Today Condomania is adding Facebook sharing to our condom and other product pages. We have long been a bit nervous about opening ourselves up to social networking, after all selling condoms is about privacy, but we are stepping forward into a brave condom future of social networking. Within the last few minutes I noticed that not 15 minutes after I installed the script we had almost 20 people sharing both our Election Protection Condoms and our Palin Protection Condoms. I think it's pretty clear our customers spend time on Facebook and are fascinated by Barack Obama and Sarah Palin on condoms. Who knew?
One of the most important requests we get from customers and potential customers is to widen our offerings of condoms for those who have latex sensitivities or allergies. This has long been a goal of ours at Condomania but the condom industry has been slow to respond.
The first, still original, and some say best non-latex condom is the natural skin condom. Currently the only ones available in the United States are the Trojan Naturalamb Condoms. These condoms can be hard to find in the market. Condomania always has them as those who use them swear by them and insist they are the best condom ever!
Some condom users who were active prior to the 90's might recall the Fourex Condoms, made by Julius Schmid, which were condoms made from the intestines of sheep. These types of condoms have their history way back into the original condoms in history. There's only one problem with sheep gut condoms, unless you are a sheep. These types of condoms only protect against pregnancy, not infections transmitted sexually.
Next came the Durex Avanti Condoms to rescue those who had latex sensitivities and who wanted more than pregnancy protection in a condom. The Avanti was a revolution in condom design. Made with a plastic sheath instead of latex the Avanti promised and delivered protection against both STI's as well as pregnancy. But and here's the big problem the material the Avanti was made of didn't stretch very well. So if your member is sized larger than the one size the Avanti was made in chances were good you wouldn't find the Durex Avanti a comfortable condom to use. So for some of us it was a needed improvement. For the rest of us the condom was simply a reminder of what the market wasn't providing.
But with the release of the Durex Avanti Condoms Trojan got its walking papers and set to work to produce a new type of non-latex condom which would bring the benefits of non-latex condoms to a wider group of customers than was being served by the Durex Avanti. Thus was born the Trojan Supra Condom.
That the Trojan Supra Condom was an improvement over the Durex Avanti Condom is an understatement. The Supra came of a new generation of plastics which resulted in a material that is stretchy and conforms far more to the condom users expectations about fit, form, and function when it comes to condoms. The Trojan Supra Condom, now availably exclusively without spermicide (as it should be) is one of Condomania's best selling condoms. It fits more people and is comfortable more often the the Durex Avanti Condom was and holds a favored spot in the condom drawers of many a condom user with latex sensitivities.
Not to be beat on its own turf Durex, earlier this year, retooled their Avanti line of condoms and produced a fine alternative to the Supra line. The Durex Avanti Bare Condoms which have received rave reviews from our esteemed customers seems to have finally broken the line between normal latex condoms and non-latex condoms in the minds of condom users. The Durex Bare is so in line with users expectations about condom fit, form, and function that we have many customers whom previously purchased latex condoms and whom do not have latex sensitivities tell us that they are sold on the Durex Bare condoms as their new favorite! Considering where we started down this journey towards non-latex alternatives to the lambskin condoms a decade ago we are in the promised land of non-latex condoms.
But wait. Hold on a second there. We set out several years ago to find a way to make standard latex condoms hypo-allergenic. The common understanding of latex sensitivity is that latex sensitivity, type I, derives from a hypersensitivity reaction to one or more proteins in natural rubber latex. And that type IV sensitivity comes from the types of chemicals used in the manufacture of latex materials. Both types of allergies though derive from being exposed to types of proteins that latex gives off when exposed to the air. While the type I, which can cause severe illness, is pretty rare the type IV is far more common and causes rashes and discomfort up to 2 days after contact on the skin. Relatively rare among the population latex allergies are nontheless a big pain for those who have them.
Several years ago we began talking to manufacturers all over the world about the need to produce a line of condoms which had these proteins stripped out of the latex matrix before the user came in contact with the surface. Fortunately we can now say that such a condom exists. The Envy Ultra Thin Condom seems to be just that condom. It's designed to provide the same sensitivity and protection you expect in a condom but with the added protection of virtually undetectable levels of antigenic proteins. The Envy Condoms are made with a patented material called Vytex Natural Rubber Latex which has had virtually all of its antigenic proteins removed. Currently the Envy Ultra Thin Condom is the only condom on the market using this unique and advanced material. We're very happy at Condomania that these new condoms are available finally for public use!
Condomania has a deal today which allows you to get 50 Free Envy Condoms with every purchase. We can't do this as often as I would like. But it's a way we try to give back. These new condoms are very cool. They have proteins stripped from the latex so there is a much smaller chance that someone with latex allergies will have a problem with these condoms.