Condom Review: LifeStyles 3SUM

When it comes to sex, are you the type of person who will tri anything once? Whether you’re feeling like being amorous or polyamorous, the LifeStyles 3SUM condom has got you covered.

The LifeStyles 3SUM is loaded with features: silicone-based lube, reservoir tip, ribs, studs and a contoured shape. Whew! That’s a lot of stuff going on, all on the same condom.


transparent reviewDon’t let the image on the front of the box fool you, as this condom definitely isn’t orange. It’s naturally colored latex, but it more transparent than other latex condoms and it’s pleasure shaped, both of which lend a hand in that visually naked appearance while it’s worn.

LifeStyles dubs this their, “3-in-1 condom,” hence the clever name 3SUM. This trifecta of awesomeness is all wrapped up in a single condom. Sadly, buying this condom doesn’t guarantee landing a spot in a hot threesome. But, it is a triple threat against those who may not usually prefer textured condoms. Read about some of LifeStyles’ other silly names for their condoms here.

LifeStyles3sumPromoThis condom seamlessly alternates between smooth and textured latex. The base of the condom is untextured, leading into 2.5” of small raised studs around the shaft. Then there’s more smooth latex, followed by six ribs around the ridge of the head and then more smooth latex at the tip. This means that the depth or shallowness of penile penetration will create different sensations for the receiving partner.

3sum_condomAs I mentioned in ‘Best Textured Condoms for Every Body & Every Budget,’ the 3SUM is the exact same size as LifeStyles Snugger Fit condoms. It’s length is 7.87” (199.89mm) and it has a 3.6” (91.44mm) circumference. As a reference point, our snuggest fit condom, the Caution Wear Iron Grip is 3.5” (88.9mm) around.

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Hang on! It’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

Like a lot of LifeStyles condoms, the odor and flavor of this condom are neutral enough to go unnoticed. No distracting latex scent or taste here, guys! This lack of sensory overload mixed with the thinness of the latex makes this textured condom surprisingly natural feeling, even in regards to heat transfer.

And, since this condom has a silicone-based lube, we were slicked up real good for a really long time. Based on my testing of this condom, I would recommend pairing it for one of my new favorite pleasure enhancing lubes, WET Ecstasy Silicone, for an even more thrilling experience. Read my five star review of this amazing lube here.

Final Verdict:

As the only snugger fit textured condom on the market, the low-odor, super thin LifeStyles 3SUM is the absolute best textured condom choice for those who are less girthy.

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

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