Do It Tonight! Try a Polyurethane Condom


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 — and there’s always a but — 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 — 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.)


  1. 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.

  2. 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. 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.

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