Answers to Questions That You May Have Had About Condoms
What Is A Condom?
A condom is a thin barrier device that is used during intercourse. It helps reduce the risk of pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases. Most sources suggest that condoms have been around for over 400 years. Prior to 1920, rubber condoms were the only types available. The latex condom was invented in 1920, and the polyurethane condom was invented in 1994. The polyisoprene condom was invented in 2008.
Today’s condoms are typically made out of latex or polyurethane. Polyurethane condoms are thinner than latex condoms. They are also more expensive. Latex and polyurethane condoms are equally effective if they are used correctly.
What Are The Different Condom Types?
There are several different types of condoms available today. There are male and female condoms, lubricated condoms, ultra thin condoms, condoms that contain spermicide and flavored condoms. It is also important to note that condoms come in different sizes and shapes.
How Exactly Do I Put On A Condom?
Prior to having intercourse, a man will need to place the condom onto the penis. After he has placed the condom onto the penis, he will need to roll it all the way up to the top of his penis. He will need to make sure that he smoothes out air bubbles. Air bubbles can cause the condom to break.
A female condom contains an inner and outer ring. The outer ring is used to cover the area around the vagina’s opening. The inner ring is used to insert the condom. A woman should position herself so that she can comfortably insert the condom. After that, she will need to gently insert the inner ring into her vagina.
Both male and female condoms are only intended to be used one time. Additionally, one should never wear two condoms at one time.
How Effective Are Condoms?
When condoms are used consistently and correctly, they are between 97 and 98 percent effective. If condoms are used inconsistently and incorrectly, the effectiveness rate drops to 82 to 90 percent. People can increase the effectiveness of condoms by avoiding the use of lubricants and oils. Lubricants and oils can increase the chance of the condom breaking. Furthermore, people should inspect the condom for holes before they have sex.