Defining cheap is complex, and not all cheap condoms are safe. It all comes down to how they are made.
Cheap condoms from Asian countries are rarely manufactured according to the strict International Standards Organisation guidelines UK and European brands have to follow. Whilst there are international companies that make perfectly fine condoms (Glyde, for example, is Australian), all condoms manufactured by these reputable companies and sold on the UK market comply with our standards and regulations.
This allows said companies to mark their condoms with the CE mark and BSI Kitemark, two signs that the condoms you buy are tested and safe to use.
However, Asian brands that primarily sell their condoms on the Asian market don’t have to follow these guidelines. Due to less strict regulations, their condoms are not as safe nor as effective as CE and BSI-approved condoms.
Knowing this is important because some retailers import condoms that were not manufactured for the UK market from these countries and sell them on marketplaces like eBay.
Sure, those condoms are much cheaper than condoms manufactured to ISO standards, but they leave you at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections as well as an elevated risk of unwanted pregnancy. For these reasons, it is important to buy all your condoms from trusted suppliers, such as Condoms.uk.
All cheap condoms you can find on our website comply with the BSI and CE standards and come in packaging bearing at least one of the marks. All the condoms we sell are electronically tested for safety and are effective against pregnancy and STIs.