Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

Get Luckier. Wear a Condom.

Condoms help protect you from almost every STD.

We've got condoms. 

7 Reasons to Get Luckier With a Condom:

1

They help prevent most STDs

2

They help prevent unplanned pregnancy

3

They cost only about $2 each

4

No prescription required

5

Wearing them is good karma

6

It feels good to protect yourself & your partner

7

They help you be responsible & truthful in your sex life

7 Condom Myths, Blown Up!

They're not sexy

If you're creative, putting on a condom can be the sexiest foreplay.

They offer no protection for skin-to-skin STDs

They offer limited protection from STDs like herpes — but excellent protection from most STDs.

They don't fit well

There's a size for everyone, big guy.

They break easily

Not true — if you wear a size/brand that fits you well.

They're a guy's responsibility 

That's a cute thought. But no... bring some yourself.

Using 2 is even better than using 1!

Omg. Don't do that.

I'm allergic to latex, so I caaaaan't

Yes you caaaaan. Use non-latex synthetic ones.

What's a condom, and why should I wear one?

Condoms are thin, stretchy pouches that are worn on a penis during sex. Condoms provide great protection from both pregnancy and most STDs. They're easy to use and easy to get.

Condoms prevent contact with semen and vaginal fluids, and help limit skin-to-skin contact that can spread sexually transmitted infections.

Lambskin condoms do not protect against STDs. Only latex and plastic condoms do.
 

How do condoms help protect against STDs?

Using condoms every time you have oral, anal, or vaginal sex is the best way to reduce your chances of getting or spreading sexually transmitted infections. Condoms protect you and your partners from STDs by preventing contact with bodily fluids (like semen and vaginal fluids) that can carry infections. And because condoms cover your penis, they help protect against certain STDs like herpes and genital warts that are spread through skin-to-skin contact (but they're somewhat less effective with these because they don't cover all your skin).

Pro-tip: if you cut a condom up the side, you can open it out and put it over the vulva for safer oral sex there. Condoms are helpful for everyone!

Condoms are the only type of birth control that also help protect against STDs. So even if you're using another form of birth control, it's a good idea to also use condoms to prevent the spread of STDs.

Keep in mind that condoms made of lambskin or other animal membranes DO NOT protect against STDs — they only help prevent pregnancy. Only synthetic condoms (latex or non-latex synthetic) help prevent the spread of STDs.

Donate to Planned Parenthood.

Make your tax-deductible gift today so we can continue to protect and provide care, no matter what.

heart emoji

We need
your support

heart emoji

We need
your support