Flavoured condoms have been around for quite some time now. We discuss them, and joke about them but they still seem to have a long road ahead before they are taken seriously! These flavourful variants offer everything that a regular condom does, along with some added (very pleasurable) benefits. Then why do a lot of couples still hesitate to use them?
That’s probably because they aren’t really sure what they are for! If you have been planning to use flavoured condoms to spice up your sex life but don’t know how to use one, let us help you out. Here is everything you need to know about the use of flavoured condoms.
What Are Flavoured Condoms?
If you have somehow missed the very creative and suggestive TV commercials and still have no clue what flavoured condoms are all about, let’s get you up to speed.
Flavoured condoms are the enhanced version of your regular latex condoms. The lubricant they are coated with contains flavouring, giving the condoms a unique taste and a pleasant aroma.
If the rubbery flavour and smell of a regular condom are what’s keeping you from indulging in oral sex more often, flavoured condoms are the perfect bet for indulging in some oral pleasure!
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3 Moments When Flavoured Condoms Can Be Your Go-To
1. The More Flavour, The Merrier
Flavoured condoms are essentially targeted at making oral sex more fun and explorative. These are designed to add a little flavour to your sexual escapades. Whether you like fruity flavours like cherry, banana, or apple, or quirky treats like bubble gum, pina colada or paan, flavoured condoms can make the experience more wholesome by giving you a taste of….well whatever you like! And while most couples indulge in this luxury (yup, they usually cost more than regular ones) for oral sex, that’s not all there is to flavoured condoms.
2. Aroma…Here You Go
These usually come with a very pleasing aroma that can add another layer to your entire sexual experience. This heightened stimulation of your olfactory senses can make everything seem more pleasurable. No wonder, more and more people are choosing flavoured condoms over regular ones!
3. Move Over The Smell & Taste Of Penis
Moreover, a lot of women report they don’t like the taste or smell of their partner’s penis. Flavoured condoms seem to be a viable solution to this problem.
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But It’s All About Pleasure, Right?
Oh no! As cheesy as their existence may seem, flavoured condoms actually serve a very useful purpose. Apart from introducing the variety of taste and aroma to your sexual experience, of course! Transmission of Sexually Transmitted Diseases is not only limited to vaginal or anal sex. STIs like chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, HPV, and HIV are also known to spread through oral sex.
Thus, it is very important to use protection while indulging in oral pleasure. Just like regular condoms, flavoured condoms don’t entirely eliminate the risk of STIs but they certainly make it less likely for you (or your partner) to end up with one.
So, Flavoured Condoms Are Used For Penetrative Sex?
Yes and no! Not all flavoured condoms are designed to offer protection during penetrative sex. The ones that are made using sugar-based lube should not be used for vaginal intercourse. That’s because the sugary base of these flavoured condoms can hamper the PH balance of the vagina and make you more susceptible to yeast infections. In extreme cases, it may even lead to thrush. Similarly, not all flavoured condoms are meant for oral sex.
So how would you know which flavoured condom can be used for penetrative sex? Simple! Read the label and follow the instructions given on the packaging.
6 Do’s and Don’ts Of Using Flavoured Condoms
The rules aren’t really that different when it comes to flavoured condoms. Here’s what you need to keep in mind when using flavoured condoms:
- Make sure it’s meant for penetrative sex. Yes, that goes for oral sex too.
- Make sure to check the expiration date on the packaging.
- Read the packaging to make sure the condom is meant for penetrative intercourse
- If you’ve just used a condom for oral sex, use a fresh one for vaginal sex. Change the condom every time you have sex.
- Make sure you are not sensitive/allergic to latex or the ingredients used for adding the flavour.
- If you plan on using lubricants, make sure they are condom-safe.
As companies get more and more creative, we get to see more and more wacky condom flavours flooding the market (kala khatta, anyone!). And if you still haven’t explored this flavourful side of sex, you are definitely missing out on a lot! Flavoured condoms can help you reignite the passion and reinvigorate your sex life. But remember, it’s healthy to push the limits of pleasure as long as your partner is on board with your ideas. So always discuss with your partner before introducing anything new to your bedroom action!
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