Playboy Classic Condoms Review
By Pleasure Panel reviewer crimescene
I was quite curious to try the Playboy Classic Condoms (available from Simply Pleasure). Cara had selected me to review them for the Pleasure Panel and I was intrigued to know if they would be better than I was expecting. I can’t help it, I just seem to find the brand tacky and tacky brands usually make poor products. Regardless, I wanted to see for myself.
Cara sent them quickly and discreetly as always. Upon opening the jiffy bag, I was surprised at how tasteful the packaging was. Maybe it’s just because I like black a lot, I don’t know. Either way, it’s a neat little black box with silver and white writing and the Playboy bunny on the front (of course). The back of the box states important information regarding STI’s and guarding yourself against unwanted pregnancy, and tells you to read the directions inside the box. It also states the condoms are made from premium quality latex and simply says ‘silicone lubricant’. I take that to mean that the condoms are coated in silicone lubricant as condoms usually are lubricated. Just underneath this it provides you with contact information for the brand and manufacturer details.
The condoms are of a natural colour and have no scent. They have a reservoir end and the nominal width is approximately 54mm according to the packaging. The leaflet inside provides directions for use complete with diagrams, and also precautions such as using only water-based lubricant with the condoms. General STI advice and information is also supplied. To be honest, I’ve never seen such a thorough information leaflet for a packet of condoms.
Now for the performance. Well, I actually really struggled to make my mind up on these. There are three in a pack so I had three tries to give you an accurate review. I like to try my products several times before writing about them anyway, so that was handy. Overall though, my partner and I just found them more of a hindrance than a help. The first time was the worst as the condom came off and we ended up having to fish it out of me (it’s a good job these scenarios never bother us). As I have said before, my partner is on the large side and favours larger sized condoms, but we can and do use regular sized condoms as well. These ones seemed particularly tight though and I almost felt a bit sorry for him. I also found they made me quite sore during use and afterwards. I’m not sure why, but certain condoms do this and it is very off-putting. The next time we used them in intercourse was better but we were both constantly having to check to see if the condom had come off. Definitely not what you want to be concerned about when getting intimate. It made it rather hard to relax.
Unfortunately I can’t give the Playboy Classic Condoms a particularly good score. It’s a good job I didn’t have high expectations otherwise I’d have been really disappointed. It has to be 5/10.
The Playboy Classic Condoms were sent free of charge, in exchange for a fair and honest review by the Pleasure Panel, by Simply Pleasure. Thank you! 🙂
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