How to Give Oral Sex with Condoms (So it Actually Feels Good)

How to Give Oral Sex with Condoms (So it Actually Feels Good)

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Using a condom during oral sex is probably not something you’re used to. Even if you’d rather not put your mouth on a raw sack or vulva, you might feel awkward asking your partner to use a rubber.

But you DEFINITELY SHOULD use a condom for oral sex. This is especially true when getting frisky with a casual partner.

We’ll go into more detail on WHY you should wear a condom for oral sex in a minute. But we’ll give you a hint: diseases.

Most people don’t use condoms for oral because they don’t think there’s any risk involved (spoiler alert: there is). Others simply don’t like the way it feels or tastes.

But oral sex with condoms doesn’t have to be bad or awkward. In some ways, it can even improve the experience—if you do it right.

We’ve got all the details below on how to give amazing and safe oral sex with a condom, whether you’re going down on a peen or a vageen.

You’ll learn how to protect yourself with some oral sex condom hacks, how to do the deed like a pro, and how to turn your junk into a tasty snack for your partner.

Do You Really Need to Use a Condom for Oral Sex?

Do you really need to wear a parachute when you’re skydiving?

Ok, maybe that comparison is a bit extreme. But the point is, contracting an STI from oral sex is a lot easier than you think.

And some STIs you can get from oral sex are not curable. They’re with you for life.

So, YES, you need to wear a condom during oral sex, at least if you’re having sex with a casual partner (or if you or your partner hasn’t been recently tested for STIs).

Some STIs that are commonly passed via oral sex include:

👉 Gonorrhea

👉 Genital herpes (simplex 2)

👉 Syphilis

Of these three STIs, the first is curable, the second is with you for LIFE, and the third can kill you if it’s not detected in time. That’s serious stuff.

Other STIs can also be passed via oral sex, though less commonly. They include chlamydia, HIV, genital warts (HPV), and the whole Hepatitis family (A, B, and C).

While chlamydia is curable, the rest of these diseases are incurable and can cause lifelong mental and physical distress.

Luckily, condoms and dental dams provide STI protection for oral sex. If you’re having a sleepover with a casual partner, use a dang condom for oral! It’s not worth a lifelong infection.

Step 1: Choose a Condom

So, you know you need to use a condom for oral sex. Now, it’s time to make sure it’s actually GOOD oral sex. The first step is to pick a condom. Fortunately, you have a lot of options to choose from.

If you’re going down on a penis…

…you want a condom that’s thin, thin, thin. Ultra-thin condoms will ensure the receiver can feel as much moisture, warmth, and other mouth sensations as possible.

For oral, there’s really no better condom than Unique Pull. Unique are non-latex condoms, and they’re so thin that you can barely feel or even see them.

They’re a bit pricey, but they’re about 3x thinner than even the THINNEST condoms by other brands. Totally worth it.

More of the best condoms for oral sex include:

Crown Skinless Skin Ultra-Thin Condoms

Crown Skinless Skin Ultra-Thin Condoms


Crown Skinless Skin Condoms: Like Riding Bareback! The super-strong Japanese latex used in the Crown Skinless Skin Condom is the closest to wearing nothing at all you’ll find. At only .05mm thin, these condoms provide the most natural feel without… Read More

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Unique "Pull" Latex-Free Condoms



Unique "Pull" Condoms No more fumbling in the dark. Unique's Pull condoms allow you to take them straight out of the package and pull the tabs, allowing the condom to easily roll onto your penis. Quick and easy and you’re ready… Read More

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Kimono MicroThin Condoms

Kimono MicroThin Condoms


Kimono MicroThin Condoms Kimono MicroThin condoms are in the ULTRA-thin category of condoms. They’re thinner than the thinnest Trojan condoms. They’re thinner than the thinnest Durex condoms. In fact, they’re just about the thinnest latex condoms you can buy.  … Read More

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Trojan Bareskin Raw Ultra-Thin Condoms

Trojan Bareskin Raw Ultra-Thin Condoms


Trojan Bareskin Raw Condoms If you want to get closer, look no further. This is America’s thinnest latex condom. In our latest innovation, we pulled out all the stops to bring you BareSkin™ Raw™. New from Trojan™, the thinnest condom… Read More

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If you’re going down on a vagina or butt…

…it’s dental dam time. You might not be too familiar with dental dams. But they’re super easy to use—much easier than a condom.

A dental dam is just a sheet of super thin latex (or non-latex material) that you lay over the area you’d like to lick.

You can apply it to a vagina, an anus, or even a penis, for that matter (but for convenience, it’s easier to use a condom for oral when a penis is involved).

