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WARNING! This opinion contains sexual innuendo and references!!! I have never been keen to go paddling with my boots on, preferring a more natural approach to sex. However, condoms are one of the best methods of contraception and can help to prevent all sorts of nasty sexually transmitted diseases. Fortunately, I am in a long term relationship, other birth control methods are being used and the need to put a bag on my head, as it were, is not required very often. Unfortunately one such occasion came up recently and I decided to check out the latest range in my local Tesco's store. Browsing the shelves I came across various different brands. Some old favourites <ahem> and some I'd never even heard of before. Avanti fall in the latter category, although I have read the odd opinion or two about them and most seemed pretty positive. So, having supped up on the vitamins for the last couple of days, I decided to go mad and splash out on a pack of five. Perhaps it was the attractive black and purple box or maybe the encouraging lines "The most natural feeling revolutionary non-latex condoms" but for some reason they just jumped out on me! At around seven pounds a pack they were not cheap but what the hell I'm worth it! <cough> When the big moment arrived (Half time, England verses Argentina I think!) I opened the box and was presented with five attractively packaged condoms. Sticking with nice purple and black colour scheme, the individual packets are of a good size. This is very helpful when you are fumbling to open them through sweaty palms. Upon examining the contents, the first thing I noticed was the size. Before anyone comments, I consider myself of average size in the manhood department, but these seemed a bit on the small size! Sure enough they were a bit of a tight squeeze, officially being 64 millimetres in width. The next thing I noticed was the texture and thi
ckness. The texture was like a harsher feeling than the usual condom and the lubricant a bit minimal. It said on the packet that they are made from a revolutionary new material, which would explain the texture. As for the lubricant, well this condom uses a non-spermicidal lubricant which can be a better choice for any poor soul who might be allergic to certain spermicides. This is however, a bad thing if you are using condoms purely for birth control and you should bare this in mind if that is the case. The feeling mmmm..... errrr.. mmmm.... noooooo that's me thinking, not testing! Well to be honest they looked and felt quite thick when they were off and when I put one on.... it felt very, very thick. So much so that I actually lost interest around about the same time as the second half kicked off (purely a coincidence I swear!) I gave up, tugged it off (several pulls, not for pleasure, it was just so tight!) and threw it out of the window (always popular with the neighbours, I am!) So overall, what do I think? Well if it looks like a tree, it smells like a tree then it's a tree right? Well they looked small and tight, they felt small and tight and yes you guessed it, they were small and tight. The lubricant was insufficient and soon wore off too. One good they about these passion killers, is that unlike most condoms you can use oil based lubricants without out damaging its strength. But they are horrible and this minor advantage is far outweighed by the drawbacks. While I think of it, they did smell like normal condoms and were quite sturdy so I guess they could take quite a hammering if you are feeling energetic! Still, even this doesn't make much difference! Take my advice and try a different brand of condom, as these are just nasty! Oh and what a game eh one of the best matches I've ever seen! .
These condoms have their advantages, they are thin and are non-allergenic as they are latex-free. They also have a non-spermicidal lubricant for extra protection, should you have an accident, if you know what I mean. ... as you all know condoms should be used to avoid STDs, unless you are in a stable relationship and you know neither of you are affected, they are also used for protection against pregnancy, but dont' be fooled. They may have the non-spermicial lubricant but this dosn't mean you are 100% safe. They didn't work for me.. I am now sat here with a 16 month baby. I know we used them properly but it just goes to show you. It may only be 0.01 % that will fall pregnant, but maybe it is worth thinking of another form of contraceptive. Maybe condoms to protect against STD's and pregnancy and the pill for added protection. I didn't write this to have a to moan, I only wrote to show you that there is a small chance, only a tiny one, but one worth thinking about. But even though they didn't work for me on one occasion I still think they're bloody good and believe it or not I would still use them, it doesn't put me off
Lets face it safe sex is important, and condoms are the safest way to avoid pregnancy and dreaded STDs. And Durex Avanti are a revolutionary polyurethane condom. I'm reliably informed that latex allergy is quite common so these latex-free condoms are really good. The condoms are lubricated with an non-spermicidal lubricant which gives a more peace of mind when <ahem> in use. How to use them =============== Unwrap condom carefully to avoid and tears, they are bloody expensive! (£10 for 5). Put the tip of the condom between your thumb and finger, roll it down and make sure it fits properly otherwise it may fall off. Now its on, you don't need me to tell you what do now do you?! Just don't forget to remove it and bin once you're done ;-) Avanti is more thinner and feels a bit more natural then the more rubbery ones. However it's not the same as going without them. In this day and age means that condoms are an essential. So these condoms are one of the best I've used. The biggest advantage of this condom is that it's non-allergenic. If you're in doubt your welcom to test them your self!
These odourless condoms give the next best natural sensation to your partner being ‘bareback’ and this makes using them a much more enjoyable experience than the more conventional types. This is due to the condoms being made from polyurethane rather than the standard latex. The main advantage to this is that the product is much thinner, so aiding sensitivity. They are also designed to have a larger fit, which is great for ease of fitting during the awkward moment when the spontaneity of sex has to stop for the rubber to go on! Especially when the female partner is doing the fitting…. (I’ve read the Joy of Sex! :)). Expensive but worth every penny when condoms are required, my partner and I wouldn’t buy anything else. An added bonus to this product is that it is non-allergenic and you can use oil based and most water based lubricants safely, if you so wish. Lowest price found £9.99 for 5
AS I am in a married partnership we tend to not use this form of contraception for the most part. WE do try to use them, however, when things could get a bit messy. No one tells you as your growing up just how messy sex can get, and a condom can stop most of it. Advanti offer the chance of a good clean bit of fun with quite good sensitivity. Thwe problem with many others is that you feel like your dick is wrapped in six layers of plastic. Advanti are expensive but give me cost over pleasure any day. Now we can have sex any place any time and not have to worry about wet patches or dribbles down my wifes leg.
If, like me, you find that normal latex condoms tend to reduce sensitivity due to their thickness, then Avanti may just be the answer to your prayers. These are the world's first non-latex condom and a made from a non-allergenic polymer. This has the advantage of being 10 times stronger than standard rubber latex, so Durex are able to make them a lot thinner. The material also conducts body heat better than latex, giving a more 'natural' feel whilst using them. Made to a reasonably generous fit, they don't tend to stretch as easily as latex condoms and I've always felt confident whilst using them. The major bonus, of course,is that due to their thinness, they allow a lot more sensation than your standard condom. There has to be downside to all of this, and there is - they don't come cheap, weighing in at about £4.50 for 3 !! In my opinion, this is worth every penny - you can't put a price on good lovemaking. (Well, maybe in Amsterdam!!)