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Why condoms are still the most popular birth control method

Today we have more choices than ever when it comes to birth control – pills, spirals, rings and many more – yet, condoms are still the most popular choice for many reasons. Condoms have been around for a long time, and are by now a very effective and useful means of birth control if used in the right way.

As you probably already know, they are the only way – well, apart from abstinence – to protect you from both sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as avoiding pregnancy. If you’re a woman, using a condom helps relieve any concerns about pregnancy and if you’re a man you don’t need to worry if your partner is keeping up her birth control regime. Even if they don’t protect against all STIs – they do protect against the more serious one (such as HIV/AIDS) and the ones they don’t protect can usually be seen as warts or skin infections. They’re no replacement for regular testing, but they do ensure that you’re as protected as you can be!

Condoms also have no side effects and no risks. For many women the pill can cause a lot of hormonal changes and is therefore a problematic option. While IUDs and rings may have less of an impact – they both have drawbacks and in the case of IUD have to be inserted by a doctor. Condoms are cheap and available everywhere, and you don’t need to schedule an appointment to get a hold of them. They are also really inexpensive, especially if you buy them from online retailers like Condomania (, which means that they are affordable to everyone – regardless of whether your health insurance covers doctor visits for birth control or not.

But there’s more to condoms than health reasons and I’ll tell you a few reasons why condoms are still popular and why you should consider using them. 

-Available for everyone

Practically everyone can use condoms – it doesn’t matter your size (we’ll talk about that later in the article), shape or the type of sex you’re having. Used in the right way and with the right lube, they’ll work for every couple. It used to be the case that only latex condoms exist, but nowadays you get several different materials meaning that even those with allergies to latex can find good options when it comes to condoms. 

– Ease-of-use 

Sure, you do need to know how to put on a condom properly, but once you know that, using a condom is the easiest way of avoiding unwanted pregnancy. If you are uncertain about how to put on a condom properly or need a refresher you can find a good guide here –

Unlike the pill or a ring there’s no regular schedule to keep in mind and you don’t need to worry that you might have forgot to take it or put it in at the right time. As long as you pack it, the condom will be there when you need it. You should also keep your condom safely and way from heat, so that the latex does not wear down. This will prevent the condoms from breaking, and will keep your worries at bay! Keeping one always ready in your wallet is a time tested way for both men and women to ensure that they can always have safe sex regardless of when and where it might happen.

– Variety and fun

A condom is not just about the important (but somewhat boring!) act of making sure that your lovemaking is safe. A condom can also be a way to make your sex life more interesting – use flavoured condoms ( or ribbed and studded condoms to make all types of sex more enjoyable – for both you and your partner.

There are even ones that vibrate, glow in the dark or have special lubes that help delay erection. If you feel condoms to be boring, take the edge off sex, smell bad or feel uncomfortable trying different ones or getting a sampler pack may be the way.

– Condoms in all shapes and sizes

On, you can find many more reasons to use a condom, as well as some of the common objections. Several of these objections, like that condoms rip, fall off or feel uncomfortable comes down to not having spent some time to identify and pick out the right size and type of condom for you. You shoud try to read more instructions and keep yourself informed to be aware of how to buy the right condom for you. 

Gone are the days when a single variety of condom or a couple of brands of straight, one-size-fits-all, are all that is available. Today, there are a wide range catering to all sizes and even shapes. For a table of condom sizes and corresponding penis sizes you can check the chart available here ( Once you’ve found the size for you Condomania – has a range of selection of different brands and sizes to pick and choose from. 

– Condoms allow you to have stress-free fun!

If you think that having sex without condoms can give you the best experience, you clearly have not used condoms the proper way yet. Follow the instructions to use a condom properly, and you can enjoy the best sex you can have! Not only do a lot of condoms come with different types of lubricants and textures to heighten the sexual experience, but they aso minimize risks of unwanted pregnancies and spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Some of these diseases are even permanent since they do not have any cure! People report that when they use condoms, they are less worried about the health problems and can enjoy their time with their partners in bed even more! 

Condoms today are the most widely accessible and inexpensive form of contraceptive. Condoms are also the only contraceptive which protect people against unwanted pregnancy and diseases. Many government campaigns are educating the youth about the health benefits of using condoms.

Unless you are in a sexually monogamous relationship, you should be using condoms every time you have sex. There are different well-known brands which sell condoms of different textures and flavours which help in heightening the sexual experience you can get. 

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