No matter what nervous parents might think about the annual Matric Rage in Plettenburg Bay, one great thing is emerging from news reports – teenagers are buying condoms by the crate load kbs news 다운로드.
To be honest, we’re not sure they’re always being used properly, as the sales of morning-after contraception pills has also gone through the roof, but the “condomise” message has clearly been received by SA teens.
Make condoms work for you
Practising safe sex is very important, and the male condom is the single most effective means to prevent both an unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Made from a type of latex plastic, the condom prevents the exchange of fluid while having sex. They are easy to obtain, fairly cheap, available over the counter and easy to use.
Things to know
Every condom has an expiry date – the latex wears out over time and may create micro-cracks within the walls of the condom. These cracks may be small, but they’re big enough to let semen pass through. So, check the date when you’re buying them, or getting one from a friend.
One of the most common complaints is the friction caused by using the condom, which can cause discomfort or tear the condom. This can easily be rectified by using any water-based lubricant – DO NOT use anything oil-based, like petroleum jelly, Vaseline or baby oil. These lubricants can weaken the bonds of the latex plastic and may break the condom. Stick to water-based lubricants.
Never use more than one condom at a time. Using two condoms, or using both a male and a female condom, at the same time, is not very effective. The friction between the two condoms will increase the risk of tears in the condom. And of course, it’s never safe to re-use condoms. You can find a variety of condoms at most stores.