Durex — Review of the Best Condoms and Sex Toys
How I Ranked the Durex Condoms
By nature, condoms are all fairly similar to each other. To help highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each Durex product, I used the same rating criteria for each condom.
As with most brands, quality stayed pretty consistent throughout. However, I was more concerned about the personal factors one might need information on.
What types of lube could be used with each condom? Was it safe for use by those with latex allergies? Did the addition of bumps and ribs actually make any difference when it came to real-world performance?
Using a combination of manufacturer information and real customer feedback, I was able to come up with these answers.
By reading through the mini-reviews and looking at the data yourself, you’ll hopefully have an easy time selecting a condom next time you’re out shopping!
Durex vs Other Condom Brands
Durex condoms are well-known in the world of condoms. In fact, this brand is often mentioned as the second most popular brand in the United States (when compared to other condom brands)!
Like other brands, Durex offers a wide variety of condoms focusing on providing protection and increased pleasure to folks of all different backgrounds, limitations, and sexualities.
Currently, the company has various offerings for increased stimulation, orgasm delay, smooth, “barely there”, flavored, and latex-free condoms.
Being one of the larger brands, Durex is also known internationally, with products being offered in markets around the globe.
With the exception of Trojan, there are very few other brands that are better known in the United States than Durex.
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The 7 Best Durex in Test
Durex Prolong Delay Textured Latex Condoms
If you want an easy way to increase your pleasure while also lasting longer in bed, the Durex Prolong Delay Textured Latex Condoms should be your go-to option!
These condoms are fully lubricated and treated with a 5% benzocaine coating, which helps delay orgasm and prolong pleasure (thus the name!).
Measuring eight inches long with a nominal width of 56mm, this condom is sized large enough to comfortably fit on most penises.
For your partner, pleasure is increased thanks to a variety of ribs and dots spread across the length of the condom.
Improving and extending the experience for both partners instantly, the Durex Prolong condoms are an easy recommendation!
As my chosen “Test Winner”, you can rest assured that the Durex Prolong is a top-tier condom (even when compared against premium condoms from competing brands!).
The only real downside of these condoms is that the only size of package offered is a 12-pack. Fortunately, it’s priced at less than $20, but it’s still somewhat inconvenient to lack options.
Aside from that, these condoms excel. Dotted and ribbed for your partner’s pleasure, these condoms will surely provide a stimulating experience with every thrust.
Of course, their main benefit is prolonging the experience, which they do using a 5% benzocaine coating. This simple but effective approach means you’ll be able to enjoy sex for longer without having to do anything different.
All in all, it’s easy to recommend these condoms. Aside from the lack of package size variety, there really isn’t anything to complain about!
Durex Performax Intense Latex Condoms
Next up is the Durex Performax Intense Latex Condoms! Like many other offerings from alternative brands, these condoms are focused on their prominent ribs (although the product also features dots along the condom as well).
Perfect for those who enjoy multiple textures with a dash of orgasm delay, these condoms are similar to the “Test Winner”: just a bit more intense!
Measuring a mere 55 microns thin, these condoms are so thin that the wearer will barely notice it’s there.
Providing added pleasures to both partners while making premature orgasms a thing of the past, the Durex Performax intense Latex Condoms are an option that won’t let you down!
Although the design of these condoms is fairly similar to my first selection on this list, I chose these ones for the “Ribbed” mention instead. The reason? These condoms focus on intensity!
In addition to having more pronounced ribs and dots, this condom is also 15 microns thinner than our “Test Winner”, which results in a “barely there” feel for the wearer.
However, you don’t have to sacrifice anything for this thin-feel benefit, as the prominent textures and orgasm delay features are still there.
Another benefit of the Durex Performax condoms is the variety of pack sizes offered. Whether you want a small 3-pack or a long-lasting 24-pack, Durex has your back. If intense stimulation and ribbing is what you’re after then the Durex Performax Intense Condoms will serve you well.
Durex Invisible Thin Condoms
Looking for condoms that are so thin you’ll barely notice they’re there? If so, the Durex Invisible Thin Condoms are the ones for you!
Measuring in at 20% thinner than the most popular Durex condoms, these ultra-thin condoms provide effective protection without taking away from the overall experience.
Offered in three and eight-packs, these condoms are a great option for couples who prioritize feeling close over features like additional textures or orgasm delay.
These ultra thin condoms were the obvious choice for the “Thin” mention. Thinness is the only priority for these condoms; you won’t find any additional features or benefits with this condom.
Even so, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. While people who struggle with premature ejaculation will definitely want to steer clear of these condoms, the Durex Invisible Thin Condoms could be ideal for those who struggle to finish at all.
In terms of vanilla romance, the “barely there” feel of these condoms could also contribute to a more positive experience overall.
All in all, I’d recommend these condoms to two types of people: those who hate wearing condoms, and couples who want to feel closer while still staying protected.
