Textured Condoms

Last Updated:
November 2, 2023

Dotted, Studded, Ribbed, Oh My!

Textured condoms come in different textures like – dotted, studded, or ribbed – and each condom maker produces a slightly different pattern. Only personal preference can determine which texture might be right for you. 

Ribbed Condoms vs Regular

There are a lot of different “types of condoms'' out there, but textured barriers are kind of in a category all to themselves. Textured condoms are usually available in standard condom size, which is about 53mm wide and 7” long. In our Ultra-Thin Condom Buying Guide we ranked the thinnest of the thin in terms of material thickness. However, textured condoms tend to be thick condoms by comparison to regular condoms and are generally much thicker than ultra-thins. 

Textured Condoms Reviews

Today we’re bringing you our 3 favorite textured condom options, so you can decide which ones are the best condoms to buy. If you’re feeling adventurous you could try all three to compare the different textures and tell us what you think! Have you only ever experienced smooth condoms? If so, then why not give textured condoms a try?

Do you have a favorite textured condom that is missing from our list? Let us know today, by telling us about your favorite brand of textured condom. 

Top 3 Best Textured Condoms

Cake’s dotted texture condoms are specially designed with dots to provide unique feeling for two-party pleasure.

Pros

  • Lubricated
  • 7" long
  • 52 mm wide
  • Dotted texture

Cons

  • No cons to making sex safer!

Cake’s ribbed texture condoms are specially designed with ribs to provide unique feeling for two-party pleasure.

Pros

  • Lubricated
  • 7" long
  • 52 mm wide
  • Ribbed texture

Cons

  • No cons to making sex safer!

Sudded for texture but still thin at .07mm, feel more with less

Pros

  • Lubricated
  • 0.07mm thick
  • 7.3" to 7.6" long
  • 54mm +/- 2mm wide
  • Textured

Cons

  • No cons to making sex safer!

Dotted vs Studded

The Cake Dotted Texture Lubricated Natural Latex Condoms have a dot pattern that provides extra feeling and sensation for both partners. Just like smooth condoms (when used correctly) they offer all of the usual STI and pregnancy protection benefits. They have an average condom length of about 7” inches, but are a tiny bit on the snug side with a width of 52mm.  

If the slightly snugger fit of the Cake Dotted Texture Lubricated Natural Latex Condoms doesn’t sound appealing our suggestion would be to try the WINK Studded .07mm Thin Lubricated Latex Condoms which are both slightly longer and slightly wider. While not technically a “flared” condom, the WINK Studded .07mm Thin Lubricated Latex Condoms have a roomier shape than the Cake Dotted Texture Lubricated Natural Latex Condoms as well.

Which ribbed condom should you try? 

If you are shopping for a ribbed texture, we suggest the Cake Ribbed Texture Lubricated Natural Latex Condoms because they have ribs to provide a unique feeling. With a standard length of 7” inches and a very slightly snug fitting 52mm width, these average size ribbed condoms also feature premium silicone lubricant. 

Can a ribbed or studded condom help your open relationship?

We know that a lot of people would rather skip putting on a condom when they are in the moment. It’s an interruption to have to stop and find one which can take you out of the mood. Also, it’s not super sexy to be worrying about STIs and/or pregnancy when you are trying to have great sex. With a textured sexual barrier however, they are designed to enhance the experience, and not just provide protection from STIs and pregnancy. If enhancing pleasure is the goal, would that make using them less of an interruption?

Want to sample the feeling?

A sampler pack can be a great way to try out textured condoms while getting to compare them with smooth ones from the same manufacturer. Both the LifeStyles Pleasure Collection Variety Pack Latex Condoms and SKYN Non-Latex Lubricated Condom Variety Pack items include samples of textured condoms. Check out our Variety Packs of Condoms Buying Guide for more assorted sampler packs. 

How do you choose between the two sample packs that include textured options? If you are looking to try UltraRibbed, go with the LifeStyles Pleasure Collection Variety Pack Latex Condoms, where the SKYN Non-Latex Lubricated Condom Variety Pack offers ExtraStudded texture.

 

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