The most popular condom myths
Chomas, condoms are a method of safe sex and they protect against unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs). However, not everyone knows all of the facts about condoms.
I'm sure you have heard quite a few myths about condoms - from people saying that people who own condoms are "loose" to some saying that only boys are responsible for carrying condoms. Condom myths are dangerous because they can prevent you from having safe and responsible sex.
Here are condom myths that you should stop believing:
1. Only boys should be responsible for carrying condoms
How many times have you heard that only boys should be the ones in the relationship who should have condoms on them every time? This sounds silly, right? There is nothing wrong with girls being in control by taking responsibility for carrying condoms. Not only does this show that you care about your health but it also shows that you are in control of your life chomas! Protect your future by protecting yourself against any STIs.
2. You don't need to use a condom when having oral sex
Having oral sex does not mean that you should not use a condom. You can still get infected with STIs, such as HIV and herpes, either from mouth-to-genital or mouth-to-anus contact. To reduce any risk of being infected, you must always use a condom. Flavoured condoms can also be used for oral sex.
3. Wearing two condoms during sex is better than wearing one and will keep you extra safe
Wearing two condoms while having sex is not effective. This will cause friction between the two condoms and will likely end up tearing the condoms resulting in creating tiny holes. The possibility of being pregnant and contracting STIs becomes higher. This goes for wearing a male condom and female condom at the same time too. Wearing one condom is safer than wearing two.
4. Having sex doesn't feel great when wearing a condom
Have you heard some people say that sex does not feel as good as 'skin-to-skin' when they wear condoms? Sex with a condom is not only great with a condom but it's also the safest way to protect yourself against infections. Use a lubricant to help decrease friction between your skin and the condom if you still feel uncomfortable while having sex.
5. My partner will think I am cheating is I ask to use a condom
If your partner refuses to use a condom because they are accusing you of cheating then maybe it's best you don't have sex yet and talk about the dangers of unprotected sex. You and your health come first and asking for a condom shows that you value yourself and value having responsible sex.
6. Condoms are for people who sleep around
It only takes one time to be infected with and STI such as HIV, or to end up pregnant. Accusing someone of sleeping around because they are responsible enough to carry condoms is a form of slut-shaming. Even if you have had sex just one time, you are at risk of getting an STI. Once you know the facts about condoms you can prevent yourself from unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of HIV and other STIs.
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