It may be hard for 20-somethings to believe that more mature ladies still manage to get it on, but we do. What’s hard for me to believe is how many condom options are available now. Back when I was one of those 20-somethings, all we had were grandcondom.com basic “vanilla” condoms, and I’m not talking about vanilla-flavored condoms. Condoms a few decades ago were plain. They were one-size-fits all, though they didn’t really fit all because guys definitely are not all the same size. I don’t even think condoms were lubricated back then.
Today, there are a plethora of condoms to choose from that not only serve the purpose of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (not that most of us older ladies have worry about the latter any more), but that actually enhance the sexual experience! What a concept, eh? Prophylactics are now made with both men and women in mind. Another novel concept…
Rubbers are now actually designed more for women. Case in point, textured, ribbed and studded condoms. These condoms provide the extra stimulation that many women need. It’s amazing how just a bit of texture may be all it takes…
Everyone jokes about whether “size” matters, but condom size can definitely matter. Even though the size of a condom obviously pertains mainly to guys, it affects us too because an ill-fitting condom can lower its effectiveness. Condoms that are too large can slip off while condoms that are tight may break. So now there are condoms of different sizes too, including regular size condoms, snugger fit condoms for guys who weren’t so blessed, and for well-endowed men there are condoms which are affectionately known as Magnums, Kyng Size and XXL.
Latex is the material that has long been used, and is still the most popular, for condoms because it works quite well but condom manufacturers realized that some individuals are allergic to latex. That realization propelled manufacturers to utilize technological advances to start making condoms with different materials such as polyurethane and polyizoprene, both of which are durable, effective and perfect for those with latex allergies. If you really want to go au naturale without going totally au naturale, you can use natural skin or lamb skin condoms. These condoms are thin and made of animal intestines just like they were eons ago. The only thing you have to consider is if you are still of child-bearing years, these condoms don’t prevent pregnancy but they do help prevent the transmission of diseases.
Lots of condoms come pre-lubricated but some are more interesting and appealing than others like those with aloe enriched lubricant, condoms that have warming lubricant, and the new which have this dual-action lubricant that creates an erotic juxtaposition between warm sensations and a tingly feeling. These condoms have the lubricant on the inside of the condom as well as the outside, which is rather unique. There are even condoms that have lubricant that helps prolong climax. I’d say climax control condoms definitely benefit women more…
If you really want to have some fun, there are glowing condoms that actually glow in the dark, and remember when I mentioned vanilla condoms before? Well, now there really are vanilla-flavored condoms and a bunch of other flavors too, including cherry, strawberry, spearmint and my personal favorite, banana.
There are female condoms now too, but I haven’t tried those yet… I suppose my generation may be more inclined to use these because some of us used diaphragms. These condoms are worm internally by women and can be nearly effective as male condoms if used properly.
Today, we also have more ways to purchase condoms. When I was young, guys had to go to the drug store and ask for that were behind the counter. I say guys, because it was sort of frowned upon for single women to purchase condoms. Now men and women can browse and buy condoms online. It’s a great option for everyone.