Condoms are the most used contraceptive measure during sex. There is no discussion about condoms in the classroom, so many people just know but don't understand them very well. When you are really ready to use them, you may not know how to choose or most of the details. Here are six basic facts about condoms that you need to know in order to use them safely.
There are two types of condoms for men and women
When it comes to male condoms, I believe everyone is familiar. Male condoms are the most common and best-selling type of condoms on the market. Male condoms can be classified according to diameter, thickness and appearance. Female condoms are specially designed for women to use for contraception. Although it looks similar to the male condom, the female condom is actually thicker than the male condom.
Condoms come in different sizes.
Most condoms are designed to fit a medium-sized penis, which is 4 to 7 inches long and about 5 inches in circumference. If your penis is longer or thicker, you need to buy a large or extra large condom. But don't buy extra-large condoms unless you really need them. Oversized condoms may actually slip off during intercourse.
Condoms are made of materials other than latex.
There are condoms specially made for people who are allergic to latex. Sheepskin or lambskin condoms are the most popular latex alternatives. But these non-latex condoms follow a different set of rules. Although sheepskin and lambskin can help prevent pregnancy, they have no effect on preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. If you are allergic to latex and want to be protected from sexually transmitted diseases, you need to use polyisoprene condoms.
Don't put condoms in your wallet.
It is wise to carry condoms with you. However, keeping the condom in the wallet for a few months at a time will not work. Condoms should be kept at room temperature, and your wallet should be closer to body temperature. All this extra heat will gradually weaken your condoms and make them easier to break during sex. To
Be careful when opening the package.
It looks cool to tear the package with your teeth, but it's not safe. In the process, you are likely to damage your condoms, and most of them taste bad.
Don't try to reuse your condom.
If your condom breaks during sexual intercourse, stop sex and put on a new condom. Never share a condom or try to use one more than once.
The most important point: Although condoms cannot be 100% guaranteed to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases. But condoms are one of the most reliable and effective methods other than complete abstinence.