There’s no denying it—condoms are a wonderful thing.
When used correctly, they’re 98% effective. They prevent pregnancy and the contraction of STIs, or sexually transmitted infections. You don’t need a prescription to get them; they’re available nearly everywhere; and, they’re easy to use (especially with practice).
That’s why they’re one of the most common forms of contraception ever to exist.
But—what about those that say condoms reduce feeling? Is that an accurate statement, a worthy concern, or a complete and total myth? How can one continue using condoms during sex without them interrupting the moment?
We answer your questions below.
Fact or Fiction: Do Condoms Reduce Feeling?
In short, the answer is—it depends.
For some, there’s no interference when using a condom. For others, they may dislike the texture. It varies from person to person, couple to couple, condom to condom.
In general, many individuals cite not minding the use of condoms. With the way condoms are made today (view more about that here), they’re much more comfortable. They can be thinner, smoother, lubricated, and more.
Of course, there’s no denying the additional layer of a condom between one person and another during sex. No matter how comfortable a condom is, it’s still there—which is why there’s no one answer to this question.
Condoms sometimes have a bad rap in this regard, but the truth is, you can make them an integral part of your sex life without it being a big deal. Keep reading to see how you may begin incorporating them more seamlessly.
How Can You Improve Your Experience With Condoms?
Are you one of those individuals that believe condoms reduce feeling? Do you struggle to move past using them during sex, finding it more of an obligation than anything?
If so, you’ve got to make it work for you. Maybe you used a brand in the past that didn’t work for you, and it gave you a negative feeling about condoms in general.
Perhaps you can experiment with other varieties—like textured condoms, which can be ribbed, grooved, or bumpy for extra pleasure. You can also consider the material of the condom you’re using and try your different options—such as latex, nonlatex, polyurethane, or lambskin. Make sure to read the packaging information to understand the efficacy results of each type.
Finally, just like sex itself, practice makes purpose. That’s right—we said purpose, not perfect.
Sex isn’t perfect; it’s messy, awkward, fun, silly, serious, slow, fast, undescribable. Using condoms is like that. Experiment with them, get to know them, and you’ll become better each time.
No Glove, No Love
Do condoms reduce feeling?
For some, the answer is yes—and for others, it’s no. Regardless, there are ways to make using a condom easier and sexier.
With confidence, one can quickly put on a condom and enjoy love-making. Others may want to put condoms on slowly and intentionally as foreplay. Those who dislike traditional condoms may consider textured, lubed, or thin varieties.
Have fun with it—and stay safe! For more great adult content like this, keep reading our blog.
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