What Are The Best Condoms For Premature Ejaculation?

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Condoms are a necessary part of safe sex

Practicing safe sex is important for reducing the risk of transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies. Condoms are an inexpensive, readily available product. 

When used correctly, they are 98%¹ effective in preventing pregnancy. Plus, they are the only contraception capable of preventing STI infections. They are a necessary part of safe sex.

Different types of condoms available on the market

Latex, plastic, or lambskin

There are three different types of condom materials available on the market: latex rubber, plastic, and natural materials such as lambskin. The most commonly used of the three is latex.

Latex condoms are safe for almost everyone to use — except those with latex allergies. 

They are the most commonly available type of condom. They can reduce the risk of transmission of all STIs, including HIV. Latex condoms are suitable for use with toys. 

However, it’s worth noting that condoms only reduce the transmission of STIs and are not 100% effective in preventing pregnancy. While they do lower your chances of contracting an STI, there is still some possibility of becoming infected. 

Latex condoms can be damaged by oil-based lubricants and exposure to heat, humidity, or light. 

Plastic condoms (polyurethane or polyisoprene) are similar to latex condoms, although they are thinner and stronger. 

They also protect against all STIs, including HIV. They are a good option for people who are allergic to latex. 

They are normally made larger than their latex counterparts and are typically less constrictive. They are less likely to break down due to exposure to environmental conditions. 

You can use oil-based lubricants with polyurethane plastic condoms, but you can’t use them with polyisoprene condoms.

Natural membrane condoms, such as ones made from lambskin, are approved by the FDA as a contraceptive. 

However, they are not recommended for the prevention of STIs or HIV. This is due to the small, porous holes present in the membrane that are large enough to allow viruses and bacteria that cause STIs to pass through. 

As they are made of animal products, they may not be suitable for vegetarians. They should only be used if the transmission of STIs is not a concern.


Lubricated condoms are the latex condoms you normally find in shops. They have a small amount of lubricant on the exterior of the condom that helps make sex easier and more pleasurable. 

They can make condoms safer as they partially protect the condom from friction that can cause rips and tears. They are not suitable for oral sex.


Spermicides² is a form of contraception, predominately made from nonoxynol-9. They work by attacking the outer layer of sperm, which causes the sperm to be broken into pieces and eventually destroyed. 

Spermicide can be irritating to both the penis and vagina. This can increase your risk of contracting HIV and STIs as the irritation allows an easy entry point for infection. 

Additionally, spermicides are not as effective as other forms of contraception. Therefore, if you use a spermicide, it's recommended to use it with another form of contraception. So overall, there is no evidence that spermicide-coated condoms are more effective than condoms without spermicide.

Textured condoms

Textured condoms provide the exact same benefits as regular latex condoms. They are intended to increase sexual pleasure by increasing friction. 

The two most common textures are dotted and ribbed.

What’s the link between condoms and premature ejaculation?

Condoms cannot help treat ED. However, those with the diagnostic criteria for premature ejaculation may use condoms to decrease sensation. 

It’s evident from existing studies that condom use is important, regardless of whether you have ED or experience premature ejaculation. If you struggle to maintain an erection when wearing a condom, you may be wearing too small a size. As a result, you may be suffering from condom-associated erection problems (CAEP). If you are concerned, consult your doctor.

Condoms that can help with premature ejaculation 

  • Durex Extended Pleasure

Material: Latex

This condom contains benzocaine 5%, an anesthetic designed to help delay ejaculation. It can cause a slight loss of sensation, so don’t be worried if you feel a bit numb.

Durex condoms are electronically tested to ensure they are safe.

  • Trojan Extended Pleasure

Material: Latex

These extended pleasure condoms come with Torjan’s Climax Control Lubricant, which contains benzocaine 4%. This works to desensitize and reduce the risk of premature ejaculation. The outside is covered in lubricant to help both partners have a good time.

  • Durex Mutual Climax

Material: Latex

These condoms are textured, with ribs and dots to help you and your partner climax at the same time. They are also lubricated on the outside and lined with that handy benzocaine 5%. Plus, they are electronically tested.

  • LifeStyles Extra Strength

Material: Latex

These condoms do not contain any active numbing agents, so they are suitable for people who are allergic or sensitive to ingredients like lidocaine and benzocaine. Instead, they are thicker. They are 90 microns thick compared to the standard 70 microns, which reduces stimulation and prevents overstimulation, helping you last longer.

  • Pasante Delay Infinity

Material: Latex

Lidocaine is the anesthetic of choice for Pasante. Lidocaine is often used as a numbing cream in tattooing, piercing, small surgical incisions, and laser treatments. Lidocaine has similar effectiveness to benzocaine.

  • Erotim Long Love³

Material: Latex

Erotim condoms are imported from Europe. They are electronically tested and meet international standards. They are lined with benzocaine 7%. Unlike the other brands, they are available in four different types:

  • Normal

  • Studded

  • Special XXL

  • Studded & ribbed

  • SKYN Selection Non-Latex Condoms Variety Pack

Material: Polyisoprene

This variety pack features three types of non-latex condoms, including original, extra studded, and extra lubricated. They are supposed to feel soft and natural, and people claim they can’t even feel them. 

This option is helpful if you suffer from condom-associated erectile problems. They don’t contain any numbing agents.

You may want to see a doctor about premature ejaculation if numbing products like benzocaine and lidocaine are not working anymore or if you’re sensitive to them. 

Also, if you don’t want to use condoms or are concerned about your premature ejaculation, see a doctor.

The lowdown

There are a variety of different types of condoms for you to choose from when practicing safe sex. You should pick one that suits your needs and concerns the best. If you are suffering from premature ejaculation, there are condoms available that can help prevent this.

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