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Condoms -- everything you wanted to know

Condoms are the most cost-effective way to prevent unwanted pregnancies. They also stop the transmission of various STDs including the dreaded HIV/AIDS. When used properly, condoms have a 98% success rate! Nowadays, female condoms are also widely used. Much like their male counterparts, they work on the same barrier principle. And they're believed to be more pleasurable as well, though costlier.

They are easily available, inexpensive and work effectively when used properly. The con is that there's a certain stigma attached to buying them in many countries (including ours) and might be overlooked in the heat of the moment. The availability of the right size can also be a problem. Some also live under the impression that they decrease pleasure and aren't as good as the real thing. A common misconception is using two condoms. Double condoms are actually worse because they increase the friction and can cause the condoms to break.

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