Why do Condoms Fail to Contracept?
Condom is highly effective when used as a method of contraception, and failures associated with contraception are a result of inappropriate use. So what exactly goes wrong?
- Choosing a condom of inappropriate size - A condom that is bigger or smaller than your size can slip off or break inside vagina during sex, which will result in exposure to semen.
- Didn’t check the quality of the condom and ended up using the one with a hole.
- Didn’t get rid of the air in the reservoir tip, which caused the condom to break after ejaculation because of the increased pressure.
- Exposure to semen or the condom slipping off because of the delayed removal of penis and condom from the vagina.
- Some worry that the usage of condom might reduce the level of sexual excitement, and thus they prefer to put it on just before climax. However, this won’t help with contraception. There is a tiny content of sperm in men’s urethral mucus that comes out before ejaculation. That might flow into women’s vagina. Although you subdue your need for ejaculation, there can be little semen emitted from your penis that can lead to the failure of contraception.
To keep contraception failure at bay, one need to choose a condom of the correct size, inspect it before putting it on, understand the right way to use it, and take precautions if it happens to slip off or breaks in the vagina while having sex.