Durex love lubricated - male condom by SSL International - review by Becauseiamawoman

Male condom by SSL International

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Love: An Adventure in Dissapointment

This condom would be great for an uncircumcised penis, but it just wasn't for me and my partner. Interesting to try something new, but if you're looking for something thin look elsewhere!
Thin with extra lubrication, and extra head room. Great for the uncircumcised penis.
Not really as thin as Durex claims. Nothing special.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
This condom is a good option for anyone looking to try something new. Especially recommended for those who prefer thin condoms, Durex Love has a special design that keeps people coming back time after time. When you combine the extra head room, extra lubricant, and extra thinness with the same protection Durex always offers, you get an incredible condom. However, don't get too excited just yet! Despite stellar reviews, this condom actually ended up being pretty typical and not nearly as thin as expected.

First, lets tackle that pesky thin factor. I swoon for the thin condoms and I've tried so many different kinds I can't even remember them all. When I got these in, I was excited. Once I used them, that enthusiasm quickly dissipated. These really aren't comparable to most thin condoms. In comparison to others like Durex Natural Feeling, and Lifestyles Ultra Thin this actually feels pretty thick. Both my partner and I definitely could feel its presence every time we used one, which is something we generally look to avoid by choosing exclusively thin options.

The product also claims to have an additional extra design feature that allows the user to roll it on the shaft of a penis with one hand. Hypothetically this would be less of a mood killer than putting on a condom is rumored to be. However, this really is put on the same way all condoms are. I don't suggest you use one hand. Use two...or your mouth, just make sure you pinch that tip!

What is great about Love is the extra head room at the head of it. This is great since it creates more friction in a safe way. This feels extra good. It would be especially great for penis owners with an uncircumcised penis as it would have more room at the top where it is needed.

There is also a little more lube on the condom when it is opened. Not as much as an "Ultra Lubed" condom, but more than the norm. This is great for if you're in a pinch and don't have lube on you, but it did seem to dry out rather quickly. The reason for this is likely that the lube is water based and will be absorbed fairly quickly into the body. If you have more lube with you, use it to be on the safe side.

The condom doesn't smell or taste like anything in particular. It is not scented and tastes just like latex usually does. Since this is true, this would be a good condom to cut up and make into a dental dam. Just cut the top off and cut a slit down the middle, then apply lube-side-down to the vulva or anus. When my partner and I did this, we actually found this to be the best use of this condom. The lube on the outside was just as much as we would normally add to a dental dam and it eliminates the need to actually go out and try to find a dental dam.

As for the texture, it feels completely smooth with no bumps, ribs or anything like that. This is just a plan condom as far as texture goes.

The actual specifications of Durex Love are:

Head Width: 2.25"
Shaft Width: 2.125"
Base Width: 2"
Length: 8"
Thickness: 0.0021"

Instructions for use are the same as all other condoms: Check for an air bubble and an expiration date in the unopened individual package. Take the condom out without using your teeth or scissors so as not to puncture it. Put the condom on the head of the penis or your toy. Pinch the tip as you roll down the condom. After use, tie the condom so as to not let out anything that's inside. Then place it in a napkin or tissue and throw it away. The napkin or tissue is said to help it biodegrade.

As with all condoms, I suggest that the penis-owner masturbates with it beforehand to see how it feels. That way they will know how their body interacts with the condom and if it is the best fit and feel for them. Vagina-owners may want to try it on a dildo or vibe before purchasing a large box for partner sex to test the feel as well. Not every condom is fit for everyone, so it is important to do this to make sure what you're using works for you! Remember, the better the fit the better it will feel and the less likely it is to break!

This condom wasn't for me and my partner, but since experiences with condoms can vary so widely depending on your body I still suggest giving these a try. I give them three out of five stars.
I work with a peer sexual health group on my college campus that sells condoms at reduced prices. This is one of the condoms we sell. It's worth noting that these are without a doubt one of the top 3 condoms we sell (out of about 40). They are always in demand and we go through thousands of them per semester. People LOVE these Love condoms.
Follow-up commentary
Since Durex stopped offering their non-profit pricing, these have become much harder to find. Since the last time couple of times I used them wasn't great, I decided not to use this kind of condom anymore. They are far too pricey for a mediocre experience.
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My Durex love lubricated tags
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Anyone
    • Can be worn during intercourse
    • Sex
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Genitals
  • General
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    Other tags that are useful and descriptive for this product.
    • Condom
    • Latex
    • Safer sex
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