What are condoms?

Condoms slip over a males' penis to prevent pregnancy and lower the risk of STIs by keeping the guy's sperm inside the condom and out of your vagina. There are hundreds of shapes and sizes to choose from, with lube and without.

How long can condoms last?

Most regular lubricated condoms have a shelf life of 5 years. Condoms with spermicide usually have a shelf life of 3 years.

It stops the male sperm from entering the vagina, causing her to get pregnant. This type of condom is for male use. It reduces sexually transmitted diseases.

Many condoms are made from rubber latex, which comes from the fluid in rubber trees. only one or two people out of every 100 has latex allergy. Symptoms can vary in presentation and severity, ranging from sneezing, runny nose, hives, itching or flushing to more severe signs and symptoms, such as wheezing, swelling, dizziness, and light headedness.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/35803-negative-side-effects-condoms/#ixzz2g68bFIaK


Will a condom guarantee I won't get a sexually transmitted disease?

No. There's no absolute guarantee even when you use a condom. But most experts believe that the risk of getting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases can be greatly reduced if a condom is used properly.

In other words, sex with condoms isn't totally "safe sex," but it is "less risky" sex.

Are Condoms 100% Effective?

No condom prevents pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) 100% of the time. But if you and your partner are having sex, nothing protects against STDs better than a properly used condom. They can be helpful if only used the correct way.

Would you take a risk of using a condom?

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