There is a lot of focus on condoms when it comes to preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. But are you familiar with the facts and statistics?
We at NBRplaza put 10 facts in a row for you:
Putting it on
If you use a condom the right way, they are 98% effective against pregnancy. The problem is only, than almost no one applies a condom in the perfect way. This reduces the effectiveness. If it is assumed that a condom is actually used, then it is only 82% effective. That means that 18 out of 100 women who regularly have sex with a condom still get pregnant over the course of a year. That’s about as safe as ‘to leave before the gospel’. In the video below, you can see how to put on a condom the right way:
If you have a lot of trouble putting on a condom properly, try a Wingman condom. This one has a special tool that allows you to put on the condom very easily with one hand.
Are you surprised by this outcome? You’re not the only one. American research shows that most people greatly overestimate the effectiveness of condoms. Only 2 in 5 women know how effective a condom is compared to other contraceptives, such as the pill.
When do you put it on?
So where does it go wrong? Student surveys show that 38% don’t put a condom on until they’ve been fucking for a while. And 14% take the condom off before they finish (or continue for a while). If a condom is not unrolled properly, it can slip off (unnoticed). If you’ve had an accident with a condom, consider using a Morning After Pill.
Size does matter
Another common mistake is for men to use a condom that simply does not fit properly. Contrary to what many people think, condoms do not fit all sizes of penises. A condom that is too small can result in tearing. Research among gay and bisexual men in New York has already shown that this is a reason for men not to use a condom in the first place. When buying condoms, pay special attention to the size.
Even with the right size and perfect use of a condom, you are still not 100% protected. There is always a risk of pregnancy, for example due to a defective condom. Therefore, always pay attention to the expiration date and consider using other contraceptives (in addition to them), such as the pill.
It is often said that condoms cause sex to be less enjoyable. Yet research among heterosexual men and women shows that both condom users and non-condom users give the perception of their sexual experiences the same scores. For example, condom users came equally often. If you find that sex is less enjoyable with a condom, try a different condom, such as the Durex Thin Feel. You might also consider applying a drop of lubricant before putting on the condom.
Loss of erection
Many men who complain that they lose their erection while using a condom also suffer from it when they do not use a condom. So, for them, it is better to do something about their erection problem, rather than omitting to use a condom.
Condoms are often left out. Dutch research shows that still many men and women with a loose partner did not use a condom during their last sexual contact (both vaginal and anal sex). Almost half (48%) of the men who had sexual intercourse with a loose partner last time did so without a condom. For the last time having anal intercourse with a loose partner, this was 47% Men with a male loose partner were more likely to use condoms (67%) than men with a female partner (47%).
In the past, condoms were primarily made of animal casings. Today, most condoms are made of latex. This is fortunate, because condoms made from animal casings protect against unwanted pregnancy, but not against venereal diseases.
There are also more and more vegan condoms.
Not many people are familiar with the female condom. A female condom is not slipped over the penis, but inserted into the vagina. The female condom is not very popular in the Netherlands.
Condoms can be bought easily, quickly and discreetly in our shop.