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Do It Tonight! Try a Polyurethane Condom

Fri, Feb 27, 2009

Advice, Do It Tonight


When you consider the long history of condoms (they’ve been around since people started putting tortoiseshells on their jammies), one of the more recent developments is polyurethane: the material of the future, a Walt Disney wet dream, plastic. The benefits of polyurethane are myriad: Much, much thinner, odor-free and tasteless, transparent and thus respectful of every erection’s inherent beauty, not as sensitive to direct heat and light, compatible with any and all lubricants (including oil-based ones), more heat-conductive than latex (a major factor in men’s pleasure), and hypoallergenic. But ‚ÄĒ and there’s always a but ‚ÄĒ it’s not as elastic as latex, so it can’t stretch as much before breaking (which is just another great reason to use lube ‚ÄĒ it helps reduce the likelihood of breakage). You might also find them a bit “crinkly.” A few years ago, a Slate author rated the Trojan Supra polyurethane condom as the best (for himself). Apparently back then they were only available with Nonoxynol-9 (bummer!), but now they’re just lubricated without spermicide (yay!). (We wish Trojan was paying us, but they’re not.)

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3 Responses to “Do It Tonight! Try a Polyurethane Condom”

  1. Ryan Says:

    Bad news: while condoms made from polyurethane are a little better, it’s not a miracle plastic. You’ll still feel like you’re wearing a condom. Don’t get your hopes up.

  2. Holly Says:

    Don’t forget that polyurethane is also a godsend for people like myself who are allergic to latex. I’ve also found the Supra to be he best. I tried the one made by Durex first and they tend to break much more often.

  3. Ariel Says:

    I love this suggestion! I prefer these and try to encourage others to try them – at least once, because I think overall they provide more pros than latex. Then again, I also know several people with allergies to latex and how devastating a reaction can be, which might be why I like them.

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