Best Condoms for Anal Sex in 2024

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Condoms are by far your best protection against all STIs and are a must for safer sex.  This is especially important when having anal sex, as it is much easier to pass on STIs through anal sex.  To get started we are going to outline what are the best condoms for anal sex.

Use Condoms for Safer Anal Sex

Condoms provide a physical barrier between the penis, and your partner during anal sex. Not only does this remove the “eww” factor, but it also increases protection against STIs like HIV.

In fact, anal sex without a condom is one of the riskiest forms of sex. Did you know that the risk of HIV transmission in unprotected anal sex is up to 18 times higher than for vaginal sex? That is why using an anal condom is so essential.

In fact, any condom is your best protection. And if money is an issue, many countries even give out condoms for free! In the end, there is no real “best condom for anal sex” per se, because the best for you really comes down to a personal preference.

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Best Condoms for Anal Sex

Finding the perfect fit condom for anal sex is a bit tricky because you need to take into account so many factors.  Everything from condom strength, thickness, lubrication, and comfort all play a part in what are the “best condoms for anal sex”.

Unfortunately, the market is fairly small so there are no true “best anal condoms” – yet.  But, there are definitely condoms that are more suited for the job than others.  Here are a few options that I have personally tried to make your search a little bit easier.

Safest Anal Condom

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Condoms that are strong, durable, and can tack the extra friction of anal sex are going to be your safest choice. Generally, you are trading a bit of extra thickness for that increased protection. But this extra peace of mind and protection against STIs make these some of the best condoms for anal sex.

Lifestyles Ultra Strength Condoms

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Strength and lubrication are probably the two most important qualities when choosing the right condom for anal sex.  This is because of the lack of natural lubrication and increased friction which can make anal sex more uncomfortable and make condoms weaker over extended use.

This condom covers both of these issues making it the most ideal, and one of the best condoms for anal sex.

Whereas most companies are going for thinner designs, there are very few “extra strength” condoms out there nowadays, which, if you are going for safety as a number one priority is a must.

Lifestyles is one of the most heavy-duty condoms I have tested.  As an added benefit, the extra thickness can actually make you last longer, because of the decreased sensitivity.

If that really isn’t your thing, then you have some great alternatives below, which may not be as heavy-duty, but still offer a good balance between safety and pleasure.

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LifeStyles Condoms – 40 Pack

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Original price was: $59.60.Current price is: $46.00.Add to cart


Best Value Anal Condom

Like most anything, value is getting the biggest bang for your buck. These anal condoms come in bulk, giving you the lowest cost per condom – and saving you a bit of money in the long term. But don’t be fooled by the lower cost – these are still some of the best condoms for anal sex you can buy.

Trojan-Enz Condoms

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Trojan is one of the more expensive condom brands but what you get for the tradeoff in extra cost is higher quality material, and therefore a thinner, better-feeling condom. If you have tried Trojan before then you probably already know that they are some of the strongest, highest quality condoms you can buy.

As far as an anal condom, the latex is durable and regardless of its thinness and stands up to the extra demands of anal sex as these are designed with safety as a priority making it one of the best condoms for anal sex.

These come in a pack of 36 so they end up being a bit cheaper in bulk and will last you a while.  You can also opt for the smaller 12 pack too.

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Trojan Enz Condoms – 36 Pack

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Original price was: $64.99.Current price is: $44.78.Add to cart

Thinnest Anal Condoms

Recent advances in material science make it possible to have condoms that are not only thinner but also stronger than anything available in the past. Some of the first were kimono microthin condoms from Japan, although now almost every brand has their own variation. This extra thinness means you can get the maximum sensation. This balance between sensation and safety makes this new generation some of the best condoms for anal sex on the market.

Trojan Sensitivity Ultra Thin Lubricated

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One of the common complaints about condoms is the lack of sensation due to condom thickness. Typically there is a trade-off in durability for a better feeling or thinner condom. If you choose to go even thinner and without sacrificing too much in safety then I would recommend giving a look at Trojan Ultra Thins.

They are 25% thinner than standard Trojans but still offer Trojan strength and come pre-lubricated. They are some of the best condoms for anal sex we have tested.  If you are looking for an ultra-thin condom that can still stand up to the extra durability needed for anal sex, then look no further.

Trojan Sensitivity Ultra Thin 12 pack
Trojan Ultra Thin Condoms – 12 Pack

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Original price was: $26.20.Current price is: $23.82.Add to cart

Non-Latex Condoms for Anal Sex

For people with allergies or skin sensitivity, non-latex condoms are a godsend. For the extra sensitive, these should be the best condoms for anal sex. Most condoms are made from synthetic latex which can cause a negative skin reaction in some people which are flaws but not dealbreakers. Not non-latex condoms are made from Polyisoprene, a durable, allergy-friendly material.

Lifestyles Skyn Extra Thin Condoms

Lifestyles Skyn Extra Thin Best Condoms

Skyn is one of the most popular latex condom alternatives. These Extra Thin Condoms from Lifestyles Skyn are made from high-quality polyisoprene. They are super thin, yet strong enough for anal sex. For even more comfort they come super lubricated with 40% more lube out of the packet.

MQ User Review:
These are by far the best condoms I have ever used. Definitely feels like nothing at all, it stays in place, and it’s definitely for someone like me who hates condoms given the sensations I was still able to feel.

