7 things you must know about contraception

7 things you must know about contraception

1. What is the raised tip on the front of the condom used for?
Many people are wondering why there is a raised part on the front of the condom and what is it used for?
In fact, this small tip is the "sperm storage vesicle". As the name suggests, it is the place where sperm is stored. Its role cannot be underestimated. Usually men will have a greater impact at the moment of ejaculation. If there is no seminal vesicle to relieve the pressure, the condom may fall off. And without this tip to store semen, semen may flow out of the condom in a retrograde manner, increasing the chance of a woman getting an unintended pregnancy. Therefore, the existence of this small tip is inevitable and very necessary.

2. Do I need to change a condom after using it for 15 minutes?
In fact, there is no standard answer to this question. If both parties do not feel any discomfort or the condom breaks after 15 minutes, there is no need to change the condom. However, if you feel that the lubricant outside the condom has decreased and it is particularly dry, you can choose to change the condom or use lubricant to assist. And if the condom is removed during the process, no matter how long it is used, it must be replaced with a new condom when entering again and cannot be reused.

3. What should you do if you later find that the condom is broken?
There are many reasons for condoms to break, such as tearing during tearing or excessive force during the process, etc. After discovering that the condom has broken, couples who have no childbearing plans must take emergency contraceptive pills in time. It is recommended to take them within 24 hours for the best effect. The probability of contraceptive failure will increase after 48 hours. Note that birth control pills cannot be taken for a long time, and it is recommended to take them less than three times a year.

4. Is it okay if I don’t use condoms during the safe period?
The safe period refers to a woman’s non-ovulation period, which is the follicular phase after the end of menstruation and the luteal phase before menstruation. It is generally believed that the 7 days before menstruation and the 8 days after the start of menstruation are safe periods, but it is actually difficult to accurately calculate the safe period for women. Once the menstrual period is delayed or extended, the safe period will also change. For women with irregular menstruation, contraception during the safe period is completely unfeasible. Even for women with regular menstruation, the probability of contraceptive failure during safe periods is as high as 50%. So even during the so-called safe period, condoms should be used.

5. Can you get pregnant after ejaculation outside the body?
Many men will trick girls into saying that they will not get pregnant if they ejaculate outside their bodies in order to not wear condoms, and many women have suffered a loss because of this. A research survey shows that the contraceptive rate of external ejaculation is only 27%. On the one hand, it is because men have difficulty controlling the rhythm of ejaculation and may ejaculate before withdrawing. On the other hand, male sperm is not only discharged at the last moment, but also in the secretions before the start of sexual life and the secretions produced during sexual intercourse. Therefore, external ejaculation is not advisable for contraception!

6. Are condoms guaranteed to be 100% safe for contraception?
Condoms are not 100% guaranteed to prevent pregnancy. As long as they are worn correctly, there is a 2% chance of failure when using condoms. Not to mention some irregular use, such as not emptying the air in the seminal vesicle before use, accidentally causing the condom to break when tearing the package, etc., which will cause the contraceptive effect to be reduced.
After daily use of condoms, be sure to check whether the condom is damaged. For couples who do not need to have children, if a condom is found to be damaged, emergency contraceptive pills should be taken immediately to remedy the problem.

7. Not everyone can use condoms to prevent pregnancy!
Most condoms on the market are made of latex. Some people who are allergic to latex may also experience allergies after using condoms, which may manifest as itching, swelling, and burning sensations in their private parts. Therefore, such people may consider other contraceptive methods.

Common mistakes when using condoms!

1. Bite with teeth
If you bite open the condom packaging bag with your teeth, it is very likely that the condom will break. If you do not detect it in time and use it as usual, it will increase the chance of contraceptive failure.

2. Failure to empty the air in the seminal vesicles
Before using a condom, pay attention to emptying the air in the seminal vesicle to avoid excessive pressure during the process, which may cause the condom to break or cause it to slip.

3. Wrong front and back
Also pay attention to distinguishing the front and back of condoms. The outside of the rolled edge is the front and the inside is the back. Wearing the wrong side of the condom can easily cause the condom to fall off.

4. Failure to exit in time after ejaculation
Many men want to warm up for a while after ejaculation, and then wait until the genitals are weak before withdrawing from the female body, but this behavior is very undesirable. The size of the genitals decreases after weakness, which is likely to allow semen to leak out, increasing a woman's chance of unintended pregnancy.


Four steps to wear condoms correctly

Condoms are a very highly used and relatively safe method of contraception, but please note that they are not 100% contraceptive. Therefore, if they break during use and you have no childbearing plans, you should take birth control as soon as possible. Another thing is to use condoms correctly and avoid the above 4 mistakes.

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