7 Best Non Lubricated Condoms of 2022 [Ranked and Reviewed]

To keep oral sex safe, pleasurable, and friendly to the taste buds, you can try lubeless condoms! Here’s a list of the best non lubricated condoms that you can try.

best non lubricated condoms

POV: Protection matters for you and your partner. She goes down on you… and (to your horror!) she makes a disgusted face.

Don’t worry. It’s not your D.

Lubricated condoms aren’t your best buddy for oral sex. They usually taste AWFUL.

Sometimes, its lube may also contain chemicals that don’t match your body chemistry, wreaking havoc on your system.

So… you’re on the lookout for non-lubricated condoms. Let’s gooo…

P.S. While non-lubricated condoms may be on your radar, going fully ZERO pre-lubrication on your condom isn’t the best idea. 

Yup, oral sex isn’t fun. But safety should be your priority, and dry = friction = tears and slips! Especially during penetration. 

Thankfully, there are condoms that are very LIGHTLY lubricated to still give you that glide, but you can barely feel (or taste) it there.

SexualAlpha Top Pick

Trustex Non-Lubricated Condoms is a non-lubricated condom, so it’s great for oral sex = no bad pre-lube taste.  You can use any (latex-friendly) lube you want, especially if you’re sensitive to some lube chemicals.

Most Natural Feeling and Lightly Lubed Condoms

LELO HEX™ Original feels the most natural—you can barely feel it there because it’s ultra-thin. And it’s only very lightly lubricated with a neutralized scent, so there’s no yucky rubber aftertaste.

Best Thin Condoms With Light Lubrication

LifeStyles Skyn Elite is the lightly lubricated condom I recommend for folks with latex allergies. It’s made of polyisoprene. It doesn’t have a rubber smell or taste and is ultra-thin for the ultimate sensitivity.


Top 3 Non Lubricated Condoms in 2022

Most Natural Feeling and Lightly Lubed Condoms

LELO HEX™ Original

SexualAlpha Top Pick

Trustex Non-Lubricated Condoms

Best Thin Condoms With Light Lubrication

LifeStyles Skyn Elite

Type:
Latex
Latex
Polyisoprene
Pre-lube:
Silicone
No
Silicone

Best Lightly Lubricated and Unlubricated Condoms in 2022

SexualAlpha Top Pick

1. Trustex Non-Lubricated Condoms

Type:
Latex
Pre-lube:
No
Length:
7.5”
Diameter:
1.75”
  • Non-lubricated
  • Fun assorted colors
  • Reservoir tip
  • Affordable
  • Snug fit for girthier guys

Okay… since you asked for it, the best non-lubricated condom is this: Trustex Non-Lubricated Latex Condoms.

My girl and I pick this one up when oral sex is on the menu, so we don’t have to worry about any bad-tasting pre-lube.

And since it’s non-lubricated, it’s pretty versatile. That means I can use it with any lube I prefer—as long as it’s latex-friendly.

Get this if you’re allergic to lubricants. 

In fact, this is a go-to dry condom for condom demonstrations by health educators. It’s THAT reliable.

I’m usually not that sensitive to lubricants, but I have friends who are.

Most condoms in the market come pre-lubed, so they don’t have a lot of options if they’re allergic to some of its lube’s formulation. Bummer!

With Trustex Non-Lubricated Condoms, you can use your organic, sensitive-friendly, all-natural personal lubricant without it getting mixed with any pre-lube (‘coz there’s none)

I like the assorted colors that come in each pack. Not a groundbreaking feature, but fun little surprises nonetheless.

And it has a reservoir tip to collect your juices and avoid spills or overflows. Yikes!

It’s pretty snug, though—if you’re on the bigger side. (#goals)

I have some recommendations for you below to fit you better, so don’t worry.


Most Natural Feeling and Lightly Lubed Condoms

2. LELO HEX™ Original

Type:
Latex
Pre-lube:
Silicone
Length:
7.08”
Diameter:
2.12”
  • Neutralized scent with no rubber aftertaste
  • Ultra-thin
  • Strong grip and doesn’t slip
  • Quite pricey

LELO HEX™ Original is a lightly lubricated condom with the most natural feeling in use because it’s oh-so thin. You can barely feel it there.

Its little lubrication makes rolling down the condom easy, but it doesn’t leave your hands greasy like you just touched the oiliest french fries in the world.

