9 Facts About Condoms
Leslie Kantor, MPH, the national director of education initiatives at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, published this list:
When it comes to HIV, using a condom makes sex 10,000 times safer than not using a condom.
- There is no medical reason why someone can’t use a Condom.
- Condoms have been around a long, long time. The earliest known illustration of a man using a condom is a 12,000–15,000 year-old painting on the wall of a cave in France.
- One in four acts of vaginal intercourse is condom-protected in the US. It is one in three among single people.
- People who use condoms feel their experiences are just as pleasurable as people who don’t.
- Ninety-three percent of sexually active American women aged 15–44 have had a partner that used a male condom.
- Condom availability in places of need around the world is increasing significantly, with 25.8 million female condoms provided through international and nongovernmental funding sources in 2009.
- The condom is one of the most accessible and inexpensive forms of birth control available.
- The vast majority of American teens use a condom the first time they have sex.
- Only 39 percent of American high school students are taught how to correctly use a condom in their health classes. Programs that teach young people about abstinence as well as contraception, including condom use, help teens to delay first sex, and use condoms and other forms of contraception when they do have sex.
It is always best to communicate with your sexual partner about what you want and enjoy sexually. Safe sex is consensual sex.