How uncomfortable are condoms for guys?

I ask because I almost hooked up with one of my guy friends ( crazy lust thing going on there :\) but I stopped him because he absolutely refused to wear a condom. Not to keen on getting pregnant at the moment so, the potential for a spicy time stopped there. He despised those condoms - and I hear a lot of guys aren't too fond either. So I'm curious, how uncomfortable are those things for guys? Is the sensitivity extremely lower? Guys, do you like condoms? Don't mind them? Hate them?
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  • Look: condoms are TERRIBLE. They rob a guy of a great deal of sensation, with some guys even struggling to maintain their erection sometimes.

    Imagine being hungry, and going out to your favorite restaurant, having a delicious meal set in front of you, but having to wear a balloon on your tongue before you're allowed to eat. Sure, the meal will still nourish you, and it's still better than not eating, but a ton of the enjoyment is gone.

    That's the closest metaphore I can give you.

    Yes, the type of condom DOES make a difference. It has to fit properly, and the thinner the better (Durex Extra-Sensitive is the best of the widely-available condoms, IMO). A poor-fitting condom, or one that is thicker than necessary, only makes it worse. Even the best condom is nothing like bareback, though.

    Unfortunately, condoms are a NECESSARY evil unless you're in long-term, committed/monogamous relationship and have alternative birth control. That doesn't mean they aren't still evil - they are. But the reality of the world is that you really can't have casual sex without them.

  • Sensitivity is not lost and if it is, there's no way its enough to notice, but the reason guys hate condoms is because, some guys lose the mood when they have to put one on, and some guys don't like the girl putting it on them, because they are concious of their penis size, so your right to insist on a condom, and don't be fooled by a guys excuse to not wear one, they are all rubbish. A condom is so thin, which is why the risk of splitting is high, so how does one reduce sensation, lol, tell him, "If you wanit then you gotta put a hat on it", x

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  • for me it's, at first he doesn't mind them, but then we get serious and he gets sick of them quick. Like "do I have to?" and then there's the pressure to get on the pill... they really need to make an alternative! actually there might be one... maybe try lambskin condoms...? I have never tried them but think about it, plastic baggy vs real skin... I think the skin would feel way better... just some people are creeped out by them.

  • Make them wear them unless its your long time boyfriend.

    Think of it this way -- THEY still get an orgasm with a condom on. If you get pregnant, the fools will run kicking and screaming away from you. Not to mention, guys like this carry chlamydia with a 1-3 chance. He only knows he hates condoms because he is having sex with other girls without condoms. DANGEROUS!

  • I'm a girl and I don't exactly love them either, but I'm not currently on the pill so I can't complain

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  • well...I used to wear the "normal" sized condoms and they hurt...it kinda stopped the blood in my penis...so I switched to the large sized ones and now it's alright...

  • I love my condoms, I really do. The sheer peace of mind helps incredibly, and you don't lose too much sensitivity with the thin ones (I buy Crown, Beyond Seven, and Kimono in bulk. If it's a drugstore run, Durex Thins.)

  • I for one, have never understood why some guys seem to have such a problem with them. I always use them. No complaints.

  • he was just being a selfish ass they arnt that bad tell him if he wants some he has to stop being a little bitch and wear the rubber

    • I told him - minus the word bitch - and he was still all whiny about it. I rolled my eyes and left.

  • I don't like them and have almost never had to wear them..I suppose I could give one a try..if it didn't work...could just do something besides intercourse I guess.

  • They don't bother me. They're perfectly fine with me.

  • They decrease sensation and make the sex less enjoyable. I don't care what kind you use. In fact, I have a difficult time reaching orgasm with one on. They do serve a purpose obviously, but I understand why other guys dislike them. Some guys will pass up sex rather than wear one. The reality is that a lot of girls won't make you wear one and a lot of others, if you pressure them a bit, will give in and just let you pull out.. If you weren't comfortable going without, you did well to resist.

    • Yea he told me its hard to get turned on with a condom - my sis got prego twice doing the pull out thing - so I didn't want to risk that being my life too.

  • I like them because I don't want to get her pregnant. :-P

    • Thank you - someone who's thinkin long term over a few moments of pleasure... guys forget that it's us who have to carry the f***in kid for 9 months, and take primary care if the dude decides to run or shun his responsibility.

  • I never wore a condom :P

  • i dislike them...its like sleeping with socks on haha

    • LOL super uncomfortable :P Have you used any brands that made it more pleasing / comfortable?

    • i think trojan ecstasy is best, but you can still tell its there. ideally, you get in a relationship with someone you know is clean and then take birth control, imho

    • Yea that's the plan I was going for to begin with - but I'm too paranoid about pregnancy for 1 - like even with birth control I'd still demand he wear a condom just in case of because failure - And two, it's amazing how powerful lust is :P