Sunday, May 15, 2011

Condom Safety

We are asked a lot of different questions regarding the do's and don'ts of condoms, so we thought it might be a good idea to post these questions and answer them the best we can.

Condoms can be very effective in protecting you from pregnancy, std's, and sti's (sexually transmitted disease and infections), but in order to maximize their protection, they have to be used properly.

One of the most important things to remember is that a condom must be comfortable, and roll all the way down. If you're not covered, you are at an increased risk for transmission of disease and infection. If the condom is too tight, it can break, and if it is too loose, it can slip off.

Every condom Wow Condoms sells has the dimensions posted next to it so you will know whether or not it will fit. We strongly suggest finding the right size, then ordering a sampler pack of as many condoms in that size to find the ones you like best.

Will condoms work under water?
I would be very, very careful trying this, and in fact, I would probably not try it at all. The chance that water will get into the condom is very good, and it will inevitably slide off. If you are going to try it, the condom has to be applied prior to going under water. If the condom is so tight that water isn't getting in, it may be too small, and could break. Also, if the condoms contains a water based lube, it will wash away. A silicone lube would last longer, but make sure it is compatible with the condom. Could a condom be effective under water? Yes. But just be very careful!!

Is it safe to use expired condoms?
NO! They put an expiration date on them for good reason. Most condoms have a shelf life of about 5 years, and condoms with spermicide have a shelf life of about 3 years. Remember, this is your body, and your life. 3-5 years is a long time for a condom to be out there in the world, possibly among sharp objects, stuffed in a drawer, exposed to heat and/or cold, crumpled up, or in a wallet. Condoms should be stored in a cool dry place where they won't be subject to wear and tear, before the tear and wear. Think about it this way too: Why would you put yourself and your partner at risk when condoms are so readily available from free to maybe a dollar each?? Throw out the old condoms and order some new ones! They are inexpensive and they save lives!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What are the Best Condoms?

This is a very popular question that we are asked at Wow Condoms!

The best answer to 'what is the best condom?' is very simply, the one that fits you the best!

If a condom is said to be 98% effective in preventing pregnancy and in protecting against STD's and STI's, it may be true ONLY if it is used properly!

-If the condom is too small, the chances are greater that it will break.
-If the condom is too big, it will slip off.
-If the condom does not roll all the way down, you are not fully protected, and your partner isn't either.

-HIV is real.
-Herpes is real.
-Unwanted and teen pregnancies are real.

Protect yourself. Educate yourself. Let Wow Condoms help you find the Best Condoms for you and your partner!

Wow Condoms lists the dimensions of every condom they sell so you will know before purchasing if it will fit. We can also help you with other questions you may have about condoms such as; which condoms are safe with lubricants, which condoms are latex free, which condoms are made for pleasure, and so on.

While at Wow Condoms, be sure to check out our Condom Helper videos and questions!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Snug Fitting Condoms - What You Need To Know

When manufacturers talk about snug fitting or smaller condoms, they are generally speaking about the width or circumference of the condom since virtually any length condom will fit as long as the width matches up at the base of the penis. As you can see from some of our size charts listed in previous articles, the difference between the widest and smallest is only about 6/10ths of an inch and the smallest circumference at 4.05 inches. Using a size distribution chart developed by LifeStyles, available on Wikipedia at:, you can see that these condoms will fit more than 95% of the population.

Snugger fitting condoms are not only safer for those who have smaller width penises, but can also provide more pleasure men of all sizes. Consider the uncircumcised penis where the smaller size at the base holds the foreskin in place while the penis moves back and forth. In this case, the One Pleasure Dome condom with a bulb shape at the top of the condom will allow for additional movement and friction.

Regardless of your size, the most important thing to remember is to be safe. WowCondoms can help you find that perfect fitting and most pleasurable condom. If you're not sure which one will work for you, then try a sampler pack. Our new Ultimate Snug Fit Condom Sampler has many types from multiple manufacturers so you can try them all.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

How Large are Large Condoms?

Buying a large condom at the convenience or drug store may boost the confidence level for some, but will they provide a better fit? I guess that depends on which brand and what you define as "large."

We measured nearly 100 condoms to find the thinnest, longest, most textured and widest condoms on the market. In this unscientific study, we took a random sampling of some of the most popular condoms on the market and measured them using a micrometer.

The results were a bit surprising with the Durex flavored condoms coming in at the number 2 spot for longest. Maybe the banana flavored condoms were designed for an actual banana.

To start, when it comes to width or girth the standard condoms will stretch to fit just about any size and the large condoms are designed to fit a little less snug which can provide a better experience for some but can also increase the chances of slippage. Here's our top ten list for widest condoms (measured in inches):
Name Length Circumference Thickness Pouch Circumference Texture Thickness
Trojan Magnum XL Condoms 8.25 4.65 0.002 4.93
Trojan Supra Condoms 8.1 4.65 0.0011
LifeStyles Kyng Condoms 8 4.61 0.0024 5.26
Durex PleasureMax Condoms 8.27 4.56 0.0022 4.93 0.0012
LifeStyles Kyng XL Condoms 7.85 4.56 0.0024 5.21
Durex Performax Condoms 8.63 4.53 0.0018 4.7
Durex Extra Sensitive 8.25 4.51 0.002
Durex XXL Condoms 9.37 4.5 0.0017
Trojan Magnum Ecstasy Condoms 8.5 4.5 0.002 5.7 0.0009
Trojan Magnum Fire and Ice Condoms 8.2 4.5 0.0022 4.7

When it comes to length, it is important to find a condom which will roll all the way down to the base of the penis so if you are over 8 inches in length the Durex XXL is the best choice according to our sampling. Here's our top ten picks for longest condoms (measured in inches):
Name Length Circumference Thickness Pouch Circumference Texture Thickness
Durex XXL Condoms 9.37 4.5 0.0017
Durex Performax Condoms 8.63 4.53 0.0018 4.7
Durex Banana Flavored Condoms 8.6 4.45 0.002
Durex Strawberry Flavored Condoms 8.6 4.45 0.002
Durex Orange Flavored Condoms 8.6 4.45 0.002
Durex Love Condoms 8.6 4.37 0.0017 4.65
Trojan Magnum Ecstasy Condoms 8.5 4.5 0.002 5.7 0.0009
Trojan Intense Condoms 8.5 4.4 0.0021 5.11 0.0016
Vivid Condoms 8.47 4.25 0.0015
Kimono Maxx Condoms 8.45 4.17 0.002 4.26