What Is Sexual Health: Condoms

What Is Sexual Health: Condoms

If you can think it, it probably has a condom form, so for the sake of the article we’re just going to focus on the basics of what condoms will work for you and your anatomy. From there you can step into the world of fun stuff: Textures, Glow-In-The-Dark, and extra slippery stuff!


Types of Condoms


Perfect for when you’re in a pickle, your run-of-the-mill condoms are the most accessible condoms you can find – you can usually find them at your local servo, grocery mart, or Adult Shop!  Made from latex, and using silicone lubricant, the generic sizing of condoms sit at around 52mm in width, however many lines will have bigger sizes!

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Please note: Flavoured condoms are not safe for vaginal penetration. They contain Glycerol and Sugars that can cause reactions, so please use with caution.


Latex Free Condoms

Latex-free condoms are appropriate for people with latex allergies and sensitive skin, due to not containing latex. Made from polyisoprene condoms are a safe sex option for individuals with latex allergies. Polyisoprene condoms provide a sensation profile that is far more similar to their latex counterparts, as they still use a silicone lubricant, you wouldn’t be able to feel the difference!

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Water-Based Condoms

Not a fan of silicone lube? Or want to use condoms on your toys? Well, you’re in luck – condoms using water-based lubricants are appropriate for ALL toys, and most skin types. Water-based lubricant, however, does absorb into the skin more quickly, so it might be a good idea to have a bottle of lube by the bedside.

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Dental Dams and Female Condoms

Calling all ladies and vulva/vagina owners! Turn the tables on your sexual partner and come well equipped.

Dental Dams: are a silky thin latex sheet especially designed as a barrier for use during oral sex (cunnilingus - oral vaginal sex, or rimming - oral/anal sex).

Female Condoms:  is a soft, transparent, non-latex sheath made of nitrile. It is 17 centimetres long (about the same length as a male condom) with a flexible ring at each end. It is inserted into the vagina prior to sexual intercourse. The inner ring aids insertion and secures the device in place during intercourse, while the softer outer ring remains outside the vagina

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How To Use Condoms

There is a common misconception that condoms are only for use for penetrative “P” in the “V” intercourse, however condoms act as a barrier for all varieties of sex. Including, vaginal, anal, and oral sex.

Although it’s not rocket-science, there is an “art” to putting on a condom. The application of condoms does have an impact on their overall effectiveness, so if you are using condoms, it’s important to be in the know. This applies to both penile condoms, and vaginal condoms – so grab out your item of choice and let’s practice.

How to Use Penile Condoms:

  1. Carefully open the wrapper and take out the condom.
  2. Place it on the tip of your fully erect penis. If you’re uncircumcised, pull back the foreskin first.
  3. Pinch the air out of the tip of the condom.
  4. Unroll it all the way down your penis.
  5. When sex is finished, hold the condom in place at the base of your penis while you pull out.
  6. Remove it and throw it in the trash.


How to Use Vaginal Condoms

  1. Carefully open the wrapper and take out the condom.
  2. Get in a comfortable position, such as standing with one foot on a chair or squatting.
  3. Squeeze the sides of the inner ring at the closed end of the condom.
  4. Insert the condom into your vagina like you would a tampon.
  5. Push the condom in as far as it will go, until it rests against your cervix. The outer ring will hang outside your body slightly.
  6. Use your hand to guide your partner’s penis into the condom.
  7. When sex is finished, twist the outer ring and pull it out. Throw it in the trash.


Final Thoughts

So now you know, wrap it before you tap it!

But in all seriousness, condoms are an effective contraceptive and barrier method for intercourse. Although not everyone needs condoms, there will probably be a time in your life where one will be needed, so it’s important to be in the know!

If you have anymore questions or are looking for advice, please contact the team on our FREE-CALL line 1800 666 069.




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