What Are The Side Effects Of Condoms?

What Are The Side Effects Of Condom?

Condoms are a widely available contraception method. That not only reduces the risk of unwanted pregnancies, but also helps to reduce the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. In fact, when it comes to contraception, condoms are difficult to compete with. Still, some people believe that condom use by women or men might come with their own side effects.

There Are No Side Effects Of Condoms

If you have avoided using male or female condoms as a method of contraception because you are concerned that it can cause a reaction in either you or your partner, take heart .Any reactions that a person may have to a condom do not qualify as condom side effects. Rather, an allergy causes them.

However, latex condoms may cause allergies

Health authorities across the board have concluded that male condoms and female condoms have no side effects whatsoever, apart from allergic reactions in some individuals. In fact, female condoms have a lower chance of causing an allergy than male condoms. The majority of condoms are made from latex for both men and women. But if latex is not in agreement with you, there are also alternative products made from materials such as polyurethane and even lambskin. Many newer female condoms are actually made of materials such as polyurethane or nitrile.

Spermicidal condoms Could cause infections

If the condom is lubricated with nonoxynol-9, a spermicide, yeast infections may be a side effect for women. Some think nonoxynol-9 might help kill the HIV virus. But this claim remains largely unproven. Maybe it’s best to just switch to a brand or condom type that doesn’t have this offending substance.

Incorrect Usage Increases  Risk Of Pregnancy

Of course, pregnancy is a major unwanted side effect of misuse of condoms. It is important to understand how to wear the condom properly and how to remove and dispose of it properly to avoid increasing your risk of pregnancy.8 This may seem obvious, but the way most people use condoms leads to a failure rate as high as 14 to 15 percent. If properly used, this risk drops to below 5 %. Faulty use of a female condom results in an overall failure rate of 21 %. If used correctly, however, female condoms are less likely to break than male condoms.

Point to remember: Both male and female condoms are for one-time use only.

How To Use A Male Condom Correctly

Unpacking the condom and putting it on the erect penis head. If you’re not circumcised, remember to pull back the foreskin.
Be careful to pinch out any air in the condom tip.
Now unroll the condom all the way to the end of the penis.
When pulling out after intercourse, always hold the condom base before you start pulling out so there is no accidental mishap or leakage.
Dispose of the condom in the trash immediately.

How To Use A Female Condom Correctly

Unpack the condom for the female. The thick inner ring that is closed is supposed to be in your vagina while the open end covers the opening of the vagina and remains outside of your body.
With your forefinger and thumb, squeeze the inner ring together at the closed end and insert as you would a tampon.
Now use your finger to guide up and down the inner ring so that it can rest close to your cervix.
Ensure that the outer ring stays throughout the intercourse outside your body.
Without dislodging the female condom, help your partner enter the vagina carefully.
Ensure that the penis does not accidentally go between the vagina walls and the condom. If this happens, immediately stop the intercourse.
When the female condom needs to be removed, gently twist the outer ring and pull it out. Immediately dispose of this.

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