After all, you use them to protect yourself from STIs and if you're having P-in-V sex an unintended pregnancy , and their effectiveness is priority number one. But pleasure is a prio, too, and some of the best condoms on the market can actually enhance a woman's experience, says sex therapist Debra Laino. Textures are a big bonus when you're using a condom—some condom brands offer ridges or studs, which can create different, pleasurable sensations, Laino explains. Try one—or a few—until you find a favorite. These condoms are 40 percent thinner than your average rubber, allowing you to feel closer while still being protected.
The reasoning? Men reportedly feel confined by condoms and believe that it decreases pleasure in the sack. Of course, not all condoms are created equally. In fact, there are a ton of options to consider when shopping for condoms. Some men prefer ultra-thin condoms with a barely-there feel, while some men prefer thicker or desensitizing condoms to help them last longer. Not all condoms are created the same size, shape or thickness, just as no two men have perfectly identical members.