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Debunking condom myths with real facts

When looking up information about sex and condoms it can be hard to know what is true, and what is just an old tale. Some information online sometimes can’t be fully trusted.

It is not just about information that is online. It is also about the information that certain people share with each other. We put on our heroes of the truth hats and debunked some condom myths.

Size doesn’t matter

Condoms generally come in different sizes. Generally, there is Regular/Standard which has 52-56mm. Slim which has 49-52mm. There is also a large which has 56-60mm.

When it comes to finding the right condom, size matters. This includes ones that are appropriate to the length and girth (circumference) of your penis. Improperly sized condoms can easily break or fall off, and you may not even realize it.

If you don’t know your size, well…we can sort of help: My One Condom

Condoms are uncomfortable

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In our previous story about condoms, we interviewed people who would say, “I do not use condoms. They do not look good on me. You know what they say, it is like eating a sweet in its wrapping paper—no sweetness.”

If using a condom hurts, pay attention to the ingredients, the amount of lube you are using, and how the condom fits. There are a lot of options, so take some time to talk with your partners and find what you both like!

Two is better than one

Believing two condoms are better than one is like trying to protect yourself from a rainstorm by wearing two raincoats – it might sound like a good idea, but it’s just going to leave you feeling hot, sweaty, and disappointed.

You see, condoms are designed to do a very important job – keeping you safe from unwanted surprises. But when you double up on them, they rub against each other, creating friction that can lead to tears, and that’s a recipe for disaster.

Condoms don’t protect against HIV

First of all, claiming that condoms don’t protect against HIV is like saying seat belts don’t protect you in a car crash – utter nonsense. Condoms are designed to be your first line of defense against all sorts of nasty villains, including HIV.

Think of a condom as your trusty shield in the battle against sexually transmitted infections. Condoms act as a barrier, preventing the exchange of bodily fluids that can transmit the virus. They’re not just fancy-looking rubber bands; they’re your knights in shining latex.

Sure, no method is 100% foolproof, and accidents can happen, but to claim that condoms don’t protect against HIV is like saying, “I don’t need a parachute to jump out of this plane; I’ll just flap my arms really hard.”

I don’t need to use lube

Ah, the myth that goes something like, “I don’t need lube; I’ve got the natural slickness of a slip ‘n slide going on down there.” Well, I hate to break it to you, but Mother Nature doesn’t always provide the ideal conditions for every sexual encounter.

Imagine driving a car without any oil – it might work for a little while, but eventually, things are going to start grinding, screeching, and breaking down.

Let’s face it, even the best-engineered machinery needs a little help sometimes, and your body is no exception. So, don’t be a hero and try to tough it out without lube.

Debunking condom myths

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