Condom breakage is almost a common experience for most people; however research shows it can actually be avoided. Most of the times a condom breaks, it’s because of carelessness on your own part. I have put together a list of things that can make condoms break during sex. Read and learn.
- DOUBLE BAGGING
This is about the commonest cause of condom breakage. Some people erroneously think that wearing two condoms during sex reduces the risk of getting (one) pregnant or maybe contracting a disease, but it doesn’t— It only increases the possibility of those things actually happening because it’d cause breakage due to excess friction.
- WRONGFUL WEARING
There’s a reason condoms are built with a tip. As you wear them, make sure you create room for that tip, otherwise, you risk breakage during sex.
Unknown to some, condoms also have an expiry date. If you notice it’s expired, do not use, otherwise you expose yourself to danger. Expired condoms are less effective.
- TOO BIG/ TOO SMALL
Never use a condom that’s too big or too small. If it’s too big, it’s likely to break, and if it’s too small, it’s likely to break. If you’re getting a condom, make sure it’s the appropriate size.
- AIR BUBBLES
Be careful to avoid air bubbles when you slide on a condom. Air bubbles can create points of weakness in a condom, and expose it to breakage.
- UNDERWATER SEX
As tempting as it gets, underwater sex can cause more harm than good. Water is salty, and could contain chlorine, which isn’t healthy for condoms and sex.
- INSUFFICIENT LUBRICATION
Insufficient lubrication can lead to too much friction during sex, and that is bad for the life of a condom.
- OIL BASED- LUBRICANTS
If you have to use an artificial lubricant, make sure it’s not oil- based as the oil can eat away latex. Use silicone or water-based lubes.
If you have to store condoms for future use, which by the way is what most people do, make sure you keep them in cool areas. Heat is not healthy for condoms.