Some people are embarrassed to use condoms or feel they may interrupt foreplay or intercourse.
Both partners must be comfortable with using a condom and be prepared to use one every time they have sex.
Condoms may decrease sexual sensation.
Some people are allergic to latex (rubber). These couples should use condoms made of polyurethane (plastic).
Condoms may break or leak.
Failure rates for barrier methods are higher than for most other methods of birth control. Using an additional method of birth control is a good backup measure in case a condom breaks. If a condom does break and you are using no other birth control method, you can use emergency contraception to help prevent pregnancy.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 08, 2014
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