How many times have you thought Ugh, this is so boring! while putting on a condom? Oh right, probably never. But according to a Spanish condom manufacturer, rolling on the rubber needed to be more invigorating. The solution? Attaching two strips to the base of the condom. Voila! As stated by the developer, Maria Angeles Machuca, “It will no longer be boring to put one on.” Now condoms are more fun than sex itself! We’re not quite sure what’s so fun about pulling two white strips in a linear motion. Where’s the vibration? The funny wrapper? The instant threesome that develops the second you open it? Now THAT would be invigorating.
How can you make putting on a condom more fun? Ask her to put it on for you, which can be arousing if she touches, licks, and kisses you as she does it, says Debbie Herbenick, Ph.D., and Men’s Health Sex Professor. And in case you missed it, a recent University of Indiana study found that women who used condoms and took the pill reported the highest sexual satisfaction, when compared to those who used less protection—probably because they felt safer. (Less inhibition equals more fun!)
There could be one benefit of the new condoms, though: Less room for errors. Condoms with similar polyurethane strips are already on U.S. shelves, thanks to a company called Sensis. And considering that darkness plus raging hormones leave a lot of room for fumbling and errors, making them easier to put on can only be a good thing.
However, the new styles don’t address the many mistakes that men make when putting on a condom, as we reported in Your Condom Is on Wrong. Sixty-three percent of men don’t use lube and 37 percent don’t squeeze the air out of the tip, both of which can cause breakage. Still need a way to make safe sex more fun? Try the Trojan Ecstasy condom, which is less constricting and roomier, allowing sex to feel more natural, advises Herbenick. No matter how you do it, just Wrap it Up, guys.
And if you really find yourself bored out of your mind—with a naked woman lying in front of you—we suggest you see a therapist.