Lubricated condoms - male condom by Playboy - review by ~LaUr3n~

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Playboy Does Average Condom

Playboy has now launched their own condom brand. I've tried dozens and dozens of condoms. I'm not impressed by these. In their defense, this is their regular condom, but it still doesn't stand above others. The lubricant is not plentiful enough and there is no contoured shape. So, if you are used to just run of the mill shaped condoms, this won't be a change for you, but I expected at least a little something more.
Published:
Pros:
Slightly larger head, Average-if you are used to that, Low latex scent
Cons:
One broke, Average, No contoured head, Not a lot of lube, Won't fit thick or especially long guys.
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review
The household sexual brand Playboy has launched it sown condom line! You can learn about the brand, their prodcution procedure, news, Playboy parties and more at their website, here. It appears that they have a lot of different varieties, but the site is frustrating because it doesn't highlight each product individually, just the line as a whole. Anywho, this is the original product, the regular lubricant condom under the Playboy tycoon brand. Other than a fancy looking wrapper and box, this condom isn't anything special. It's average...just with bunny ears on its label.

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SPECS:

Material: Latex
Head Width: 2.13"
Shaft Width: 2"
Base Width: 2"
Length: 7.5"
Thickness: 0.0027"
Lubrication: Water-Based
Color: Clear, slight yellowish tint
Availability: Online (currently retail options are still open), packs of 3, 12, 24, 36, 100+
Company website: here


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Compared to average condoms:

Unfortunately, Playboy just took a fairly average condom design and put their bunny ears on the wrapper. Most of this condom is as average as average comes for condoms. The average condom thickness is .0027" which is exactly what this condom is. They do have a thin version, but I have yet to try it. The thickness can cause a loss in sensitivity, especially since this condom doesn't have a contoured shape.

Flattened, the length is 8.5" but you lose an inch when it is in "3D" form. This makes the length 7.5". This measurement and all but the head measurement were taken to the best of my ability and compared physically against condoms that have confirmed measurements from their manufactures (still waiting to hear back from the Playboy condom site...). The length is average (7.25"-7.5" is standard for regular condoms) and should fit most guys. It just about made it for my guy, but because of the tightness, the length made us a bit nervous. Don't want cum coming out the bottom if the tip isn't big enough! Fortunately, the reservoir tip is larger than standard Durex ones. It will still only hold about 2 teaspoons of cum before it starts to go into the rest of the condom.

According to the box and a re-check with my tape measure, the head of these condoms (about 1/2" below the tip, not including the reservoir) is 2.13" wide. This is the same as average condoms. It restricts those with larger heads and can reduce sensitivity causing friction to the nerve packed tips of his member. Because of the lack of contour and breathing room even for average guys, it makes it less enjoyable for the receiver since the natural penis shape is deafened.

Average shaft width is 2". The Playboy Lubricated condom has a slightly larger width of 2.13" that will help the girthier guys or those with larger heads. The average base and shaft width is 2". This condom is he same for both which can make the condom safer on larger guys so that the condom doesn't slip off. On slimmer ones, you have to be careful that you hold the end of the condom to prevent rogue semen from coming out when you pull out.

The condom is latex but it doesn't have a horrible latex smell. It's faint compared to other latex condoms of leading brands. The lubrication is water based and it doesn't travel to the base of the condom. You will need more lubricant, most likely. The condom is pretty easy to unroll, especially if you are not particularly thick. The lubricant is only on the outside of the condom. It tastes bad, so wash yourself before switching to oral.

They come in a black foil wrapper that says Playboy condoms on it with their signature bunny logo. They are easy to tear open. The box I got is a three pack and the box looks a lot like the wrappers. It too has a shiny bunny logo. What's nice about this package is that it includes a little pamphlet about how to put a condom on and the safety of condom use compared to other contraceptives. It cracked me up a bit because the illustration of a guy putting a condom on has a MUCH larger member than those in other condom box illustrations I have seen. Each condom has its own expiration date printed on the package which is approximately four years from when it is made. Mine expire in 11/2015.

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Experience
My partner and I are not impressed with the Playboy condom brand. It's average, and for that they get three stars. The shape isn't as good as a lot of the newer condoms on the market. Our first one broke mid putting it on. I think I've only had that happen a few times, not good! The lube is nothing great either. I do like that they have a lower latex scent and that the head is slightly larger than average, but it's nothing to rave about. Maybe the other condoms in the line has all the bells and whistles but these are just an average condom with a sex brand logo on it.

For us, these are way too tight, so we won't be using the rest of them for sex, but I can use them for toys or give them to friends who have never seen a Playboy condom.
Follow-up commentary
Still a notable condom in terms of average standards, but I haven't found anything special about them other than their maker. Try the other versions, though. They have some good ones.
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Comments
  • Starkiller87
    You would think Playboy would spend more time making something special and unique. This is disappointing to read. Maybe this is why the playboy club show got canceled, they arent being innovative just cranking things with their name out there.
  • ~LaUr3n~
    Yea I totally agree.
  • lilly555
    This is very disappointing, you'd think they'd put out a more quality product instead of giving us condoms that break. It looks like they spent more money on advertising then making a proper product.
  • ~LaUr3n~
    They totally did! The website shows more about their release parties than the product. Plus look at all the manufacturing pictures. I wonder if that plant is in the USA where is fucking should be...
  • Ryuson
    One broke?! Aaack!
    I should be getting these to try in the mail today, hopefully we have a bit more luck. Our current favorites are the Trojan Ultrathin, but I was hoping that Playboy would come out with something special!
  • Lucky21
    I'm sorry these condom were a disappointment. Frankly the second I saw that they were making condoms, I thought "Meh?" I would have no faith that a company as large as Playboy would really actually try to make a condom would be worth it's weight than the companies that actually make condoms based on real data, and study sex, not just in pictures but actual sex in actual life. Thanks for the review ~LaUr3n~.
  • ~LaUr3n~
    Yea, the very first one. It broke while we were putting it on.
  • Liz2
    Great review! The one thing I see positive about these condoms is the slight latex odor. My partner has a larger head, these would be so uncomfortable for him!
  • ~LaUr3n~
    Yea, you'd be in the same boat as us.
  • bsf24
    Your reviews are great. Very detailed
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