5 Sexy Condom Tips For More 'Pro-Phylactic' Safe Sex
Flickr/robertelyov The Pope isn't the only one giving condoms a bad (w)rap.
It seems like everyone from Popes to porn stars are down on condoms these days.
(Note to Self: Write treatment for potential new reality show: "From Popes to Porn Stars.")
The outrage over a new law requiring adult film actors to wear condoms in porn seems to imply that cock socks are the ultimate turn off. But why? When did condoms become the new douchebags?
Sandra Daugherty is a sex educator at L.A.'s 'The Pleasure Chest' and host of Nerdist's SexNerdSandra Podcast. She clued me in on the biggest complaints people have about condoms and offered some helpful tips for turning even the most fervent jimmy hat hater into a certified rubber lover.
WET YOUR WILLIE WRAPPER
Condom condemners usually cite loss of sensitivity as one of their main complaints, but Daugherty says adding a little bit of lube to the condom tip can make a world of difference.
"Penis owners, they want to feel things," Sandra said. "If you put a tiny bit of extra lube in the tip before you roll down, that's going to greatly increase the sensitivity and the wear of the condom."
The mechanics of G-spots and erogenous zones make sex confusing enough without dropping a high stakes IKEA-style home assembly project into the mix. Plus, unless your partner's name is Sven, there are likely no Swedish meatballs included.
Daugherty suggests fine tuning your skills ahead of time:
"Practice tearing open the package and finding the tip and pinching it the right way so it's a sombrero, not a beanie, so it'll roll down right. Try practicing all of that without looking at it. Just practice. It's really about multitasking."
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Who among us hasn't had the experience of being thrown up against a wall by a forceful but tender lover who rips off your panties, unzips his fly, and huskily whispers: "Uh,...I gotta go get something..." (knocks over lamp, steps on cat, stubs toe).
Daugherty says one of the first rules of keeping condoms sexy is to keep them close:
"Know where your condoms are so you don't have to go looking for them," she said. "That's really important. Have them in a place on your bedside table where it's just easy to reach over, and still be making out and having body contact and rubbing."
Condoms have never be a one-size-fits-all type of product, but Daugherty says many people have no idea just how diverse the selection of condoms have become.
"People only know about the brands that they see at the local drugstore, while there's a lot more condoms out there...It just depends on having access to an assortment."
For those who don't live in stumbling distance of a high end sex shop, Daugherty suggested checking out Billy Boy condoms online.
TALK IT UP
"Condoms are awesome if you know how to navigate them in a sexy way, but all [society] says is, 'Throw on a condom or you're going to die,'" Daugherty said. "Unless you regularly engage in Grim Reaper cosplay (no judgment) - that's just not hot."
Instead of using the condom moment to reflect on the potential for disease, death or pregnancy,revel in how wild and nasty using a condom allows you to be.
Try saving your dirtiest dirty talk for the second you start ripping your jimmy wrapper so you start associating the two. Before you know it, you'll be trading in your Barry White CDs and just fucking to the sound of the Trojan commercial on loop.