Ah, (safe) Sex…Oh, the Possibilities: 5 Condoms You Need to Meet!

Sex. Oh the possibilities. Do it on top, on bottom, from the side, from angles I am sure  haven’t even been invented yet. Whichever way you choose to get down, do so with a condom. 

Much like your position preference, there are a lot of great condom choices for you to try. Here are five of our favorites. 

1. FC2, Female Condoms


The FC2 Female Condom offers an advantage for women who want to ensure protection from pregnancy or STDs. The female condom is a strong, thin and flexible nitrile sheath inserted into (just going to get medical here) the vagina prior to sex. It has a flexible polyurethane ring on one end, a soft nitrile ring on the other, and is absolutely latex-free. It is pre-lubricated with a slick silicone-based lubricant, but additional lubricant can be used as well.

Interesting notes:  This condom can be used no matter what size the guy is.

Having said that, it is the ONLY non-latex option if you need a more tailored fit. Perfect for those with latex allergies.  For the guy it is more liberating -it is still “there” yet, he does not feel the same restriction. Give it a try if you are a traditional-condom hater. 

And, we have it on good authority that it works well for anal (whether you are a female or not…) Good news for anyone with latex allergies!

2. LifeStyles (aka Mates/Ansell) 3Sum 


LifeStyles 3Sum is triple the pleasure — truly!  3Sum offers enjoyable ribs at the head and stimulating studs strategically placed along the shaft. A shorter and narrower condom, the contoured head offers increased sensation and sensitivity while the tailored shaft offers a secure fit. 

This is a compact condom with all the bells and whistles - truly the only of its kind. 

3. Glyde Ultra Strawberry (the ONLY Organic, Vegan, FairTrade condom)  


When creating the tastiest flavored condoms in the world, Glyde ignored cheap chemical concoctions and sourced the highest quality food-grade natural and organic fruit & nut extracts on the planet. Combining this with a red premium Ultra condom, Glyde surpasses international quality standards with ultrathin comfort and increased sensation for the connoisseur in the mood for vegan, sugar-free strawberry deliciousness. 

Glyde Strawberry is the only flavored condom available in three sizes: Snugger Fit, Ultra, and Maxi.

In Ultra, Glyde also offers these additional delicious flavors: Blueberry, Vanilla, Wildberry, and Black Licorice.

4. Trojan Ultra Ribbed Ecstasy  

TROJAN Ultra Ribbed Ecstasy condoms feature a revolutionary design. The extra roomy shape at the top allows for better freedom of movement and a more natural experience. They have a ribbed, tapered base for a more secure fit and are strategically ribbed again on the top for her ecstatic pleasure. Because of the fitted shaft and extra roomy top, this condom works well for average (M) and larger (L) sizes. 

5. Night Light Glow-in-the-Dark 


Night Light Condoms are the first glow-in-the-dark condom FDA-approved for the prevention of pregnancy and disease. The Night Light is able to glow because of a patented 3-layer process. The center layer contains a non-toxic phosphorous pigment sealed by the inner and outer layers of regular latex, similar to other condoms.

Now go, Get Lucky!


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Condom Testers Wanted

Condom Testers Wanted

By: Joe Thompson
3.29.2012

Lucky Bloke is a condom subscription service where you can order rubbers to be shipped to your house. That in itself is convenient, but the company is also helping the world—and not just from STDs. The company gives 10% of their sales to urgent humanitarian causes, and their current charities are water, UNICEF, and the It Gets Better Project.

But that’s not why you clicked, is it?

The company just launched Mission: Great Sex! - a Global Condom Review & Safe Sex Initiative. Men and women, internationally, in every possible demographic, are welcome to participate in testing and reviewing the world’s best condoms. It’s billed as “the most comprehensive condom review ever conducted” and will feature international brands like Okamoto, Kimono, RFSU, ONE, Lifestyles, Billy Boy, GLYDE, Proper Attire, TROJAN, and Durex. They’re even testing the FC2 Female Condom if you use that one. Reviews will happen in the reviewers’ homes, dorms, or offices—it’s totally up to them. Plus, Lucky Bloke will be sending select reviewers two brand-new condom types that have just come on the market: ONE Tantric Pleasures and TROJAN Charged, Trojan’s sexual enhancement condom.

