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Here’s Why The Condom Is Good For Your Health

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It is a fact that STDs and other related health issues are on the rise today. The worst part is that most of the time, the diagnosis happens at a much later stage, by when it is already too late. Using the right condom can not only make sex pleasurable, it can also keep you safe.

4 Common Health Risks You Can Avoid By Wearing A Condom

1. Cervical Cancer

When you use a condom while having sex, it can help prevent cervical cancer by warding off the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Skin to skin contact around your genital area can also put you at risk of HPV. Even if you are not indulging in penetrative sex, it means you are still at risk, and wearing a condom can keep you protected.

2. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

While wearing almost any condom will reduce your chances of contracting HIV, a latex condom is the most effective. If you wear a condom while having sex, it will reduce your risk of getting HIV by almost 60 to 70 percent. On the other hand, if you regularly wear a condom each time that you have sex, you can protect yourself by almost 90 to 95 percent.

3. Gonorrhoea And Chlamydia

Gonorrhoea is a type of sexually transmitted disease (STD) that causes inflammation and discharge in the genital area. Chlamydia is a type of STD that can cause pain or burning sensation while passing urine. However, it often has no symptoms. According to an extensive study of research carried out between the years 1966 and 2004, wearing a condom while having sex can reduce the chances of contracting both gonorrhoea and chlamydia.

4. Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is a very common STD that is most common in women. It causes a stinking discharge from the vagina, pain and burning sensation while passing urine and a lot of itching in the genitalia. In case of men, symptoms are not present in most cases. As per a study carried out on 253 women, those who used a condom while having sex had the lowest risk of contracting the diseases, as compared to other contraceptive devices. [4]

Types Of Condoms To Enjoy And Stay Safe

If you still haven’t fallen in love with the condom, these variants can help:

  • Latex
  • Non-latex
  • Lambskin
  • Female condoms
  • Spermicidal
  • Lubricated
  • Ultra-thin
  • Novelty glow in the dark ones
  • Flavoured
  • Coloured
  • Dotted
  • Warming
  • Edible
  • Pleasure shaped

With so many types to choose from, make sure you do add a health angle to those moments that are sure to give you that pleasure. Stay safe!