During intercourse, condoms are worn as contraceptive methods help to prevent pregnancies and also to help prevent the spread of STI’s. This means using condoms is essentially a means of birth control. However, while birth control and prevention of sexually transmitted infections may be the primary purpose of condom. It may also able to provide other benefits to the user.
However, while condoms are one of the greatest and commonly used inventions to help avoid the perils of STDs and unwanted pregnancies, it has some side effects.
In this article, we will looking at few side effects of condom you may not have known of. So read till the end.
Many condoms are made of latex (the fluid that is obtained from rubber trees), and according to a study that was carried out American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology it was found out that some people experience an allergic response to the protein in the rubber. Although this might be rear, but when it becomes severe, the allergy could range from sneezing, runny nose, itching or flushing to more severe signs and symptoms, such as wheezing, swelling, dizziness etc.
However, the chances of condom tear during the act are high with these condoms and they aren’t compatible with most vaginal lubricants too.
2. Acquiring other STDs
People get carried away with the fact that condoms are proven highly effective against HIV and reduce the risk of other diseases, such as syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea. However, they become ignorant that other sexually transmitted diseases can be contracted from the outer layers of the skin. Diseases like scabies infections and molluscum contagiosum. Condoms can reduce the risk of genital herpes, but they don’t protect every part of the skin.
3. Unwanted Pregnancy
Condoms are mostly used to prevent an unwanted pregnancy but if is used wrongly, it can break unnoticed and lead to unwanted pregnancy. So if you are using a condom to prevent an unwanted pregnancy be sure that you use a fresh piece and know how to use it right always check for the expiry date before you use a product.
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