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Friday, September 29, 2006

Condom Kudos

I love it when club promoters think to provide condoms, dental dams, lube and other safer sex agents at their establishments. Let's be honest, when people are out drinking and dancing until all hours, hookups are bound to happen. If protection is readily available, it makes sense that people would be more likely to use it.

I attended a great party last night at a downtown Burlington bar with a bountiful supply of condoms and lube (I filled my purse — lube is expensive). While getting a martini at the bar, I overheard two young women dissing non-lubricated condoms. They couldn't fathom why anyone would want to use a dry condom. With all the fancy condoms on the market today, perhaps we forget why the classic non-lubricated condom is still so popular. A non-lubricated condom is great for oral sex safety. Use it on the penis during fellatio, or cut it up the side to make a dental dam for oral sex on her.

Non-lubricated condoms are also a lifesaver for women who have nasty reactions to lubricated condoms containing spermicide. By keeping a stash of dry condoms and your lube of choice, you can ensure a side-effect-free sexual experience.
Speaking of condoms, a friend of mine clued me in about a new product by Trojan.
This condom comes with a "soft ring powered by an ultra-light battery" that vibrates on the base of the penis. Even though the product is part of Trojan's Elexa line, designed with a woman in mind, my gay guy friend assured me that he and his partner enjoyed the product. I'm looking forward to trying it out. You can get yours here.

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