- Jan 01, 2017
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Thin condoms on the balance are slightly more pleasurable for sex at the expense of being slightly less safe. Use of these condoms, especially with the increasing availability of alternative materials such as polyisoprene is on the rise. These condoms give a more natural feeling to sex, in comparison to regular condoms.
This list is a review of thin feel, thinner and thinnest condoms. We will compare different condoms of this type and the comparison will cover condom sizes such as length, girth and thickness. Keep in mind that a best condom for someone else may not be the best condom for you. Choosing the right condom should be easier with knowledge of their differences.
Industry standards for regular and thinner condoms
Thin, thinner and some latex-free condoms on the balance are slightly more pleasurable for sex at the expense of being slightly less safe than regular condoms.
When it comes to safety, modern condoms in general are quite reliable with an industry standard thickness of about 65-70 micron. Condoms thinner than 65-70 micron are classified and marketed as thin or thinner.
Are the thin and thinner, close-feel condoms safe in terms of contraception and protection against STI's?
FDA and European standard certification bureaus approve both latex-free and thinner condoms, so they are still considered safe in terms of both protection from unwanted pregnancy and protection against transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
Different brands, different condoms - what is the best thin condom?
Well, if you are going for thinner condoms - you could either go for non-latex ones which are much thinner than regular condoms, at the expense of being about twice as likely to break and slip (still very rarely though).
Non-Latex thinner condoms
Polyutherane , polyisoprene and polyethlene are the non-latex condom materials, making condoms using these materials are more expensive but thinnest condoms in the world.
Popular thinner non-latex condom brands such as SKYN (with either Mates or Lifestyles trademark) with a range of condoms (SKYN Extra Lubricated, SKYN regular, SKYN large) as well as Trojan Supra and Pasante Unique are all 15 micron thick. It is about 4 times thinner than regular condoms. They are the thinnest condoms available, slowly becoming wider available in the world.
Pasante Unique Non-Latex Polyuthylene Condoms is the largest of thinner condoms and Trojan Supra Non-Latex Polyethylene is widely available in North America.
***The author of the content on this website recommends and uses SKYN regular, "it creates a better than average safe-sex feeling".
Latex thin and thinner condoms
If you prefer staying safer but still enjoy a close-feel, closer to natural sensation than regular condoms, you might want to try something made from latex, but with thinner walls.
Durex's popular closer-to-natural feeling condoms are Durex Love Ultra Thin Condoms, Durex Thin Feel Condoms (the most popular condom of thinner variety in the world, formerly known as Durex Featherlite), Durex Intimate Feel.
Durex Extra Sensitive Ribbed condoms for both thinner and for her pleasure characteristics. Wingman Ultra Thin Condoms with Applicator are comparable.
It is worth mentioning Trojan Sensitivity BareSkin Thin Condoms, EXS Air Thin Condoms, Skins Condoms Ultra Thin, Sir Richard's Ultra Thin Condoms, Trojan Magnum Thin Condoms as worthy alternatives.
Thinner condoms of rare sizes:
Some brands also offer larger thin feel condoms. Skin Condoms Extra Large and Pasante Unique Non-Latex Polyuthylene Condoms are the largest thin condoms.