|Latex Condoms||Polyurethane Condoms|
|Pregnancy & STI prevention*||both very effective|
|Breakage/Slippage*||a bit less likely||a bit more likely|
|Triggers latex allergies?||yes||no|
|Lube compatibility||water-based||water-based or
*Because of their less elasticity, studies have shown a slightly greater likelihood of slippage or breakage with polyurethane condoms. But with careful useage both types are regarded to be highly effective methods of birth control and STI/herpes/HIV prevention.