Why should I use a condom?
Having sex can be a lot of fun, but it can also present some issues, like unplanned pregnancy or STDs. By wearing a condom correctly, you can reduce your risk of both, but it’s important to remember that you won’t be 100% protected. Condoms can break, slip or leak, especially if they aren’t put on properly, so it’s wise to use another form of birth control alongside. While the main purpose of a condom is to keep everyone safe, there are no rules to say that they can’t be fun to use. Try spicing things up with a textured condom or ultra thin condoms for a skin-like sensation.
Can I use lubricants with condoms?
Absolutely! Most condoms are already lubricated on the outside, inside or both, but you can always add more for easy, slippery entry. As long as the lubricant you choose is either water-based or silicone-based, you’ll be good to go. Oil-based lubes can weaken latex, so these should be avoided, but most lubes will state on the packaging if they are safe for condom use.
Is using two condoms safer than using one?
No, you should never use more than one condom at a time because they can cause friction and increase the chances of breaking. With this in mind, using two is actually less protective than using one. No matter which kind of condoms you choose to use, make sure you only use one.