Are you among those Adults Clueless About Condom Use? Its true, it isn’t just the kids who need to know the proper use of condoms. Slow down! Take a look at why increasing STD when you don’t do this right is just around the corner. The following article written by Koa Beck in Momish, explains why a lot of adults need a refresher course.
Forget Teen Pregnancy: Even Adults Don’t Know How To Use Condoms
It seems that everyone from college students to married couples don’t know how to apply or use condoms correctly, which reveals a lot about what kids definitely aren’t learning in the classroom.
Condoms have a 98% success rate with perfect use. But with grownups failing to check condoms, use lubricant, or even put them on the right way, that success rate is taking a hit.
Some were as simple as failing to use a condom all the way through intercourse, elevating STD risks:
…between 17 percent and 51.1 percent of people queried in the studies said they’d put on a condom partway through intercourse — negating any disease-controlling benefits, since fluids are exchanged throughout intercourse not just during ejaculation. Other studies found that between 1.5 percent and 24.8 percent of sexual experiences involved putting a condom on too late in the process of intercourse.
Late application: Between 17 percent and 51.1 percent of people reported putting a condom after intercourse has already begun. Other studies found that late application happens in 1.5 percent to 24.8 percent of sexual encounters.
Early removal: Between 13.6 percent and 44.7 percent of individuals in the studies had taken a condom off before intercourse was over. Other studies found that early removal happens in between 1.4 percent and 26.9 percent of sexual encounters.
Unrolling a condom before putting it on: Between 2.1 percent and 25.3 percent of people reported completely unrolling a condom before putting it on.
No space at the tip: Failing to leave a reservoir for semen was reported by between 24.3 percent and 45.7 percent of respondents, depending on the study.
Failing to remove air: Almost half (48.1 percent) of women and 41.6 percent of men reported sexual encounters in which air wasn’t squeezed from the tip of the condom.
Inside-out condoms: Between 4 percent and 30.4 percent of people reported rolling on a condom inside out and then flipping it the other way around, potentially exposing their partner to bodily fluids.
Not checking for damage: Meanwhile, 82.7 percent of women and 74.5 percent of men failed to check condoms for damage before use.
No lubrication: Between 16 percent and 25.8 percent of participants had used condoms without lubrication, increasing the risk of a break.
Incorrect withdrawal: Failing to promptly and properly withdraw after ejaculation was a common mistake, occurring in up to 57 percent of encounters in one study. About 31 percent of men and 27 percent of women reported this error. Original story here.
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