They can be fiddly. They’re often ugly. You often see them decorating the trees of parks in less desirable areas. But despite their image, condoms are an essential part of modern culture.
Condoms have been around for a lot longer than you think. Some cultures used chemically-treated animal intestines to make them prior to the 1800s, and some experts even believe that they were around in some form during ancient times. In the mid-19th Century, the rubber-based variety we know today came to prominence, and several innovations in their design have been made since, to make them more effective and accessible.
Some people are reluctant to use them, because they can prove awkward and ‘ruin the moment’. But after a little practice and once you have become used to them, they are very easy to use. In fact, there are several benefits to using condoms, and they can help to actually enhance sex in a number of ways.
One of the most obvious reasons for the existence of barrier contraception is that it helps to prevent pregnancy. You might be married or in a long-term relationship, and be trying for a baby. In which case, condoms are of no use to you. But the majority of sexually-active people in their twenties aren’t. In fact, a great many people would rather save pregnancy for later life. If a baby is something you and your partner aren’t ready for, condoms are a great way to help stop pregnancy from occurring.
With that protection against pregnancy, comes a sense of assurance. Although they don’t eliminate the risk completely, condoms enable you and your partner to get on with the act of sex, without worrying as much about the ramifications of pregnancy. In this sense, they can help to make sex more enjoyable.
You or your partner might be using hormonal contraception to help prevent pregnancy. But this shouldn’t stop you from using condoms as well. Particularly for those who might have had sex with more than one person over the course of a few months, condoms help to prevent the spread of certain types of STIs, including chlamydia and gonorrhoea. You might think that you or your partner might not need to use a condom, as neither of you have shown any signs of infection – but some STIs can be present and show no outward signs. So, it’s always better to be safe and use them anyway.
Of course, you should always talk about sex and protection, before you get down to business. It’s likely that your partner will appreciate that you’re taking matters into your own hands and acting responsibly, by talking about things in a mature manner beforehand, and using a condom during sex. By doing this, you’re also enhancing your connection, and building trust.
This article is written by Lewis who has been prescribed cialis medication by his doctor to help him with a condition he has had for several years. In his free time, Lewis loves to go to his local gym to workout and stay in shape.