5 Condom Myths All Millennials Have
From that one friend’s harrowing encounter about how his condom broke out of the 200 times he’s used condoms, to the one-size-fits-all mentality, we’re here to bust the top 5 misconceptions that all millennials in Singapore have!
1. Condoms don’t protect against STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhea.
False! Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can spread through genital secretions and the best way to protect yourself against these diseases is to use a condom. Condoms act as a barrier, blocking these secretions and greatly reduce your risk of contracting these STIs during sex.
Research has also shown that condoms are significantly effective in preventing chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. People who consistently used condoms showed a 62% reduction in the risk of contracting gonorrhea and a 26% reduction in the risk of acquiring chlamydia1.
Think you should only use condoms when having penis-in-vagina (PIV) sex? Think again! Using proper protection during oral or anal sex is equally important to reduce your risk of infection.
Looking for condoms designed for oral pleasure? Try our Edison pack!
2. Condom sizes don't matter.
How many of us have seen this GIF before? I mean it’s true that condoms are very stretchy and can fit a range of penis sizes, but using the right size determines your level of pleasure while wearing it. More importantly, when condoms fit you properly, they are also the most effective.
Using a condom that is too small or large may result in slippage or even breakage of the condom during sex, exposing you to possible infections or unwanted pregnancies. That’s a huge risk to take if you think about it!
But don’t worry, you can check which condom size will best suit you here.
TLDR: Steps to measure your penis size
- Grab a ruler or measuring tape (duh, you can’t count on estimation for this)
- Measure the length from the base of your erect penis to the end of the tip
- Measure for girth by wrapping the tape around the thickest part of your shaft
3. Condoms are only for PIV (Penis In Vagina) sex.
Even though anal and oral play can’t get you pregnant, you still run a risk of catching and/or spreading STDs/STIs if you don’t use protection.
In addition, the anus isn’t self-lubricating, which means that tears in the anal lining are common. Barriers in the form of condoms and anal lubes for anal sex are thus extra important because these microtears create open pathways to the bloodstream. Bacteria from the anus can easily enter into the male urethra, causing bladder and urinary tract infections (UTIs).
For players who love to go down on their partner, we recommend using flavoured condoms and/or dental dams for fellatio and other similar acts so that you can have a worry-free intimate experience.
4. Thinner condoms are more likely to break.
Nope! The most common reason for condoms to break is due to improper handling such as not storing the condom in a proper environment that is cool and away from the heat or not leaving enough room at the tip of the condom.
According to a Glow Community poll, 36% of women believed that thinner condoms are more likely to break2. All condoms sold are rigorously tested for quality and held to the same quality standards. Rest assured, thin condoms, when used correctly, aren’t any more likely to break than thicker ones.
We’ve included a detailed care instruction set in all our packs to ensure the quality of your products will not be compromised and you can make the most out of your intimate moments.
5. It's fine to use any lube or lotion with condoms.
Definitely don’t use butter!!!
Besides having a variety of sizes and thickness, condoms also come in many different materials such as the most common natural rubber latex, polyurethane, polyisoprene, and lambskin.
So just how many kinds of lubes are there and how do you know which lube is suitable for you? To start off, the most common lubes are water-based, silicone-based and oil-based. For example, oil-based lubricants, such as lotions, vaseline, coconut oil should never be used with latex and polyisoprene condoms as they will damage the condom and cause it to break easily.
The most recommended type of lubricant for pleasure is the water-based lubricant as it is compatible with most condoms and sex toys and is the least likely to cause an allergic reaction.
All of our Play is Priority packs contain condoms made from natural rubber latex and are compatible with water-based lubricants.
Stay tuned as we’ll be bringing you more premium lubricants soon!
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