33 Men Compare Sex With A Condom To Sex Without One: ‘Like Showering In A Plastic Jumpsuit’

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Kiss your hand.
Now place a plastic grocery bag over your hand.
Now kiss your hand.

It sucks.


Imagine showering in a plastic jumpsuit. You can feel the pressure from the water, but can you feel the water? No.


Sex with a condom is like picking up dog poo with a bag, you know you have shit in your hand, but you don’t freak out – Daniel Tosh


Girl here with a steady partner. I can feel condoms too. Not a fan and neither is he, though they are a must when sleeping with people casually, or starting something up with a new person.

I have talked to guys (well okay a guy) who says he doesn’t mind and has always used them. I guess it’s what you’re used to right?


I’m female. I hate condoms. It feels like fucking a dildo, the friction is weird and without the liberal addition of lube it leaves me rubbed raw.

That said, I will still gladly use one with any new untested partner.


With a Condom feels like a warm plastic bag. Lack of any ‘true’ feeling. Without a condom feels like warm wet velvet. I also find that you are able to feel the woman’s vagina muscles rolling with her Orgasm.


I’m probably in the minority here but I don’t mind condoms.


Depends on what condoms you get and which are right for you. I’ve gone through so many brands, and some really suck. I been buying Crown condoms in bulk lately and they’re amazing.


Think fit is key, normal condom chokes my erection and is really hard to get on, once i found the slightly larger one it was great, with and without feels different but they both feel good.


Sex with a condom feels 100% more pleasurable than the anxiety of possibly being pregnant or genital wart removal.


It definitely feels better without a condom and I like to go without every now and then, but it’s still really good with one on. I’m ok with sacrificing a bit of sensitivity to know I’m definitely not getting my girlfriend pregnant (she’s on the pill as well).


In our country people say that fucking with condom is like showering with anorak or eating ice cream with bag on it. Anyway still better to have sex with condom than don’t have sex at all.


I cannot cum with a condom.


Honestly, I prefer sex with a (thin) condom.

It does feel different without, but I am uncircumcised and the tip of my penis is very sensitive, with a fragile frenulum. So a condom helps take the potential “pain” of friction away, and makes sex more pleasurable.

But the difference between a featherlite condom and no condom at all really isn’t massive – certainly no barrier to outstanding sex.


I often find wearing a condom constricts blood flow a little, meaning if I’ve been drinking or am on medication (which I am now), it can make it that much easier to lose my erection during. I was in a stable relationship where I got out of the habit of wearing one (long term monogamous, she on birth control, I pulled out) and I WAY prefer that. If there was another way to have sex with people and (almost) guarantee I won’t get her pregnant/get an STI, I’d take it.


Bareback sex is fricking awesome. There’s no denying it. We’d all love to go around fucking as many people as we can. That too can be awesome. Mother Nature did a real fine job making bareback sex awesome.. and addictive. It’s why there are 7 billion of us on the planet.

But. Ah, always a but. But she also invented STDs, and babies. Both suck.

So.. sometimes, a condom is a necessity. You can make condoms suck less by choosing the right size, and doing the lube trick. But condoms will never, ever, ever.. be as good as bareback sex.


Two different kinds of guys. Guys that get off from constriction, and guys that get off from friction. Friction guys hate condoms (see the many “you can’t feel anything!” comments), constriction guys, don’t really care either way. So, depends which kind of guy you’ve got…


I actually don’t hate condoms, but I must say that unprotected sex feels lot better! It also adds a level of intimacy being unprotected. once my girlfriend went on birth control, we have unprotected sex every time. Its amazing. Plus, cumming inside her is incredibly sexy.


I prefer a condom for several reasons. 1) less stress about STI’s 2) less stress about pregnancy “The ultimate STI in my opinion. 3) I feel like I am taking responsibility for my half of the equation, too often is it left completely to the female partner in a hetero relationship to protect both of you from pregnancy. 4) Lasting longer, it changes 30 mins into an hour which can be a lot more fun. I dislike it when people complain about condoms for the simple reason that it’s a part of being a responsible partner and life is a whole lot better that we have access to them. It’s like complaining about cars because there is traffic.


Honestly, the comfort in knowing I had added protection was equally as fun as the thought of cumming inside of my gf (now wife).

I liked both just as much. Sex is fucking fun…what can I say?


