Condoms provide a barrier of protection for those who choose to have more than one sexual partner. When condoms are used properly, they create a barrier that prevents the virus from spreading from one infected individual to someone else. Condoms are highly effective at preventing many types of STDs including HIV when used Consistently & Correctly.
A few common mistakes many people make when they use condoms are:
Putting on a condom after sexual contact
Using a condom incorrectly. It may not be unrolled all the way or the user
may be attempting to put it on inside out, realizes, then turns it right side out.
Storing condoms incorrectly. Condoms left in extreme heat or cold for
a long period of time or left in wallets begin to degrade.
Using oil or petroleum-based lubricants. These type of lubricants including hand lotions and
massage oils can cause the latex in the condom to break down causing it to rip or tear during sexual activity.
The polyurethane female condom is an option for women to protect themselves
against HIV and other STDs, particularly if their male partner is reluctant to wear a condom.
Abstinence & Monogamy
Abstinence is the only sure way to prevent infection through sexual contact.
Provide a barrier of protection for individuals who choose to have one or more sex partners.
An option for women to protect themselves against HIV and STDs.
A medication used to help prevent the transmission of the infection