russia). However, many of these brands of condoms manufactured in Asian countries, but not in those that are listed on their packaging. The packaging of this fact is not always indicated. Today, Russian are available and high-quality condoms - Reflex Platinum (they are sterile, unlike other types of condoms) and Magnum (6 kinds of condoms with different properties).
Less than high quality brand condoms - Intimity (Vietnam), Desire (India), TwinLotus (China) and some other brands, produced in Asian countries.
Condom - a reliable barrier means to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases - an unpleasant gift of the goddess of love