Every once in a while a product comes along that takes us by surprise. The Lelo Hex Condom is one of those products. Safe sex is a serious topic for us and what Lelo has done to improve upon the condom industry is huge.
The Hex Condom doesn’t just feature one design change but many. First off, let us talk about the packaging. The box is a simple design with a clean white and grooved hexagon pattern. The individual wrappers are made to be a no-slip wrapper that makes it easier to open in the heat of the moment. They are relatively similarly to competitor wrappers, and are noticeably a condom.
As you open the wrapping you’ll find the natural latex condom inside. It’s obvious where the tip of the condom is and how the condom unrolls. The condom is slightly lubricated and the hexagonal shape is obvious as you look at the shaft.
Now, let’s talk about those hexagons. They not only look cool but have a couple purposes. The first is added pleasure for both the wearer and partner. They add stimulation for both during intimacy. In addition, they provide strength and security. If a tear or break were to happen, the hexagons should catch the tear and hold it to a smaller location versus the traditional condom which would tear along the length of the condom. It’s notable that while no one would want a tear at all, a smaller rip would be more desirable.
The final point I would like to make about these condoms is that they are thin. They provide a closer, more intimate, touch between partners and this of course provides even more pleasure for both.
I would like to personally applaud Lelo for their innovative work on an important product. The product is not perfect, but very few are. The traditional condom has more presenting problems and Lelo is stepping up to tackle them. Too often in modern culture is safe and protective sex shamed for its lack of pleasure and any motion to fix these issues is commendable.