Durex is recruiting 50 condom testers (Picture: Getty)
Let’s talk about sex, baby.
If you’re lucky enough to have a fun, healthy, sex life, good on you.
And for many of us, that involves using contraception in one form or another.
But when it comes to condoms, the ‘pleasure debate’ is often a sticking point for men in particular.
Research revealed that two thirds of UK singletons rarely use condoms, if at all, with a fifth of men claiming the reason they don’t is because they reduce sensation.
In response, Durex have launched Durex Nude, their thinnest condom to date.
Durex claims this is their thinnest condom yet which won’t reduce sensation (Durex: Getty Images)
The brand is so confident that this new condom won’t reduce sexual pleasure, that they’re hiring 50 Brits to test and review – each earning £100.
All you have to do is sign up via the Durex Instagram account from today and you can see whether the condoms deliver on their promise.
Those selected will receive a package containing Durex Nude condoms, Durex lube and a measurement guide alongside a QR code, where they can leave their review of the range.
And it’s not just reduced sensation that appears to put Brits off wrapping up. For 18% of singles, the reason they don’t like putting a condom on is because it makes sex less spontaneous, while another 11% said they were a mood killer.
But it seems that the role of a johnnie tester has never been more important, with a 24% rise year on year in STIs in the UK.
Nearly 20% of women also said they would judge a partner if they didn’t at least offer or suggest using a condom when it came to having sex with them for the first time.
Nikki Hayward, category marketing manager for Durex said: ‘After years of development, Nude, which is designed to feel it all, is our thinnest condom yet, and comes in three fits to ensure there’s an option to suit everyone.
‘We’re so confident that this condom will be a game changer when it comes to proving that condoms can actually make sex more enjoyable, that we’re putting our money where our mouth is, and recruiting our very own team of paid condom testers from across the UK.’
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