Male condoms are an excellent form of contraception - they can prevent most types of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as well as unplanned pregnancies!
There is a right way and a wrong way to wear a condom - if it doesnít unroll smoothly from the rim on the outside, then itís upside down.
Learn proper condom techniques!
Remember, condoms should always be used with a water-based lubricant; don't use oil-based lubricants like Vaseline or baby oil which will weaken the condom. Also, did you know that the worst place to carry a condom is in your back pocket? A shirt pocket or a protective case is better!
- Condoms help in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases
- They are cheap, convenient and easy to obtain - get them free at one of our medical centers
- They are lightweight & disposable
- They donít require a prescription
- Condoms can be used along with other birth control methods
- They don't protect you from all STDs - such as herpes, genital warts and syphilis.
- 1 to 2% of women and men are allergic to latex condoms Ė but polyurethane and non-latex condoms or lambskin (natural) condoms are available.
- Improper use can lead to condom breakage, resulting in contraceptive failure.