Let’s talk about family planning: 7 condom brands in the Philippines

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Every parent only wants what’s best for her child. For some families, this means having a specific number of children so they can provide for their needs adequately.

What can you read in this article?

  • What are condoms?

  • 7 condom brands in the Philippines

In the Philippines, the Department of Health encourages family planning. The DOH defines this as “having the desired number of children and when you want to have them by using safe and effective modern methods.”

condom brands in the philippines
condom brands in the philippines

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There are different methods you can use for contraception. Of course, you and your partner are free to choose which one works for you. When doing so, ask the following questions:

  • Do you feel comfortable using it?

  • How effective is it as birth control?

  • How much does it cost?

  • Are you both willing to use it?

For this article, we are focusing on male condoms. These are convenient and affordable ways of practicing family planning. We’ll also be looking at the different condom brands in the Philippines.

What are condoms?

condom brands in the philippines
condom brands in the philippines

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Male condoms are a thin, soft sheath made of latex, polyurethane, or polyisoprene. These are worn on the outside of the penis and are considered as one of the barrier methods of birth control. According to the National Health Service (NHS), it is 98% effective in preventing pregnancies when used correctly. When choosing a condom, look at the following:

  • brand

    • Who manufactures them? Do they have a track record in safety and effectiveness?

  • quality

    • This is related to the first point. Make sure that you’re using high-quality condoms.

  • other features

    • Some manufacturers came up with different varieties like flavored condoms and ribbed ones for you to choose from.

  • price

    • If this is your chosen method of contraception, is this something you can afford regularly?

condom brands in the philippines
condom brands in the philippines

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7 condom brands in the Philippines

Trojan is considered one of the most popular brands of condoms in the US. It is manufactured by the company Church & Dwight. This pleasure pack comes with 12 condoms in 4 different varieties.

Features

  • brand

    • Trojan

  • quality

    • tested for durability and protection against STDs and unwanted pregnancy

  • other features

    • 4 kinds in this pack

      • Twisted Pleasure with a special twisted flared shape

      • Her Pleasure have deep ribs near the base

      • Intense Ribbed have ribs throughout the condom

      • Shared Pleasure condoms have warming lubricant for heated sensations

  • price

    • P1,950

Premiere is known locally for its affordable offerings. This pack of 3 is less than P200 and its contents are all hygienically sealed. This seller also makes sure it’s discreetly packed when they send it to you.

Features

  • brand

    • Premiere

  • quality

    • Sensitive and reliable

    • 100% electronically tested

  • other features

    • ultra-thin for a more sensitive feel

    • lubricated for comfort

  • price

    • P186.25

What sets apart this one from Olo is its Hyaluronic Acid content, which skincare junkies might be familiar with. It is said to retain moisture in the face and keep it hydrated and protected. In this case, Hyaluronic Acid keeps your nether regions healthy and moisturized as well.

Features

  • brand

    • Olo

  • quality

    • Thinnest condom at just 0.01mm range

    • soft, no constriction

  • other features

    • Hyaluronic acid to keep your privates moisturized

  • price

    • P199 – P599

According to its writeup on Lazada, this Japanese brand has been voted as the “World’s Best Condom”. Whether that’s true or not is perhaps for you and your partner to decide. The brand also highlights the “even thickness” of its product.

Features

  • brand

    • Okamoto, which has been producing its condoms since 1934

  • quality

    • manufactured according to ISO 4074:2002 standard

  • other features

    • uses Sheerlon, a silkier material without a rubbery latex smell

  • price

    • P240

Trust is arguably one of the most popular condom brands here in the Philippines. Aside from being affordable, it is available almost everywhere you can buy this method of contraceptive.

Features

  • brand

    • Trust

  • quality

    • hygienically sealed

    • lubricated

  • other features

    • comes in different scents such as shower fresh, powder fresh, natural, chocolate, strawberry, and orange

  • price

    • P89.60

Here’s another Japanese brand. Sagami is made of Polyurethane using Japanese technology. This material is said to be 3 times more durable than latex. It also has a silicone-free lubricant.

Features

  • brand

    • Sagami

  • quality

    • FDA-approved

    • superior heat conductivity for increased pleasure

    • has approximately 3 times higher bursting pressure and 2 times higher tensile strength

  • other features

    • no rubber latex smell

    • comes in a blister pack

  • price

    • P450

This one from Durex has an extra thin design. The company has over 90 years of experience manufacturing condoms. Its products are tested for holes and dermatologically tested for comfort as well.

Features

  • brand

    • Durex, which has been producing condoms since 1929

  • quality

    • subjected to rigorous forms of testing

  • other features

    • extra thin and sensitive

    • lubricated

    • easy-on shaped

  • price

    • P440

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