22 August 2009

Myth Buster #9

Female condoms can only be used with women.
This is NOT TRUE. Like condoms, it appears that, although not designed for the purpose, female condoms do work as an effective barrier during anal sex. A study in the United States of 14 male couples using the equivalent of the female condoms found that, although no leaks or tears were found in any of the sheaths used, all of the men found design and usage difficulties, 'which were primarily due to lack of experience and knowledge' of the product.

For more information on female condoms for anal sex: http://www.nam.org.uk/en/docs/A85BA23D-6F72-4CD2-90A4-D914A60BEF79.asp

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17 August 2009

Myth Buster #8

Female condoms are less versatile than male condoms. This is NOT TRUE. Female condoms loosely line the vagina, so they are not tight or constricting; can be inserted before intercourse; are not dependent on a male erection, so they do not interrupt sexual spontaneity; and stay in place whether or not a man maintains his erection.

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12 August 2009

Condoms and Sensitivity



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21 July 2009

Myth Buster #7

Female condoms make sex less sensuous.This is NOT TRUE. Female condoms conduct heat, so sexual intercourse can feel very sensitive and natural; and may enhance sex play as the external ring may stimulate the clitoris. Most important of the advantages to female condoms is that they allow women to assert control over their sexual health and well being.

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10 July 2009

No Condom No Sex



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Myth Buster #6

Condoms protect you from all STIs. This is NOT TRUE! Condoms DO protect from the spread of HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, trichomoniasis and any other STIs that are spread through the exchange of fluids. Condoms do not, however, protect users completely from STIs like herpes and HPV because they can be spread through skin-to-skin contact. Condoms only cover the penis, so not all the exposed skin is protected. You must agree though—some protection is better than none!

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08 July 2009

Myth Buster #5

If it’s a condom, it’s safe. This is NOT TRUE. Novelty condoms aren’t safe. Always choose condoms that carry the European CE, Kite mark, or FDA approval, which is a recognized safety standard. Condoms have an expiration (Exp) or manufacture (MFG) date on the box and on each condom's individual package. A condom used after the expiration date is more likely to tear or break. There should also be a package insert explaining how to use the condom properly, how to store it, and how to maximize effectiveness. Also, before purchasing, make sure to check that the package appears to be in good condition.

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