What is condom and why it is used?

2022-07-19 02:00:03

What is condom and why it is used?

Condoms are the best way to protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancy. Condoms are a barrier contraceptive made from latex rubber, a synthetic rubber called polyisoprene, a very thin plastic called polyurethane, or a synthetic material called nitrile.

Do condoms get you pregnant?

But people aren't perfect, so in real life condoms are about 85% effective — that means about 15 out of 100 people who use condoms as their only birth control method will get pregnant each year. The better you are about using condoms correctly every time you have sex, the better they'll work.

How do female condoms feel?

Female condoms are not tight on the penis, and they don't inhibit or dull sensation like male condoms. Hence, it is believed that they feel more natural compared to wearing male condoms. Some female condom products are made of heat-transmitting materials, which are more pleasurable as compared to latex condoms.

What is a condom for a boy?

A male condom is a thin sheath placed over the erect penis. When left in place during sexual intercourse, oral sex or anal sex, male condoms are an effective way to protect yourself and your partner from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Male condoms are also an effective way to prevent pregnancy.

Can sperm go through condoms?

Sperm can't pass through a condom. The only way that could happen is if the condom breaks or if it has a hole in it. Otherwise, sperm stays trapped inside the condom. That's why condoms are so good at preventing pregnancy.

Do condoms have holes?

Condoms used to be made of natural skin (including lambskin) or of rubber. That's why they are called “rubbers.” Most condoms today are made of latex. Lambskin condoms can prevent pregnancy. However, they have tiny holes (pores) that are large enough for HIV to get through.

Why do condoms hurt?

Although most condoms are safe and comfortable, some may cause pain or discomfort because of latex allergies, presence of a compound called nonoxynol-9 (N-9), or lack of proper lubrication. In few cases, these issues could also lead to yeast and bacterial infections.

Do married couples use condoms?

Only an estimated 4 percent of married couples cop to condom usage for birth control after they get hitched. Which begs the question: you're not in high school anymore, so why are you using a high school form of protection? Condoms, as I've always seen them, are a necessary evil.

Why do condoms have Flavour?

Flavored condoms get their taste from flavoring added to the condom's lubricant. This is generally accomplished by adding glucose or glycerin (glycerol) to the lube. Using flavored condoms for vaginal sex can lead to irritation and a yeast infection.

Can u eat condoms?

While other types of condoms can be used for oral, vaginal, or anal sex, flavored condoms should really, really only be used for oral. While the condom itself is usually made of the same material as a non-flavored condom, the tasty part is actually in a coating on top or in the lubricant.

When did condoms come in India?


In 1963, India's first mass-distributed condom was introduced. It was initially given the name of "Kamaraj" (pseudonym of Indian cupid Kamadeva), but K. Kamaraj was then the president of the ruling party, Indian National Congress, so a new name for the condom was chosen: "Nirodh", meaning "protection" in Hindi.

Do condoms expire?

Most condoms have expiration dates printed on the packaging. Avoid using a condom after it has passed the expiration date because it will start to break down and become much less effective at preventing STDs and pregnancy. It's not just the expiration date that matters, though.

Which country uses the least condoms?

As of that year, Niger had the lowest prevalence of condom use among men worldwide.
Countries with the lowest prevalence of condom use among its male population as of 2013*
CharacteristicPercentage of males aged 15-49

May 27, 2015

Do condoms have sizes in India?

Researchers think they may have discovered an explanation for why condoms have a high failure rate in India: Indian men just aren't packing a lot of punch in their pants. The Times of India has the withering details: "As per international standards, most condoms are 150 mm to 180 mm in length and 44 to 56 mm in width.