After reviewers test out the free premium condoms, they complete a simple online questionnaire. Once the survey info has been culled through, Lucky Bloke will then fully release the info on which condoms are really superior to all the rest.

According to the press notes, reviewers’ personal information “will be held in the strictest confidence.”

For more info, check out Lucky Bloke’s website (www.luckybloke.com/GreatSex).

[Huge thanks to Gay.net]

Mission: Great Sex! WANTS You! Yes, You!
Lucky Bloke: Your Partner in Great Sex, Sends Out a Global Call for People Who Love (Safe) Sex!

Lucky Bloke is looking for a few good men, and women.

Mission: Great Sex! - a Global Condom Review & Safe Sex Initiative presented by LuckyBloke.com is seeking men and women, internationally, in every possible demographic to participate in testing and reviewing the world’s best condoms.

This initiative intends to be the most comprehensive condom review ever conducted — truly epic in scope.

Yes, Lucky Bloke is looking for  men, women, couples, college students, the newly single, the over forty, the over fifty — you name it…if you are a discerning condom user (novice or expert) who wants to influence the condom world - Lucky Bloke wants you!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves using the world’s finest condoms - such as: Okamoto, Kimono, GLYDE, Billy Boy, RFSU, ONE, Lifestyles, Proper Attire, Trojan, and Durex - in the comfort and privacy of your own home, lover’s home, dorm, or office…

And select reviewers will be sent two brand-new (just released) to the market condoms: ONE Tantric Pleasures and TROJAN Charged, Trojan’s sexual enhancement condom.

Yes, Lucky Bloke sends you FREE premium condoms and you test them.

Next, you’ll let us know what you think via easy (and totally anonymous!) multiple choice online questionnaires.

Once the extensive data is compiled, Lucky Bloke will notify the world as to which condoms are really superior to all the rest.

"Safe sex should be great sex,” says Lucky Bloke CEO, Melissa White. “The innovations in the condom industry are to be applauded, but their work isn’t over yet. It’s time for discerning condom users across the globe to unite — first testing the best of what’s available and then really weighing in on what they like and what they want. Mission: Great Sex! is an unprecedented platform for starting this discussion.”

Do you have what it takes to become a Lucky Bloke Secret Agent (aka Official Condom Reviewer)?

As a reviewer, your identity can remain our secret. 
(Unless you get so excited you tell the world!)

So if you are a man or woman who loves great sex and who won’t compromise on safety — apply!

If chosen, the world’s very best condoms will be sent to your door (free of charge) and all you have to do is share your opinion - which we already know you love to do.

Ready to take your sex life to the next level of safety and pleasure?

Apply at: http://LuckyBloke.com/GreatSex


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6 SEXY Condoms! Highlighting PLEASURE!

These sexy condoms will completely revolutionize your time in bed!

Condoms get a bad rap. We understand and sometimes even agree, but it’s certainly not deserved in all cases. (We’ll get to that.) With every new relationship comes the uncomfortable but critical “talk” about health status. This means disclosing if and when you’ve been tested for HIV and STI’s, deciding if you need to schedule a test, and discussing the preventative measures you will take (condoms and/or dams) to stay safe. Even in monogamous, long-term relationships, today’s women are weighing their contraceptive options more carefully. 

The Pill can be dangerous, especially once you are over 35. Even though pharmaceutical companies try to convince us otherwise, the Pill’s side effects are not fun. Weight gain. Mood swings. If you smoke, forget it. By now you have probably heard about Pfizer recalling over one million packages of birth control due to company error. Yep, that happens and you need to factor it in.

While it isn’t the conversation anyone wants to have, sex isn’t getting any safer. Alarmingly, it is quite the contrary. More adults in the US die from Hepatitis C than HIV. Not to mention, the news that Gonorrhea (yeah, the STD that once was cured with a simple dose of penicillin) is on its way to being both untreatable and more virulent.

Enough already!

Fortunately, we have encouraging (even exciting) news. Condoms have come a long way and there are many styles with features that will add some zing to your bedroom. There are condoms for women (created to drive the ladies wild), climax control condoms (to help men last longer) and many assorted flavored condoms (that actually make latex tasty).

With Lucky Bloke’s Condom Subscription Service, exploring condoms (and personal lubricant) has never been simpler. Now, buying premium condoms and lube (from around the world) is affordable, reliable and discreet! Let’s get you informed with six fantastic condoms. We are certain that there is a condom on this list that you will enjoy!

