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Male Condoms: Pros and Cons

When it comes to using condoms, there are some great benefits, but there are also some drawbacks. Personally, I think condoms have a bad reputation. People hate that they can decrease feeling, but they can also make sex last longer, which is obviously a total plus! To check out our chart to see just how good and bad condoms are, click here to

Pros Cons
  • They prevent pregnancy when used correctly (they're 85 percent effective).
  • They can prevent STIs like HIV when used correctly.
  • They're fairly inexpensive and easy to buy.
  • They're easy to use.
  • There are many kinds, colors, sizes, and flavors to choose from.
  • If the woman has a latex sensitivity, polyurethane condoms are a great alternative.
  • They don't affect your menstrual cycle, mood or weight like hormonal birth control can.
  • They can help a guy last longer.
  • They collect the man's semen, so the woman doesn't have to worry about it spilling out of her.
  • They can be unromantic and ruin the mood when you have to interrupt foreplay to put one on.
  • They can decrease sensitivity for both the man and the woman.
  • Some women have a sensitivity to latex, which is the material that the majority of condoms are made of.
  • Some condoms contain the spermicide Nonoxynol-9, which can cause irritation.
  • The condom can fall or it can tear, resulting in possible pregnancy.

What do you think about condoms? Are you a fan or do you prefer a different form of birth control? Tell me in the comment section below.


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