5 myths about the condoms in which you still believe!
Except protecting your partner of getting pregnant, it has a big role in protection of spreading sexually transmitted diseases. But, even they could be found almost everywhere, many people still believe in myths about these “rubber protectors”.
MYTH #1: Applying lubricant on the condom will prevent the condom to rip.
TRUTH: The lubricants based on oil, in fact, could damage the condom.
MYTH #2: The condom protects us of all sexually transmitted disease.
TRUTH: The condoms are not offering total protection of genital herpes, HPV, syphilis and pubic lice. The preservative is not enough even in case of herpes type 2, or genital herpes, neither in case of herpes type 1, or oral herpes, for which is recently found that it could be transmitted even through sexual contact. In case of HPV and herpes, it could happen that the person has these diseases for years without any symptoms, and without knowing it, could transmit the disease to the partner.
MYTH #3: If you are allergic on latex, you can’t use condoms.
TRUTH: You can use condoms made of polyurethane and polyisoprene.
MYTH #4: It’s good to keep the condoms in your wallet.
TRUTH: Keeping the condoms in the wallet for a long time could thin the material of which is made the condom and tiny holes could appear on it.
MYTH #5: Using 2 condoms in the same time doubles the protection.
TRUTH: Using 2 condoms in the same time in fact lowers the protection, because of the bigger friction between them and the possibility of ripping is higher.