1.  FC2  |  Female Condom. The FC2 Female Condom offers an advantage for women who want to ensure protection from pregnancy or STDs. The female condom is a strong, thin and flexible nitrile sheath inserted into (just going to get medical here) the vagina prior to sex. It has a flexible polyurethane ring on one end, a soft nitrile ring on the other and is absolutely latex-free. It is pre-lubricated with a slick silicone-based lubricant, but additional lubricant can be used as well.

The female condom can be used no matter how your man is endowed. Typically, condoms are sold according to penis size (slim or snugger fit (S), standard or “average” (M), larger or XL (L). Need help determining condom size? We have it! The female condom offers a fantastic advantage for couples where a partner has a latex sensitivity. This is the only non-latex condom option for guys requiring a small condom (we like to call this a more “tailored fit”).

No matter the size, many men find the female condom more liberating. It is still “there” yet, he does not feel the same restriction, as when he is wearing the protection. Give it a try if you are (or he is) a traditional condom hater.

2. TROJAN | Her Pleasure Ecstasy. TROJAN Her Pleasure Ecstasy condoms feature a revolutionary design. The extra roomy shape at the top allows for better freedom of movement, translating to a more natural experience. TROJAN’s UltraSmooth premium lubricant is inside and outside for increased mutual pleasure. The condoms have a tapered base for a more secure fit and are strategically ribbed for her ecstatic pleasure. Because of the fitted shaft and extra roomy top, this condom works well for average (M) and larger (L) sizes. 

3.  LifeStyles | 3Sum. Okay, we all know it’s not the size that matters. It’s the motion in the ocean and if this is where you find yourself, we have a suggestion for you! (And let’s get serious 30% of men require a smaller condom!) LifeStyles 3Sum is triple the pleasure! 3Sum condoms offer enjoyable ribs at the head and stimulating studs are strategically placed along the shaft. A shorter and narrower condom, the contoured head offers increased sensation and sensitivity while the tailored shaft offers a secure fit. This is a compact condom with all the bells and whistles. It’s truly the only one of its kind.

4. Glyde | Amazing Flavored Condoms & Dams. Condoms should be used for each and every sex act. STD’s don’t stop at “conventional” sex. (Yes, this means that if your foreplay begins with oral you need one condom and another once your moving toward penetration.) Let’s be real. Normal latex isn’t the tastiest thing on the planet. Our friends at Glyde have a line of game changers. What are you in the mood for? Strawberry condoms? Blueberry condoms? Vanilla condoms? Wildberry condoms? Black Licorice condoms

When creating the tastiest flavored condoms (and dams) in the world, Glyde ignored cheap chemical concoctions and sourced the highest quality food-grade natural and organic fruit and nut extracts on the planet. Combining this with a red premium Ultra condom, Glyde surpasses international quality standards with ultrathin comfort and increased sensation for the connoisseur in the mood for vegan, sugar-free strawberry deliciousness. It also smells absolutely divine! Glyde Strawberry is the only flavored condom available in all three sizes: Snugger Fit (S), Ultra (M), and Maxi (L).

Okay, what is a dam you ask? Or maybe you kind of know and would appreciate a bit of clarification. Sheer GLYDE Dams are a silky, thin sheet of natural latex designed for pleasure and peace of mind. Often called a “dental” dam or sex dam, like a condom, it is a barrier method to protect you from STDs. It is placed over the labia or anus during oral-vaginal or oral-anal intercourse. Sheer Glyde Dams come in Strawberry, Vanilla, Wildberry, and Black Licorice. They are non-lubricated and they are NOT condoms.

5. Trojan | Extended Pleasure. TROJAN Extended Pleasure allows you to prolong sex with a clear and odorless climax control lubricant featured safely inside the condom to desensitize and increase greater staying power and standard lube outside for mutual pleasure. The condom shape and size are standard. Buy these premium latex condoms if you want to increase your pleasure and want your man to last longer during sex. 

6. Durex | (Maximum) LoveOffering high sensitivity and a flared shape, there is a lot to love about these condoms. Durex (Maximum) Love condoms are 20% thinner than standard condoms, slightly longer, and have 25% more silky smooth lubricant. You and your partner will both love how good this flared, ultra thin ribbed condom feels. The flared shape fits normally on the shaft for security but has generous headroom up top for increased sensation. Because they’re Durex, a world-wide leader in condom manufacturing, you know these are incredibly reliable pleasure-shaped condoms you can trust.

