One of the most popular and accessible forms of contraception, condoms are a simple and economical way to protect yourself against unplanned pregnancies. The tip has a reservoir which collects semen and prevents it from entering the vagina upon ejaculation. Condoms come in all shapes, sizes, and materials, so even with allergies or sensitive skin, there’s a condom to suit you comfortably. Along with female condoms, they are the only form of contraception that protect you against STIs.
USAGE Pinch the tip of the condom and unravel it onto an erect penis right prior to sex. Upon removal, the condom should be held against the base of the penis as soon as ejaculation has occurred. This ensures it does not slip off, preventing any sperm from escaping as the penis is withdrawn. Use it only once before discarding.
Reference: http://www.fpa.org.uk/contraception-help/your-guide-contraception Accessed on September 6, 2016
Easy to use
Can be used spontaneously
Can be easily carried with you
Efficacy not affected by other medications
Can be used when breastfeeding
Provides the best protection against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Can tear or come off during sex if not used properly
May lead to irritation or allergic reactions (if you are allergic to latex, you can try condoms made of polyurethane)