A few months ago, a PR company representing Lifestyles Condoms contacted us. Of course, we want our readers to stay informed about safe-sex practices, so we agreed to check out their latest products. We gave the assignment to a writer who wished to remain anonymous, and this is her report…
Condoms: What A GIRL Wants
Single after more than 20 years of marriage. After the divorce, the idea of using a condom was unthinkable. I mean, how hard was it going to be to get TO sex in the first place, much less become adept at applying a condom? Most importantly, how in the world was I going to convince some guy that I wouldn’t have sex without a condom, when I really didn’t like the idea of using one myself?
My sense of the divine paradox was tested when I was offered the opportunity to "test" several different condom styles by Lifestyles Condoms and write about them … from the point of view of the WOMAN: What a Girl Wants! Fortunately I had a man in my life again at that point (couldn’t really do the testing without him), and he happily agreed to participate.
Lifestyle Condoms sent not just one of each style they offered, but entire boxes of nine different condom styles. The styles they sent were:
2. Ribbed Pleasure
3. Ultra Thin
6. Warming Pleasure
7. Warming Pleasure Packets
8. Sheer Pleasure
9. Ultra Sensitive
I also received a Vibrating Ring, which we soon learned was a fabulous invention – a good choice for when your partner is tired.
The Ultra Thin, Sheer Pleasure and Ultra Sensitive all must have been designed with the man in mind, although my partner was less than enthusiastic about them. Since this blog is about what a GIRL wants, I suggest skipping those in favor of the more exciting varieties.
My Top Choice: WARMING PLEASURE PACKETS
These are condoms that come with a separate packet of warming gel. I found this combination especially delightful. There is also a Warming Pleasure condom all-in-one, with the gel already applied (we preferred the separate packets).
His Top Choice (and My Second): STUDDED
The extra texture was exciting, and he enjoyed it, too. He felt it was much more of a shared experience than a regular condom.
Coming in Third for Me and Second for Him: RIBBED
This time, the added texture didn’t have that much of an impact. But it was definitely more pleasing than a plain condom.
I wasn’t impressed by the Mega condoms, but I actually liked the taste of the banana-flavored condoms – not too sweet or bitter.
After more than a year of being single, what I have learned is this: Condoms are a fact of life. Don’t consider any other way, unless you are really monogamous and have both been tested. If you are in bed with a guy and he doesn’t have the guts to use a condom … or he tries to convince you that one isn’t needed … RUN. He is not worth a conversation, much less your body fluids and possibly your life.
Besides, you can arrive equipped with Warming Pleasure Packets! WHOOPEE!!!