Today I was looking on my ever so beloved favourite sex toy company’s website, Lelo, looking for toys to review and research or even to see if anything new toys that are coming out. Like always I got new ideas and inspirations for new reviews but I came across something that definitely surprised me. I never thought I would say this but Lelo actually delivered themselves into the condom industry. You are probably thinking exactly what I was thinking……. why? Why? And most importantly why??? They out of nowhere have a “new” condom coming out in less than a month and they say that’s a re-engineered condom and that it’s the best and safest you will ever try. As much as I love Lelo I’m not really convinced (not yet anyway), what exactly have Lelo done to make it the best. Condoms are condoms, right? Well, apparently not. I am surprised that you can even re-engineer condoms, but we always need safe condoms. If we feel comfortable using our condoms we can look forward to experiencing sexual intercourse than being worried about anything else.
Lelo has introduced the ‘Lelo HEX’, with the Tagline ‘condoms re-engineered’. Now just earlier I was super sceptical but after looking into the Lelo Hex Condoms. I can now see how and why this condom could change the condom industry forever. Lelo HEX is, if you haven’t already guessed it is condoms shaped like a hexagon. It’s a pretty futuristic condom design and its main purpose is supposed to increase the effectiveness of the condom. Statistics show regular condoms have a 98% effectiveness and if you apply human error it becomes about 82%. Since human error drops the effectiveness rate by 16%, Lelo Hex Condoms try to fill in the gap. The Lelo Hex Condoms addresses three core issues with condoms, discomfort, slippage and breakage.
Lelo Hex Condoms unique hexagon designs aren’t meant to be felt by the user but rather it acts as a grip around the entire penis. The hexagon design looks absolutely magnificent in the advertisements I have seen. May I dare to say it may even look like one of the first ever fashionable designs for a condom. Yes it’s raised hexagonal design can be felt but it’s more so to act as added comfort, flexibility and at the same time reduce slippage, so less time to worry if it came off and more time to focus on pleasure. The panels within the web that make up 96% of the condom are 0.045 mm thick with an overall thickness of 0.055 mm. Seeing as the majority of condoms are the same thickness, it’s nothing special but what is special is that in being the same thickness of a super thin condom it’s actually 3-4 times stronger, and for those oops moments where the condom does actually break, the hex is designed to only break in one location due to its hexagonal design. This is key because it reduces the spillage from the condom instead of having the condom break in multiple spots or snap completely.
Because of the Lelo Hex Condoms design and structure, the hex actually flexes and moulds to the uniqueness of the wearer meaning that it will be a much a more comfortable fit and increase the sensitivity that a lot of condoms take away. After doing research this condom sounds amazing and that it will encourage other condom company’s to re-think their dated formula as well. Only negative that I can possibly point out at the moment is that it’s made out of latex, which really isn’t a real negative but definitely important for those who are allergic to latex. Overall I’m really excited to try these condoms and see if they are as good as they market them to be.
It is an amazing feat when people actually do new research on contraceptive sexual health products especially for the user of men. One of the best thing’s about Lelo advertisements about the Lelo Hex Condoms is that it brings awareness to sexual health issues including sexually transmitted diseases whilst providing a powerful contraceptive condom.
Author: Bronson is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres.
Stephen is a cis-gendered gay male who spends far too much time with his two cats and eating tim tams. A self-identified sex-positive advocate he cares deeply about gender equality, disabilities, sexual education and social issues. Opinionated and bold he isn’t afraid to speak his mind and say what others won’t. With a yearning for knowledge and experience in all things relating to sex, he is a prolific writer that has developed the content for a myriad of informative Sexual Health and Wellness websites.
Stephen’s articles and writings tends to focus on social issues, sexual education, queer issues and all things fetish and absurd. He comes qualified with the completion of a double Bachelor degree in Social Sciences and literature, and a Masters in Education.