Genital herpes isn’t a death sentence for your sex life. Whether you’re partnered, mutual monogamous or single—the erotic garments listed below allow you to still experience great sex while providing protection from the virus. Think of them as sexy “groin condoms,” made of either latex, cotton or spandex; nearly impossible and unlikely for the virus to penetrate and spread (Note: there are suggestions to avoid spandex because it can irritate the skin and trigger outbreaks but this varies per individual).
Each product features its own Protection Rating, dependent on how well risky body areas are covered. Low, Medium and Strong scores will appear under the merchandise’s image. Read the short snippet to learn why the score is given.
The list is divided into MEN and WOMEN erotic merchandise.
Unlike other products on this list, Scroguard is designed for people with herpes, HPV and other contagious skin conditions in the groin area. The material is composed of latex, just like condoms. A hole in the front allows your penis to fit through it. According to the site, Scroguard is washable, disposable, transparent and lightweight.
Why the Medium protection rating? A portion of the thighs is exposed where genital herpes bumps may reside.
Semboon’s underwear apparel has a couple of features that provides effective protection against genital herpes:
Roll up the penis sheath whenever you want to expose the shaft. Or remove it completely.
The latex material, the penis and scrotum accommodations plus the extra protection for the thighs gives this product a Strong rating. Designed for athletic performance and comfort, you can turn this athletic apparel into an erotic garment that will endure any bedroom activity. Be sure to cut off the penis sheath.
Tonsee’s sexy boxer brief is the cheapest item on this list. This erotic underwear provides coverage for the groins and thighs. Featuring a bulge that’s designed to accommodate your penis. If you can’t maneuver around the extra pocket, cut if off.
Get the leather look without paying a premium. These crotchless shorts offer a soft 4-way stretch cire lycra that’s more comfortable than expected. The garment gets a Low rating because areas of your groins and thighs don’t have complete protection, at least for a male who is giving (or “topping”). A male who is receiving (or “bottoming”) has protection, if the other person’s private area isn’t exposed. Crotchless shorts work great when paired with other items on this list.
Greatop’s men’s lingerie apparel combines protection and erotica. The black faux leather gives it a sexy appearance, plus coverage of the thighs and most of the groin region provides a skin barrier. If you can unbuckle the front pocket harness, you can still have fun while avoiding direct skin contact. Otherwise you’ll need to risk exposing your frontal groin area—hence the Medium rating. However, this product provides greater protection for the male receiver (or “bottom”) because the thighs, front and rear, aren’t exposed and the butt has a freer range of movement.
AdUNIQUE PULL is about to rock your condom world. Aptly named, their innovation is guaranteed to be nominated for the Pleasure Hall of Fame. When using UNIQUE for the first time, many say they had to check to see if the condom was in place because they could not feel it during sex.
This sexy garment offers protection of the area surrounding the crotch but little else. A large portion of your inner thighs are exposed to direct skin contact. This product is more useful if your partner’s coverage is limited as well.
These latex erotic undergarments provide limited protection from getting or spreading the virus. Open crotch allows penetration without much direct skin exposure, and the partner’s groin area wouldn’t make contact with yours, but the Low rating stands because the thighs are still exposed.
Very rarely does a product make you scream “WOW!” This costume emanates erotica, especially the open chest area. But there’s another reason to like this jumpsuit: it offers the ideal protection from genital areas. Covered thighs, barrier around the crotch region while still allowing access for your partner—combined with the right condom, you have very little risk of creating exposure to the virus.
As with the other panties mentioned in this list, the Low protection rating is due to thighs having risky exposure. This undergarment does appear to cover the thighs a little more than other similar listed female products. It’s more useful when paired with an item from the Men’s list above.
A sexy novelty item, but offers very little protection for genital herpes unless paired with an item from the Men’s list above.
These short pants deserve a Strong rating because there’s no skin exposure for direct contact. The open crotch area allows for intimate fun while keeping you safe (provided your partner uses another barrier such as a condom). Unfortunately this erotic apparel only comes in one size (at least on Amazon): 26″ waist, and 17 1/4″ length. If you fit within those sizes then that’s perfect. Otherwise you’ll need to find a similar product in a closer size.
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