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Condoms

? How do you use lubricants and condoms together?

The safety of condoms is put at risk by non-vaginal use and low vaginal moisture. If this is the case, it is important to use lubricants that are compatible with condoms, such as Ritex GEL+, Ritex HYDRO, Ritex BIO  and Ritex LONGTIME. Lubricant must always be applied to the outside of the condom after it has been put on. Why? Extra lubricant should not be applied directly to the penis or to the inside of the condom, as this increases the risk of the condom slipping or tearing. Do not use oily or greasy lubricants (e.g. Vaseline, baby oil, body lotion), as they will adversely affect the condom material.

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? How do you use condoms and medicine together?

When using medicines such as suppositories, ointments, creams, etc. on the vagina or penis, ask your doctor or pharmacist if these may affect the safety of the condom.

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? What do you do if intolerances occur?

If you are worried about an accidental pregnancy or an infection, or if intolerances occur while the condom is being used, ask your doctor or consult the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA).

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? What do you do if you are allergic to latex?

If you experience any intolerances while using the condom, ask your doctor. Ritex condoms are made of natural rubber latex and should not be used by people allergic to latex.

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? How do I find the right condom?

Are you not sure which condom is the right one? Then take some measurements. To do so, you can either cut out the Ritex Condometer or just use a tape measure, wrap it carefully around the erect penis and read the circumference.

  • For up to 11 cm, the slim fit is ideal
  • For 11 to 13 cm, standard sizes are the best option
  • For upwards of 13 cm circumference, Ritex XXL condoms are recommended

Condoms are very elastic. They adapt well to the shape of the penis and should fit snugly. If you use a condom that is too large, the risk of it slipping or tearing is higher.

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? How do you store condoms?

Condoms should only be kept in their original sealed wrappers. Please store your condoms at room temperature. Temporary storage (no more than a few days) at temperatures of up to 50°C is possible, but should be avoided if circumstances permit. Storing condoms in the refrigerator is also possible, but does not typically result in any benefit.

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? When do condoms expire?

The expiry date is printed both on the outside of the bottom flap of the packaging, as well as on each individual sealed wrapper. Please check it before use.

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? What should I do with a used condom?

Dispose of used condoms along with your household waste. Please do not throw condoms down the toilet as this may adversely affect the efficiency of sewage treatment plants. Moreover, it is likely that the condoms will not flush.

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? How do I use a condom correctly?

We have a step by step guide on this topic.

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? Why is a condom's sealed wrapper so important?

When it comes down to it, it should be quick and easy. Nobody wants to fiddle about with the condom for ages. Ritex sealed wrappers are especially easy to open. The practical indented edge and the special foil material allow you to remove the condoms safely, conveniently and easily. No tools are required to open it.

Under no circumstances should you use scissors, knives or anything sharp to open the wrapper, as this increases the risk of damaging the condom! You should also be careful with piercings, jewellery and sharp fingernails.

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? What is the Ritex Perfect® Form?

The Ritex Perfect Form® stimulates the senses. It offers more freedom for a particularly intense sensation, delivers the perfect fit with its natural shape, and, thanks to its ultra-light unrolling, transforms the act of putting on the condom into an especially pleasant experience.

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? What is the Ritex Perfect Fit Zone?

This is a special shape that we have developed for our condoms. Ritex condoms with this special shape are tighter in the right places, thereby guaranteeing long and intense sexual pleasure.

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Lubricants

? How do you use lubricants and condoms together?

The safety of condoms is put at risk by non-vaginal use and low vaginal moisture. If this is the case, it is important to use lubricants that are compatible with condoms, such as Ritex GEL+, Ritex HYDRO, Ritex BIO and Ritex LONGTIME. Lubricant must always be applied to the outside of the condom after it has been put on. Why? Extra lubricant should not be applied directly to the penis or to the inside of the condom, as this increases the risk of the condom slipping or tearing. Do not use oily or greasy lubricants (e.g. Vaseline, baby oil, body lotion), as they will adversely affect the condom material.

Tag: Condom, condoms, lubricant, gel
? Do lubricants affect sperm activity?

Ritex lubricant is not a form of contraception. Water-based lubricants can, however, lower sperm motility (because of their pH value). If you are trying to conceive, we recommend the specially developed Ritex Kinderwunsch Conception Lubricant.

Tag: Lubricant, gel
? What do you do if intolerances occur?

If you are worried about an accidental pregnancy or an infection, or if intolerances occur while the lubricant is being used, ask your doctor or consult the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA).

Tag: Lubricant, gel, allergy
? Why should I use a lubricant?

Lubricants bring more variety as well as more security to your love life, immediately supplying the necessary moisture and in doing so preventing any uncomfortable friction or even minor skin abrasions.

As such, they serve as a sort of "jump start” if things are not going so smoothly, providing support in areas of the body that do not have their own lubrication (such as in anal intercourse). It can also generally be used as a massage product on the skin.

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? What should you look for when buying lubricant gels and massage oils?

Lubricants should be dermatologically and gynaecologically tested before being put on the market. Ritex lubricants only contain selected raw materials of the highest quality and are manufactured in Germany using the latest technology. They are subject to periodic strict quality controls.

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? What differentiates water-based lubricants from others?

Water-based gels are very popular because they can be used in a number of ways. They are easy to clean and wash out and can generally be used very easily with both condoms and toys.
Silicone oil-based lubricants have the advantage that they lubricate for longer than water-based gels and do not get absorbed into the skin in parts of the body that do not have their own moisture (such as outside the vagina). They should not, however, be used alongside silicone sex toys, as they may damage or completely dissolve the silicone coating on the sex toy.

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? What are lubricants made of?

Ritex lubricants are made of specially selected raw materials of the highest quality and are produced exclusively in Germany. Information regarding the contents of our lubricants can be found both on the product pages and on the packages. We attach great importance to the compatibility of our products. If you have any questions regarding the ingredients of our products, we would be happy to help.

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