We didn’t hate it, and it may be doing things we’re not a aware of.
As with my other Playboy reviews, the specs for the Playboy Studded Pleasure don’t seem to be available online, so I’m doing my best to guess at its thickness based on feel, which I’m assuming to be somewhere around .07 mm (given its similarity in feel to the Playboy Classic and the Trojan ENZ).
From my point of view, I didn’t really notice the bumps in the texture; therefore, this review is going to be very similar to my experience with the Playboy Classic. That is, the heat transfer, feel, etc., were all just average. As with the Classic, it wasn’t a negative experience, but there wasn’t anything special about any of those factors, either. So, I would just reiterate here that the experience with this one was comparable to what you might get from a Trojan ENZ, but it was maybe just a tad better because of the silicone-based lubricant.
The Playboy packaging is cool-looking, so that’s another minor point.
From my wife’s point of view, she said she could feel the bumps, but they were only slightly noticeable. Other than that, she said it felt about the same as the Classic, which is to be expected, I suppose.
Now, for what it’s worth, she did surprise me by having a squirting orgasm with this condom, so there’s that. But, that could’ve been due to any number of factors. Was it the specific texture of the Playboy Studded Pleasure that brought that on, or was it something else about that particular session of ours (e.g., movement, technique, mood, etc.)? I guess it’s kind of like knowing how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. The word may never know. But, she definitely tasted better than a Tootsie Pop… ;-)
Bottom line: The Playboy Studded Pleasure is an average-thickness condom that’s on par with the Trojan ENZ. But, it adds a silicone-based lubricant and a textured feel, the latter of which probably won’t make any difference to you if you’re a guy. For a girl--at least based on our experience--that texture may add only a relatively minor sensation, or it may just be the catalyst for a delicious squirting finish. Your mileage may vary...
As for us, we probably won’t seek this condom out again just due to its thickness. As with the Classic, it’s not a bad product, and that texture may have done things to my wife that even she wasn’t aware of. But, we tend to prefer the heat transfer and feeling of closeness we get from a much thinner condom. Who knows, though? If the opportunity arose, it might be worth another round of “experiments” just to see if the results are repeatable and whether or not there’s actually something to that texture...