Durex Condoms and Lubricants
The most recognisable brand name in the condom and sexual health industry, Durex has been providing excellent value condoms and lubricants for over 100 years. After the parent company was founded in 1915, the Durex brand name first hit shelves in 1929. The word Durex is a combination of the words “durability, reliability and excellence” and this is something that is apparent throughout the Durex range of condoms and lubricants. We stock the best Durex condoms and lubes with discreet delivery on every order. Shop Durex Mutual Climax, Extended Pleasure, Thin Feel, Pleasure Me and more. You can choose from flavoured condoms, ribbed condoms, non-latex condoms, lubricants and so much more when you buy Durex right here at Condoms.uk!
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When was Durex invented?
Durex is a condom brand initially developed and produced in London, United Kingdom, by The London Rubber Company and British Latex Products. The London Rubber Company first used the brand name Durex in 1929, and the company started to manufacture condoms in 1932.
Durex is the acronym for durability, reliability, and excellence, three core values that have inspired users and helped to cement the Durex brand's worldwide popularity.
Today, the Durex brand is owned by the British company Reckitt Benckiser and is one of the best-selling condom brands across the world, with over 30% of the global condom market. In the past few decades, the company also expanded the Durex product range to include a selection of condoms, intimate lubricants, along with various sex toys.
What are the best Durex condoms?
Perhaps your primary concern when looking for a condom is finding out which one is the best for you. Addressing the needs of all men, Durex boasts an impressive and innovative range of condoms available in various sizes. All options fall in one of the following categories:
Durex Regular Condoms
The original Durex condoms, Durex Regular suit most men. They have a nominal width of 52mm and are 190mm long. With a thickness of 0.065mm, they provide the right balance between feel and resistance. Durex Regular condoms are lubricated with silicone oil.
Durex Thin and Ultra Thin Condoms
Designed to deliver an incredible sexual experience, the condoms in this range have been engineered for a skin-on-skin sensation. They are thinner than Durex Regular yet still suitable for all kinds of sex, including vaginal, anal, and oral. Durex Thin and Ultra Thin condoms have various sizes to suit people who need small, regular, or large condoms, and their thickness varies from 0.045mm to 0.055mm.
Durex Extra Safe Condoms
Suitable for people who like rougher or anal sex, these extra-lubricated condoms are thicker than Durex Regular but have the same size. A larger amount of lubricant also makes them suitable for combating vaginal dryness and increase pleasure for your partner.
Durex Large and XL Condoms
Ideal for those who like the feel of Durex Regular condoms but need a bigger size, the Durex Large and XL condoms deliver more comfort. These condoms have a nominal width between 53mm and 57mm and are typically 205mm long.
Durex Ribbed and Dotted Condoms
Designed with your partner in mind, these condoms are specifically made to increase vaginal stimulation and help your partner reach a faster and more powerful climax. Options include products from the Durex Pleasure and Durex Intense range. Both types have the same easy-on shape, a nominal width of 56mm, and large dots and ribs placed in a way to stimulate the G-spot. The main difference is the type of lubricant used. Durex Pleasure condoms are coated with regular silicone-based lube, while Durex Intense features the brand’s Desirex gel that has a warming, cooling, and tingling effect all in one.
Durex Latex Free and Real Feel Condoms
While most Durex condoms are made from natural rubber latex, the brand has also developed a range of latex-free condoms designed for users with allergies or sensitive skin. Both options are thicker than Durex Regular yet provide a snug fit capable of delivering skin-on-skin sensations. Size-wise, you can expect the same fit and comfort as Durex Regular condoms.
Durex Flavoured Condoms
Perfect for oral sex or users who don’t like the smell of latex, these condoms can bring a touch of sweetness to your bedroom. The flavoured condoms from the brand are available in a wide range of flavours, including strawberry, cherry, tropical fruit, and chocolate, to name just a few.
Can Durex condoms break?
While Durex condoms are made from very strong, resistant materials that have contributed to the brand's success, they may break or split if they are not used properly, stored correctly, or if they are used past their expiration date. This isn't just the case for Durex though, condom breakage can occur no matter which brand you use. Here's a handy list of the most common causes of condom breakage, so you know what not to do:
Using the wrong condom size: A condom that's too tight can break or tear due to increased tension and friction during intercourse. At the same time, using a condom that's too big can cause the condom to slip off the penis during sex, this is also dangerous.
