Using more than one condom during sex provides twice the protection.
Myth! Despite how it may look, using two latex-based product at a time leads to wear and tear and provide less than the protection offered by a single condom.
Don’t use body lotions, moisturizer, massage oil, body oil, lipstick, or any other oil-based product (such as petroleum jelly, or Vaseline) with latex, polyisoprene, or lambskin condoms. This is because they can weaken the condom, making it less effective. Use plenty of water-based lubricants, such as K-Y Jelly (available from pharmacies), especially for anal sex.
Condom Do’s and Don’ts
Do use a condom every time you have sex.
Do put on a condom before having sex.
Do read the package and check the expiration date.
Do make sure there are no tears or defects.
Do store condoms in a cool, dry place.
Do use latex or polyurethane condoms.
Do use a water-based or silicone-based lubricant to prevent breakage.
Don’t store condoms in your wallet as heat and friction can damage them.
Don’t use nonoxynol-9 (a spermicide), as this can cause irritation.
Don’t use oil-based products like baby oil, lotion, petroleum jelly, or cooking oil because they will cause the condom to break.
Don’t use more than one condom at a time.
Don’t reuse a condom.
Challenge: Use a condom every time you have sex
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