In India, people often feel shy when the conversation is sex-related. Society isn’t that progressive to talk openly about these things.
As our society lags in sex education, today we’ll discuss condom and it’s benefits, how to use condom, side effects etc.
This article will help you understand the importance of having a safe sex using a condom.
A condom (sometimes misspelled as Kondom) is a protective barrier device that is designed to prevent females from the probability of getting pregnant by blocking the sperms from reaching the urethra and fertilizing the eggs and both males & females from STDs during sexual intercourse.
There are both male and female condoms.
Contraception was the main reason for condom invention.
Condom meaning in Hindi
कंडोम एक सुरक्षात्मक बाधा उपकरण है जो शुक्राणुओं को मूत्रमार्ग तक पहुंचने और अंडे को उर्वरक और यौन संभोग के दौरान एसटीडी से पुरुषों और महिलाओं दोनों को उर्वरक से गर्भवती होने की संभावना से महिलाओं को रोकने के लिए डिज़ाइन किया गया है।
नर और मादा कंडोम दोनों हैं।
What are condoms used for
There are two primary uses of Condom:
- Birth Control
It is use to reduce the chances of getting pregnant (pregnancy) during lovemaking.
- Prevention of STDs
They effective in preventing Sexually transmitted infections like AIDS, genital herpes, cervical cancer, genital warts, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea,etc., in both male & female from spreading.
A condom is safe to use. The rate of breakage is between 0.4% and 2.3%, while the rate of slippage is between 0.6% and 1.3%.
According to a study, the chances of getting pregnant are a 2% per-year pregnancy rate. With typical use, the rate of pregnancy is 18% per year.
Side effects of Condom
There is only one major side effect of a condom and that is skin irritation caused by latex, happens to people who’ve latex allergy.
In people with severe latex allergies, using a latex condom can potentially be life-threatening.
Irritation occurs due to the presence of spermicides.
Different types of condom
Most condoms are made up of latex that is extracted from rubber. Latex is used because it has outstanding elastic properties.
It can be stretched up to 800%. That’s massive.
Non-latex ones are made from polyurethane. They are considered as safer than latex ones. It’s less allergenic than latex and does not have any odor.
As the name suggests, they are made from lamb intestine not skin. They are quite effective as a contraceptive but not safe enough to stop the transmission of STD’s.
They made from latex only but has nonoxynol-9, a spermicidal chemical as a lubricant. They have an additional benefit.
Designed for the female this is not so protective can lead to pregnancy 30-35 out of 100 female who uses them. One benefit is that it can be during the menstrual cycle.
One can also wear it up to 8 hours before sex.
Normal condoms are lubricated with a special chemical mainly water-based solution to make sex more smooth and enjoyable and less painful.
These are less thick than those are available.
Glow in the dark condoms
They practically glow nothing else they fall under novelty. These condoms need to be kept in light for approx 30 seconds for them to glow
Same as latex but it has a flavored coating like chocolate, banana, strawberries etc. Their main purpose is to make oral sex for enjoyable it’s for the female counterpart. It is introduced because no one likes the taste of rubber.
As you can get an idea from the name itself they are of different shapes. These are also women-centric.
These are actually adult novelty product. This does not serve any purpose they are not safe they cannot prevent anything.
Women can eat them later on.
How to use Male Condom
Here refer to the picture below you can understand how to wear a male condom.
How to use Female Condom
There are very few women who use this in India. And they’re also less available in the market.
Below image shows how to insert and remove a female condom.
Both images Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Condom benefits & disadvantages
- Reduced risk of STI transmission
- Pregnancy prevention
- Available in different shapes and sizes
- The female condom can be used during a menstrual period
Errors can happen when:
- Condom leakage
- Using the wrong lubricant
- Using the wrong size
- Accidental breakage while wearing
Condoms come in different sizes, from regular, large, and small. Width often varies from 49 mm to 56 mm.
Condom Size Chart in India
For more details on condom size chart refer this article.
Top Condom brands/companies in India
- Kama Sutra
- Sir Richards Condom Company
- KS (Kamasutra)
- Caution Wear Condoms
How to buy condoms
Buy condoms online in India from top shopping websites like Amazon and Flipkart. You can buy from top Indian condom brands.
Visit the websites browse through all brands, choose your size and flavor and purchase it.
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