Allergic to latex? You can still have safe sex. Here's how.
4. Natural skin condoms. Natural skin condoms are one of the oldest methods of birth control, and are made from a thin layer of sheep cecum (which is part of sheep intestines). Due to their porous nature, lambskin condoms should only be used to prevent pregnancy. They are not effective at preventing STDs. Unless you are absolutely certain that both you and your partner are completely STD and HIV free, lambskin condoms are NOT the option for you.
Many people who use lambskin condoms say that they're extremely pleasurable due to their thin construction, and how well they conduct heat. In fact, many men who use lambskin condoms have reported that they're barely able to tell that they're even wearing a condom during sex. For those who are concerned about the environment, these condoms are also completely biodegradable. They're not as elastic as latex condoms, and they're a bit more generous in fit than latex alternatives.
Since these condoms are made from an animal by-product, they do have a certain smell that might take some getting used to. Of the three latex condom alternatives, lambskin condoms are by far the most expensive at several dollars per condom, and are currently only manufactured by TROJAN. Despite these potential drawbacks, lambskin condoms remain popular and can be used with any lubricant. Our top pick: TROJAN | NaturaLamb which will fit all men albeit a bit differently.
Even if you don't have a latex allergy, it's not a bad idea to keep a few non-latex condoms at hand if you're sexually active with multiple partners. You never know when you might end up in a sexy situation with someone who has a latex sensitivity. Safe sex is everyone's responsibility.
For those of you in a monogamous relationship, there's a lot to be said for keeping things fresh in the bedroom; trying out new condoms might just give you the incentive you need to get busy.
Lucky Bloke extends a huge thank you to our friend in adventure and safety (and guest writer) Tiffany Perry. Tiffany is a true southern belle (perhaps, inappropriate to some) with a burning desire for all things Canadian. (We aren't going to get into that here.) You can follow Tiffany on Twitter. You'll be glad you did!