Sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) are infections that are transferred from one person to another when having vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Currently, the occurrence of STI’s is prevalent, and lots of people who have them don’t manifest any symptoms. Thus, it pays a lot to prevent acquiring this disease with the help of a rubber also known as the condom.
Condoms can prevent unplanned pregnancy and it will keep you away from the diseases. Using condoms helps to decrease and reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STI) such as genital herpes, chlamydia, syphilis, hepatitis B, and gonorrhea. You can get an STI through unprotected sex.
Condoms are very highly effective in preventing STD and HIV that is basically transmitted through bodily fluids such as gonorrhea and the like. Thus, they provide lesser protection on STD’s if skin-to-skin contact like genital warts, genital herpes, syphilis. Condoms are readily available over-the-counter and there is no excuse that you can’t purchase it for safe sex.
Here are some things that you should consider when buying a condom.
-Choose the correct kind of condoms.
-Make sure that condom suits on your stick.
-Read first the label before using it.
-Make sure to use new condoms every time you have sex.
-Store them in a cool and dry place. Storing it near the heat can make them weaker and less effective.
-Check the expiration date, it’s usually located at the back of the condom.
If you feel that you and your partner are ready to have sex, it is best to use protection every time. You should be practical, sex is more fun when you’re not worried about getting pregnant or getting an STD. You have the power to keep yourself healthy and free from infectious diseases!