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When I joined campus, my dad bought me packets of condoms and told me to use them always when having sex. I was still young, I had never had sex before, and I didn’t have a girlfriend. My dad took me through the procedure on usage and all the importance of using condoms. Ever since I learned to use condoms, I have come to understand the importance and I will share.

Condoms are easy to get, use, and they also make sex better and enjoyable. Condoms can be bought from many stores, health centers, bars, lodging, school dispensaries, and online. They are also available for free in government health facilities. Condoms can be used during oral, anal, and vaginal sex for protection against infections spread no matter how you get down. They are good for “quicky” since they make cleanup easier when you are short on time.

Condoms are made in different flavors, styles, shapes, and textures that increase sensation for both partners when having sex. According to condom manufacturers, ribbed, textured, and dotted condoms are meant to increase a sense of friction, in turn resulting in a higher level of enjoyment for both partners. Ridged condoms add pleasure to the penis as well as the vagina. The process of having your partner put the condom on your penis can be a sexy part of foreplay that improves the pleasure of having sex. According to research, condoms can even delay ejaculation, prolonging the sex duration to enhance the partner’s pleasure. Depending on individual choice, the many varieties offer multiple choices for the users' preferred enjoyment.

Condoms are the only way to help prevent Sexual Transmissible Infections (STIs). STIs are infections acquired when you engage in unprotected sexual contact with an infected person. They include chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Genital Herpes, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Hepatitis B, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)/Genital Warts, and Trichomoniasis. Condoms are used to create a barrier to prevent the exchange of bodily fluids when having sex. They can be used in preventing STIs during any sexual activity whether you are having vaginal, oral, or anal sexual contact.

Condoms are useful in preventing other infections too. According to PLOS ONE, research shows using condoms may help reduce the risk of post-sex Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial Vaginosis is a type of vaginal inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria naturally found in the vagina, which upsets the natural balance. Bacterial Vaginosis occurs when semen interferes with the vagina’s pH, making it hard for the good infection-fighting bacteria to survive resulting in a thin, gray, white, or green vaginal discharge, foul-smelling "fishy" vaginal odor, vaginal itching, and burning during urination. A condom protects by intercepting the pH-disrupting semen, thus allowing the vagina’s pH to keep living and thriving.

Condoms are the easiest to use contraception method and can be used with no special skills or prescription. They are important in preventing unintended pregnancy. They are the only methods of birth control that also help prevent the spread of STIs. Condoms can be purchased over the counter without a prescription. Easy access and use of condoms is the simplest way to prevent teen pregnancies and unintended pregnancies. No birth control method is 100% effective, so regular use of condoms as a backup in married couples helps prevent pregnancy if a make mistake happens or the other method fails. Condoms are the most effective contraceptive method when used properly.

When using condoms, always check the date of expiration to avoid using expired condoms. Break the seal gently to avoid damaging the condom through brittleness, small tears, or pinprick holes that may result in fluid leakages. Condoms should be stored in a cool, dry place and avoid exposure to air, heat, and light that increases the chances of condom break during sex. You should not keep condoms in a billfold or back pocket for more than a month because friction and heat can cause condoms to break down and become less reliable. A condom should be used with the right lubricants to avoid weakening the latex, which may cause it to break during sexual intercourse. They are effective on a single-use, never reuse a condom.

Condoms are made from latex and soft plastics like polyurethane, polyisoprene, and nitrile are latex-free that can be used if you’re allergic to latex.



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