So, you know you need to buy condoms from a pharmacy or a machine in a cubicle at the back of the club, and you’ve practiced putting one on a banana. But there’s more to condoms than first meets the eye, and knowing it, might change your life.
- Be Aware that not all that glitters is gold, and that’s the same for condoms. When you’re buying your next stash, make sure the packaging carries the BSI kite mark or the European CE mark (like Durex condoms do). This means that the brand has passed the European Union’s safety regulations – in fact, you should pay particular attention to this when buying novelty condoms.
- Think of all the action your wallet gets. It’s taken out, sat on, rubbed against, dropped, massaged, inserted into… Do you really think that that’s a good place to leave your condom? Exactly… In fact, if you do have a condom in your wallet that’s been there for over a month, chuck it out.
- Lasting a long time in bed is definitely an asset, but it wreaks havoc on your condom. That’s why you should change your condom every 30 minutesto ensure that it performs as it should. It’s all very scientific you see… Friction!
- We all have dry spells, but you should still check the Best-Before Date on condoms. That way, if an unplanned encounter happens, you will can still have fun, saf
e in the knowledge that you have the ultimate protection.
- Lube makes life easier and sex more pleasurable, but you really should be using the right kind. Petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline), massage oils, and butter (you never know!) deteriorate the latex your condom’s made out of. So make sure you use water-based lubes, like Durex lubes, to avoid that.
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