As the name suggests, Skyns are designed to increase sensation and give you a better feeling anal condom. All in all, they are one of our favorite condoms for anal to give some extra sensitivity.

Material: Non-latex Polyisoprene
3 Variations Available
Brand: Lifestyles

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Skyn Condoms – 24 Pack

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Original price was: $44.99.Current price is: $38.72.Add to cart

Lubricated Condoms – Big and Small

It is important to remember that condoms are not one-size-fits-all. That is why there is a range of anal condoms big and small to give you the most comfortable fit. These are the best anal condoms for different lengths and sizes.

Lifestyles Snugger Fit Condoms 3 Pack

Lifestyles Snugger Fit Best Condoms

For comfort and safety, it is extra important to use a condom that fits you just right. Too small, and it can slip off during anal sex – too tight and things can feel uncomfortable. Snugger Fits are made with a slimmer diameter and are ideal if you find condoms too loose in the past.

MQ User Review:
I love this condom, it’s nice to have something that doesn’t slip off and gives a nice sensitivity when you use it. they finally made one a little smaller than others and it is a perfect fit.

Lifestyles Snugger Fit is one of the few condoms that provide a comfortable, tighter fit, and therefore is one of the best anal condoms out there. Penises come in all shapes and sizes and these are a great fit (pun intended).

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LifeStyles Snugger Fit – 3 Pack

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Original price was: $21.99.Current price is: $17.32.Add to cart

Durex XXL Lubricated 3 Pack Latex Condoms

Durex XXL Lubricated Best Condoms

If you have a bit more meat for packing, it can be tough to find a condom that feels comfortable. Durex XXL condoms are extra large and extra strong. Coming in at 64mm in diameter, these big boys can fit the biggest and thickest dicks.

Durex XXL Lubricated 3 Pack Latex Condoms are one of the best condoms for anal sex for the super-sized top. Remember that no matter your size, it’s always good to play safe.

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Durex Condoms XXL – 3 Pack

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Original price was: $19.77.Current price is: $14.82.Add to cart

Use an Anal Lube

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For use with any anal condom, you will need to use a quality anal lube.  This will make sex smooth and more comfortable for both people.

Pjur Analyse Me Anal Lube

Pjur Analyse Me Silicone Anal Lube 100ml

For most people, the best anal lube is Pjur Analyse Me.  Pjur’s anal relaxing formula is designed specifically for anal sex with an extra slick silicone base and a pre-formulated anal relaxant.

This is great for anyone bottoming for the first time or has had pain and discomfort in the past.

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Pjur Analyse Me Silicone – 100ml

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Original price was: $49.99.Current price is: $44.71.Add to cart

Anal Sex Starter Kit

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If you are new to anal sex and are looking to practice with some beginner-friendly toys, then the Anal Sex Starter Kit has everything you need to get started:

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3 Plug Silicone Anal Trainer Kit
2 Cock Rings
2 Lube Injectors
Anal Enema (90ml)
Pjur Analyse Me Lube (100ml)
Toy Cleaner (100ml)

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Anal Sex Starter Kit

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Original price was: $149.99.Current price is: $112.72.Add to cart

For a complete walk-through on having anal sex for beginners, check out our full guide to anal sex here.

If you have any questions about choosing the best condoms for anal sex or would rather ask us directly feel free to email us or write them down in the comments below!

These are just some of our top picks for the best condoms for anal sex, but no matter what condom you choose, always remember to use plenty of lube, check the expiration date and make sure there is no damage before beforehand. Condoms offer safer sex but human error is the most common reason for condom failure. So be smart, be safe, and have fun.

Have you tried any of these anal condoms?  Do you have a personal best anal condoms that we forgot to mention? Let us know in the comments below.

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    1. Hi Stephen,

      If you are experiencing itchiness/redness after condom use then it is very likely that you have a latex allergy. You should look into Latex free condoms, which in most cases will prevent any irritation afterwards. I recommend looking into Lifestyle Skyn Extra lubricated. These are made with polyurethane which is more durable than latex and the extra lubrication is ideal for anal sex.

      If you are still experiencing irritation afterwards you should contact your local doctor or physician.


      1. Stephen, I have some experience in healthcare. I agree with Matthew. It sounds as if you are either not using enough lube (causing some irritation) or you may have a latex skin allergy. Try Latex free and discuss this with your personal doctor if it continues to be a problem.

        Matthew, great site you have here. Is there a way to contact you, the site admin? I can’t seem to find a “Contact Us” like tab. Thanks.


    1. Hi Charlie.

      Regardless of age, stores are required to sell condoms. It is a very nerve racking experience to walk up ti the counter and buy them for the first time but I promise you, the person at the pharmacy sells boxes upon boxes to people of all ages. If you are uncomfortable going yourself try asking a friend or contacting someone in your school (Sex-Ed teacher etc.) as many public schools or non profits offer free condoms. Some other great places to look are local LGBTQ social circles and non-profits which almost always offer free safer- sex supplies (I started getting condoms at 14).

      If that doesn’t work you can always ask your primary care-physician or local hospital. Almost all medical facilities offer free condoms. All of the above require some kind of confrontation, but realize that most people your age are likely doing the same thing.

      Best of luck!