What are Durex Extra Safe condoms?
Durex Extra Safe are perfect for those who are more cautious or more worried about becoming pregnant or spreading STI’s. This gives couples peace of mind when compared to using a standard condom, as they are thicker and more resilient to breakages.
They are made of a thicker latex so they are not only a safer option but they are also shaped with comfort and proper fit in mind. They don’t sacrifice on comfort or pleasure though as they are more lubricated to make for enjoyable and secure sex.
With both protection and pleasure in mind, these condoms are over 99% effective in protecting against pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (when used properly).
How do Durex Extra Safe compare to other condoms?
Durex Extra Safe are a standard size at 195mm long and 56mm wide, however the latex that they are made of is thicker. This allows couples to focus on each other and their pleasure, safe in the knowledge that the protection they are using is heightened. Durex Extra Safe also have an easy-on shape for a better and more comfortable fit.
Durex Extra Safe have been electronically tested and proven to provide even more protection than the standard condom. This and the fact that they are more lubricated, means that you can focus on enjoying sex rather than worrying about any potential consequences.
How do I use condoms?
Always read the instruction leaflet enclosed, especially when using condoms for anal or oral sex. To put the condom on, start by tearing open the foil packet and making sure that you have it the right way up (it should look like a little hat with the roll of the seam on the outside).
Pinch the tip, as not doing so could get air trapped inside and could result in breakage, then place the condom on the tip of the penis. Roll it down the shaft until it’s all the way on and then you’re good to go.
After having sex, hold the condom at the base so that it doesn’t come off as you pull out of your partner. Roll it off (taking care not to do this too quickly) and then dispose of the condom in a bin. Do not flush them down the toilet.
You should use a new condom every time you have sex, including if you are using them on sex toys.
Warnings and precautions
Before using condoms, make sure that they are in date. Because of the material they are made of, they do expire so it’s important to check this beforehand. You should also take care to make sure they are not damaged or torn in any way as this could decrease their effectiveness at protecting against pregnancy and STI’s.
Be aware that some people are allergic to latex and so if you or your partner experience this then discontinue use straight away and explore other non-latex options.
You can use lubricants with condoms and most Durex ones are safe to use together, however you should always check beforehand as some lubricants can damage the latex.
If you are having sex underwater or in the shower then be sure to put the condom on before you get in. Keep in mind that some oils, perfumes and other bath products can damage the latex so you may not be completely protected if you are using any of these.