The Best Condoms

The Best Condoms

Our pick

LifeStyles Skyn

LifeStyles Skyn

The best average-fit condom

Offering a skinlike sensation and great heat transfer, Skyn condoms are widely available and affordable, and safe for people with latex allergies.

Buying Options

$11 from Amazon
(pack of 24)
$12 from Target
(pack of 24)

LifeStyles Skyn condoms are made of polyisoprene, a synthetic rubber that people with latex allergies can use. In addition to having the best feel and scent, Skyn condoms transmit heat and sensation wonderfully, come in an elegant and easy-to-open package, and are available at almost any drugstore.

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Our pick

Okamoto Zero Zero Four 004

Okamoto Zero Zero Four 004

The best slim-fit condom

The Okamoto 004 is the thinnest FDA-approved natural-latex condom available in the US. Our testers appreciated the sensitivity that this more-snug condom offered, as well as its lack of an unpleasant odor or taste.

Buying Options

$7 from Walgreens
(pack of three)
$14 from Amazon
(pack of 24)

The Okamoto Zero Zero Four 004 is the thinnest natural-latex condom available in the US. Our testers who fell in between the slim and average-size categories liked the sensitivity of the sheer latex, the lack of odor, and the quality of the lubricant on this condom in comparison with other models. This condom works well both for people who have slim penises and don’t require a super-snug fit, as well as for people with penises on the narrower end of the average-size range.

Our pick

LifeStyles Skyn Large

LifeStyles Skyn Large

The best generous-fit condom

Our testers loved this generously sized polyisoprene condom, which offers less odor, more heat transfer, and a softer texture than traditional latex. While it is big, people with much larger penises may find it to be too snug.

Buying Options

$15 from Lovehoney
(pack of 12)

Our testers loved the polyisoprene LifeStyles Skyn Large for the same reasons as they did the regular Skyn (our average-fit pick). One tester remarked: “Excellent, stayed on even with a spongy erection, no residual taste or smell, no drag [friction] and felt wonderful to both of us.” Better still, this LifeStyles model is easy to find in drugstores as well as online.

Also great

One Condoms myOne Perfect Fit

One Condoms myOne Perfect Fit

An online-only, custom-fit option

If you’re between condom sizes, consider trying this custom-fit latex option. The catch? These aren’t available in stores: You have to buy online.

Buying Options

Buy from One Condoms

Despite the inconvenience of having to measure one’s penis and place an order for these condoms online, our testers found that custom sizing made a huge difference in terms of comfort and pleasure. These condoms were especially popular with testers with wider-than-average penises, who commented that it was “the first condom I’ve tried that doesn’t feel like a rubber band cutting off my circulation,” and “feels like not wearing anything because it’s not too tight.”

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Our pick

LifeStyles Skyn

LifeStyles Skyn

The best average-fit condom

Offering a skinlike sensation and great heat transfer, Skyn condoms are widely available and affordable, and safe for people with latex allergies.

Buying Options

$11 from Amazon
(pack of 24)
$12 from Target
(pack of 24)

Our pick

Okamoto Zero Zero Four 004

Okamoto Zero Zero Four 004

The best slim-fit condom

The Okamoto 004 is the thinnest FDA-approved natural-latex condom available in the US. Our testers appreciated the sensitivity that this more-snug condom offered, as well as its lack of an unpleasant odor or taste.

Buying Options

$7 from Walgreens
(pack of three)
$14 from Amazon
(pack of 24)

Our pick

LifeStyles Skyn Large

LifeStyles Skyn Large

The best generous-fit condom

Our testers loved this generously sized polyisoprene condom, which offers less odor, more heat transfer, and a softer texture than traditional latex. While it is big, people with much larger penises may find it to be too snug.

Buying Options

$15 from Lovehoney
(pack of 12)

Also great

One Condoms myOne Perfect Fit

One Condoms myOne Perfect Fit

An online-only, custom-fit option

If you’re between condom sizes, consider trying this custom-fit latex option. The catch? These aren’t available in stores: You have to buy online.

Buying Options

Buy from One Condoms

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