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What is a Condom?

A condom is a contraceptive device. That means that it is used during sex to prevent pregnancy. But unlike hormonal contraception (like the birth control pill), condoms can also prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Why Do Condoms Break?

When used properly, condoms are scientifically proven to effectively protect against STDs and to prevent unwanted pregnancies. However, occasionally a condom can rip during use. What causes condoms to break?

Q: Are Thinner Condoms More Likely to Break?

Q: My interest is piqued whenever I hear about extra thin or extra sensitive condoms. I’d think that something that was extra thin would run a greater risk at being extra unsafe! I mean, if they are so safe, then why aren’t all condoms extra thin?

Q: Which condoms smell and taste the best?

Q: Hi, My wife hates the smell and taste of regular condoms. We don’t need condoms for contraception, but which no smell & taste condoms can you recommend for us, as she refuse outright to let me come in her mouth, so thought I might solve both problems by changing the type of condom. Thanks!

Q: What is Condom Pumping?

Q: What is Condom Pumping?

Q: Can Condoms Break in Extreme Temperatures?

Q: I ordered some condoms from you guys and they came in on Friday afternoon. I was gone for the weekend and didn’t realize that they were on my porch when I headed out.

Q: Can I use PVC gloves as a dental dam?

Q: Can I use PVC gloves as a dental dam? 

Q: Can lube damage condoms?

A:  Oil-based lubricants should never be used in conjunction with latex or polyisoprene condoms.

Q & A: What is a Micro Tear?

Q: I see you guys talk about micro tears in condoms a lot, but I don’t know what they are, and in all honesty, it’s kind of freaking me out? Do condoms normally come with tiny tears in them? Does spermicide cause them? PLEASE ANSWER.

Q: Does fluorescent lighting deteriorate condoms?

Q: I keep seeing instructions on condom boxes that say to keep condoms away from fluorescent lighting. Does it really do that much damage?