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The Safest Condoms

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCSD chapter.

There are so many different condom brands and types in the market today. How do you know which ones are the safest and protects against pregnanies best? Consumer reports has compiled a list of the most reliable condoms after a series of tests on 22 different condom brands and types. The standards on which these condoms were rated were reliabilty, holes, and packaging. As for reliability and holes, the condoms were blown up with air, and the ones that expanded most without popping or creating holes were deemed best. The condoms were also dipped in saline solution and zapped with electricity to check for further holes. Just remember that the industry standards are not as high, and some brands do not meet these requirements. The industry standards also allows for a certain amount of defects on batches of condoms, so be safe and look into other contraceptives as well. The brands below are sexoligist certified. 

1. Lifestyles Ultra Sensitive

2. Lifestyles Warming Pleasure

3. Trojan Ultra Thin

4. Trojan Magnum

5. Durex Performax

6. Trojan Her Pleasure Ecstasy

7. Trojan Ultra Ribbed Ecstasy

Try picking up a box of one of these tested condoms instead of your most popularly adveretised ones. Remember to have safe sex collegiettes!

Jasmine is currently a senior at the University of California, San Diego. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Education Studies. Jasmine is the Co-Campus Correspondent for Her Campus UCSD, along with the amazing Taylor Zepeda. Jasmine spends most of her time volunteering at low socioeconomic status elementary schools across the San Diego county and grading papers for classes she is a Teacher's Assistant in. Novel wise, she is an avid fan of Edith Wharton and the Lord of the Rings series. She also loves comedic shows like New Girl and The Big Bang Theory, but also enjoys thrillers like Criminal Minds. One of Jasmine's favorite hobbies is trying foods of different cultures; she loves visiting cultural nights and community festivals. Above all, Jasmine worships Beyonce (a.k.a. Beysus, Queen Bee, Baeyonce, etc). Her future aspiration in life is to become the Secretary of Education and have the Hov and B over for dinners.