Countless brands of condoms can be seen on the shelves of medical stores. These are an undoubted protection against sexual diseases. But, do you know anything about the side-effects of condoms?
The first thing comes to mind when we talk about condoms is – protection against diseases like AIDS, gonorrhea, or syphilis. Before buying a pack of our preferred brand, we all closely check the quality seal and package expiration date. Despite all these precautions, overlooking the chances of a sexual accident is not possible. Like other things, condoms do have negatives. Do you know, what are the side-effects of condoms? Let’s talk about those.
Latex allergy comes first when I talk about the side-effects of condoms. The majority of condoms are made of latex, but latex is not for all. Therefore, people using latex condoms may experience a latex allergy.
Latex allergy means experiencing itching in the genital area, rhinorrhea, sneezing. In some cases (very rare), victims can experience dizziness, headaches, and skin inflammation.
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Not A 100% Protection Against STD
Yes! This is true. No condom can promise you a 100% protection against STD.
We all know that condom only covers the penis and penis remain in contact with vaginal mucosa. Hence, there are strong chances of sexually transmitted infections.
For example, if your partner is suffering from human papillomavirus (HPV) and get sores when contacting with the vaginal mucosa, he can get infected too.
Always At A Risk of Getting Pregnant
Regardless of how intelligently you have applied the condom, there’s still a 2% risk of getting pregnant.
The risk increases when a condom breaks or does not cover enough male organ. If a condom slipped or torn, the woman should quickly check with a gynecologist.
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Excessive Use of Condoms Means Risk of Cancer
Excessive use of condom increases the risk of cancer in women, as claimed by many areas experts and researchers. This is one among other serious side-effects of condoms.
Talc used by some manufacturers can cause itching and irritation and may result in severe health consequences. Talc can cause ovarian cancer, and if after inhaling reaches the lungs, it can cause respiratory problems or lung cancer.
Excessive Use of Condoms Mean Infertility
The habit of using a condom can inhibit the production of anti-sperm antibodies. If you use a condom, the female body becomes less able to produce these antibodies, which are actually a disorder of the immune system.
Some condoms contain a spermicide oil- called nonoxynol 9, which suffocates the skin internally and externally.
Ethylene dibromide is another substance found in condoms that cause redness, itching, and sometimes genital herpes.
So, what is the safest alternative to condoms?
Well, the safest way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases is to have a stable relationship based on mutual respect, trust, and loyalty. In addition, go for routine health checkups.