Plus, it has a neutralized latex scent. My partner says it has basically no rubber aftertaste—unless she really pauses and looks for the taste in her mouth. 

Its best selling point is how ultra-thin it is (0.0017 inches) without sacrificing durability. 

You don’t feel like there’s any barrier, AND you don’t have to worry about breaking or slipping.

The HEX™ has a hexagonal cell structure inside for a strong grip + reduced slippage. The bees know what they’re doing with that shape.

You might expect a premium price tag for a high-end brand like LELO… and you’re actually right! It’s quite pricey.

But it’s thin, made of natural latex, and very strong. You get what you pay for, me thinks.

If you want to know more details about the LELO HEX™ Original, we have an in-depth review here.


Best Ultra Thin Condoms with Light Lubrication

3. Lifestyles SKYN Elite

Type:
Polyisoprene
Pre-lube:
Silicone
Length:
No info
Diameter:
2.08”
  • Great for people with latex allergy
  • Ultra-thin
  • Odor-free: no rubber scent
  • On the pricier side

Lifestyles SKYN Elite is a favorite of mine (and many other people). 

Elite is SKYN’s softest and thinnest condom. Yep, it feels so natural because it almost doesn’t feel like you’re wearing one.

If it’s also ultra-thin and lightly lubricated, then which one is better between SKYN Elite and LELO HEX™? 

Personally, I like both. And it only depends on my mood which one I like better. On Tuesdays, it’s HEX™; on Sundays, it’s Elite… just kidding.

But the most important answer is that Elite is made of polyisoprene

Translation: it’s the best alternative if you (or your partner) are allergic to latex.

Also, it’s odor-free. It doesn’t have the rubber scent of latex! 

It also errs on the pricier side, but it’s one that’s always on my condom stash. 

The texture feels nice, and it doesn’t have a drying effect that we usually experience on most latex condoms. 

And like I said, it’s only lightly lubricated with silicone—enough to reduce the friction, but not too much that it’s making everything slidey.


Best Condoms for a Larger Fit with Less Lubricant

4. LELO HEX™ Respect XL

Type:
Latex
Pre-lube:
Silicone
Length:
7.67”
Diameter:
2.28”
  • For larger dudes
  • Lightly lubricated with silicone
  • Ultra-thin
  • Quite pricey

Fancy LELO HEX™, but it’s too small for you. Don’t worry, my Goliath, the giant.

The LELO HEX™ Respect XL is sized just for you, aka extra large. And you’re not sacrificing the thickness even when you’re sizing up.

It’s the same thickness, or thinness rather, at 0.0017 inches!

HEX™ Respect XL is 0.59 inches longer and 0.15 inches wider than HEX™. That might not sound a lot on paper, but that’s quite a big jump considering it’s also super stretchy.

Still, it’s only very lightly lubricated with silicone. Which is good since it’s not the easiest to find a large-sized non-lubricated condom.

And I like that while it’s still on the pricier side for condoms, it’s actually priced the same as the HEX™. No pricing discrimination for the size!


Best Lightly Lubed Condoms for Sensitive Skin

5. Lifestyles SKYN Original

Type:
Polyisoprene
Pre-lube:
Silicone
Length:
No info
Diameter:
2.08”
  • Latex-free material for those with allergy
  • No rubber scent or taste
  • Has a slight fragrance (that some don’t like)

SKYN Original is an OG go-to for people with sensitive skin, especially those with latex allergy—whether it’s you, the wearer, or your partner.

Once, my partner had UTIs and constant itching on her crotch that we discovered was due to an allergy to latex she developed (or found) only as an adult. 

And SKYN Original has been our favorite as it’s made of non-latex material: polyisoprene.

It’s only very lightly lubricated that I remember it was the ONLY downside we saw from this condom. We rectified the situation by adding a few drops of our favorite lube, though.

But since non-lubricated is what you’re looking for, this one’s a really good alternative.

Plus, it doesn’t have that off-putting smell or taste of rubber.

It’s only slightly thicker than Elite, but still very thin, TBH. I’d choose this if the ultra-thinness of Elite scares you.


Best Regular-Sized Vegan Condoms with Less Lubrication

6. Glyde Ultra

Type:
Latex
Pre-lube:
Silicone
Length:
7.48”
Diameter:
2.08”
  • Vegan condom with no risky ingredients
  • Fair-trade condom
  • Thin and low odor
  • Some find it fits more “snug”

Looking for a certified vegan condom? Get Glyde Ultra.

