Condoms / Glove Love / Rubbers / Prophylactic
In the hopes of further sex educating my readers, I’m continuing my posts of contraceptive options. Be prepared to learn fun facts, proper usage, and methods you might have not even considered.
Part 4 in my ongoing contraceptive series.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, 6.2 million (16.1%) sexually active women in the US use male condoms as their primary source of birth control. It’s no wonder rubbers are so popular considering they are cheap, easy to get, and don’t have age restrictions for purchasing. They even sell them at my local dollar store right next to the pregnancy tests at the checkout counter.
Males condoms (I’ll get to female condoms at another time) can protect against STDs/STIs during vaginal and anal sex. They are also useful when you want to give your partner a blowjob and be safe about it and can even taste yummy. When cut vertically, male condoms also make great DIY dental dams.
If used correctly during intercourse, condoms are 98% effective at preventing pregnancy and transmission of STDs/STIs. Typical use provides an 87% effective rate. While many of you may pass over the following instructions on how to correctly use a condom, just read anyway. Humor me. Make all this effort of mine worthwhile.
Open the condom packet and and place the condom on the erect penis before beginning any sexy time. Slowly begin to unroll it down the shaft to the base of the penis. Make sure the reservoir at the tip is still dangling a little so the sperm has a place to collect. If necessary, lube up the wrapped penis before insertion and have at it. Once complete take the penis out carefully, hold the condom to the base if necessary, and dispose of the used latex in the trash. The end.
Men, if a condom doesn’t fit right, don’t discard the method altogether. Instead, try a different size. Penises come in all kinds of fun shapes, sizes, and colors. Condom manufacturers have made a delightful line of products to accommodate any of your particular needs.