Condom Review: Durex Extra Sensitive Ribbed

Could I handle a playful ribbing, or was I too sensitive? I took Durex Extra Sensitive Ribbed condoms for a test drive to find out!

DUREXEXTRASENSITIVERIBBEDFEATUREDAfter a reunion-inspired, rib-crushing bear hug and some, “I’m so glad to see you!” smooches, my partner and I adjourned to the bedroom and used this condom, which neither of us have ever used before. Three cheers for being an Official Condom Tester! It’s a hard job, but someone’s gotta do it and man, do I love conducting this kind of research!

These ribbed, light-pink colored, low odor, latex beauties are the exact same size as their non-ribbed counterparts, the 5-Star rated Durex Extra Sensitive condoms— 7.75” long by a 3.88” circumference (196.85mm x 98.42mm). While they’re not quite as snug as some other condoms like Caution Wear Iron Grips, or Kimono MicroThin Ultra Lubricated condoms– they are on the snug side, making them a regular-sized condom.


However, the contoured and naturally-shaped flared head makes these more comfortable and safer than other straight fitting condoms. He was thrilled with more freedom of movement and sensation in the head area, yet the smaller base size hugged his shaft enough to keep the condom securely in place. Not only did the befitting shape grant him more gratification, I’m happy to report no slippage or breakage, whatsoever!

The heat transfer on these condoms was fair, but like most textured condoms, they were a little thicker feeling than other condoms we’ve used recently. Nonetheless, it wasn’t thick enough to take away the feeling of each other’s anatomy and we both reached climax without having to take the condom off to finish.

These ribbed condoms may not taste like the winner from this year’s Rib Fest, but their neutral taste and smell are worth savoring!

These condoms come coated in a nice water-based lubricant, but it was a bit short lived, so we added more WET Ecstasy Water-Based lube to reduce the heat caused by the rigid and rib-ly friction. But, considering the very reasonable price of these condoms, you may have plenty of money leftover in your safer sex budget for an additional high-quality lubricant. As of today, you can order 72 Durex Extra Sensitive Ribbed condoms for $39.60 (this makes them a mere 55 cents apiece). This low price won’t break the bank, plus with added lube you’ll also be much less likely to break a ribbed condom!

Final Verdict:

Durex Extra Sensitive Ribbed condoms are terrifically textured, affordable, durable and contoured condom which are sized for those who are too thin for a large sized condom, and too girthy for snugger-fit condoms. Had I used these a month ago, they absolutely would’ve made it into my ‘Best Textured Condoms For Every Body & Every Budget’ buying guide.

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

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