The Best Condoms
Updated Dec 10, 2022
Condoms effectively protect against many sexually transmitted infections and are a relatively affordable, easy-to-procure choice for birth control, especially when access to reproductive health services may be limited due to the pandemic. After 45 hours of research, including reading hundreds of reviews of 62 top-rated, best-selling condoms and interviewing nine experts, including a chemical engineer and two sex workers—and having 44 volunteers test 40 total types since 2015—we found the LifeStyles Skyn to be the best average-size condom. It’s made from a sheer synthetic rubber that our testers found to be softer and more skinlike than other condoms they used, and it gives off less odor than any of the other designs we tested, including natural-latex ones. We also selected the best slim-fit and generous-fit options, plus recommend considering a custom-fit condom.