Most people are aware that safe sex is important for your own health and your partner’s health. When used correctly, condoms are 98% effective at preventing pregnancies and STD transmission.
However, many people are embarrassed about purchasing condoms in supermarkets and pharmacies. After all, many view sex as a private matter.
Today, we are looking at everything you need to know about buying condoms, including the benefits of purchasing condoms online.
Read on for more information.
Table of Contents:
- How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy Condoms?
- How Much Do Condoms Cost?
- Which Condoms Are Best?
- What Should You Look For When Buying Condoms?
- Where Can You Buy Condoms? The Benefits of Buying Online, Next Day Delivery, and More
How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy Condoms?
Anybody can buy condoms, regardless of their age. In fact, people in the United Kingdom can get condoms for free at the local sexual health clinic and similar places.
In addition, if you are under the age of consent, you can still buy condoms online or in-store. If you go to your doctor for contraceptive advice, they will not tell your parents or carers, provided you are in control of your decisions and know why you are buying the condoms in the first place.
Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists adhere to stringent guidelines when offering contraceptive advice to minors. While they may suggest speaking to your parents about contraception, they will not make you have any conversations unless they think you are in danger of being abused; in that case, they may inform your parents or the relevant authorities themselves. However, they would speak to you first before making any decisions about your situation. 1
How Much Do Condoms Cost?
The price of condoms varies depending on the brand, size, design, and materials used. For instance, a 12-pack of Durex Condoms usually costs around £9.95 on our website, while other brands may cost approximately £10 or £10.50 for similar packs. This equates to less than £1 for a single condom. Of course, if you need a more specific condom (such as a female condom), you may need to spend more, but this depends on your requirements.
You can also buy in bulk, reducing the cost even further. When buying online, you don’t need to worry about getting all those condoms home; we’ll deliver them directly to your door.
If you’d like to see our entire selection of condoms and get an idea regarding pricing, check out our complete selection here.
Which Condoms Are Best?
This is a difficult question to answer. You need to consider many factors, including penis size, allergies, or whether you need vegan condoms or otherwise. We’ve collected some of our popular products below to help you decide which condom is right for you.
Best Condoms for Small Penises
A small penis does not mean you need to sacrifice safety or enjoyment during sex. My.SIZE offers condoms in numerous sizes for less-well endowed people. These condoms are made with latex and fit snugly without making you feel constricted or unable to perform properly. They also fit over smaller sex toys such as bullets. These condoms are designed for a slimmer penis, offering a 45mm nominal width. They are smaller than most popular condoms available to buy and very thin, so you don’t need to worry about losing that intimate feeling.
Pasante Trim Condoms are another of our popular condoms for smaller penis. The Pasante Trim range is perfect for men who want a reliable fit in a small size with no quality concerns. These condoms have a 49mm nominal width and are only 180mm long. Like the My.Size options listed above, these condoms are also very thin.
These condoms are also completely vegan as they are made from natural rubber latex and don’t contain any casein products. They are also tasteless and odourless, perfect for oral sex.
Best Condoms for Larger Penises
Many people associate the Trojan Magnum brand with larger condoms, such is their reputation.
These condoms are ribbed from the tip to the base, which improves the sensation and pleasure for both partners. The ribs near the head of the penis are fantastic for the man, while the ribs at the base are intended to pleasure the g-spot and other parts of the vagina. These condoms are spacious in the head and snug at the bottom, with a 62mm nominal width.
If you are looking for an alternative to Trojan, consider the Glyde Supermax - another fantastic option for larger men. These condoms are an impressive 200mm long and have a 60mm nominal width. Thanks to Glyde’s “double-dipping” manufacturing technique, they are very thin but still reliably strong.
These condoms are lubricated with silicone-based lube and are fine for vaginal, anal, and oral sex. They are also vegan-friendly.
Best Condoms for Sensation or Intimacy
Durex Thin Feel Extra Lubricated Condoms
Typically, Durex is the first brand that comes to mind when looking for reliable condoms. If you require additional lubrication for anal sex or combat genital dryness, these Thin Feel condoms are perfect. They are only 0.055mm thick and still as reliable as you’d expect from one of the biggest names in the market. In addition, they are 56mm in nominal width, perfect for most average-sized men. They are also tasteless and odourless, so that you can use them during oral sex without issues.
