60 Million Consumers Say It’s the Best Condom

Simply the best!

We made the right choice when we opted to use Protex condoms here at Callvin. In various tests carried out by French consumer magazine 60 Millions de Consommateurs [60 Million Consumers] in November 2020, Protex ranked in first place.

That’s right. The Callvin condom was voted best by 60 Million Consumers.

Which Is the Best Condom?

To conduct its comparative tests, 60 Million de Consommateurs selected 15 latex and 3 latex-free condoms.

The 18 products all bore the CE Kitemark compulsory for medical devices.

To measure the durability of the condoms, the magazine conducted airburst and tensile tests. These were done before and after the condoms were put in the laboratory oven to evaluate their stability over time.

Note: a laboratory oven is a closed apparatus designed to produce a determined temperature. This makes it possible to measure the durability of a material when it is subject to temperature changes.

The results were then compared to the standard requirements for condoms.

Finally, the tests checked the labelling quality, verifying that the product conforms to what is stated in terms of size, etc.

Best Condom Rankings

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The Quality of Our Condoms Is No Laughing Matter

We may work hard to make sure your nights of passion are fun, but we make sure they are safe too.

Condoms are an excellent method of contraception, and they also protect you from those sadly all-too-well-known sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Although Protex may not be as well known as other condom brands, it has been in existence for more than eighty years. It played a pioneering role in offering its first polyurethane (latex-free) condoms, PROTEX ORIGINAL 0.02, as early as 2002. Ideal for people with an allergy to latex.

Protex also meets ISO 4074, which specifies the requirements and testing methods to be used for male condoms made from natural latex rubber.

Now a subsidiary of the Sagami Rubber Industries group, one of the biggest Japanese condom manufacturers, Protex benefits from the technology and recognized quality of the Sagami group’s products, a company at the forefront of medical technology, supplying the hospital sector with probe protector covers worldwide.

How Can You Choose the Best Condom for You?

To protect what Mother Nature has endowed you with properly, we’ll tell you what you need to look at when you’re choosing a condom.

The Basics

First things first, choose a condom with the CE Kitemark, which is compulsory for medical devices in France. You can also choose the NF Kitemark.

Make sure you check the condom’s expiry date. A rubber will last a long time (around five years), but not forever. An out of date condom may burst.


One thing you should know is that “a condom that’s ‘too tight’ is still just as durable,” according to Jihenne Tliba from the education project at the Centre régional de prévention du sida et de la santé pour les jeunes [Regional AIDS Prevention and Youth Health Center]. On the other hand, if it’s too big, the condom may slip off.

Although size has no impact on durability, it definitely makes a difference in terms of comfort. It’s important to choose a condom that is suitable for the size of your penis.

The average size of an erect penis is considered to be 14 cm (5.5 inches). However, it’s possible you may be below (which is perfectly normal) or above that average. Then, in addition to size, there’s also the matter of shape, which can vary from one person to the next.

That’s why condoms come in different sizes:


To find the size that suits you, check the box or the instructions for the length and width of the condoms. Then, a bit like you would for clothes, choose your “approximate” size. Once you’ve done that, try them on at home to see if they are a “good fit.”


Latex sometimes gives off an odor which can be quite strong and unpleasant whether you’re just opening the pack or preparing for some oral sex.

Manufacturers may mask this odor with a light, discreet scent. Choose a condom with an odor you don’t find off-putting.


Lubricant is used to make penetration easier and make sexual intercourse more comfortable.

All condoms come with a lubricated outer surface. There are two sorts of lubricants: silicone-based and water-based. Both work well.

What Is the Best Condom for Your First Time?

It’s natural to be nervous when it’s your first time. After all, you want to show that you’re equal to the occasion. So, BEFORE you have sex, it’s a good idea to try a condom on to see if the ones you have are a good fit.

You’ll also want to get familiar with opening the wrapper without tearing the condom, learn to recognize when it’s inside-out, and get used to putting it over the tip of your penis and rolling it down correctly; it all takes a bit of practice.

Take all the time you need to learn how to put a condom on. In the heat of the moment, it’s generally more difficult to acquire the dexterity of a condom king.

You might also want to have some lubricant gel with you, just in case.

However, while it’s often the technical aspects that are dwelled on, making love for the first time is an experience first and foremost. A discovery. And a touch of humor will help you keep things relaxed.

So, instead of a traditional, impersonal, metallic wrapper, find something that will make you both laugh and make that first time even more unforgettable.

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