• Sex Advice: How to make condoms feel better

    How to make condoms feel better

    Size is everything. If he loses his erection when he pulls on the condom, it could be because it’s too tight or too big.

    If the condom is too tight, it will deaden sensation (try a large condom).

    If it’s too big, it slides around meaning no friction for him and no real protection (try a smaller condom).

    • Put a little lube inside the condom if it’s not pre-lubricated to provide maximum sensation for him. Add a little to the outside to make it feel better for her and reduce the risk of tearing.
    • Thin or 'sensitive' condoms feel better but don’t sacrifice protection. There is a happy medium. Stick to reputable brands that have passed government safety standard tests (all those on Lovehoney meet this requirement), and always check the expiry date.
    • Resist the urge to rip the packet open with your teeth, however dramatic and passionate you think it would look.
    • Always hold the base of the condom in place before his erection disappears. Otherwise, he’ll pull out and the condom’s left in there. Which sort of defeats the whole purpose...

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