Myth: Efficiency

Fact: An erect penis is covered by an external condom, which is shaped like a sheath. It prevents conception by creating a barrier that prevents sperm from entering the vagina. Additionally, it contains the other partner from contracting illnesses from the semen, the penis, or the vagina. Although a small percentage is composed of either animal tissue or polyurethane (plastic), it is mostly comprised of very thin latex rubber.

When worn during vaginal, oral, pau de borracha or anal intercourse, condoms are the only method of contraception that can guard against both pregnancy and the transfer of STIs, including HIV. Condoms must be used appropriately and regularly (with each act of intercourse) to be most effective. When condoms fail to be used correctly with every act of intercourse, there is a greater chance of becoming pregnant or getting an STD.

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The effectiveness of condoms in preventing pregnancy is 98% when worn appropriately and regularly. This indicates that throughout the course of the first year of use, roughly 2 out of every 100 women whose partners use condoms become pregnant when they are used regularly and appropriately.

Myth: Dangers and adverse effects on your health

Fact: The usage of condoms is not known to have any major short-term or long-term negative effects. There is no “backup” sperm when a contraceptive device is applied since ejaculation continues as usual. There is no proof that condoms cause cancer in either male or female patients. Actually, using condoms may help stave off STI-related illnesses such as chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, breast cancer, and infertility.

It’s conceivable for someone to have a slight allergic response to using a condom (itching, redness, rash, and/or swelling of the genitalia, groin, or thighs during or after condom usage) or mild irritation in or around the vagina or penis. After coming into contact with latex, severe allergic responses can result in hives or rash covering a large portion of the body, as well as nausea, fainting, and trouble breathing. Latex and latex condoms can cause allergic reactions in both men and women. In the whole population, pau de borracha latex allergies are infrequent, and stories about mild allergic responses to condoms are extremely unusual. Condom-related severe allergic responses are relatively uncommon.