by Yen Express
Sep 19, 2020
Condom is a form of barrier contraceptive made from latex rubber, a synthetic rubber called polyisoprene, or a very thin plastic called polyurethane. A condom is a simple, low-cost device, but when used consistently and correctly, protects against the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. It has numerous names which include; the wetsuit, the rubber, the jimmy, the nightcap, naughty bags, bullet proof vest, raincoat, love socks, love glove, willie hat, rubber johnnies, Johnny bags, gentlemen jerkins, rubberman e.t.c
Types of Condoms
Benefits of Using Condoms
- It prevents against unwanted pregnancy.
- Consistent and correct use can reduce (though not eliminate) the risk of STD transmission.
- It is Easy to use ,safe ,cheap and readily available
- Using it makes sex less messy
- It has no hormonal side effects
- Good option when a woman is breast feeding.
Female condoms are as well beneficial like the male condoms though some of the common disadvantage of using it include: increase rate of urinary tract infections and difficulty associated with it's usage.
Secrets on How to use Condoms
It is important to know that for every sex one condom must be used, which should never be repeated on any ground.
For male condoms:
It should be put on an erect penis before coming in contact with the vagina. The rolled condom is unrolled a little, then create a space for the semen by holding the tip, then place over the glans penis then unroll it to cover the penis up to the base. After ejaculation, before the loss of erection the man holds the base of condom, so that the condom does not slip off and gently withdraws the penis out of the condom.
Petroleum & oil based products should not be used for lubrication since they weaken the latex.
For female condoms:
The female condom is a lubricated polyurethane pouch with an outer ring on one end and an inner ring. It is inserted like a tampon. The inner ring is used to aid insertion deep into the vagina, preventing expulsion while the outer ring is outside the vagina preventing the condom from disappearing into the vagina during intercourse.
Crazy Facts About Condoms
- Using petroleum & oil based products for lubrication weakens the latex and makes it break easily.
- In people with severe latex allergies, using a latex condom can potentially be life-threatening.
- Repeated use also cause latex allergy. If you have such allergy go for latex free condoms.
- It is use as a form of therapy in ladies with high level of antisperm antibodies (condom therapy). Though the level of effectiveness has not been proven.
- A condom can hold as much as one gallon of liquid, so regardless of the seminal fluid output of your man it can be contained in a condom.
- Using condom during oral sex help to protect against infections such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia and herpes.
- Using two condoms (2 male condoms or a male and female condom at the same time) does not make sex safer, rather it makes the condom to break easily.
- Talc which is a form of dry power use in preventing the condom from sticking is said to be toxic when it enters the abdomen.
- Condoms can be easily damaged when used by people being treated for thrush with antifungal treatment (such as Canesten).Thereby, making it less effective.
- They come in sizes and is more effective when the appropriate size for a penis is used.
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