Condoms, these elastic items are the ones that shield you from pregnancy and most sexually transmitted diseases. We’re sure you already know that not all condoms are created equal. So how do you find the one that meets your needs? Here at Giggles, we have discovered different types to help you pick the best.
When used in the correct manner, latex condoms give the user the most protection against pregnancy and STDs. However, around five to seven percent of people are allergic to latex, which can cause itching and burning sensations in the genital area.
This type of plastic blocks sperm and many viruses and serves as an alternative for individuals who have a latex allergy. These condoms are thinner for a more natural feel.
According to Robert Hatcher, M.D., and professor of OB/GYN at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and co-author of Contraceptive Technology, animal membrane condoms don’t protect against STDs, but do prevent pregnancy. The microscopic openings in the membrane allow some viruses, such as HIV, to pass through, but not sperm..
So, animal membrane is a popular option only for couples who are tested to be around the same time and found STD free.
If you live the “Player” lifestyle and have sexual relations with multiple partners, but hate the thought of putting on a condom, we say this. Remind yourself of how smart, in control and responsible you will be for taking control of your health!