What is Condom? How to use Condom? Benefits & Size Chart

What is Condom? How to use Condom? Benefits & Size Chart

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.

Condom Meaning

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:

  1. Birth Control

It is use to reduce the chances of getting pregnant (pregnancy) during lovemaking.

  1. 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.

Condom effectiveness

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.

Female condoms

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.

Lubricated condoms

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

Flavored condoms

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.

Edible condoms

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 male condom, how to wear 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.

What is Condom? How to use Condom? Benefits & Size Chart

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

Condom size

Condoms come in different sizes, from regular, large, and small. Width often varies from 49 mm to 56 mm.

Condom Size Chart Infographic



Condom Size Chart in India

What is Condom? How to use Condom? Benefits & Size Chart

For more details on condom size chart refer this article.

Top Condom brands/companies in India

  • Durex
  • Kama Sutra
  • Manforce
  • Skore
  • Moods
  • Condoms
  • Playgard
  • Velvet
  • Okamoto
  • Sir Richards Condom Company
  • Carex
  • KS (Kamasutra)
  • Caution Wear Condoms
  • Trojan
  • Playboy
  • Cupid

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.

Bonus: Click here to check out top selling condoms online on Amazon India

Other places:

  • shops
  • pharmacies
  • supermarkets

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