Sex has been shown to feel much better not only for men but for women without condoms. The direct contact makes for a better feeling for many and more so at the end semen causes a chemical reaction in women that tends to cause a more satisfying or even elevated experience. In many years I know I have had less sensation or even failure to climax while using one. I’ve heard many women also assert that they prefer it without, something I learned long ago with a girl I was once dating. She had gotten sick and the medication she was put on nullified her birth control. We we’re very active but given the problem at hand we used protection, which I wasn’t thrilled with the idea but even less with the thought of the possible consequences.

After the first time using she didn’t tell me that she wasn’t very happy with it, until the second time. She told me at first she thought maybe it was the medication or her illness that caused her not feeling the usual satisfaction, but that after the second time she wanted me to know that she wasn’t enjoying it nearly as much and she had a guess as to why, the condom. That went on for about a month, because of the meds and the wait to get back on birth control. That fist night back to sex without one set that idea in concrete. Everything that she seemed to have pent up for that month was released, so much so, she didn’t ask, but demanded more. I was in full agreement, that was a long, long, night. 7 times over and watched the sun rise. I am a firm believer that it’s just that much better, and have stuck with that since then.


I can’t tell you how much better this makes me feel. My husband and I have been using condoms for a while and the last couple of times I just haven’t enjoyed it, and I could tell he wasn’t really either. Those were months ago, before he had a vasectomy, and we haven’t had PIV since while we wait for his test to come back all clear.

But I’ve been trying to figure out why it didn’t feel very good, and I’ve been debating discussing it with him. I’m worried that because I haven’t had good sex in so long (probably 6 months?) I’ve somehow trained myself not to expect it or enjoy it. I’m worried that when we start doing it again I’ll have to retrain my body to love it as much as I used to.

I’m really, REALLY hoping that I experience something like your girlfriend did, because this has really been weighing on me. I am so incredibly sexually frustrated that I barely even want to look at my husband right now because I know I’m not going to get any, but at the same time I’m scared that even if I did I wouldn’t enjoy it.


There is a feeling loss that can happen for both sides. More so is the chemical reaction for women. Where men are more of the feeling that occurs, women miss out more on a chemical release in their bodies. Sperm has been shown to cause a release of chemical such as endorphins, estrone, prolactin, oxytocin, thyrotropin-releasing hormone, and serotonin, which can cause higher senses of pleasure and also connectivity with your partner. In a certain sense, if it’s something your used to (sex without a condom) and then begin using condoms, it can trigger withdraw like symptoms in your brain. The lack of the chemicals being released can make your brain associate a loss of pleasure, as well as it can affect your sex drive and even cause depression, same as quitting most drugs or chemicals would do to you.

I’m not a doctor or specialist in these things, but I have done a lot of research and experiments into this over the years. The facts are there, you can look it up much of for yourself, as well as personal experience and discussion with others on it, is how I’m best able to state these things. Though everyone is different and can react to things differently, it’s best to know in your situation, that your not alone out there. Plenty of people do feel this way. When you have the opportunity to test it though, then you will better know how accurate these things pertain to you.


P in the V without the C is da best.


That is the best part of having been with the same woman for 16 years. I don’t remember what sex with a condom feels like.


So much so that at least half the time, I can’t finish with one on.

Still, that’s OK — I have fun anyway, I do my best so that my partner has fun as well, and I’d rather be briefly frustrated than have to figure out how the hell I’m gonna take care of a dependent for the next twenty-odd years.


It’s like giving a hug in a giant winter parka vs giving naked hugs. One is wonderful and the other….


Wearing a condom is like getting a great back rub while you are wearing a scuba diving suit.

It makes sex much more mental since the physical part is wrapped in a fucking balloon.


It sucks. Take away the warm, sticky wetness and a 10 vagina goes to a 2. Cumming with a condom on always makes me think “this is kind of what shitting your pants must feel like.”

Still got to wrap it up though. Don’t trust somebody else with not ruining your life and don’t EVER stick your dick in crazy.


If you try different kinds you may find one that actually works pretty well for you. Unfortunately until you do find the one that works you ain’t gonna feel shit. Still, there is no comparison between with and without.


It’s such a difference I would rather jerk it than have sex with a condom on…


I won’t do a long term relationship with a condom. Straight up dealbreaker status, that’s how different it feels to me.


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