While you should know that female condoms exist; today, I want to talk about male condoms. Why? Well, if we’re talking about pleasure, we should also be talking about safety.
A few key points about male condoms:
- Most condoms are made of latex. Only water-based lubes can be used with latex and latex also happens to prevent all sperm, bacteria and viruses from passing through it.
- Male condoms can also be made out of polyurethane. Therefore, if you or your partner is allergic to latex, this is a good option. And, they can be used with both water and oil based lubes.
- Lambskin condoms exist; but, the pores are too big to prevent the transmission of some viruses. Bottom line is…You can use them to prevent pregnancy but not for safer sex. Actually, you should always read labels closely to see if your condoms will protect you from STIs.
- Condoms come in a variety of shapes and sizes because not all penises are the same shape or size.
- Condoms come in many flavours which is great for oral sex.
- Do not wear two condoms at the same time!
- Protect your condoms since you never know when you’ll get lucky. So, don’t stick them in your wallet or keep them loose in your pockets (yup, they can get damaged that way). You could put them in a plastic cigarette case, which you can buy at the dollar store to prevent damage. Always store your condoms in a cool dry place.
- Be proud, not embarrassed, when you purchase condoms!
- You can get free condoms at places like Head and Hands, the ACCM, schools and many other community health service providers.
- For more info and for a very detailed 6 step guide on how to use a male condom, please download our Peer Education Manual and see pages 94 to 97.
Midwest Teen Sex Show on condoms:
Fun condom ad by AIDES: