A beginner’s guide to condoms – The Sex Garden
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A beginner's guide to condoms

A condom is a must-have item in every erotic routine. They offer protection from STIs and unplanned pregnancy. On top of that, they can add fun and a bit of extra pleasure during your intimate play.

If you are a first timer, shopping for condoms can be overwhelming. There are many things you need to consider such as the texture, material, size, shape and a lot more. To help you, here is a beginner’s guide to condoms.

Defining condoms

Condoms are known to be protective barriers that fit over the penis and other phallic shaped sex toys like dildo. When it is used properly, it can lower the chances of pregnancy. Aside from that, it can reduce the risks of getting sexually transmitted diseases or infections.

They are considered to be a class II medical device. This means that they need to follow specific guidelines that are outlined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Different types of condoms according to the material

Latex condoms – This is the most common type of condom available in the market today. It provides a thin yet strong and effective barrier against bodily fluids. Just make sure that you are not allergic with latex before using this condom.

Polyurethane condoms – This condom is made of a plastic type of material, polyurethane. This type of condom is the perfect choice for those who have latex allergy. Nevertheless, polyurethane condoms are more expensive than latex condoms. Aside from that, they are loose-fitting.

Polyisoprene condoms – This condom is a type of natural rubber. They have a similar texture to latex but they won’t aggravate any allergies. They are thicker than polyurethane.

Lambskin condoms – These condoms are made from lamb intestines. They are usually durable, thin and good at heat transfer. Since this type of condom is made from natural materials, they are typically expensive.

Best condom size for you

Condoms are available in different sizes. So it might be intimidating especially for beginners to choose the right one. To ensure the condom size needed, you should know the actual measurement of your penis. You can get its exact dimension by using a tape measure. In that way, you will know the size of condom to purchase.

There are generally three sizes of condoms. These are snug, standard and large. A snug fit condom usually measures up to 1.8 inches in width and up to 6.5 inches in length. While a standard fit condom is about 2 inches in width and 6.5 inches to 7 inches in length. Lastly, a large fit condom has more than 2 inches in width and up to 8 inches in length.

How to use a condom

To help beginners, here are some basic steps in using a condom.

  1. Before anything else, always keep your hands clean when handling a condom.
  2. Gently open the packaging of the condom. You can push it down as you tear it to open. Make sure not to rip the condom.
  3. Pinch out any excess air in the tip of the condom before rolling it down on the penis. This will reduce the possibility of the condom to break.
  4. You can clear up the air bubbles as you or your lover roll the condom on the penis.
  5. Remember to put on the condom when the penis is flaccid.

Tips in using a condom

  • Always check the pack of the condom for its expiry date.
  • Do not expose the condoms to direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Make sure to store them in a cool and dry place.
  • In order not to damage the condom, don’t use your teeth when opening it.
  • Always use a compatible lubricant to your condoms.
  • Make sure to dispose the condoms properly after using them.

Why should you choose The Sex Garden’s condom collection?

  • Wide array of selections

Whatever type of condom you are looking for, The Sex Garden can supply it for you! They have different choices of condoms depending on your erotic needs.

  • Affordable

The Sex Garden also provides affordable condoms for those people who are on a tight budget. Although they are inexpensive, rest assured that the product quality is not compromised.

What to do next

Using a condom is an effective way to have safe sex. Just make sure that you use it in the proper way. Before purchasing one, it is important to be well-informed about condoms. This quick guide can surely help beginners get started.

If you are interested, you can purchase a condom from an online sex toy shop like The Sex Garden. You can check them out by browsing through their collection of condoms.


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