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Choosing The Right Condom For You

Condoms are one of the best ways to practice safe sex. They're the only kind of birth control that can protect against STDs or STIs. When used correctly they can be about 98% effective at preventing pregnancy.

With such a large range of ribbed, XL, Ultra Thin, Snug fit and flavoured condoms to choose from it can be difficult to know where to start so here at Cinder we've decided to put together a guide on protecting you and your partner from unplanned pregnancies and STI's.

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What is a Condom and How Do They Work?

Condoms are usually made from thin latex and forms a barrier that prevents sperm and infection passing between partners during sexual intercourse. Condoms can be used for vaginal and anal sex. They can also be used for oral sex where you might find flavoured condoms the ideal choice.

Picking the Best Condom

Just like our condoms, penises come in a range of different shapes and sizes. That's why we stock so many varieties. Take a look below to find the best for you.

Ribbed and Textured Condoms

Ribbed and textured condoms are a great way to increase stimulation for both of you during sex. They come in a variety of types. You can get ribbed, dotted, ridges and even snake skin textures.

Being safe in the bedroom doesn't have to be any less enjoyable. You might find one of these condoms actually helps you and your partner climax more easily.

Shop for Ribbed and Textured Condoms

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Ultra Thin Condoms

If you're looking for a more natural feeling from your condom. Try an ultra thin condom. They are made from much thinner latex than their counterparts and can make it feel as though the condom is barely there.

Usually they're 20% thinner than normal condoms but some go as far as 40% thinner, meaning it really does feel like it's not there. Normally they're made from super high quality latex so have the same durability and strength so you're still protected.

Shop for Ultra Thin Condoms

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Delay Condoms

These condoms are especially designed to make the pleasure last for longer. They use a special lubricant, often Benzocaine, to prolong and improve a mans sexual performance.

They still offer the same, excellent, protection other condoms do and have the same features such as reservoir teats. You may find them slightly thicker, but this is to slow stimulation keeping you both satisfied.

Shop for Delay Condoms

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Extra Safe Condoms

If you're worried about condoms tearing or viruses. You can try one of Cinder's extra safe condoms. They're normally a little thicker to prevent tearing. These condoms can be ideal for anal sex as they're stronger.

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Large Condoms

Perfect if you're a little larger than average and find normal condoms a little tight. Large condoms are wider and taller and may help condoms from splitting if you are finding other condoms a bit snug.

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Latex Free or Non Latex Condoms

Want to use a condom but you're allergic to latex? Make sure you use a non latex condom to keep things comfortable, pleasurable and safe.

Most often made from polyisoprene they're soft on the skin and provide a natural feeling.


Ansell Non Latex Condom

Snug or Small Fit Condoms

It's important to always use a condom that fits well. This ensures it won't slip off and you and your partner are well protected.

If you're finding that regular condoms slip off easily or don't feel snug, a smaller condom might be perfect for you. No shame in small condoms.

They come in all the same styles as other condoms, thin, ribbed, flavoured etc. They just fit better.

small condoms fit better

Flavoured Condoms

Safe oral sex can taste great too! Cinder's stocks a huge range of mixed flavoured condoms. There's mixed packs and single flavoured condoms. They're a popular seller as they're just as good after oral sex for penetrative sex.

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Contact Us With Any Queries

We hope this page has been helpful in choosing the right condom for you. But if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

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