If you make it to the end of this list and would appreciate some personalized attention, Lucky Bloke offers an absolutely free Condom Concierge Service, via email. Contact us at getlucky@luckybloke.com and Lucky Bloke will assist you in identifying the condoms and lube that are right for you. (No purchase necessary!)

Would you like to read more about (Safe) Sex, Condoms, Lube, Spicing up the Bedroom?!

Check out our articles at YourTango.com

From Condoms to Consent: Making Safer Sex…SEXY!
Lucky Bloke expands the safer sex conversation to consent. How are you making safer sex sexy?!

As it becomes more fashionable and acceptable to discuss condom use and STI prevention in public in fun and sexy ways, it’s time for us to expand the safer sex conversation to consent. How are you making safer sex sexy?

Lately I’ve been seeing billboards around Denver from an organization called “Before Play.” The ads, aimed at young men and women, are meant to encourage conversations about birth control and STI protection in fun and interesting ways. 

I love the campaign. It’s fun. It’s sexy. And most importantly, it’s needed. Young people represent 25% of the sexually experienced population in the United States but account for nearly half of new STDs, and people of all ages. But they are not alone, STDs in Baby Boomers have nearly doubled in the last ten years. (And yes, even those in monogamous relationships can put their partner at risk of infection if conversations about safety don’t take place.)

One Ad features a woman laying in bed with a Polaroid camera and says, “He knows I can be a little naughty. He needs to know we should be safe. Birth Control. Just Talk About It.”

What I love about the campaign, though, is that it’s not your typical STI awareness campaign (usually fear-based). It’s fun! It encourages those who are having sex and enjoying sex to keep doing so while making sure they’re doing it safely.

Now it’s time to expand that conversation.

Safer sex needs to be about more than using condoms and STI tests. And just like the Before Play campaign does for those aspects of safer sex, it’s time we make consent sexy.

I have the fortune of working with young people all over the country, having conversations about consent and sexual violence prevention, and when the topic of consent comes up, too often, I hear the same thing.

“Asking kills the mood.”
“How am I supposed to make, ‘May I touch your boob?’ sexy?”
“All you have to do is read body language.”

Unfortunately, though, with the prevalence of sexual violence, we can’t afford to just “read the body language.” But in much the same way that Before Play has made tough conversations about safer sex sexy, there are plenty of ways to make consent sexy.

There are sexy dice with the option to opt-out.

There’s naughty talk:
“Tell me what you want, baby!”
“How do you feel about biting?”
“I really want to taste/touch/nibble/rub your _______________ … May I?”

Play a game of Hot and Cold. “You’re getting warmer … WARMER! WARMER! Oh … Colder.”

There are my personal favorite, Yes, No, Maybe charts. I’ve even had a couple who’d been together for 25 years tell me that Yes, No, Maybe charts spiced up their relationship in ways they never expected!

Perhaps more than anything, though, these require listening. Plain and simple! We must listen to each other!!

Sexy communication means safer sex. So how are you making your sex safer?

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Lucky Bloke extends a huge thank you to our friend in adventure and safety (and guest writer) Jamie Utt.

Jamie Utt is a diversity and inclusion consultant based in Denver, CO. Learn more about his work at www.JamieUtt.com. To read more of his work, visit his blog,http://www.ChangeFromWithin.org, where he writes weekly.

I still get a little flustered when I have to walk up to some random checkout counter and whisper, “Hey, can I have those Trojans? (even more hushed) Yes. The Magnums, please.” I accept the fact that it is a little childish of me, but so what? I believe a girl is entitled to discretion. Luckily I stumbled upon a website where I can have all of my sexytimes needs delivered right to my door. LuckyBloke.com is a service where you can create your own personalized condom collection for monthly delivery. Brands include Durex, Trojan, Glyde, Billy Boy, Kimono and RFSU and come in an assortment of colors, flavors, and styles. Plus, different lubes include organic, silicone or water-based ones. The best part? Shipping is free and 10 percent of sales go to charities that support urgent humanitarian causes like UNICEF and It Gets Better Project. Who knew that just by shopping for my condoms online (without shame),  I could be doing an incredible service to the world?  [Prices Vary, LuckyBloke.com]

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