In the US, around 65 million people are currently living with an incurable sexually transmitted disease (STD). With this shocking figure in mind, it could be time to take a refresher course in Sex Education 101 and learn some facts about condoms and safe sex.
For example, condoms can reduce the spread of STDs, with a 97 percent rate of effectiveness if used correctly. Condoms are also inexpensive and easy to get hold of. Plus, unlike birth control pills, they don’t come with side effects such as depression, mood swings, and vomiting.
Although those are some of the most important facts about condoms, there’s still a lot to learn in time for International Condom Day on February 13th. Keep reading to find out more!
1. Manufacturers Test Condoms With Electricity
As this company and every other condom company will testify, one of the most electrifying facts about condoms is that part of the manufacturing process involves testing condoms with electricity to ensure there are no holes in them.
2. ‘Double-Bagging’ Condoms Is a Bad Idea
Believing incorrect facts about condom use, such as wearing two condoms at once offers twice the protection, can be a dangerous game. In reality, ‘double-bagging’ is a bad idea as it makes it less pleasurable for both of you and may cause vaginal irritation. What’s worse, however, is that there’s a greater chance of one or both of the condoms breaking, or even one getting stuck inside the vagina.
3. The Word ‘Condom’ is a Mouthful in Danish
Looking for random facts about condoms to impress your friends? The Danish word for condom is vangerskabsforebyggendemiddel. Now you just have to work out how to pronounce it so you can tell people!
4. Condoms Make Great Water Balloons
Okay, while we were kidding a little with that heading, how would you like to hear one of the best fun facts about condoms? On average, a condom can stretch out enough to hold as much as a gallon of water. Pretty cool, huh?
5. Condom Size DOES Matter
Despite plenty of tips and facts about condoms online stressing how much safer and more pleasurable sex is when you use the right size condom, most men still pick up any old box and think they’re good to go. Penises come in a lot of different sizes, so it makes sense that condoms do too. Take our advice and try out some different sizes to see which feels best for you and your partner.
Impress Your Friends With These Facts About Condoms
Condoms have been around since 11,000 BC if a famous cave painting found in France is anything to go by. And yet, it seems there’s still a lot of facts about condoms many of us don’t even know.
That said, with these condom tips and facts to guide you, at least you’ll know how to get both maximum protection and pleasure from any condoms you use in the future.
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