Condoms have proven effective in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. As long as we follow the correct instructions and use it every time we have sex, it is less likely to get pregnant. It is also less likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases.
How effective are condoms at preventing pregnancy? If we use the condom correctly every time we have sex, it is 98 percent effective at preventing pregnancy.
The better we use condoms correctly every time we have sex, the better their effectiveness will be. However, there is still a slight chance that we will get pregnant even if we always use it the right way, Mother.
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Causes of Ineffective Condoms Prevent Pregnancy
There are several reasons why condoms are not effective in preventing pregnancy. The cause is trivial, but it turns out to have an effect on its effectiveness, Mother. Here’s why!
1. Not true to size
Make sure your husband buys the right size condom, OK? To get the correct condom size, measure the penis while it is erect. This will help ensure the proper length, width, and thickness. Husband can also match the size with the size chart on the condom box (if available).
While there are many brands of condoms to choose from, couples may find that the well-known brands provide a variety of types and sizes, making it easier for the husband to find the condom that fits best.
2. Not using the right lubricant
If you and your husband like to use lubricant or lubricant, then buy the right lubricant. Always use water- or silicone-based lubricants with latex condoms. Never use oil-based lubricants, including baby oil or coconut oil. This can damage the latex and increase the risk of rupture.2
3. Storing condoms in a hot room
Store condoms at the right temperature. Quoted from VeryWell Health, Mothers should not store condoms at temperatures of more than 37 degrees Celsius. Keep condoms out of direct sunlight, and never store them in a hot room like a car drawer.
4. The condom expired
Check the expiration date is important. If the condom has expired, it must be thrown away immediately. There is no guarantee how effective it will be if it is past the expiration date.
5 Not using condoms carefully
Be careful when using a condom, especially when removing it from the package. Rips often occur in a rush and tear the condom packaging with your teeth. To avoid this, use your hands or scissors instead.
6. How to use it wrong
To be effective, husbands need to use condoms correctly. Know which side of the condom is facing up and how to roll it properly. Don’t wait until the ‘last minute’ to learn how to use a condom. Be sure to wear it properly before sex.
7. Do not remove the condom immediately after ejaculation
Remove the condom immediately after ejaculation. If you don’t remove the condom immediately, the penis can shrink, and the condom can fall off when you remove it. This can spill sperm into the vagina. After ejaculation, carefully pull out and remove the condom. Tie the ends so they don’t spill and throw them away.
How to use the correct condom
Again, condoms are effective when used correctly. There is also a correct way to wear it:
1. Find the correct side of the condom
Hold the condom and make sure the side to be placed on the penis is correct. The fringe (in the shape of a circle) should be rolled up on the outside, not tucked under it.
Mother or husband can unroll the condom slightly to check it, if needed. There’s no need to stick your finger inside the condom to do this.
You’ll know you’re on the right side if you can easily slide the condom down the penis. If you accidentally use the condom from the inside out, throw it away and start over with a new one, as the outside may get stained.
2. Leave some space at the end
Pinch the tip of the condom with your fingertips, then put the condom on the penis. This will ensure that there is room for fluid to come out during ejaculation (climax). Without it, condoms can be ineffective. This can also help prevent air from getting trapped inside the condom. Most condoms have what is called a reservoir tip to prevent trapped air.
3. Roll up the condom completely
Once the condom is in place, unroll it so it covers the entire shaft of the penis. Doing this in addition to preventing pregnancy will help reduce the risk of transmitting any STIs that are transmitted by skin-to-skin contact, such as syphilis.
This also makes the condom less likely to slip than if the condom was only partially rolled.
If the condom doesn’t cover the shaft completely, or feels tight, then the condom is too small. Using a condom that is too small or too big increases the risk of failure
As a side note, never reuse a used condom. Even if you want to have sex again, resist the temptation to reuse the used condom. This is because there may be residual ejaculate on the outside of the condom. Plus, used condoms break more easily.
We hope that this information about the causes of ineffective use of condoms in delaying pregnancy will help mothers and fathers find the right contraceptive method. So that you can adjust the distance between the birth of children from one another precisely.
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