Condoms are made out of fine rubber and make a barrier to avoid infection and sperm from passing amid people during sex. They are the best contraceptive measure that can be used for vaginal sex, anal sex, and oral sex. Condoms are necessary to avoid the spread of STIs. They may considerably reduce the risk of infection; however, they do not provide full protection against all sexually transmitted infections. Condoms should be handled carefully to avoid any tearing on the surface Here are some important things you should know about condoms:
Size matters: of course, condom sizes do matter! Make sure you or your partner use a condom of the correct size. Condoms come in different sizes and are more likely to rupture if they are very tight. You must confirm the size at the back of the leaflet before purchasing it because buying a size that isn’t the exact fit can result in tears which may put you and your partner at risk of pregnancy and spreading STIs.
Condoms do not affect the quality of sex: opposite to popular belief, condoms do not affect the quality of sex or the height of pleasure you get from the intercourse.
Latex allergies can happen: several people are prone to allergies caused due to the latex which most condoms are made of. Symptoms may include itchiness, dryness, and lesions on the foreskin.
The four types of condoms: The most common type of condom is a latex condom, but sometimes, latex may cause allergies, a substitute material is known as polyurethane is used to make condoms. When people are allergic to both latex and polyurethane, polyisoprene condoms can be a good alternative. The fourth type of condom is made of lamb intestine and known as lambskin condom.