Condoms prevent the spread of disease and the most common STD: babies. Mister Private always uses condoms since hes not ready to be chasing around Little Privates. Condoms are up to 98 percent effective in preventing pregnancy and also sometimes block the transmission of HIV. You should use condoms during regular sex, oral sex and anal sex. You should buy condoms made by a reputable manufacturer. You can choose from numerous different types:
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- Lubricated or Non-lubricated
For vaginal sex, sometimes lubrication is provided the natural way. Sometimes added lubrication is welcomed. For oral sex, non-lubricated should be chosen to prevent an awful taste in the mouth. For anal sex, you will probably need all the lubrication you can get.
- Spermicide or Non-spermicide
Spermicide on condoms (usually nonoxynol-9) is not provided in enough quantity to work on its own; however, it is present in case of an accident. Apparently, it is present in case of spillage. Although its effectiveness is unproven, it would be difficult to imagine that it is less effective than no spermicide at all.
Nonoxynol-9 has its drawbacks. It has a strong smell. It can cause allergic reactions in some people. It is probably not for people engaging in oral or anal sex. However, if you are looking for pregnancy preventatives, nonoxynol-9 provides extra protection.
- Comfort Fit and The Female Condom
Different condoms have slightly different shapes. A reservoir tip is designed to hold semen after you orgasm. This prevents breakage. By giving the semen an expandable area in which to be deposited, the reservoir tip is designed to prevent breakage.
A comfort fit provides a loose pocket for the head of the penis. The shape of the condom is designed to provide some movement between the head of the penis and the side of the condom. This is supposed to provide more sensation.
The female condom takes this one step further. The female condom is a sort of bag that is used to line the inside of the vagina. This device does not move with the mans penis. It should provide the most sensation for the man. It can also be put in place long before intercourse. The female condom can also provide an added amount of spontaneity.
Not all condoms are smooth. Some have added features and textures. Ribbing is supposedly for the pleasure of the female (sorry gents, the ribs are on the outside). Consumer Reports published an article that measured the thickness of many condoms. The ribbed condoms tended to be thicker. This could contribute to added strength and less chance for breakage.
- Novelty Condoms (mint, glow in the dark, etc.)
Novelty condoms are interesting to look at. Some protect against STDs and pregnancy and some don't, so be careful when purchasing these types of condoms. As a true superhero, I vow to let you know what condoms on ShopInPrivate.com truly protect you.
I dont especially like wearing a condom. I accept it as a responsibility and I feel better about Mrs. Private and myself when we use one. I have no interest in wearing a condom that glows in the dark or tastes like mint—not when it doesn't protect against STDs and pregnancy.
So, once you choose the right condom, how do you put it on? Dont rip the condom pack down the center. This can cause the condom to fall out. Rip the pack near the edge, this prevents you from chasing the condom across the room and keeps you from tearing the condom. Figure out which way the condom unrolls by unrolling it about 1/4 inch. Squeeze the tip with one hand and roll it on with the other. This is definitely a two-handed job.
After orgasm, make sure that you pull out properly. Make sure that you put your finger on the rolled up lip of the condom when you pull out. This will prevent spillage of semen. Unfortunately you cannot flush condoms. You have to toss them in the garbage. Wrapping them in tissues and putting them into the kitchen trash is a good idea, because that trash probably gets emptied most often. Putting the condom near the bottom of the trash can prevent embarrassment later.
If a condom breaks, both partners should wash themselves with soap and water. Urinating is said to help avoid infections. It certainly couldnt hurt. In fact, you may have peed your pants already. If the breakage is discovered after ejaculation, having a separate spermicide handy to apply quickly may help. For the woman, the morning after pill is available in most states, which blocks most pregnancies if used within 72 hours of intercourse.
You should keep condoms in a cool, dry place. And if it looks damaged in any way when you open it, throw it out!