If you prefer super thin condoms, you can do a lot worse than EXS Air Thin Condoms. This range enhances intimacy and closeness while preventing unwanted pregnancies or STD transmission. They are only 0.045mm thick (living up to the air thin name) and will fit most average-sized men. They are a fraction larger than other average-sized condoms but still fit snugly at the base, preventing the condom from slipping off during sex. This product is great for vaginal, oral, and anal sex. It is also made of natural materials and is great for people with skin issues.
Best Condoms for Allergies
If you suffer from latex allergies, you will need to consider alternative condom materials. The most common non-latex condoms are made from polyurethane and polyisoprene.
If you seek polyurethane condoms, you may want to consider our selection of Sagami Condoms.
This brand is the most popular manufacturer in Japan and is available in 50 countries across the globe. Established in 1934, Sagami was the first condom manufacturer in the country and was also responsible for novelty dotted and coloured condoms.
The Sagami Original hit the market in 1998 and is made from polyurethane. The company chose polyurethane for its compatibility with people who have sensitive skin and allergies, its capacity to transmit body heat (heightening the intimacy factor), and lack of synthetic odour. This makes Sagami Condoms one of the best alternatives to traditional latex.
You can find our entire Sagami range here.
If you prefer polyisoprene condoms, you may want to venture over to our selection of Skyn condoms.
Skyn uses polyisoprene for all their condoms, a hypoallergenic material that is good for allergies and sensitive skin. Even if you do not have latex allergies, polyisoprene condoms may still prove favourable. They are clinically tested to improve sensation and reduce irritation and discomfort; they may also fix erection issues triggered by otherwise unidentified allergic reactions to latex.
These condoms are available in numerous sizes and are intended to make your sex life more pleasurable. Skyn condoms are thin yet strong, offering the same reliability you’d expect for latex condoms. However, they also have a smooth texture and drop of lubrication to make the good times even better.
Skyn condoms have an easy fit design and are odourless and tasteless; they are great for all types of intercourse and foreplay. In addition, they are tested for safety and meet all European and British regulations.
If you would like to check out our full range of Skyn condoms, follow this link.
Best Eco-Friendly Condoms for Vegans
As aforementioned, Glyde condoms are both eco-friendly and cruelty-free, making them perfect for vegans. They are manufactured with thistle extract and natural latex; they do not contain parabens, spermicides, casein, or petrochemicals.
Glyde only uses pure, natural ingredients, adhering to ethical and moral manufacturing processes, so they are suitable for those with latex and dairy allergies or people who just want to move away from animal-derived products.
Glyde maintains that its condoms are entirely natural; they are certified vegan and ethical by the Vegan Society. In addition, all ingredients used are Fair Trade. Glyde does not test on animals or use any animal by-products. There is no odour on any Glyde condoms as they are double washed during manufacturing.
Utilising Glyde’s patented condom technology, these condoms go above and beyond standards for strength and durability.
Glyde condoms come in many styles and sizes, regardless of your preferences or requirements. They also make vegan-friendly flavoured products. Condom varieties include ultra-thin, slim-fit, and large. That being said, particularly well-endowed gentlemen may find Glyde condoms are too small.
We stock many Glyde condoms online. Check out our entire selection here.
Fair Squared Condoms
If you’re looking for larger vegan condoms that are cruelty-free, ethically produced, and certified by the Vegan Society, you may want to try Fair Squared Condoms. These products are flavourless and odourless, so you can use them during oral sex without any unfortunate taste.
Currently, there a six different Fair Squared condoms available, including:
- The Original
- The Sensitive Dry
- The Ultra-Thin
- The XL
- The XXL
- The Max Perform
If you enjoy Fair Squared condoms, you may want to purchase some of their other products. For instance, Fair Squared also makes various water-based lubes, including a Green Tea option suitable for protected and unprotected sex and sex toys. Some people also enjoy the subtle taste of Fair Squared lube during oral sex. Unfortunately, their lube is not organic but is Fair Trade; it also serves as a relaxing massage gel.
