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February 11, 2009 5:42 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend a very sensitive condom?

I've never had a problem with premature ejaculation -- more of the "keep going for half an hour until my abs give out or just pretend to climax". More often than not, I've had a difficult time climaxing with a condom on. (Not so much staying hard, just finishing). For me, I think it's a sensation issue (maybe I shouldn't have started masturbating so early).

My solution for this in previously has been to "save up" for a few days, but I've just met an amazing woman and we're having an extended Valentine's Day tryst -- so "saving up" isn't an option after the first session. Obviously, since this is new, condoms are part of the equation.

Can you recommend a thin condom that I might have a better time with?
posted by dentata to Human Relations (20 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Best answer: kimono microthins!
posted by lia at 5:47 PM on February 11, 2009 [2 favorites]

Crown Skinless Skin Condoms
posted by zephyr_words at 5:47 PM on February 11, 2009 [2 favorites]

also good: okamoto crowns. but really, the kimono microthins are fantastic.
posted by lia at 5:48 PM on February 11, 2009

Best answer: We like Lifestyles Skyn. It's not made of latex, and we both like this new material a lot better.
posted by theantikitty at 5:53 PM on February 11, 2009

Seconding kimono microthins.
posted by exlotuseater at 5:56 PM on February 11, 2009

Seconding Lifestyles Skyn's, it's great that they don't smell like latex.
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration at 6:14 PM on February 11, 2009

I use (er, married now.. used) Sagami L size pretty much all the time. Other Japanese ones were too small, and most American ones had a bad smell and made my penis itch. They are super thin and pretty easy to get on. I had one break on me once because I put it on wrong however. Here in Japan they cost about ¥1,200 a box.
posted by sleepytako at 6:18 PM on February 11, 2009

Response by poster: Hrm.. any ideas where I could buy these in LA? Target only stocks them online, Babeland is out of business.
posted by dentata at 7:17 PM on February 11, 2009

I'm allergic to latex, so any partners of mine have had to use polyurethane (Durex). They've always told me that they feel a lot more with them. Mind you, polyurethane isn't as reliable against some things as latex condoms are, so perhaps this is something you would rather try after being with this girl for a while.
posted by metalheart at 7:24 PM on February 11, 2009

Whole Foods carries them here in PDX.

Beyond Seven (also made by Okamoto) are good too.
posted by celkins at 7:34 PM on February 11, 2009

nthing the kimono microthins. They are teh awesome.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 7:36 PM on February 11, 2009

Durex Avanti=non-latex bliss!
posted by sunshinesky at 7:56 PM on February 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

Babeland's not out of business!
posted by you're a kitty! at 8:15 PM on February 11, 2009

Response by poster: (The LA brick-and-mortar location)
posted by dentata at 8:32 PM on February 11, 2009

So long as you don't mind going to a BDSM shop, Stockroom on Sunset near Silver Lake carries the Microthins.
posted by hwyengr at 12:35 AM on February 12, 2009

I found kimono microthins at the Long's Drugs on Hollywood, after calling around to a bunch of other places. (I'll go ahead and third the recommendation, by the way. =) I restricted my search to drugstores, though; I'm sure they're stocked at the sex store type places around town.
posted by carsonb at 1:12 AM on February 12, 2009

Kimono Microthins, Crown, Mamba, Birds n' Bees are all good. The first two are easier to find than the latter two. My personal favorite is Crown, but all four are great.

It's become a Whole Foods now, but Wild Oats (a hippie-ish supermarket) carried Kimono Microthins, which leads me to think they're not as hard to find outside the internet as the other three.
posted by ifjuly at 9:12 AM on February 12, 2009

Freddy and Eddy's on Venice in West LA has all these and more.
posted by klangklangston at 11:24 AM on February 12, 2009

Plus, if you come in, the guy insists on making you a cappuccino and it's incredibly tasty. I've pretended to browse a couple of times because the coffee is that good.
posted by klangklangston at 11:25 AM on February 12, 2009

I used to like Beyond 7 (okamoto).
posted by lalochezia at 5:26 PM on February 12, 2009

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