No Ecstasy Here

These condoms brought no ecstasy to me or my partner. I guess if you like a too thick condom with wonky sizing, this is the condom for you. If you prefer to feel your partner and not the condom, keep looking!
Can't think of any.
Too thick, weird texture, tore easily, sizing was strange.
Rating by reviewer:
useful review
Now, I never claim to speak for anyone but myself but in most cases, unless you have latex or more specific condom fetish, people tend to agree that sex feels better without a condom. This leads many to search for the brass ring of safe sex, the pinnacle of penile protection, if you will: a condom that really feels like there’s no condom there at all.

I don’t know who the Trojan Ultra Ribbed Ectasy condoms were made for and who thinks they feel good but it’s not me and it’s not my partner. I actually grabbed these last Christmas because they were on sale at 50% and I figured they would make a funny sorta last minute gift/stocking stuffer for my partner. There was a lot of hype surrounding them since they were newer at the time and I thought it’d be interesting to try them out. I assumed that at worst, they would just be another run of the mill condom.

These are a long way off from being your average run of the mill condom, they’re so so so so so much worse! The size was really wacky. My partner is about 6 ½ inches with decent girth. Not huge but certainly not minuscule and we’ve never had a problem with any other standard condom fitting him. These seemed kinda on the huge side and slid right off. We actually checked the package again to make sure I hadn’t accidentally grabbed a large size box. They were supposedly the standard size.

Aside from the weirdness of the sizing, the texture was quite unpleasant. For one thing, to my fingers, the latex felt really thick and synthetic. It felt more like some sort of rubber glove than the usual soft, skin-like texture of a condom. The ribbing felt weird to my fingers, and during penetration it wasn’t terribly pleasant either. The lube was nothing to write home about, fairly standard from what I noticed.
We did attempt penetration with this condom despite it being ill-fitting to see if we were missing what everyone else was talking about but it slipped off my partner pretty easily and he said it really killed sensation for him and felt too thick. To add one final insult to injury, it ripped while he was inside me. We ended up giving up and switching to whatever we had in the house. I believe we ended up tossing the full box in the trash.
I need to add a WARNING here: My partner has had a vasectomy and we are both clean so when we use condoms it is often because it makes clean up easier. For anyone using a condom for STD or pregnancy prevention NEVER use an ill fitting condom! An ill fitting condom of any kind will not provide the intended protection.

So all in all, for us, this condom failed on every front. It didn’t feel good, it didn’t fit right, and it tore before we ever got to anything even approaching rough sex.
I will say that in general, I like Trojan brand condoms so this seems like a rare misstep for the company. Maybe others will like it better than I did but my partner and I absolutely hated this condom and I can’t see ever buying it again. I would never recommend it to a friend.
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  • Contributor: Kayla
    I like your warning on it. I can't imagine just using condoms for clean-up purposes though. Condoms are too much of a hassle for me. Good review though. Pretty good and detailed.
  • Contributor: Airen Wolf
    Maybe it was a packaging issue and you actually got the larger sized condoms in the wrong box? Such an odd thing to happen! What an awful experience.
    While I would prefer never to use a condom, Sigel and Arch will use them when they want to control where their fluids end up, especially when using a toy. They can be a bit lazy about the cleanup, LOL
  • Contributor: seaofneptune
    That is odd, my partner and I have just been trying these out. I do feel the sizing is a bit odd too, I mean just by looking at the packaging of the condom they look bigger than normal. My partner is about the same size and they fit him fine. The kicker for me was that one broke on us and I didn't like that one bit. I really don't feel the texture at all myself so they just feel like regular condoms and to me the lube isn't all that great.
  • Contributor: ~LaUr3n~
    By design, yes these are supposed to be slightly larger. They fit my partner perfectly and allow for the necessary, non constricting, sliding friction. They are standard thickness, so yea that kind of stinks, but for us, the design makes up for it. Did you not try them til now, a year later. The lubricant is actually silicone and I wonder if these expired by the time you tried them. We always use ours within a week so maybe they don't keep well to the expiration?

    So sorry they ripped! That's not cool and it's weird that it ripped if it was too big.

    It felt more like some sort of rubber glove than the usual soft, skin-like texture of a condom. The ribbing felt weird to my fingers, and during penetration it wasn’t terribly pleasant either. The lube was nothing to write home about, fairly standard from what I noticed.
  • Contributor: Kiwi
    thanks for the review!
  • Contributor: CynicallyYours
    LaUr3n: We used them within days of purchase so it wasn't an issue with them being too old. They just didn't work for us.

    That's the funny thing about condoms, what feels good to one person, feels bad to another. It was something I considered while writing the review. With toys you can talk about how strong the vibe is and how long the batteries last but at the end of the day, condoms depend hugely on your personal interaction with them.

    As for ripping, that was extremely surprising to us as well considering they were too big. The whole experience with them was just kinda odd and not very fun so for my money, I'll go with different condoms and can't see recommending them mainly because they ripped.
  • Contributor: LikeSunshineDust
    Sorry you didn't like them. These are the only condom my partner and I use now, and I love them. We've never had any problems with them, except maybe the ribs being too intense for me right after I orgasm.
  • Contributor: Birdy
    Good review!
  • Contributor: angel142stx
    Thanks for the review
  • Contributor: Kkay
    Thanks for the review
  • Contributor: Love Perpetua
    Thanks for the review. Sorry these didn't work.
  • Contributor: sweetiejo
    Really great review, i was interested in these because i'm a huge Trojan brand fan but i'm glad someone wrote a review showing the negatives of them.
  • Contributor: faust
    nice review
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