The new Hex Respect XL condom from Lelo is now available from Eropartner Distribution. It differs from the original Hex by having a diameter of 58mm, compared to the original’s 54mm. This larger size has been created due to public demand, according to Lelo. The company states that men can feel a difference of as little as 2mm in condom sizes, and the Respect XL’s additional 4mm will offer ‘a little more breathing room for those who prefer a less restrictive fit’.
When Hex was launched in 2016, with a high profile campaign fronted by brand ambassador Charlie Sheen, it was said to be the first major innovation in the condom sector in 70 years (since the reservoir tip was added). Hex was one of the thinnest condoms on the market and its unique surface was made up of hexagons, which Lelo said enabled it to perform differently to other condoms. Speaking at the launch, Filip Sedic, inventor of Lelo Hex and founder of Lelo, said: “We’re building a better future and improving the world’s sexual health through innovations in technology and design. The challenge was to make something radically different with a material already approved for condom use. We did this because people need to be having great, safe sex today, not 10 years from now. That’s why all the talk of new condoms has never resulted in a revolutionary design making it onto store shelves. Talk is talk, but innovation is what really changes things.”
He continued: “There’s a reason why honeycombs are the shape they are, and why snake scales move the way they do. It’s because hexagons are strong, symmetrical, and tessellate perfectly. They’re one of nature’s go-to shapes for anything needing to be at once lightweight, and incredibly strong. That’s why the structure of Graphene – the thinnest, strongest material we know of today is … you guessed it, hexagonal.”
Lelo states that Hex not only meets but exceeds all international safety standards and each and every condom shipped is electronically tested to ensure the highest quality. For more information visit www.eropartner.com