Here’s a good troubleshooting guide if you’ve been struggling with sensitivities but can’t figure out if it’s your lube or your condoms.
I’ve found that The Pleasure Chest has reliable information on the type of lube that’s included with a condom, in addition to width, length, thickness, and material info (just check the “Specs” tab on the product page). The Condom Depot, however, does NOT have reliable information about lube type.
Good Vibes also has these handy condom comparison charts, which organize condoms by price point, material, and size; there’s even a chart comparing different vegan condoms.
A still-unanswered question: why do lubes provide ingredient information, but condoms don’t provide ingredient information for their included lube?
I’ve never taken birth control before, apart from one dose of Plan B which made me feel CRAZY (but that’s a story for another time); heck, I’m not even having partnersex right now. However, I do like learning about all of the birth control options out there, should I ever feel the need to avail myself of any of them. And lately, I’ve been seeing some interesting things about the implant:
Here’s the delightful Lucy Knisley, talking about her very positive experience with the implant on Erika Moen’s Oh Joy Sex Toy.
And here’s a post I found on the Smith College Peer Sexuality Educators’ Tumblr about a not-so-positive experience with the implant. That post includes a link to a YouTube video of an implant removal, which I have not yet watched.
Again, Bedsider provides a good overview on all birth control options, so if you’re trying to settle on a birth control method, make sure to check them out. Man, I love Bedsider.