Glyde uses less lubrication—it barely feels like it has any. And they use non-irritating medical-grade silicone, so it’s pretty much skin-safe for those with more sensitive skin.

Glyde is a woman-owned brand that takes pride in their ethical, vegan, and fair trade condom. In fact, they use a plant-based formula of non-GMO natural rubber latex and thistle extract.

With that, it doesn’t have the usual unpleasant rubber latex odor.

Ultra is sized for the average folks—it fits up to 7.48 inches in length and 2.08 inches in diameter. With that, it fits most wearers.

However, I heard some guys find it fits them more snugly than other similar “average”-sized condoms.

I’m guessing it’s because of the less pre-lube of Ultra that makes it quite hard to wear. If that’s you, get…


Best Large Vegan Condoms with Less Lubrication

7. Glyde Maxi

Type:
Latex
Pre-lube:
Silicone
Length:
8.07”
Diameter:
2.20”
  • Larger size
  • Vegan condom
  • Skin-friendly
  • Might be tight for really large guys

Glyde Maxi is the bigger variant of Ultra. It’s the same thin vegan condom, just longer and wider.

Still, its large option might not be large enough for the bigger guys.

For comparison, it’s 0.08 inches smaller in diameter than HEX™ Respect XL. But, Maxi is longer by 0.4 inches.

Most large dudes have trouble wearing a condom that’s too tight rather than too short.

Maxi would fit better if your guy is long but not too girthy.

Then again, it’s a really good vegan condom that is glycerin-free and paraben-free. You just have to make sure you fit their sizes.

And if you’re too big for Maxi, then I hope Glyde would make bigger sizes for you, bro.


Buyer’s Guide: Best Non-Lubricated Condoms

Size

Condom sizes vary from brand to brand. But, here’s an average sizing guide:

  • Snug-fit sizes – 7 to 7.8 inches long and under 2 inches wide
  • Standard sizes – 7.25 to 7.8 inches long and 1.75 to 2 inches wide
  • Large sizes – 7.25 to 8.1 inches long and over 2 inches wide

Check YOUR erect size first, and then check the condom’s measurements to see if it fits you. 

You can go for something slightly longer than your peen to leave some room on the tip and catch your ejaculation without breaking.


Materials

Most condoms in the market are made from latex, a natural rubber. It’s a good material—durable, stretchy, and could be made really thin.

But, some people are allergic to latex. Hence, there are non-latex condom alternatives like polyisoprene.

Polyisoprene actually has the same physical properties as latex, but the proteins found in natural latex that cause the allergy for some people are removed.


Features

Aside from pre-lubed/non-lubricated condoms (which we’ve discussed in length), other common features you’ll find in condoms are:

  • Ultra-thin – Really thin condoms to give you a very natural, barely-there feeling in use.
  • Textured – Some condoms are textured with ribs and studs for extra stimulation.
  • Flavored – Coated on the condom/lube for oral sex.
  • Warming – Warming, tingling sensation to add pleasure.

Price

Most condoms are pretty budget-friendly. 

Plus, there are options for different pack sizes. Before investing in a larger pack, you can start by trying out a pack of three to see if you like the condom.

If you’re looking for more condom options, you can check out our best condom guide.


FAQs

Lubricated vs. non-lubricated condoms: what’s the difference, and which one is better?

Lubricated condoms are pre-lubed to make rolling and wearing the condom easier. It also reduces friction that could cause tearing or slippage.

Non-lubricated condoms are dry condoms for people who want to engage in oral sex (some pre-lubed condoms have an aftertaste) and are allergic to some chemicals in the lube.

The better condom is whichever fits what you’re looking for more.

WE lean on lightly lubed condoms because there are options that have no taste or scent and are made for sensitive skin. Plus, it offers that teeny tiny lubrication just to avoid friction.


Is there any snug-fit or larger non-lubed condom?

Most available non-lubricated condoms are in the standard size. You won’t find much in snugger or larger sizes. But you can check out more options in lightly-lubed condoms.


What are the best lubricants for lubeless condoms?

You can use most water-based and silicone-based lubricants for your non-lubricated condoms.

However, avoid using oil-based lubricants, especially for latex condoms, as they could rupture the material.

You can read more on this topic in our guide on what lubricants can you safely use with condoms.


Final Thoughts

Lubed or non-lubricated condoms?

While there are good options for both sides, you can opt for the in-between alternative: the lightly lubed condoms. AKA the best of both worlds.

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