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Durex is a registered trademark name for a range of condoms that were made by the United Kingdom-based SSL International. This company was sold to Reckitt Benckiser in July 2010.

Durex logo.svg
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A box of Durex Fetherlite condoms
Owner Reckitt Benckiser
Country United Kingdom
Introduced 1915; 103 years ago (1915)
Previous owners SSL International

The Durex range includes nine varieties of latex condom, including the Sheik and Ramses brands in North America,[1] and the Avanti condom. In 2006, Durex condoms was declared the runner-up of the most account sales of condoms in the United States, with Trojan condoms being no. 1.[2]

Although they were not an official sponsor of the Olympic Games, Durex provided 150,000 free condoms to more than 10,000 athletes that competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. [3]

In 2007 the last factory making Durex condoms in the UK stopped manufacturing. Production has since moved to China, India and Thailand.[4]

Durex also provides a range of lubricants and sex toys.


  1. ^ "First plastic condom for men becomes available next year". 14 October 1993. Retrieved 29 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "What's the best-selling condom in America?". By Brendan I. Koerner - Slate Magazine. 29 September 2006. Retrieved 29 September 2008. 
  3. ^ Boyle, Matthew. "Top Secret: Durex's Olympic Condoms" Bloomberg Businessweek Retrieved on 20 April 2012
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