Lack of lubrication: In the case of insufficient natural lubrication, the greater friction can cause the condom to break and also cause pain and irritation for you and your partner. The use of additional lube is recommended to combat the symptoms of vaginal dryness or for anal sex. All Durex condoms are compatible with all intimate lubricants from the brand.
Using condoms that have been stored incorrectly: Heat and direct sunlight can damage the structure of the condom, leading to breakage. All condoms, Durex or otherwise, should be stored in a cool, dry place. You can keep condoms in your wallet for a few hours, but it is not recommended for you to use a condom that has been stored in your wallet or pocket for days. Heat and direct sunlight can cause condoms to perish, they become much less resistant and strong and even mild thrusting can cause a condom that has been stored incorrectly to break.
Using expired condoms: Expired condoms are no longer considered safe and should be disposed of immediately. All condom foils bear a use-by date, the outer packaging should also clearly display a use-by date. Be sure to stick to it because once this date has expired, any unused condoms must be discarded and not used. Again, the material that condoms are made from will begin to perish once the use-by date has passed, which can lead to breakages.
Improper handling: It is essential to pay attention when unwrapping and rolling the condom on your penis. Tearing the foil wrapper with your teeth or using scissors to open it may puncture the condom. Air left in the teat tip when rolling the condom may cause it to break during intercourse or ejaculation. Sharp jewellery may also damage it, while a condom placed incorrectly may slide off your penis or break due to insufficient lubrication.
Are thinner condoms more likely to break?
Not necessarily. The thickness of the condom has little to no influence on its resistance. As long as it is used and stored as instructed, a thin condom has the same resistance as a thick one. The thickness of a condom will also be impacted by the material it's made from, with non-latex condoms typically being thicker than latex condoms.
Are Durex condoms vegan?
Durex still uses casein, a protein of animal origin, in some of their latex condoms. However, the brand also has vegan options for users allergic to casein or who lead a vegan lifestyle. In the vegan category, you can find all non-latex condoms from the brand, including Durex Latex Free and Durex Real Feel. The Avanti and Featherlite Ultra are also suitable for vegans.
How do you choose the right Durex condom size?
Durex took into account the differences between penis sizes. Just like our feet, penises come in all shapes and sizes. You'll be glad to know that Durex manufactures condoms suitable for almost all users. Most men in the UK and Europe will find that the regular sizes from the brand fit just right. If the Durex Regular condom size is too tight or too loose, simply go a size up or down. We clearly display the nominal width (in mm) of the condoms we stock here at Condoms.uk, which makes it easier to find your perfect fit.
Finding the right condom size is only part of the conundrum! It's imperative you know how to put on a condom properly so that the condom acts as an effective barrier, to prevent pregnancy and the transmission of STIs.
What lube is available from Durex?
Condoms aside, Durex also manufactures a range of intimate lubricants, with Durex Play being the most popular. All lubes from the brand fall in one of the following categories:
Durex water-based lubricants
Super light and non-sticky, Durex water-based lubes are suitable for people with sensitive skin. They are easy to clean when you’re done and don’t stain fabrics. Most water-based lubes from the brand are also suitable to use as massage gels. Various options include:
- Durex Play: Perhaps the most popular intimate lubricants from Durex. This category includes a variety of water-based lubes, including warming and cooling effect lubricants, 2-in-1 massage, and intimate lubes, as well as a range of edible flavoured lubes.
- Durex Naturals: Designed for people with sensitive skin, these intimate lubricants have a neutral pH and contain no perfume or colouring. The range currently comprises three options, including Naturals Pure, Naturals Extra Sensitive, and Naturals Moisture. All lubes in this range are made with 100% natural ingredients.
- Durex Sensilube: This fragrance-free, colourless gel has a thicker consistency compared to Durex Play and lasts longer while having a very delicate action. It is suitable for people with sensitive skin.
These lubricants are ideal for those who need more moisture or a longer-lasting lube. The brand’s silicone lubes add more moisture and last much longer than their water-based counterpart. Despite their thicker formula, they don’t feel greasy or sticky on the skin and are ideal for all types of sex, including oral sex. Options include Durex Perfect Glide and Durex Real Feel. Both silicone types are compatible with all Durex condoms.