Check out our complete list of Fair Squared products here.
EXS Condoms are also vegan, certified by PETA and the Vegan Society. They do not contain casein and only use natural alternatives to animal-derived products and processes used in condom manufacturing.
EXS Condoms have numerous vegan-friendly condoms. These include:
- EXS Snug Fit
- EXS Magnum Extra Large
- EXS Mixed Flavoured
- EXS Nano Thin
You can browse our complete selection of EXS condoms here.
What Should You Look For When Buying Condoms?
If you are buying condoms, you need to make sure they bear the European and British safety standards logos, otherwise known as the KITE and CE marks. The certifications are a sign of quality, ensuring your condoms meet or exceed the British Standards Institution and EU regulations.
Here at Condoms.uk, we only stock condoms that meet these requirements, so you can enjoy an intimate sex life without worrying about unwanted pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases.
What Do These Marks Mean?
The CE mark proves the condom meets or exceeds Medical Device Directive requirements, which are in place to ensure the safety and efficacy of medical products. This is a legal requirement in any EU country. Manufacturers need the CE mark to sell their products. To achieve CE certification, the manufacturer must comply with the following:
- Product risk assessment requirements
- In-process testing
- Clinical data examination
- Bio-compatibility testing
The Kitemark is a UK-based certification given by the British Standards Institution. The organisation gives licenses to manufacturers whose condoms meet or surpass their quality standards. BSI independently tests all condoms before issuing the Kitemark. In addition, condoms need to be tested by the BSI every month for manufacturers to continue displaying the sign on their products.
All condoms sold on our website will state whether they meet these requirements and standards. Look for the Kitemark and CE marks on the packaging or in the description on the product page.
If we need to remove condoms from boxes sent by the brand (for simplified delivery), we’ll let you know in the product description.
If you have any queries about our products regarding the CE or Kitemark, please contact us. One of our team will be happy to answer any queries you may have. 2, 3
Where Can You Buy Condoms? The Benefits of Buying Online, Next Day Delivery, and More
You can purchase condoms from various locations. For example, most supermarkets, pharmacies, and sexual health clinics will have condoms for sale. In addition, if you are young enough, you can obtain condoms for free from certain clinics.
However, if you are looking for a wide selection of condoms, discreet delivery, or more product information, you should consider buying condoms online.
There are numerous reasons you may want to buy condoms at Condoms.uk. These include:
- Trusted brands: We have a wide selection of trusted brands in our online store. They all meet Kitemark and European CE guidelines, so you can rest assured knowing they won’t let you down when it’s time to get intimate.
- We stock different types of condoms: We don’t just stock male condoms in our online store. We also have a huge selection of lubricants, female condoms, and other accessories for the bedroom.
- Detailed product descriptions: As well as having a wide selection of condoms, we also provide detailed product descriptions about every item, so you know exactly what you are buying and whether it meets your needs.
A Discreet and Speedy Way to Purchase Condoms
The biggest advantage of purchasing condoms online is discretion. Nobody enjoys purchasing condoms in a brick and mortar store, especially if the store is close to home and they see you regularly.
Discretion is one of our guiding principles, so you’ll be happy to hear we’ve mastered the art of discreet delivery. Every item on our website is delivered discreetly at no extra charge.
So, what does a Condoms.uk delivery look like?
- We use plain packaging such as bubble-lined envelopes and standard brown boxes.
- We include an address label with your name and address, plus a PO box return address.
- Our labels and packaging make zero references to our brand, condoms, or sexual health accessories.
Our boxes and envelopes will change depending on the weight and size of your order and your selected delivery service. However, all packaging options are completely discreet. As such, you can get your items delivered to your home, work, or any other address without anybody raising any eyebrows.
Our discreet delivery starts at £2.99 for Royal Mail 48 Tracked, which will get to your address in 2-3 working days (we do offer DPD next day services from £3.49, too!) In addition, delivery is free when you spend £25 or more.
If you would like to know more about our discreet delivery service, please contact us, and a customer service representative will help you with any questions you may have.