Condoms are the most well-known form of contraception
Male and female condoms are the simplest and most accessible birth control method. Why do sexual partners choose condoms for contraception?
First, they are the only ones capable of protecting people against sexually transmitted diseases (STD), including:
In addition, female and male condoms:
The vast majority of adults used condoms at least once in their life.
As a rule, male condoms are used to protect against unwanted pregnancy and/or venereal diseases. However, many people do not even suspect that they can find condoms not just for men, but for women, as well.
How do they work?
Condoms for men and condoms for women work the same. They create a mechanical barrier that prevents sperm from entering the vagina. Male and female condoms work the same way, yet with a different effectiveness level.
*According to the National Health Service (England)
High reliability of condoms is guaranteed only when these are used properly. Information on how to properly use a condom is available in the instructions that you can find in the package.
What are they made of?
When choosing the most acceptable birth control method, bear in mind that:
If sex partners require additional lubrication for a normal sexual intercourse, they should keep in mind that:
Preventing pregnancy and STD requires using just one condom, either male or the female one. When using two condoms simultaneously, they both can tear and will not protect against sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy.
If condom torn/slipped, and sperm entered the vagina, avoid vaginal douching. Vaginal douche increases the risk of infecting and increases the chances of getting pregnant.
- After an unprotected vaginal sex, woman should urinate to remove sperm from the urethra, and use an emergency contraception method if necessary.
- If a woman or a man assumes that they have signs of infection after an unprotected sex, they should inform their doctor about it.
With the proper use of condoms, sexual partners can be sure that they are protected against sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and get a high degree of protection from unwanted pregnancies.
The reliability of condoms is significantly inferior to the reliability of hormonal contraception methods. Therefore, despite the huge popularity of condoms , they are usually treated as an auxiliary birth control method, used together with pills, implants, patches, shots or rings.