How Safe Are Latex Condoms? 6 Condom Myths Debunked

Do any of these statements sound familiar:

"I'm too large in size for condoms."

“Condoms don’t feel good.”

“Thin condoms aren’t safe.”

This blog post will debunk common myths about condoms. This will help you make more informed decisions about your sexual health. 


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Myth: All penises fit the same condoms
A common misconception about condoms is that they are all one-size-fits-all, which is not true. However, it's essential to recognise that condoms come in various sizes, shapes, and textures. From snug fit to larger sizes, diverse options are available to ensure a comfortable and secure fit for everyone.

Condoms should not be too large or too small. To find the right size, read more about it here


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Myth: Thinner Condoms are more likely to break
A common belief is that thinner condoms are more prone to breakage compared to standard ones. But, the truth is quite the opposite. Manufacturers rigorously test all condoms to meet safety standards and design them to provide reliable protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies. 

All our latex condoms are Gynecologically and Dermatologically tested and Vegan Society certified. When used correctly, thinner condoms offer the same protection as regular ones. They can also increase sensitivity and pleasure for both partners. 

Myth: Condoms Are 100% Effective
While condoms are highly effective when used correctly and consistently, they are not infallible. According to the research from the Australian Government's Better Health Channel, condoms are approximately 98% effective at preventing pregnancy. Similarly, condoms significantly reduce the risk of STI transmission. Read in more detail here


Myth: Condoms Reduce Sexual Pleasure
Another misconception that deters people from using condoms is the belief that they decrease sexual pleasure. Many studies, including one from CBS News, have debunked the myth that condoms significantly affect sexual satisfaction when used correctly.

Condom markets provide a wide range of options in sizes, styles, and textures. These include ultra-thin, flavored, and snug-fit condoms designed to enhance sexual sensation and pleasure.


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Myth: Condoms have Expiration dates for no reason
Some individuals believe that the expiration dates on condom packaging are arbitrary and unnecessary. However, condom expiration dates are based on rigorous testing to ensure their effectiveness and safety. Over time, condoms may degrade, becoming more prone to breakage or failure.

Using expired condoms significantly increases the risk of unintended pregnancy and STI transmission. Always check the expiration date before using a condom and discard any that have passed their expiration date. However, the US National Coalition for Sexual Health states that if you are in a situation where there’s no condom available, it is still better to use expired than none at all. 


Myth: Condoms Can Be Reused
Some individuals mistakenly believe that condoms can be reused multiple times, especially if they have not ejaculated while using them. Reusing condoms, as well as being kinda gross, is highly unsafe and increases the risk of condom failure, STI transmission, and unintended pregnancy.

Condoms are designed for single use only and should be discarded after each sexual encounter. Using a fresh condom for every act of penetrative sex is essential for optimal protection and safety. Read more on risks and if you did reuse, what to do here


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