There are lots of things that go into making a sexual experience enjoyable and having fun in the bedroom is one of them. Maybe you’ve been with your partner for a while and sex has become, well, a bit pedestrian, a bit formulaic. You’ve gone from taking risks with al fresco encounters and creating elaborate role plays in the bedroom to something a bit, well, straightforward. It’s all perfectly normal of course, but you’ll be pleased to hear that you can inject some fun into your sexual exploits simply by embracing the novelty condom. That’s not to say that every time has to be a barrel of laughs (might be a bit odd if it were), but sometimes you just want a more light-hearted mood, to inject a bit of spontaneity into proceedings – enter the novelty condom. This could be exactly what you didn’t know that you really, really wanted.
But, hang on, these are just a joke, surely? There aren’t meant to be used as reliable contraception? When your partner arrives with some glow-in-the-dark or personally designed condoms, it’s just for the craic, right? Well, no, when we say ‘novelty’ we mean ‘amusing’, not a total joke. So, let’s talk about safety. The first thing to cover is that you don’t have to compromise reliability for fun. They’re manufactured out of latex which makes them as safe as any other latex condom on the market and most meet the ISO compliance standards and they’re CE certified. In fact, Pasante glow-in-the-dark condoms go a step further because they have been through rigorous testing and they are the only condoms on the market that satisfy both the CE and Kite safety standards. Pretty cool, no? Relaxation and having peace of mind are both key parts of great sex, so knowing that you can rely on novelty condoms to be just as safe as any other is a great way to kick off those sexual shenanigans.
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Don’t forget though, that the best condom for you is the one that you choose, novelty or otherwise. What are your carnal plans? What type – or types – of sex are you planning to indulge in? Oral, anal, vaginal? Or all three? It does make a difference. Any and all skin to skin contact during sex carries the risk of transmitting STIs so definitely rubber up, as they say. But these days using condoms doesn’t have to be boring.
Onto the detail – what novelty condoms are there?
So, what’s available then? Well, believe it or not, you can actually put your own, individual design onto condoms. If you want Santa hats, or horses or deck chairs or palm trees, even your partner’s name emblazoned over the thing, well you might be excited to hear that’s all within your grasp. And who doesn’t want to enjoy the sight of their condoms just as much as using them? Maybe you could choose something from your favourite memories.
And then we have the simple glow-in-the-dark-condoms. Like other novelty ones, it’s quite reasonable – even sensible – to assume that these are an amusing purchase but not designed for actual sex. Maybe your best friend has given them to you as a birthday surprise, or you come across them on your hen night or something and think to yourself “oh these must have come from railway station toilets” but no, like most other novelty contraceptives you can go ahead and use them as normal.
By now you might be wondering how these glowingly pretty condoms actually achieve their glow? Is there some complicated process to be done before the fun can start? Do you need plans, special chemical liquids or something? But NO, that’s one of the best things about these condoms, all you need to do is expose them to strong light for 30 seconds and bingo! Your glow will arrive. You can ‘light’ them in the wrapper or whilst they’re being worn, it’s up to you. Once they’re glowing you have approximately fifteen minutes to get you both, well, glowing, but if this isn’t quite enough time for your sexual exploits then there’s always the afterglow to enjoy which hangs around for some time so no pressure there.
And lastly – these glow-in-the-dark novelty condoms are actually quite practical, and especially if you’re a fan of lights-off sex. There’s no more fumbling in the dark to track down one of the essential elements of your sexual experience because you can let your novelty condom lead the way. If you fancy turning your partner’s penis into an iridescent light sabre then glow-in-the-dark condoms are exactly what you need. They’ll give you a glow – and a giggle!