Ultra thin lubricated condoms - male condom by Playboy - review by Jul!a

Playboy Does Condoms

Playboy is famous for their dirty magazines, and it's about time they stepped more into the world of adult products. While not the most fantastic condoms ever, these condoms from Playboy are still far from the worst on the market and perform adequately.
Published:
Pros:
Durable, Not overly noticeable
Cons:
Some latex smell, Not great for large guys
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review
The overview: From the people who brought you the sexy magazine that you read "just for the articles," you can now protect yourself while still showing your love for Playboy. Their first big foray into condoms has yielded an admirable result; not being the best condoms on the market, but also being a far cry from the worst.

The packaging: Mine came in a small box with the Playboy bunny on it. The front has some safety information, and the back repeats that. Inside the box is a pamphlet that gives you directions in 5 different languages and even some statistics on various birth controls and their general effectiveness. You also of course get three condoms inside. The condoms come in a simple black wrapper with Playboy bunny on the front and important safety information on the back.

The boring specs: The "average" condom is about 7.5" long, 2" wide at the base and along the shaft and in the head, and .0027" thick. Online dimensions show this one as 7.48" long, 2.04" wide at the base and along the shaft, and also .0027" thick. Out of my own stash I end up with 7.5" long (minus the reservoir tip which adds an extra 1/2") and just under 2" across. My husband is about 5" long and about 5" around and these weren't noticeably too big, although if you routinely need Magnums or something similar, these may be too small for you.

The potentially interesting design features: This particular condom is supposed to be extra thin; allowing for a "second skin" kind of feeling. It does feel thinner between the fingers than an "average" condom.

The exciting "what it was like" part: I'd call these pretty adequate condoms. They weren't so thin that it felt like there was nothing at all, but neither of us were distracted by it being there. My husband noticed it more than I did though. What I did notice was the latex smell. It almost smelled a little sweeter than most other latexes, but still definitely smelled like latex. It wasn't as strong as some others though, and didn't really seem to linger on either of us. The lube isn't bad, but isn't great either.

The important safety stuff: Ok, real quick let's talk about things you should and shouldn't do with condoms. Do add more lube if you feel like you're drying out. Lack of lube can cause increase friction and cause the condom to break. Don't use anything oil based to lube up with. Water and silicone based lubes are fine, but oil based lubes can degrade the latex. Do keep your condoms in a cool, dry location. Don't keep them in your glove box, in the wallet you sit on all day, and at the bottom of your purse are not good places for condoms. In the purse it could get punctured, and being in all that heat can also degrade the material which is again, not good.
Experience
I'm always up for trying new things, and my husband never objects when a new review involves him in some way, so we were both looking forward to seeing what Playboy had to offer from a condom. All in all, we were neither overwhelmingly impressed nor were we overwhelmingly disappointed. It's a good functional condom if you don't need super big condoms, and it's a lot less "in your face" than a lot of "average" condoms.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • Airen Wolf
    You would think they already had the market cornered...I'd trust Heff to know his condoms, know what I mean? wink wink nudge nudge
  • Jul!a
    Lol, I know right?
  • Coralbell
    It's weird that these are called ultra thins if they're actually average thickness.
  • John E W
    Hmm wow. I never knew playboy made condoms either! That's a good one though... It's about time!
    Great review!
  • Liz2
    Never realizes that Playboy had condoms. Even though there are so many types available, perhaps the Playboy logo will inspire some reluctant guys.
    Too bad on the Latex odor,. there are some condoms available with very little odor.
    Too bad the makers can't agree on size and esp. thinness.
    Great review!.
  • Jul!a
    Coralbell, they do feel thinner, but since I don't have a micrometer I couldn't do any more than say they feel thinner with any confidence. I've started to not trust most online stats.

    Thanks everybody!
  • SiNn
    awesome review as always and i agree about the name seems odd to me
  • Jul!a
    Thanks!
  • MrWishyWashy
    Cool, thanks for the review!
  • freshbananas
    Great review
  • Jul!a
    Welcome, thanks for reading!
  • PassionateLover2
    Great review on this product. What color are they and does Playboy happen to off different sizes?
  • PassionateLover2
    Sorry, me again. Just check on the color!
  • Jul!a
    Lol, they were your "standard" slightly translucent off white condom. No special color.
  • Cherry21
    they sure look cool. lol
  • mistressg
    Playboy makes condoms now? ...Huh. Great review!
  • Jul!a
    Mistre$$, I said the same thing lol

    Thanks!
  • Chris15461
    thanks
  • tinadice
    thanks for the review
  • Jul!a
    Welcome
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