Some people believe that condoms are not effective


It is the wrong idea to believe condom are not effective The male condoms are a sheath, or covering, that fits over a man’s erect penis. It works by forming a barrier that keeps sperm out of the vagina, preventing pregnancy. It also keeps infections which are in semen, on the penis, or in the vagina from infecting the other partner. It is usually made of a thin latex rubber, although some are made of either animal tissue or polyurethane (plastic).

Condoms are the only contraceptive method that can protect against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV transmission, when used for vaginal, oral, or anal sex. In order for condoms to be most effective they must be used correctly and consistently in each act of sex. The risk of pregnancy or contracting sexually transmitted infections is greatest when condoms are not used correctly during sex

When used correctly and consistently, condoms are 98% effective in preventing pregnancy. This means when used consistently and correctly, about 2 of every 100 women whose partners use condoms become pregnant.

Condoms do not have holes which HIV can pass through. In fact, when used consistently and correctly, condom use prevents 80% to 95% of HIV transmission that would have occurred without condoms. Polyurethane condoms are expected to provide the same protection as latex condoms, but they have not been studied thoroughly. Lambskin condoms don't protect against HIV and other STIs.

On average, about 2% of condoms break or slip off completely during sex, primarily as they are used incorrectly. Used properly, condoms have less breakage.

Lubrication helps avoid condom breakage. There are three ways to provide lubricants—natural vaginal secretions, adding a personal lubricants, or using condoms packaged with lubricant on them. Sometimes lubricants made of glycerine or silicone, which are safe to use with latex condoms, are available. Clean water and saliva also can be used for lubrication. Do not use products made with oil as they can damage latex condoms. OEM condom manufacturers and suppliers, Custom brand condom manufacturers. Email: linda@oemcondoms.com