We all know what condoms are for – they are rather miraculous little things that were invented some time before cave people left their caves. It’s not rocket science, after all, the penis needs to be covered to prevent the sperm travelling to the womb and fertilising an egg. And if the penis has a sheath then STIs are effectively prevented as well. So, that’s their primary function, but what about their second? Is there even a second? Of course there is! There’s almost nothing involved in sex which isn’t about maximising pleasure, and condoms are right at the forefront of that movement. They hold the power for sexual pleasure for a lot of people so the range available needs to be created with that thought in mind (after the prevention aspect of course), the idea is to enhance sex as much as possible for both partners; adding to not only sexual pleasure, but also heightening the intimacy between a couple. Condoms nowadays are not just something to be worn and then ignored, there’s a range of them which have been manufactured to make sex bigger and better and textured condoms are part of this collection. It means that you can experiment with different types of sensations, in fact you could work your way through the list of products and find something that works for you and your partner. Who doesn’t need more excitement in the bedroom?
What are textured condoms?
A condom is described as ‘textured’ if the surface of it differs from just the plain, straight material most condoms are made of. The sensation is created by a series of ribs or dots which are designed to have more friction for the couple. A ribbed condom is one that has small raised ridges on the surface of the condom which extend to cover the whole shaft. There are deeper ribs and narrower ones, allowing for even more experimentation!
Condoms may have evolved over thousands of years, but this doesn’t mean that innovation in this area grinds to a halt. They’re a simple concept, but how do we get the most pleasure out of them? Different people have different preferences, hence the range available on the market, because condoms today have been designed to pleasure all.
With ribbed condoms the friction is increased for the wearer, but that’s not all. It also intensifies the sensation for both partners. They give an extra bit of stimulation that other condoms simply don’t. But added pleasure doesn’t mean compromising elsewhere, textured condoms have the same level of protection and comfort as the more straightforward ones. They have been skilfully designed to transform the sexual experience. Standard condoms are almost boring in comparison! It’s time to explore your options.
Like ribbed ones, ‘dotted’ condoms are exactly as they sound; featuring a series of small, raised bumps which cover the shaft of the condom. These give a slightly rougher and varied surface texture which creates more friction precisely because of the roughness. These ones give more sensation for the non-condom wearer, which is definitely a plus point for most! Why should condoms just increase the excitement for one partner? Having more friction means that there is more sensation to enjoy, it’s not the same as a standard smooth condom.
You can even combine both textures to enhance your sexual journey as well as ensuring complete and reliable protection – no compromises here! Wearing a textured condom has other benefits too; how many people feel a little insecure in bed? Whether it’s lack of experience, or just the fact that you have a new partner, choosing ribs or dots for your condom choice will give you more confidence in your performance because it’s already giving you a head start. Creating more pleasure for both partners means more of a sexual response situation going on which in turn creates more excitement for both of you in bed.
And yes, they are just as safe as standard ones. The material (latex or otherwise) is not compromised by changing the surface of it, it remains as tough as ever, it just gives added pleasure through the ribs and dots manufactured onto the condom.
So, if you’ve decided that you want to try out something a little different in the bedroom, you have plenty of choices available to you - check what British Condoms can offer you. If curiosity is your thing, then it’s wise to invest in a trial pack of both ribbed and dotted so you can experiment at your leisure and once you’ve identified your favourites you can move straight to the bulk pack. Or if you already know what works and therefore what you’re after, then you can choose a pack of straightforward ribbed condoms in whatever quantity you want, bulk or otherwise. If you’re looking for something a little different to enhance your sexual experience that’s not whips and stockings, then you can’t go far wrong with a textured condom.