This condom made us greedy. (I'll explain later.)
This bad boy shot straight up to elite status! It was absolutely superb. We have three favorites that have received 5 out of 5 stars: Unique Pull, Unique Plus, and Sagami Original 0.02 (all nonlatex condoms). Just below that, we have our four elite latex condoms that have received 4 out of 4 stars: One Vanish, Kimono Microthin, Trojan Bareskin, and EXS Air Thin. Now comes the Naked Luxury Condom, which we have placed right in between the other two groups at 4½ out of 5 stars.
The packaging was very nice. It gave the product a first-class feel as we opened it up. I'll be honest, though; once I felt the thickness of the rolled up condom with my fingers, I had serious doubts about how it was going to perform. I say this because, as you can tell by our list of nonlatex favorites and latex elites, we are very picky about condom thickness as this is probably our number-one factor in determining whether or not we like a given product.
We were both very pleasantly surprised, though. Despite the fact that this condom is a little thicker than the ±.045 mm range that we consistently stick to when it comes to latex, it actually outperformed those thinner latex condoms, which is pretty incredible! So, we learned that although thickness is still an extremely important factor and is often a great indicator of how much we will or won't like a condom, it's not everything. There are other factors that can tip the scale regardless, and that's what happened in this instance.
I think this experience all came down to latex quality. The quality of the latex used to make the Naked Luxury Condom is probably the best I've ever encountered, and this resulted in two factors that really heightened the experience: (A) heat transfer and (B) feel.
The heat transfer was excellent. It wasn't quite as good as what we get with nonlatex condoms, such as Unique and Sagami, but it was every bit as good as the four elite latex condoms mentioned above (even though it was slightly thicker). So, we were very pleased with the exchange.
Where this condom really stood out, though, was in the second factor, which was the feel of the latex. This thing felt so soft, smooth, and silky that my wife couldn't stop talking about how amazing it felt. She said, "I know it's thicker than our other latex ones because I notice that it's there a little more than I do with the thinner latex ones, but it's almost as if I don't even care that I notice it because it feels so good."
And, I think that was the most interesting takeaway from this test. Our primary goal has always been to find the condoms that do the best job of making us think they're not there. This one didn't do that. It didn't even attempt to do that, but it still performed very well because instead of trying to make us think it wasn't there by being as thin and unnoticeable as possible, it made its presence known but in a very positive rather than negative way. Instead of saying, "You won't even know I'm here," the Naked Luxury Condom says, "Oh, I'm here, all right. Now let me show you what I can do for you." :-D
And, I suppose that's what they had in mind when they chose the name "Luxury Condom." ;-)
Okay, so how did this condom make us greedy? Well, when we received our box of six, I mentioned to my sister-in-law and her husband that we would give them a couple to try whenever we saw them next. However, that was before we had actually tried them. Once we opened them up and started using them, we instantly regretted having made that offer. After the second test run, as my wife was coming down from her climax, she looks at me and says, "Did you say you would give them a couple of these things? Do you think there's a way we could get away with just giving them one, or not giving them any and hoping they forget about it?" Suddenly, we weren't feeling as generous as were were on the front end... :-D
Anyway, the only reason I placed this one at 4½ stars instead of 5 is that we still think the heat transfer of the extremely thin nonlatex condoms is just a tad better. Plus, I maintain that my preference would still be to not feel the condom at all if possible, which is something that Unique and Sagami do a superb job at. That said, however, if you have to feel a condom, this is the one to go with as it feels exquisite.
Bottom line: The Naked Luxury Condom is a top-shelf latex condom that redefines how a condom should feel and actually even succeeds at making you glad you felt it. It was good enough to make the two of us, who are very picky about not wanting to feel a condom at all, actually enjoy its soft, silky caress.
I would most definitely use this product again and will actually probably end up signing up for a subscription (in addition to our Unique Pull subscription).