What are vanilla condoms?
Vanilla condoms are standard latex condoms coated with a vanilla flavoured lubricant. The lubricant’s taste and smell covers the taste and smell of latex, making the condom more enjoyable to use for oral sex.
Like all flavoured condoms, vanilla condoms are primarily designed for oral sex. While some options may be suitable to use for vaginal and anal sex, too, you should always read the label and make sure the condoms don’t have any added sugars.
With that in mind, vanilla condoms are an excellent choice if you want to add some variety and fun to your sex life. Let’s find out more about them.
Is vanilla flavour in condoms natural or artificial?
It really depends. Some brands use natural vanilla extract to flavour up their condoms and intimate lubricants. Others use artificial flavours made from chemicals. Regardless, all flavoured condoms are safe to use for oral sex.
All brands use food-grade products that are safe to ingest in small quantities. Considering the thin layer of lubricant applied to condoms, there is nothing to worry about.
Even if you have diabetes and decide to use a condom with added sugars, know that you’ll unlikely experience any negative symptoms because of it. Not only is the sugar quantity negligible, but most brands actually use sweeteners to enhance the taste. Sweeteners are safe to use by anyone, including people with diabetes.
What brands make vanilla condoms?
If your partner loves vanilla sundaes and you want to enhance their pleasure whilst they give you oral sex, you might want to know what brands make vanilla condoms. The bad news is that there aren’t many brands that make vanilla flavoured condoms. On the bright side, the brand that does manufactures some of the most sought-after condoms in the world. And you can buy them from Condoms.uk in an instant. The brand we talk about is Glyde.
Glyde Vanilla condoms have conquered the market with their quality. They are made of natural rubber latex and have a smooth texture that feels silky on the skin.
Even though they are not the thinnest condoms out there (they are 0.062mm thick), they deliver an almost skin-on-skin sensation. Suitable for most men, these condoms have a nominal width of 53mm and are 185mm long.
Besides being vegan, Glyde condoms are also ethical and contain no GMOs. The flavour is also natural and contains no added sugars or chemicals. This makes these condoms suitable for most people, including people with allergies. However, you shouldn’t use them if yourself or your partner is allergic to latex.
Since these premium condoms don’t contain added sugars, they are safe to use for vaginal and anal intercourse, too. You should keep in mind, however, that they are primarily designed for pleasurable and safe oral sex.
Other brands that used to make vanilla condoms include Durex and Mates. However, these products have been discontinued, probably because of the flavour’s lack of popularity.
Are all vanilla condoms coloured?
Yes. Vanilla condoms are coloured in yellow, just as banana and pineapple condoms. If you’d like a yellow condom and don’t really care about the flavour, you can choose from our selection of banana or tropical condoms.
ON Banana condoms are more suitable for those who need a slightly larger condom. They are still regular in size but have a nominal width of 54mm. The length is still 185mm, but this is typically more than you’d need.
Like Glyde Vanilla, ON Banana is suitable to use for all types of sex. The manufacturer doesn’t say whether they use natural or artificial flavours. The condoms have a bright, yellow colour that can draw attention to your penis.
Pasante Tropical is a condom set containing an assortment of flavours and colours. One of them is pineapple, impressing with a fresh taste and scent. Pasante’s pineapple condoms have a beautiful yellow colour and are made of natural rubber latex.
Like ON, Pasante doesn’t say what kind of flavour they use, but the condoms are deemed as safe for oral sex as well as vaginal and anal intercourse.
These condoms have a nominal width of 53mm and suit men who need a regular size condom. However, they are 190mm long, accommodating longer penises.
What size do vanilla condoms have?
Vanilla condoms available on the UK market have a nominal width of 53mm and are 185mm long. Other sizes are currently unavailable, but you can flavour up standard condoms with a flavoured lubricant if you can’t find vanilla condoms in your size.
Because vanilla isn’t the most popular flavour – most people prefer fruit-flavoured condoms and lubricants – finding an intimate lube that tastes like vanilla isn’t easy. That said, you have plenty of other options to choose from. Brands like EXS, Pasante, and Durex propose a wide range of flavoured lubes, including:
Is it safe to use vanilla condoms for vaginal intercourse?
Vanilla condoms are made from natural rubber latex using the same techniques used to make unflavoured condoms. They protect you against sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy, just like all other condoms designed for sex. However, this doesn’t mean that you should use them for vaginal intercourse.
Most flavoured condoms contain sugar alongside other natural extracts or chemicals that could alter the delicate balance of a woman’s vulva and vagina.
Introducing sugars inside the vagina, no matter how small the quantity, could lead to yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis.
What are vaginal yeast infections?
Yeast infections are often caused by a type of fungus normally residing in the human body, including our mouths, throats, guts, on the skin, as well as inside the vagina. The presence of candida on the human body is usually asymptomatic, but in some cases, it may start to overgrow.
