Condoms have come a long way since their invention centuries ago. I see tons of ads for Viagra. That’s fine, no problem with that. But where are all the ads for condoms?
Considering Viagra was first offered in 1998 and condoms have been around since the Ancient Egyptians, and probably earlier, why don’t we see more ads for condoms???
It’s great that we’re advertising how to have better and enhanced sex, but don’t forget to include protection while you’re at it. Prevent pregnancies, yes, but also to prevent the variety of sexually transmitted diseases out there (STDs). CDC’s info on STDs https://www.cdc.gov/std/general/default.htm
By the way, I’ve work in the medical field for many years (too many to admit) culturing, testing and identifying many of these diseases. Syphilis has been on the rise since 2012 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/865770?src=par_cdc_stm_mscpedt&faf=1
There are antibiotic resistant strains of Gonorrhea, and yes, that is still around. HPV and Trichomonas are also prevalent and sexually transmitted.
Hey I know it’s not sexy or romantic to talk about, but would you get in your car and get out on the highway with a blindfold on? Is it worth the risk? HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Trichomoniasis, Herpes, Hepatitis and more.
Condoms have an interesting history. There is some evidence via cave paintings that condom use may have begun around 11,000 B.C. A variety of materials have been used including animal intestines, oiled silk paper, leather, linen, tortoise shell (ouch).
Hundreds of years ago, sheepskin condoms were reusable and it was recommended to wash them in milk to prevent diseases. The rubber condom was produced around 1855 by Charles Goodyear. Latex followed in the 1920s.
Condoms are made from different materials. Some have benefits over the others. There are Latex, lambskin, polyurethane, polyisoprene and female condoms.
Latex is most common and inexpensive. There are quite a variety of sizes, colors, textures, shapes and even flavors.
Lambskin is effective against pregnancy but not against the transmission of STD viruses because it’s porous.
Polyurethane has been used by those who are allergic to latex. They’re usually thinner and stronger and transfer heat well which for some may increase pleasure.
Polyisoprene is another newer material and an alternative to latex or polyurethane if you’re allergic to those types. It’s softer and may be more comfortable to wear.
Female condom is another option. What is a female condom? It’s made of soft nitrile, shaped like a long tube and inserted into the vagina.
The adult product company LELO.com has a new type of condom recently release called the HEX Condom. Named for its hexagonal shaped structured material. These are made of a new type of Latex that extra thin and strong. It’s also designed differently to help increase comfort and avoid slippage. Worth checking out. Yes, I do sponsor LELO and trust they have quality products or I wouldn’t recommend them.
The type of condom that works for you is a personal choice. It may take some experimenting with brands and materials until you find one that is just right. Enjoy and have fun! Feel awkward about scanning the shelves in the store trying to select the ‘right’ one for you? Buy them on line.