Do I Need Double Protection?
Does wearing two condoms protect more than wearing only one?
The “two condoms are better than one” myth was created when it was reported that condoms aren’t perfect and occasionally break. That somehow led people to believing that using two condoms (also known as “double bagging”) is safer than using one. This is not true. If you use two condoms, they will rub against each other during penetration, creating friction, and they could break or slide off the ol’ fireman’s pole.
Using spermicide will increase the effectiveness of a condom, but it’s also important to use the right size. If he has a big one and you use a condom that’s too tight, it could break. If his willy is smallish, don’t use one that is too baggy, or it could slip off. (I once had a boyfriend who put an X- Large Magnum on his supersmall one, and it looked like it was wearing saggy pantyhose.)
Although polyurethane condoms are good for people who are allergic to latex, they have a slightly higher chance of breaking. Two of the most popular condoms out there are the Inspiral condom, which has a spiral-shaped tip that stimulates the area underneath the penis head. And there’s the Pleasure Plus condom, which has a rectangular pocket that offers more “head room.” Babeland.com and Condomania.com sell sampler packs, or you can go into a store and buy a bunch of individual ones he can take home and “try on.”