Loads of condoms on the market promise to make sex more enjoyable while protecting you and your partner. A selection of ribbed and ultra-thin condoms are available that promise to enhance your pleasure while keeping you safe.

However, it might be challenging to decide which condom is ideal for you with all these available options. Condom designs have evolved greatly over the years and instead of choosing your condom purely for preventing unwanted pregnancy or STI transmission, pleasure is a top priority too.

Also, there are different materials such as latex condoms and lambskin condoms, different sizes like extra large condoms and extra thin condoms, to name a few. You can even buy condoms that help to prevent premature ejaculation.

Because of condom overload, we searched for the best condoms for feeling and the thinnest condoms around; this is what we came up with.

But first, you need to narrow it down and decide how to choose the best condom for your needs.

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How to choose the right condom for you?

Set of Colourful Condoms

The fact that particular condoms are of higher quality than others goes without saying. Additionally, many people have a condom preference; some condoms are superior for particular feelings or purposes.

When choosing the right condom for you, we suggest you give reliability the highest priority, followed closely by comfort and personal preference. Reliable condoms shield users from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and undesired pregnancies when used appropriately.

Comfort is crucial as many people malign condoms for loss of feeling. For those seeking comfort and more incredible feeling, we included thin and incredibly sensitive condoms in our list.

Regarding personal preference, that’s precisely what it is; only you can decide if purple condoms are a turn on (or off), but we will help by suggesting (without going into too much detail) the perfect condom for you.

The best condoms for an enhanced feeling

When only the thinnest condom will do, look for the following descriptions on the packaging.

  • Invisible
  • Ultra sensitive
  • Thin feel
  • Bare Skin
  • Air thin
  • Silk thin
  • Ultra-thin

These terms help to define the thinnest condoms for men available on the market at the moment.

Our favourites are as follows:

  1. Durex Invisible Extra Sensitive Condoms
  2. Trojan Magnum BareSkin Condoms
  3. ON Super Thin Condoms
  4. Mates Ultra Sensitive Condoms
  5. Durex Thin Feel Condoms

If thinnest is not your preference, you may be interested in the best condoms for feeling or even extended pleasure. We also recommend the Skyn condom range to help achieve that skin to skin contact feel through ultra thin condoms.

These packaging terms help highlight the condoms that promote extended use or enhanced feeling. Look out for the following words.

  • Extended pleasure
  • Delay infinity
  • Delay endurance
  • Sensation
  • Delay and cooling
  • Ribbed and dotted texture

Our favourite condoms for feeling and extended pleasure are as follows, with Durex taking the top two spots:

  1. Durex Mutual Climax Condoms
  2. Durex Pleasure Me Ribbed and Dotted
  3. Pasante Intensity Condoms
  4. Trojan Magnum Ribbed Condoms

What types of condoms are there?

There are three different types of condoms:

  • External condoms - These are the most common type of condom and are worn externally over the penis to collect semen and pre-ejaculate.
  • Internal condoms - These are more commonly known as female condoms and they are inserted into the vagina before sex to prevent semen from entering the vagina.
  • Dental dams - These are thin sheets that provide a barrier between a person's mouth and genitals or anus to provide protection during oral sex.

Some people cannot wear natural latex condoms due to a latex allergy, so there are many types of non-latex condoms to choose from.

The best condoms for everything else

You might ask which are the best condoms for everything else, but what is everything else? Everything else is whatever you want it to be.

If you want a purple or green condom, you can have it; if you’re after the best real-feel condoms, we have those. If ribbed or dotted condoms are your thing, there are plenty to choose from. In fact, there’s a condom choice for everyone, no matter your preference.

Here are our favourite condoms for all occasions:

  1. Durex Suprise Mix Verity
  2. EXS Verity Pack Condoms
  3. EXS Glow In The Dark Condoms
  4. Skyn 5 Senses Condoms

The most important thing about a condom is to ensure it fits properly. Proper fitting condoms will give the best feeling without all the added extras - read our article about choosing the right size condom for you. Or even better, take the quiz.

Finally, to get the most feeling out of your product, ensure the condom is on correctly; if you’re unsure about the best way to put a condom on, here is our summary.

  • Carefully remove the condom from its wrapping, careful not to rip it.
  • Ensure that no air is trapped within by holding the tip between your finger and thumb (the condom will likely break if air is trapped inside).
  • Over the tip of your penis, place the condom. 
  • Roll the condom down over the length of your erect penis while squeezing the condom’s tip. It should have a snug fit.

If things don’t go to plan, the condom splits or will not unroll; start over with a fresh condom, as there may be sperm or semen on the first one. For more information, please read our article, How To Put On A Condom.

Always check the expiry date on condoms before use, as an expired condom is more likely to break and risks of using an expired condom include the transmission of STIs or an unwanted pregnancy. Also, be aware that using oil based lubricants can cause condoms to weaken and break.

If you are wondering how old you have to be to buy condoms, there is no age restriction but some retailers in the UK have a policy to only sell condoms to over 16s.


Nov 26, 2022
Written by:
Victoria Walsh