Here are some of the best dental dams for oral sex:

Harmony Latex Dental Dams

Harmony Latex Dental Dams


Harmony Latex Dental Dams Harmony Dental Dams are protective sheets used between the mouth and vagina or anus during oral sex. They're super thin so that your partner can feel all the sensations your tongue has to offer. Each Dam is 6×10".… Read More

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Harmony Non-Latex Dental Dams

Harmony Non-Latex Dental Dams


Harmony Polyisoprene (Non-Latex) Dental Dams Looking for a dental dam that's safe for everyone? Look no further than Harmony Polyisoprene Dental Dams! These innovative dams are made from a unique, non-latex material called polyisoprene, making them perfect for those with… Read More

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Assorted Flavored Dental Dams

Assorted Flavored Dental Dams


Assorted Flavored Trust Dental Dams Are you looking for a fun and safe way to protect yourself during oral encounters? Look no further than Trust Assorted Flavored Dental Dams! This pack includes five delicious flavors: Grape, Strawberry, Banana, Mint, and… Read More

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Condom Hacks for Oral Sex

There are a few more things you should know about choosing a condom for oral sex.

👉 If you don’t have a dental dam and you want to go down on a vulva, you can cut a penis condom or internal condom (female condom) length-wise to use as a barrier.

👉 Don’t use condoms for oral sex that are made with specialty lube, such as warming/tingling lube, numbing lube, spermicidal lube, etc. Stick to a water-based lube.

👉 If you don’t like the taste of the condom, the culprit may be the lubrication that comes pre-applied to most condoms. Try a non-lubricated condom for oral sex or, even better, a flavored condom

👉 When a penis is involved, make sure the condom is the right size. A condom that’s too big or small may come off, and it’ll definitely be uncomfortable for the penis-haver. Find your condom size here.

Related: Best Condoms for Blowjobs

Step 2: Lube up

Lube is 100% essential for safe vaginal and anal sex. But it’s optional for oral sex with a condom.

However, lube can make the experience much better for both partners. In fact, we absolutely recommend using lube for oral sex. Just make sure to use a water-based lube.

Why use lube for oral? Well, the more slick slipperiness, the better. It also makes it really easy to transition from mouth to hand stuff (and a mix of both is the best way to do oral sex).

But mostly, it can improve the taste of licking latex. Sex lube comes in dozens of different flavors made precisely to improve your oral game.

Not only do these flavored lubes make it more fun to go down on your partner—they also make your naughty bits irresistible to your partner’s appetites.

Some of our favorite flavored lubes for oral sex include:

👉 Sliquid Swirl Tangerine Peach 

👉 Intimate Earth Salted Caramel 

👉 Swiss Navy Strawberry Kiwi 

👉 Wet Desserts Whipped Cream 

When using lube for oral sex, apply it to the outside of the condom (the part you lick). Putting lube on the inside of the condom will make the condom more likely to slip and slide off. And it just won’t feel very good.

Unlike condoms, it’s a GOOD idea to apply some lube to the underside of a dental dam (the part that touches the vulva/anus. This makes it more comfortable for the receiver and reduces the chances of a tear.

Step 3: How to Give Fantastic Oral Sex with a Condom

Yes, you CAN give mind-blowing oral sex even if you’re partner is wearing a condom—if you know how. And you’ll feel even better knowing that you won’t contract a lifelong infection.

Here’s how to do oral sex right with a condom.

If you’re going down on a penis…

Your tongue game is really important here. That basic up-down sucking is fine, but with a condom, you’ll want to add more variety, pressure, and texture by using your tongue.

Here are a few tips:

👉 Focus your licker on the head of the penis (the most sensitive part), rotating your tongue around it in a circular motion.

👉 Press your tongue firmly on his shaft and lick up and down slowly (like an ice cream cone). Add some flavored lube to spice things up.

👉 Flick your tongue around his frenulum (located under the head of the D). This super sensitive area will drive them crazy even with a condom on.

👉 As you take the peen deeper into your mouth, move your tongue as if you’re trying to stick it out. This will add pressure and massage the shaft.

When you need a break, lube up and use your hand for some up-down action. Then, shift back to more tongue stuff.

Remember: the thinner the condom, the better oral will feel for your partner. So make sure to use an ultra-thin condom for oral sex

If you’re going down on a vagina…

The vulva, particularly the clitoris, is very sensitive, so you don’t have to apply extra pressure with your tongue to compensate for a loss of sensation.

To give good oral, start slow, be gentle, and incorporate other erogenous zones into the act. Here are a few tips.

👉 Start by slowly tracing the vulva with your tongue, giving attention to the labia (lips) before going straight for the clit.

👉 Lick with broad up and down motions and zig-zags across the vulva.

👉 Don’t push your tongue (and the dental dam) into the vaginal opening.

👉 Lightly flick or massage the clit with your tongue. Don’t add much pressure—pretend you’re licking a kitten’s nose (yes, it’s weird, but it works!). If it’s too hard for a kitten, it’s too much for a clit.

