Condoms And Contraception - Shape and Size of Condoms

Dr. Trupti Shirole
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Sep 24, 2014
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Disadvantages of using Condom and Causes of Failure

Disadvantages of using condoms-

  • Failure of contraception if used incorrectly.
  • Some individuals might be allergic to latex, and in such cases polyurethane condoms can be used as an alternative.
  • Some people argue that condoms reduce sensitivity and pleasure during intercourse. Some people dislike interrupting sex to put on a condom.

Causes of failure -

  • Improper application or physical damage.
  • Breakage or slippage due to usage past the expiration date, improper storage such as exposure to too much heat or using oil-based lubricants such as petroleum jelly, vaseline, or oil.
  • Using two condoms at one time. Female condom cannot be used in conjunction with a male condom.

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