What’s the Best Condom for the First Time?

Knowing what’s the best condom for the first time might be a bit confusing. 

It’s cool that you know you should use protection, but does the selection seem too overwhelming? Or, do you even know you have a choice? 

If this is how you are feeling right now, this article should make the selection process a bit easier. 

After all, it's not a rocket, or any other type of, science -- you’re just preparing for something exciting and fun.

Oh, and even if this is not your first time, by a long shot, you may want some inspiration for options you haven’t tried yet.

If this adult activity is new to you, we are glad that you are thinking about safer sex protection in advance. Having condoms handy is a step in the right direction because you never know when you might need them.

Condoms’ shelf life is relatively long, and the price of a pack is insignificant compared to their important purpose. If you happen not to use them all before their time is up, or you bought some hoping you’d need them but haven’t yet, just toss the expired ones in the trash and head over to your favorite place to buy a pack of new condoms. The $10-$15 is certainly a reasonable investment to make for your sexual health.

When you are about to do it for the first time, your adrenaline runs high and you may not think about all the other stuff. This is why being as ready as possible is a big plus. The last thing you want to do is to stress out about catching an STD or causing an unintended pregnancy. You want to be relaxed and focused on your first sexual mission and make it the most memorable of experiences.

A wide variety of condoms

There are a handful of condom brands in a variety of shapes, sizes, and types. Some brands have a product line selection that is more extensive compared to others, and it's really a personal preference as to what condom feels the most comfortable. Having said that…how do you know if you’ve never done it before and never used one before?

Best condom for the first time

So, what's the best condom for the first time among all of them out there? That is an appropriate yet tricky question. We would love to give you a simple answer, but that’s not as easy as it seems. Instead, let's take a look at this from a broader view, and consider a few options.

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First-Time Condom Buyer Variety Pack

The best condom for your first time might just be in a variety pack that includes a bunch of condoms across the whole spectrum, from smaller to extra large and other stuff too. If this sounds interesting, get our First-Time Condom Buyer Variety Packs. Inside you'll find all kinds so you can try a bunch and see what's out there.

Note: For the first time, try to do a few “dress rehearsals” in preparation for the big moment. That way you’ll be confident enough that you know how to put on a condom without being nervous.

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Condom Sizes

If you already have an idea where you stand in the condom size department, you can go skip ahead and jump into the appropriate size category. We provide single condoms from most every product so you can sample before getting the whole box. Remember that there are typically four sizes, and these accommodate most men.


These are smaller at the base and throughout the body. If you think you might fall into this category, it’s better to try this first because if it’s too big it can come off while you are doing IT, and you don’t want that. If it’s too small it is usually just a bit uncomfortable.

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If you have no idea where you measure up, try this size. Most men fall into this category so your odds are good that this will fit, and even better news is that there are more types available in this size.

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If you think you might be a bit bigger than average, you may need a Large size condom. These are larger at the base, so they feel more comfortable to wear.

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Extra Large

Ok, some guys just know they are huge. If you are pretty sure you are way larger than the norm, and then some, extra large condoms are for you. An XL size will feel way more comfortable and not as restricting.

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If you don't know your size and our First-Time Condom Buyer Variety Pack is not what you want, we have another option for you to consider.

Don’t know your size?

Not a problem. If you have no idea what size you are (i.e. if you are bigger or smaller than the mainstream), you should just measure it yourself. Wrap a tape measure around the base of your penis and get your number then head over to our size chart (see below).

Also Read: Trojan Best Condoms

Condom size chart

Because men are not all the same regarding their size and shape, there have to be a few condom sizes to make men's private parts feel more comfortable during the best-of-all activities.

To make selecting the right condom a bit easier, we put together a simple condom size chart. We show you a long list of products available in the U.S. that you can choose from. Each product in the chart includes its width and length for your convenience.

In recap

We know we haven’t yet given you a definitive choice just yet. If you don’t want to select a condom that entices you from a variety pack, and if you don’t have time to measure your manhood, you might want to try Trojan ENZ. This is one of the most classic condoms there is. It’s been around forever, it’s a standard size, and you can’t go too wrong if you use this prophylactic.

Hope this helps answer some of your questions and gives you a better understanding of how to go about picking protection for your pecker. Finding what condom you like may take a few tries, but it's worth the effort. In the end, you are dressing up for a fun occasion.

Mostly, don’t forget that ultimately, the best condom for the first time or any other is the one that you have at the moment when you need it.

Click here to check out our First-Time Variety Pack, reviews, prices, discounts, and product specifications.