Right now, male condoms are the main generally accessible, demonstrated technique for lessening transmission of HIV and other explicitly transmitted contaminations (STIs) during intercourse. Associations around the globe prescribe condom use for the anticipation of pregnancy and HIV/STIs.
While not as broadly accessible, female condoms additionally offer insurance against unintended pregnancy and STIs. Female condoms offer ladies more noteworthy command over contraception and STI anticipation.
ASHA bolsters the advancement and utilization of condoms to restrain the spread of STIs and their unsafe outcomes. Condoms are successful when individuals use them accurately and reliably.
The surest method to keep away from transmission of STIs is to refrain from sex or to be in a long haul commonly monogamous association with an accomplice who has been tried and isn’t tainted with any explicitly transmitted diseases. Individuals who be explicitly dynamic must approach data and alternatives to diminish their hazard.
Condoms: DOs and DON’Ts
- DO utilize just latex or polyurethane (plastic) condoms.
- DO keep condoms in a cool, dry spot.
- DO put the condom on an erect (hard) penis before there is any contact with an accomplice’s privates.
- DO utilize a lot of oil with latex condoms on the off chance that you discover vaginal sex is awkward, or that condoms will in general tear or tear. Try not to utilize oil-based items with latex condoms (see DON’TS for additional on this). Water-based lubes are condom-accommodating yet may build the dangers of STIs with butt-centric sex. Consider utilizing silicone-based greases for butt-centric intercourse.
- DO hold the condom set up at the base of the penis before pulling back (hauling out) after sex.
- DO discard the condom after it’s been utilized.
- Try not to use obsolete condoms. Check the termination date cautiously. Old condoms can be dry, fragile or debilitated and can break all the more effectively.
- Try not to unroll the condom before putting it on the erect penis.
- Try not to leave condoms in hot spots like your wallet or in your vehicle.
- Try not to utilize oil-based items, similar to infant or cooking oils, hand moisturizer or oil jam (like Vaseline®) as greases with latex condoms. The oil rapidly debilitates latex and can make condoms break.
- Try not to utilize your fingernails or teeth when opening a condom wrapper. It’s extremely simple to tear the condom inside. On the off chance that you do tear a condom while opening the wrapper, discard that condom and get another one.
- Try not to reuse a condom. Continuously utilize another condom for every sort of sex you have.
- DON’T normally utilize oils with spermicide called nonoxynol-9 (“N-9”) as they may cause skin disturbance or small scraped areas that make the genital skin increasingly defenseless to STIs.