Condoms and everything you need to know about them
In recent years lack of sexual education in India has led to a bunch of myths that shouldn’t be believed. Yes, about the use of condoms too. Most people think that they already know all that there is to know about effective protection, and some do, but the fact is that many people don’t. Misconceptions like believing that it isn’t such a big deal to not use protection when you are ovulating or that there is no harm in not using a condom when the girl is on the pill are not uncommon. The truth is that whether you are having sex with a consistent partner or someone that you barely know, it is always better to be safe and wear protection.
With the passing of time and changing views on sex and sexual orientation, many myths have made their way into our lives. Some we easily recognize as a myth, others, however, we tend to believe. Here you find an overview of some of those myths that people tend to believe, but really shouldn’t.
One of the most common misconceptions is that no protection is needed when you are having oral or anal sex. It might be needless to say, but rubbers are not only meant to prevent pregnancy. They are also important to protect you from any kind of STD. That means that if your partner is on the pill you still should use a condom. No matter what kind of sex you have, or with whom, if you are not sure about you or your partner carrying an infection - which you can find out by getting tested - it is best to use safety. If you do, always make sure that you check the expiration date. Contrary to what some people say prophylactics really do expire. Using an expired prophylactic can cause irritation and more importantly, it breaks easily as it loses its flexibility after the expiration date.
Another common belief is that allergy to latex prevents you from using rubbers. This is not true, being allergic to latex should not be a reason to have unprotected sex. Non latex prophylactics like the ones made of polyisoprene, polyurethane or natural/lambskin, exist and can be used. Keep in mind however that the ones made of lambskin will prevent pregnancy, but will not protect you from STDs. These non latex rubbers, just as the normal ones, are lubricated and should be comfortable for use. If this is not the case for you, then you could consider buying lubrication - as you can with any kind of protection. With that being said, you should take into account that oil-based lubricant can lead to damage and can cause the condom to break. You, therefore, might want to look for water or silicone based lubricants.
Talking about comfort. Some say that wearing a prophylactic is uncomfortable and that it reduces sensation. Studies, however, have shown that this is not true. Be that as it may, many men swear that they feel less sensitive with a rubber on. This might be the reason why there are many ultra-thin condoms on the market designed to maximize sensitivity. So if you feel less sensation using a condom, you could consider buying a Trojan Sensitivity Pack or another version designed to make you feel more comfortable and sensitive.
Whichever prophylactic you prefer and/or carry with you, do no not safe keep it in your pocket. It is a misbelief that rubbers can be stored anywhere. Keeping it at a place where friction may cause it damage, like in your pocket, is a bad idea. This can result in very small ruptures that are barely visible but big enough to let sperm pass. Also, do not store your prophylactics in very low or very high temperatures.
Different types of condoms
These days there are many different kinds of prophylactics varying in size, shape, and even purpose, so you are most likely able to find whatever fits your needs. Picking out rubbers can even be a fun experience.
Dotted, ribbed, studded...various textures are designed to increase stimulation and thus the pleasure for either him, her or both of the parties. Other types of prophylactics that are meant to increase pleasure are the pleasure-shaped versions, which tend to be looser and have enlarged tips. The wider tips are made of extra latex which allows for more friction and stimulation.
You can also find rubbers with a special kind of lubricant like the Trojan’s Fire and Ice, coated with warming lube inside and out it is designed to give both parties a sensational experience. Some brands even add flavors to their to add a dimension to oral sex. You will find flavors such as banana, strawberry, mint and even bacon. If just the taste of the flavor is not enough you can even consider buying edible editions. These edible editions are meant to be rolled on and eaten off. Bear in mind that these are for sex play only, they do not provide any type of protection.
If you are looking to add some color or glow to your protection, you can go for colored or glow-in-the-dark versions. And for people who say that the sensation is reduced by using a condom looking for thinner can be a good and safe option. Whichever type of protection you are planning to buy, if you need it to prevent pregnancy or STDs make sure to read the label to see if it is approved by the FDA.
Be smart and buy your package of condoms now!
In conclusion, condoms exist with good reason. Not only are they aimed to prevent pregnancy, they are also meant to protect you from STDs. More than that, the use of protection not only keeps you out of trouble, these days it can also bring an extra dimension to the bedroom. There are many different kinds of protection and you are most likely to find something that fits your needs. You might even find what you are looking for in our store. Adult Products India offers a wide variety of prophylactics in different shapes, materials and price ranges.