When to use Durex lube?
Sometimes, using intimate lubricant during intercourse is a necessity. These situations include cases of vaginal dryness when your partner's body doesn’t produce sufficient natural lubricant. Vaginal dryness is frequent during and post-menopause, but women of all ages can experience it. Symptoms include pain, soreness, or burning inside the vagina, recurring urinary tract infections, and irritation and pain during sex.
Durex lubes can help restore the natural balance of this delicate area before and during intercourse, reducing the risk of irritation and pain. Intimate lubes can make sex pleasurable for women suffering from vaginal dryness.
Using Durex lube is also a necessity during anal sex, due to the lack of natural lubrication in this area. Adding lube before intercourse helps the muscles to relax, allowing for easier penetration and increased pleasure.
Durex intimate lubricants can also be used whenever you want to make sex more exciting and pleasurable. Among the advantages of using a lube we can mention:
- Can help build up pleasure during foreplay and intercourse, leading to more powerful climax
- Helps make a seamless transition from foreplay to intercourse
- Increased pleasure when using sex toys, during masturbation, or for sensual massages
How much lubricant should I use?
There are really no rules. You can use as little or as much lube as you want. If you have good natural lubrication, you and your partner may prefer using a smaller quantity of lube for intercourse, but you can still use a lot of it for foreplay. Likewise, you may use as much lube as necessary to combat vaginal dryness or for anal sex. If you are not sure how much lube you need, simply squeeze a little lube on your fingertips and gently apply it to your intimate areas. Apply more until you achieve the desired lubrication.
Can Durex lube be consumed?
All Durex lubes are made with food-grade ingredients and are safe to use for oral sex. Although Durex lubes are edible and the small quantities ingested during oral sex have no harmful effects, it is not recommended to consume them - and they must always be stored out of reach of children.
Can Durex lubricants be used with condoms?
All Durex lubes are compatible with all Durex condoms. This applies to the full range of lubes and condoms, comprising water-based and silicone-based lubes, as well as latex and non-latex condoms from the brand.
Generally, Durex lubes are also suitable to use with condoms from other brands. However, you should always read the condom’s packet to ensure they are safe to use with the type of lube you have. For instance, some condom brands advise against using silicone-based lube with their products.
Are Durex lubes compatible with sex toys?
Water-based Durex lubes have a gentle formulation and are compatible with all sex toys. The silicon-based lubricants from the brand are compatible with all Durex sex toys. However, they could be incompatible with silicone sex toys from other brands.
To prevent damage, always read your toy's instructions and if the manufacturer advises against using it with silicone lubes, avoid this type of product. The reason is that most silicone lubes react with the silicone in the toy, damaging the device.
If the toy you want to use is deemed compatible with silicone lubes, do a patch test before using it with a Durex silicone lube.
To perform the patch test, simply apply a small quantity of lube to an area of the toy and leave it overnight. Check the integrity of the product in the morning to see if the materials reacted. If the silicone on the sex toy starts to peel off or has an unpleasant odour, avoid using it with Durex silicone-based lubes. You may still use it with a water-based lube from the brand.
What Durex accessories are available?
As well as a marketing-leading range of condoms in all shapes and sizes, Durex are also known for their compact and innovative range of sex toys. If you're looking to spice things up a little in the bedroom, then you'll be pleased to know that we stock a great selection of Durex cock rings and vibe rings, as well as the compact Durex bullet vibrator.
On top of battery-powered accessories like cock rings and vibrators, Durex also offers Intense Orgasmic Gel - which is ideal for ensuring you both reach climax during intercourse. Condom compatible and dermatologically tested, Intense Orgasmic Gel will be your new secret weapon.
Where can I buy Durex condoms and lube?
The best place to buy Durex condoms online is right here at Condoms.uk. We only sell genuine condoms sourced directly from Durex right here in the UK. When you place your Durex order with us, you'll receive a genuine product every time (not to mention fast, discreet delivery too!). We also offer completely FREE Royal Mail 24 Tracked delivery in the UK when you spend £25+. So what are you waiting for? Shop our range of Durex condoms and lubricants now.