Condom Manufacturers vs. Condom Distributors

Q: What’s the difference between a condom manufacturer and a condom distributor?

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A: Here at the Condom Depot Learning Center, we get daily calls and social media messages from people who are confused about the difference between a condom distributor and a condom manufacturer. For those who need a little clarification, let’s break it down the difference between the two, nice and simple-like.

Condom Manufacturers

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Condom manufacturers are generally very large parent companies who physically make and produce millions of condoms in factories, which are generally located overseas. Oftentimes, they also produce other products as well, like vibrating rings or personal lubricants. Here is a list of all of the major condom manufactures that we buy from:

Church & Dwight

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Church & Dwight makes Trojan brand products such as the Trojan Magnum XL, the Trojan Hot Spot vibrating ring and Trojan BareSkin Non-Latex Supra condoms. They also manufacture First Response pregnancy tests and Nair. To contact this manufacturer please visit their official website or call their New Jersey headquarters at 1-800-833-9532.

Ansell

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The Ansell corporation makes LifeStyles brand products, like the LifeStyles Snugger Fit condom, the LifeStyles Vibrating Ring and LifeStyles Fun Bumps textured condoms as well as Contempo brand condoms and medical grade gloves. To contact this manufacturer please visit their official website or email them directly at consumerinfo@eu.ansell.com.

Line One Labs

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Line One Labs manufactures Trustex, Fantasy, Impulse and Kameleon condoms and Trustex brand lubricants. They’re responsible for such great products such as Trustex Non-Lubricated condoms, Fantasy Flavored condoms and our #1 custom condom choice, the Impulse Midnight Orchid condom. To contact this manufacturer please visit their official website or call them at 1-800-222-9848.

Okamoto

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The Okamoto corporation makes Okamoto brand condoms, Kimono condoms, Beyond Seven condoms and the world famous Crown Skinless Skin condoms. To contact this manufacturer please visit their Okamoto USA website or call their stateside office in Ohio at 1-419-626-1633.

Durex

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The world’s oldest condom manufacturer is Durex. They manufacture the Durex XXL condom, the Durex Ring of Bliss vibrating ring, the Durex Extra Sensitive condom and so many other fantastic condoms and toys. To contact this manufacturer please visit their Durex website or mail them directly at:

Durex Consumer Relations
PO Box 224
Parsippany NJ 07054-0224

Caution Wear

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The Caution Wear company manufacturers Caution Wear condoms, and nothing else. They’re the ones to thank for making the Iron Grip condom and the Grande condom, among others. To contact this manufacturer please visit their official website or call their New Hampshire office at 1-800-481-5077.

Condom Distributors

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Condom distributors supply these factory-made condoms to wholesale businesses, non-profit organizations and retail customers, like you. This is what we are. At Condom Depot we are a distributor of these safer sex products, not a manufacturer of them. Instead of factories which are producing condoms and toys, we have warehouses full of items made in said factories.

Distributors are the middle men in the grand economic chain of events. We order our products directly from the manufacturers factories and offer them for sale to others. Since we order directly from the factories themselves, in bulk, we receive a much better price on them, which we can pass along to you, our valued customers. This is especially true when it comes to buying loose condoms in bulk.

We are compassionate folks over here, and we always feel bad for people who have used a product that they were not happy with. However, since Condom Depot doesn’t actually make any of our own products, it can be difficult to help customers who have a serious medical complaint regarding a product they purchased from us.

As stated in our return policy, under certain conditions we can replace the product, refund money or issue store credit, but in the case of something like a burning sensation from a Trojan Fire & Ice condom, all we can do is inform the customer of any potential hazards. For this reason, we created our learning center— to keep you up to date on all condom news. In the event of a health concern, all medical complaints needs to be discussed with a healthcare practitioner, with the manufacturer themselves, and the FDA takes direct complaints about health products as well.

The most common complaint we received regards broken condoms. Please buy the right sized condom, use an additional condom safe lubricant and store them properly to avoid this happening to you and your partner. For more important information on this subject please read ‘Why Do Condoms Break?

About Condom Depot

The Condom Depot Learning Center provides free safer sex ed and has recently been resourced by Men's Health, Go Ask Alice, Her Campus, LifeHacker, Scarleteen, Bustle, Madame Noire, Jezebel, Vice, Stallion Style, aPlus, Sex Talk Tuesday and Adult Sex Ed Month.

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