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The male condom

The condom is a rubber sheath that fits over a man's erect penis. In this way, it serves as a barrier, preventing the sperm from entering the uterus. It is 90% effective as a method of birth control. It also offers the best protection against venereal disease, including AIDS. Condoms are available at any chemist. 

The condom should be used every time you have intercourse. There may be some decrease in the sensation during sex. The man should put it on prior to any genital contact. You should avoid the use of oil-based lubricants like petroleum jelly, cold cream or baby oil as these can weaken latex condoms causing them to break. If necessary, use water-soluble lubricants like K-Y Jelly. Some condoms are lubricated with spermicide, which increases their effectiveness. 

Half an inch of the condom should be left at the tip of the penis to collect the semen. The condom must be removed carefully because if the semen spills, it could enter the vagina. Thus, the male partner should grasp the condom firmly at the base after climaxing to prevent it from slipping off and withdraw promptly before he loses his erection.
 

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yohann.5 years ago
using condoms is the best possible choice for males. they prevent AIDS and other STDs. they are available readily at any chemist. they do not have side effects. Use condoms for safe sex....
 
 
 
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Peter.5 years ago
condoms do decrease the sensation but they are very effective. they also prevent STDs and AIDS. i would prefer condoms anytime as be safe than sorry. there are different types of condoms available now which can do not decrease the sensation
 
 
 
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sivesh.5 years ago
i am using condoms for a year now, i feel that it reduces the sensitivity. i do not feel any sensation. are there any other method of birth control that can be used by men?
 
 
 
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XXZZ.8 years ago
Hi,
I use condom sometimes, One year ago i used a dotted condom and after that I got some kind of infection from that. It was resulting in some dots on the tip of the penis and it was painfull as well, sometime it was bleeding but very small.Then I used some ointment for that. Then I stopped useing it. Now I used it once and again I felt the same kind of experience. Please suggest.
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nader.8 years ago
you rsite is exellent and i hope , i could khow it sooner !
 
 
 
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kljh.8 years ago
condom use i me male
 
 
 
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xxx.8 years ago
i m a male,if i do regular mastrubation then does it effect my health...& are there chances of geeting aids.
 
 
 
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xxx.8 years ago
i m a male,if i do regular mastrubation then does it effect my health...& are there chances of geeting aids.
 
 
 
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dcp.8 years ago
i am using condoms and feel it is the best method which one can opt any time.
 
 
 
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amit.8 years ago
well .. whats the correct way of putting a condom ... as i have read somewhere that condom method dnt work if its not correctly applied .
can u upload a video which can show the rght method of applying condom
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