Lifestyles studded 12 pack - male condom by Ansell - review by ~LaUr3n~

Lifestyles studded 12 pack

Male condom by Ansell

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Slightly Studded

These studded condoms from Lifestyles don't have their signature larger head. They don't have natural shape and are on the smaller size. This will not work well for larger guys and perhaps not for average ones either. The lubricant was good and the smell was low, but this didn't wow me.
Studded, Lubricant, Low Smell
Lack of Natural Shape, Small
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
I have always liked Lifestyles condoms, especially since they seem to be better priced than the other mainstream brands. Many of their condoms work well for my partner who is longer and thicker than average, with a large head. But this condom doesn't have the same room that other Lifestyles condoms do. I love studded condoms, so I decided to try this one, but it wasn't as great as I expected.

Head Width: 2.09"
Shaft Width: 2.09"
Base Width: 2.09"
Length: 7.32"
Thickness: 0.0027"
Lubrication: Water-Based
Special Features: Reservoir Tip, Studded

Compared to other condoms:

Average condoms have a thickness of 0.0027". So this condom is the same. The studs add a bit of thickness, but it is nothing that you will notice. Couples may not be able to feel the details of each other’s anatomy. Men may be frustrated with this even more so than women. Women will hopefully enjoy the texture.

The average condom is 7.5" long. This one is a little shorter at 7.32".
This condom was designed for the average male or smaller than average male in length. The reservoir tip is average, which means it won't have enough room for more than a teaspoon or two of semen. I would not recommend using this on a penis longer than 6.75" to ensure a little extra ejaculation room just in case.

Average condom head width is 2.125". This condom has less room with 2.09" in width. This is where we were the most disappointed. They didn't have their signature larger head or natural shape for this condom. Perhaps it is hard to manufacture studs on a tapered design. It didn't allow for much needed head friction and was uncomfortable for my partner. I didn't like that I couldn't feel the contours of his luscious head.

Average shaft and base width for condoms is 2". The Lifestyles studded condom is a little bigger at 2.08" for both. This little extra didn't matter because my guy was so uncomfortable with the head issue. If you have an average or smaller head, you might notice the little extra room, but it is not likely. Thicker guys won't like this condom if they have extra girth. The extra room at the base will not be enjoyed by those who are thinner. It causes the condom to slide up during sex. It didn't for us, but that was because it was tight most everywhere.

The lubrication is nice and silky. It wasn't in abundance though and I had to add a little more. The added lubricant helps to decrease the chances of the condom breaking due to dry friction, so make sure to do so if needed.

The condom comes in a plastic wrapper than can be hard to open if your hands are slippery with lube or juices. Once opened, it was hard to get on my guy, but this was because of the size problem. It will be easy to roll for those who are smaller.

This condom has a low level of smell. I could still smell it but it wasn't overwhelming and didn't take away from our romance. I have never had one of these condoms break. Keep them in room temperature areas away from direct sunlight. They seem to keep well till their expiration.

For more information about how to properly use a condom, view this video from Planned Parenthood.Condom video

I am giving these condoms 3 stars because even though they didn't work for us, they might work for others. The smell was low, the lubrication was nice, and the studs added some stimulation but not a lot. It is for the smaller than average-average guy but still doesn't have natural shape.
I found that the studded feature wasn't as great as Durex Studded condoms, which are my favorite textured condom. These didn't work well for us because my partner couldn't feel anything and, even though the studs could be felt by me, they didn't make up for the lack of shape.

These would not be good for large or irregular shaped toys, but are safe for silicone materials.
Follow-up commentary
I wish there was a "My opinion has not changed" button. For my partner and I, our opinion has not changed about these...that is that his penis has not changed haha. If you are average or less than average in size, these condoms might be okay for you. In terms of texture, these still are just average compared to the others I have tried. Lifestyles is not including these in new multi-packs, so if you want to try them, I suggest buying one of those.
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  • Lustful Dreams
    Great review! Very informative.
  • ~LaUr3n~
    Thank you very much!
  • SexyySarah
    Great review!
  • ~LaUr3n~
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