These are more transparent than normal condoms and consequently made his penis look even more attractive, tanned and glistening. His cock was squeezed in so tight it looked about to burst which was also visually stimulating (especially as, reassuringly, it does not feel at risk of bursting). They feel different to latex not rubbery or powdery but warm and pleasant.
These condoms do not smell or taste unpleasant and because they are latex free you can coat them in anything. I tried hazelnut oil which worked well and tastes more pleasant than KY. On another occasion I used Baileys as flavouring, delicious. Neither tasted unpleasant used with the condom or the spermicidal lubricant nor did they make these condoms less effective.
The packaging warns the risks of pregnancy and STDs are unknown for this condom. A study is being done. However the packaging also explains organisms as small as sperm and viruses cannot pass through Microsheer® polyurethane. However I would wonder if any working girls in Amsterdam would be prepared to accept them as an adequate alternative to latex. My husband is also extremely reluctant to risk using these until the results of the study have been published.
These condoms were difficult to unroll because like other latex free condoms they are not terribly stretchy widthways. Once he had somewhat lost his erection he managed to squeeze into it, although he was uncomfortable. Which is yet another reason for him to refuse to use them.
I was also concerned about a warning on the side of the pack; CAUTION: Spermicidal Lubricants Are Not For Rectal Use Or More-Than-Once-A-Day Vaginal Use. I am unsure whether this warning occurs on all condoms and if it does it makes me particularly worried as to why the warning is there.
What are the implications of using condoms with spermicidal lubricants rectally?
What are the implications of using condoms with spermicidal lubricants vaginally more than once a day?
Obviously the consequences cannot be as serious as the results of catching an STD or becoming pregnant however I would have liked more information, perhaps a leaflet enclosed in the pack would be a good idea. The only further information available on the website is that the spermicidal lubricant has been used for over 50 years.
Durex Avanti non-latex condoms have non-spermicidal lubricant on them.
However the Trojan Supra was a success of sorts; it is the first non-latex condom large enough for us to use. (At a stretch.)
Although it is not mentioned at all on their website Trojan also do a ‘lambskin’ latex free alternative whose dimensions are bigger still, but these condoms warn that they are not intended as protection against STDs. We’ll probably try out them next and hope one or other kind is studied and found to be suitable protection against STDs soon.