Durex Avanti Bare Real Feel Non Latex Condoms
Many condoms offered by the most well-known brands are made of latex. This is fine for most people. However, what do you do if you’re allergic to latex?
Well, that’s where the Durex Avanti Bare Real Feel Non Latex Condoms come to the rescue! Made of polyisoprene and therefore latex-free, these condoms can be used safely by anyone with latex allergies.
Despite being made from different materials, these condoms are just as effective as their latex counterparts.
Ultra thin for maximum stimulation and free from the unpleasant latex smell, these condoms are great for those with latex allergies and those who prefer thin condoms alike!
This “Non-Latex” pick might be designed for those with latex allergies, but that doesn’t mean people without latex allergies can’t enjoy it as well! Aside from being latex-free, these condoms are also ultra thin, which is a major selling point for many people.
Of course, being thin won’t be much help for those who need orgasm delay. These condoms are also non-textured, which could discourage some potential users.
Ultimately, these condoms are intended for those who want to feel as close to their partner as possible, without needing to worry about latex allergies getting in the way.
Whether you have latex allergies yourself or simply want to give non-latex condoms a try, the Durex Avanti Bare Real Feel Non Latex Condoms are one of the options I’d recommend testing out.
Durex Tropical Mixed Flavored Latex Condoms
So far, we’ve gone over plenty of condoms for penetrative sex, but what if oral sex is more your thing?
In that case, Durex Tropical Mixed Flavored Latex Condoms are exactly what you’ve been looking for!
Perfect for fans of oral sex and tropical flavors, these condoms are offered in packs of either three or twelve condoms.
Each condom is electronically tested to ensure durability and is scented to please. You’ll have a choice between strawberry, banana, and orange.
Find out which flavor tastes best while enjoying some sexy times with your partner using Durex Tropical Mixed Flavored Latex Condoms!
If you want a way to make oral sex even more enjoyable then I think my “Oral” choice will be something you—and your partner—will enjoy. True, tropical flavors aren’t for everyone, but I think you’ll like these condoms if you enjoy tropical flavors.
There are three flavors for you to choose from: strawberry, banana, and orange. Perhaps not the most “tropical” choices to speak of, but these are the same flavors often offered by other brands (which should give you something to compare them to).
Whether or not flavored condoms are really safe for vaginal sex is up for debate, so that’s not what I’d recommend these condoms for. However, for purely oral sex, I think they provide a decent value.
If you’re mainly looking for a way to take your oral adventures to the next level then I think these condoms will work well for you. On the other hand, if you need a more general-purpose condom then one of these other products listed here might better serve you.
Durex XXL Lubricated Latex Condoms
If regular-sized condoms have always seemed a bit too tight for comfort then you might need a bigger condom. One great option worth checking out is the Durex XXL Lubricated Latex Condoms!
When it comes to comfortable larger condoms, increasing the length is only part of the solution. Fortunately, these Durex condoms also offer increased girth, which should make a major difference when compared to a regular condom.
Made of latex, fully lubricated, and offered in a pack of 12, the Durex XXL Lubricated Latex Condoms are a great option for those with longer, larger penises.
These condoms are a good option for people with larger penises, thanks to the combination of increased length and girth. Aside from that, they don’t have any special features.
However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing if you’re just looking for a simple condom that can fit comfortably on your penis! Personally, I would argue that comfort is more important than special features, at least if your goal is to have an enjoyable sexual experience.
Pack sizing options are somewhat limited, and these condoms are a bit more expensive than the slightly smaller alternatives.
Overall, I would really only recommend these if you find regular condoms restrictive and uncomfortable. If that’s not the case then you’re much better off going with “regular” sized condoms, as you’ll have more options to choose from.
Durex Pleasure Pack Assorted Latex Condoms
If you believe that variety is the spice of life then you’ll definitely want to pick yourself up a Durex Pleasure Pack of condoms!
Offering a combination of lubricated and delay lubricated latex condoms in every pack, these packs are a great way to try out different types of Durex condoms without spending a lot of money buying multiple boxes.
Offered as a 3-pack or as a 12-pack, fairly priced, and ready for anything, the Durex Pleasure Pack is a great option for anyone with an active sex life!
Although the Durex Pleasure Pack won’t give you exposure to multiple brands of condoms in one purchase, it does give a pretty good overview of the general Durex lineup of condoms. This makes it an excellent option for those who are still searching for their favorite condom.
The pack is available with either three, twelve, or twenty-four condoms, although you won’t get as much variety in the three-pack. Price-wise, it’s a fairly good offering, costing less than $20 for the 12-pack.
However, it’s important to note that all of the condoms included are latex. As such, the Durex Pleasure Pack isn’t a suitable option for those with latex options.
That said, if you don’t have a latex allergy and would like to try out multiple Durex products without spending a lot of money, the Durex Pleasure Pack might be worth picking up.