A healthy sex life can contribute to your overall well-being, but it's important to ensure that you take steps to help prevent unwanted pregnancy and protect you and your partner from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Condoms can provide a simple, yet effective way to do both, and you can easily purchase them at CVS online with discreet delivery to your door.
What Are Condoms?
Condoms are a type of contraceptive, a method of preventing pregnancy. A condom is a thin sheath with one open end and one closed end. Most condoms have a small conical tip called a reservoir. Before sexual intercourse, a male places the condom on the tip of his penis and then rolls it down to cover the head and shaft. The condom then acts as a barrier to bodily fluids and helps to capture semen which helps prevent it from reaching an egg.
Benefits Of Condoms
There are a number of benefits to using condoms for contraception. Condoms are typically easy to use and do not interfere with the spontaneity of intercourse. Correct use of condoms may be an effective way at preventing pregnancy and reducing the risk of contracting STIs like HIV.
Types Of Condoms
To start shopping for condoms, begin by focusing on materials. Latex condoms are the most popular and economical option; however, some people are sensitive or allergic to latex and require condoms made out of alternative materials. Next, consider the size that's right for your needs. Condoms that are too small may be uncomfortable, and ones that are too large could slip off during intercourse. Finally, you can consider the special features of the available products. Many people prefer to purchase lubricated condoms, as they can make penetration easier and more comfortable. Some condoms are designed to enhance intercourse. Examples include ultra-thin condoms that may increase sensitivity for the partner wearing the condom and ribbed condoms that can provide extra sensations for the other partner.
How Effective Are Condoms?
A condom is most effective at preventing pregnancy when used correctly. Experts recommend that men put condoms on as soon as they become fully erect and to withdraw and remove them as soon as possible after ejaculation occurs. Condoms are only intended to be used once; washing and reusing condoms could result in an accidental pregnancy or the transmission of an STI. Read the directions for use provided on the condom packaging. It is a good idea to check condoms for holes and tears before application and to store them in a cool dry area.
How Much Do Condoms Cost?
Condom prices start under $5, CVS also has frequent sales. You can always save more with your ExtraCare card too.