Unless you practice abstinence, being sexually active puts you at risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Practicing safe sex by using a condom can significantly decrease the risk of spreading STDs. The reasons for using a condom far outweigh the excuses of not using one. The excuse of sex not feeling as good or, if your partner tells you that he or she is clean are not good excuses. The potential health consequences that you will have to face from not wearing a condom are not worth the risk. There are a variety of condoms to choose from that are designed to keep your sexual experience safe and enjoyable.
Here are some examples of the various types of condoms.
Flavored condoms can add some fun to sex. There are numerous flavors to choose from including vanilla, strawberry, grape, chocolate, and more. These types of condoms are a great way to be safe during oral sex. It is important to know that STDs can be transmitted through oral sex as well, and not just through sexual intercourse. Dental dams, which are rectangular sheets of latex are also available in different flavors. These dental dams can also protect against STDs, and act as a barrier between the mouth and the anus/vagina.
Extra Sensitive Condoms
Extra sensitive condoms are thinner condoms that are designed to give the most bareback experience. Most people do not like wearing condoms because it takes away the sensation of the skin on skin contact. However, with the increased risk of spreading STDs, using condoms is a must. Extra sensitive condoms are not only thinner, but are still manufactured to be strong and keep the users protected.
Are you well endowed? If you have been using standard size condoms, the standard size condoms may have felt a little too snug for you. Use a large sized condom. Larger size condoms are typically longer and wider than standard size condoms. Trustex Extra Large is wider and longer than regular sized condoms. Using a condom that does not fit you properly can also pose a risk of condom breakage.
Snugger Fit Condom
A condom that slips off during a sexual act poses as a huge risk to getting an STD. If a condom slips off or is loose on the erection, there is a chance that bodily fluids can spill out of the condom. It is important that the condom fits snugly on the erection. This will prevent the condom from moving around during intercourse and slipping off. There are a number of snugger fit or small condoms to choose from.
Textured condoms are designed to give extra pleasure during sexual intercourse. These types of condoms can be ribbed, studded (containing raised bumps) or be a combination of both. If you want to heighten the pleasure, textured condoms could be a great choice for you and your partner.
Non Latex Condoms
If you are sensitive or allergic to latex, there are latex free condoms that are made of polyisoprene or polyurethane. Non latex condoms that are made from animal membrane such as lambskin condoms do not protect against STDs. The condoms are designed to help against unwanted pregnancies.
Using a condom safe personal lubricant along with your condoms can also help to prevent against condom breakage. Use a condom consistently with every sexual act and properly to protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases.