The Problems With The Use of Condoms

As day goes by, new developments grace human endeavours. The use of condoms is one of such developments. Sexual affairs has demand that parties protect themselves against unpleasant eventualities. Days are gone when men and women have unprotected sex. Those that still engage in unprotected sexual behaviours does it at their own risk which include dreadly infections and pregnancy. 

Infections and pregnancy are the man reason why condom was developed in the first place. When dangerous infections began to threaten human race, medical experts came up with the idea of condom. This is to protect people from contracting diseases during sex and to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

 Condom so far has been helpful to this regard, but it is worthy to note that condom is not 100 percent safe. A number of setbacks has been associated with condoms. These setbacks forms the idea of this article. It becomes necessary to write so as to educate people on how to play safe. This is because life has no duplicate. HIV today still don't have any known cure. Unwanted pregnancy has also destroyed the future of many young people. Left to me, abstinence remains the only safe option. 

But because it is only insignificant population that chose the path of abstinence, information on the dangers inherent becomes necessary. Let's now look at the problems.

1. Pregnancy 

Condom is extremely effective in preventing conception, but there has been reported few cases where couples using condom regularly witness pregnancy. Planned Parenthood states that two of every 100 women whose partners used condoms became pregnant even when they were used properly. Among those who did not use condoms properly, 15 of every 100 women became pregnant. You see, condom can't be 100 percent trusted to prevent conception.

2. Latex Allergy

Most condoms are made from rubber latex, that come from the fluid in rubber trees. According to American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, some people experience an allergic response to the protein in the rubber. Symptoms of such allergy can vary in presentation and severity, including sneezing, runny nose, hives, itching or flushing to more severe signs and symptoms, such as wheezing, swelling, dizziness, and light headedness. In some cases, latex allergies can invoke anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition. Planned Parenthood states that only one or two people out of every 100 has latex allergy.

3. STIs

Condom has been proven to be very effective in the prevention of HIV and other STIs. However, infections such as skin infections cannot be prevented by the use if condom. The American Social Health Association notes that although condoms can reduce the risk of genital herpes, they don't protect every part of the skin in which the herpes virus can asymptomatically shed and be transmitted to an infected sexual partner.

4. Possible Breakage

Another problem associated with condom is that it can possibly break during sex action. Condoms when precautions are not taken by the users can break during sex. To avoid break, ensure that you properly put it on. There should be space for sperm at the tip. Also, ensure that you don't trap air within. When proper precautions are taken, condom break is reduced to the bearest minimum. 

So when next you want to use condom for sex, bear all these in mind.


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