The sugars in flavoured condoms or flavoured lubricants provide a boost of nutrients for this fungus, determining its overgrowth. Invasive candidiasis usually has mild or moderate symptoms, including redness, itchiness, pain, and discomfort while urinating, pain and discomfort during intercourse, and abnormal vaginal discharges.
If left untreated, you may experience severe symptoms, including recurrent infections or complications during pregnancy.
Vaginal yeast infections may also be a result of oral-to-vaginal sex. For this reason, it is recommended to change the condom each time you switch from one type of sex to another.
What is bacterial vaginosis?
While yeast infections are majorly triggered by sugars, bacterial vaginosis is often the result of an imbalance of the naturally occurring bacterial flora.
The vaginal bacterial flora’s role is to maintain the vaginal pH slightly acidic. Flavoured condoms and lubricants interfere with the acidic pH of the vagina, creating the perfect environment for other types of bacteria to grow and thrive.
Bacterial vaginosis often has no symptoms and clears up without treatment, but it may sometimes lead to complications. For this reason, you should avoid using flavoured condoms for vaginal intercourse.
What about flavoured lubricants?
Like flavoured condoms, flavoured lubricants may contain sugar and are not recommended to use for vaginal penetration. They are, however, an ideal choice if you want to enhance oral sex or cover the taste and smell of latex.
Why should I use condoms for oral sex?
Now that it is clear why you shouldn’t use flavoured condoms for vaginal sex, the question that arises is, why should you use condoms for oral sex? After all, there is no way you’ll get your partner pregnant by practicing it.
Using barrier methods, such as condoms or dental dams, during oral sex reduces the chances of contracting or transmitting sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
The chances of transmitting or contracting STIs are lower when you practice oral sex, but they still exist. Some of the most common infections transmitted through oral sex include chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea, herpes, human papillomavirus, HIV, and trichomoniasis.
Condoms and dental dams protect you and your partner from skin-on-skin contact as well as contact with your partner’s body fluids.
How can I make safe oral sex more pleasurable?
Using barrier methods, like condoms, can be frustrating when having oral sex. However, there are ways to boost your and your partner’s pleasure. Here are a few tips:
- Keep the condoms nearby: Protection should be easily accessible if you want to avoid sexy time frustration. It is advisable to take the condoms out of the nightstand drawer or wallet and place them within easy reach.
- Put the condom on during foreplay: Instead of seeing the condom as a party-stopper, use it as part of your routine. Sliding it on while touching and kissing your partner won’t feel like a disruption. You can also add more lube to the condom at this stage to keep everything flowing together.
- Buy condoms on time: Here at Condoms.uk, you can find a wide variety of flavoured and unflavoured condoms. Order yours well in advance or sign up to our Subscribe & Save service to make sure you never run out of protection.
- Wear the right size condom: More often than not, people complain about using condoms because the condom simply doesn’t fit right. Tight or loose condoms are not only unsafe, but they may cut off the amount of sensations you feel. If you aim to get the best protected oral sex, measure your penis and order the right size condoms.
- Don’t focus on the end goal: Reaching the big O might be your purpose when giving or receiving oral sex, but you shouldn’t focus too much on it. You should instead focus on the moment and enjoy the closeness with your partner. Overthinking it might lead to the opposite effect, delaying orgasm.
- Use some lube: Flavoured intimate lubricant can make oral sex more enjoyable for the giver when you can’t find flavoured condoms in your size, but adding a drop or two of lubricant inside the condom might also increase the pleasure for the receiver. If you’re concerned about reaching climax through oral sex when you’re wearing a condom, this method might help.
Where can I buy vanilla condoms?
You can buy vanilla condoms right here at Condoms.uk. Buying condoms online from us comes with multiple advantages.
First and foremost, you can find a wide selection of condoms in various sizes on our website. If vanilla condoms are too big or too small for you, simply browse our range to find a suitable condom.
If the condoms you find are not flavoured, you can also choose a flavoured intimate lubricant to use with them. All lubes we sell on Condoms.uk are compatible to use with latex and non-latex condoms.
Another advantage of buying condoms from us is the free delivery on all orders over £25. We also provide guaranteed next day delivery for a small extra fee, or for free if you spend at least £60. And, as you’d expect from us, all orders are delivered in discreet packaging.
We use generic envelopes or cardboard boxes that are not branded. There will be no reference to Condoms.uk, condoms, lubricants, or sex toys anywhere on the package, and we even display a generic return address (a PO Box address) so that your nosey neighbours or roommates will never know what you’ve ordered.
As for the quality, know that at Condoms.uk, we only sell genuine condoms sourced directly from brands or their official distributors in the UK. All condoms are delivered in their original, unopened packaging and are marked with the CE and BSI Kitemark for authenticity purposes.
With this in mind, all you have to do is browse our range to find the best vanilla condoms or other flavoured condoms for you.