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
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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