If your partner wants you to add pressure, they’ll push into your tongue, so pay attention to their body language.

👉 Kiss, bite, and blow on your partner’s thighs. This direct skin-on-skin contact will add tantalizing variety to your oral game. Also, use your hands to explore your partner’s body while your tongue goes to work.

👉 Use your fingers under the dental dam to penetrate the vagina as you lick the clit. Move 1-2 fingers in a “come here” motion to massage the G-spot just inside the vagina.

(Ask your partner before doing this. You may also want to use finger condoms... especially if you decide to go in the back door).

If the dental dam starts to slip, apply some lube to the side that touches your partner. It can help keep the dam in place.

It’s also a good idea to use lube on the side that you lick. This will prevent you from pulling the dam away with your tongue.

Want more tips on giving unforgettable oral to your partner with a vulva? Check our guide to mastering cunnilingus here.

Step 4: What to Do After Oral with a Condom

Once your oral session is finished, you’ll probably either move on to penetrative sex or finish your sexy times and have a cuddle. Here’s what to do in both situations.

If you have penetrative sex after oral…

You need to switch condoms. One condom is meant for one sex act, so take off the condom you used for oral sex and switch to a fresh one for vaginal/anal sex.

This is VERY IMPORTANT if you’re using flavored lube or a flavored condom.

Flavored sex products can sometimes be unsafe for penetration, as their sugary ingredients can upset the pH balance of the vagina, causing an infection. Try a sugar-free flavored lube from Sliquid if this is a concern.

The above info applies to using a penis condom.

If you’re using a dental dam and continue to penetrative sex, you should dispose of the dental dam (see below) and then put on a penis condom.

If you’ve finished sexual activity after oral sex…

You might be tempted to have a cuddle and leave the condom/dental dam in place. But you need to remove your protective gear first to prevent any fluids from escaping.

To remove a condom, stand up or roll to your side and carefully roll it off your D so your dude juice doesn’t spill out the opening. It’s important to remove the condom while you’re still erect to prevent leakage.

Don’t remove a condom when you’re still lying on your back, and don’t yank it off like an old sock.

To remove a dental dam, lift it off your partner’s vulva or butt by pinching the top part of the dam (the part you licked), and fold it to prevent touching the underside. Wrap it in a bit of tissue and throw it in the garbage.

Don’t throw condoms or dental dams in the toilet. This will lead to a very awkward (and expensive) conversation with your plumber.

Once you’ve removed the condom or dental dam, give your groin a little rub-a-dub with soap and water to remove any fluids and lube. Once you’re fresh and clean, hop back in bed for that cuddle.

Safety Tips for Oral Sex with a Condom

The entire point of using a condom for oral sex is to protect you and your partner from infection.

But if you don’t use condoms the right way, you can drastically reduce the level of protection. Follow these safety tips to ensure you give great oral without the risk.

👉 Put the condom on BEFORE oral sex starts. It might seem obvious, but many people think they only need to put a condom on before they bust. But STIs don’t just come from semen. They spread through pre-cum, skin-on-skin contact, tiny sores or cuts, and more.

👉 Put the condom on by hand. Don’t use your mouth. It might seem sexy to put a condom on your partner with your mouth, but it’s kind of hard to do, and it’ll likely expose you to their junk before it’s properly protected.

👉 Avoid using teeth. Teeth are never a good idea during oral. When using a condom, teeth can cause micro-punctures or tears that increase your risk of infection.

👉 Don’t incorporate food into your oral play. Whipped cream, strawberries, choco sauce…they sound like tasty additions to oral sex. But sugary and oily foods can cause condoms to break, and they can cause infections in butts and vaginas. Stick to flavored lube as an alternative (it’s also much easier to clean up!).

👉 Only use water-based lube for oral. Aside from flavored lubes, avoid specialty lubes that create sensations like warming/tingling, cooling, or numbing. Also, don’t use spermicidal lube or condoms for oral sex.

Is Oral Sex Good with a Condom? That’s Up to You!

Condom or no condom, sex is only as good as the people who are participating in it. Penetrative sex with a condom can be pretty damn good if you put a little work into it. And oral sex with a condom is the same way.

The truth is, it’s never worth having oral sex without a condom if you could risk contracting or passing an incurable STI. That would be a real bummer. And, you know…you could die.

So, instead of pondering if oral sex feels good with a condom, why not follow the advice in this article and become an absolute BOSS of the oral arts?

If you know what you’re doing down there, a condom won’t get in your way.

Start by stocking up on some ultra-thin condoms like Unique Pull. Flavored condoms are also a fun option for oral (find our chef’s picks here).

And don’t forget to choose a flavor of lube that you love (we cover the full flavor spectrum here!).

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