Condoms, also called rubbers, are usually made of latex, but some are made from polyurethane or lambskin. Latex and polyurethane condoms provide the most protection against STIs.
Condoms are simple to use, inexpensive and widely available. They are worn for reasons like preventing unwanted Pregnancies and avoiding STIâ€™s.
condoms are generally safe and effective, but there are some disadvantages you should consider:
The Latex allergy:
Latex is a fluid that is made from rubber trees, and a lot of condoms are being made from latex. Some people experience allergies after using it because of the protein in the rubber, although it is rare but it happens. The allergy can cause hives, rashes, itching, running nose, sneezing, dizziness and can even invoke anaphylaxis which is a life threatening condition. So if you have latex allergy you can switch to condoms made from lamb cecum. Although, lamb skin condoms only protect against pregnancy, they donâ€™t protect you from STI.
Getting other STDs:
It is well known that condoms are good at protecting against HIV and other infections, but have you ever thought about the outer layers of the skin? condoms are not long or large enough to protect those parts of the skin so you can have infections like scabies, molluscum contagiosum.
Risk of breaking and getting lost inside the woman:
There have been cases where condoms break when theyâ€™re being used, there have also been cases where the condom falls off or pieces of the condom get lost inside the woman. In this case the woman will have to see a doctor to retrieve the condom, if sheâ€™s unable to retrieve it herself.
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