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Many overlook an important aspect of using a condom; the size!

The use of condoms is a contentious topic, as some argue that it diminishes pleasure during sexual intercourse. However, one should not ignore the fact that using a condom during intercourse is the only method that is three times more reliable in protecting against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as preventing unintended pregnancies.

When it comes to reduced pleasure during sexual intercourse, people think it’s due to using a condom. However, health experts explain that this is not necessarily true and it could be influenced by incorrect usage, such as wearing it improperly or using the wrong size.

Let’s talk about this last point. Have you ever wondered how to know which condom size is right for you?

Condoms come in different sizes, including large and medium, just as the genital sizes of their users vary.

It’s not embarrassing to ask about the sizes available when buying a condom and to request one that suits your preferences based on your self-knowledge.

When buying a condom, don’t be secretive or use euphemisms. Take the time to ask the seller to explain how the available sizes vary, and choose the one you want. You might even find that the seller, perhaps at a boutique, may not be aware that condoms come in various sizes, so informing them can help ensure they stock the most needed sizes in the market.

For male condoms, a large portion of those available in the market can stretch between 177.8 millimeters and 198.12 millimeters, while the larger sizes can exceed 205 millimeters. The choice is yours.

It’s important to pay attention to the size of the condom you use. After all, if you don’t, it could lead to adverse effects, including the condom breaking during intercourse because it was too small, although this risk is low. However minimal, such risks should be avoided.

Another reason a condom might not fit, even if it matches your genital size, is an improper application or continuing intercourse after ejaculation, without renewing your arousal.

When you have ejaculated, your genital size reduces compared to when you are aroused, making the condom too large for you and potentially not fitting properly.

This could affect your enjoyment of the act, but it doesn’t mean that the condom itself is to blame.

You should remember that your health is in your hands, and avoid unprotected sex as it is a major cause of the spread of STIs and unintended pregnancies, and these diseases, including HIV, can be deadly.

For couples trying to prevent unintended pregnancies, they can combine condoms with other methods like injections and birth control pills, as advised by a doctor.

As for preventing sexually transmitted diseases, if you are unsure whether either of you or both are free from infections, it is wise to get tested at a doctor’s before engaging in sexual intercourse.

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