If you're sexually active, it's important that you carefully consider your options for contraception and protection from sexually transmitted infections. Condoms are an affordable, convenient option that can help you enjoy intimate moments with your partner while providing you with reliable protection against unwanted pregnancy and disease. Walgreens has many options available for discreet shipping to your home, including an assortment of large condoms to fully meet your needs.
How Condoms Provide Protection
Male condoms are made from a slight stretchy, rubbery material and are shaped like a sheath with one open end and one closed end. Each condom comes in its own wrapper and looks like a flat disc when it is removed from the packaging. The condom is placed on the tip of the penis and then rolled down over the shaft. When put on correctly prior to intercourse, the condom captures semen, preventing it from becoming released into a partner. During vaginal intercourse, this greatly reduces the chances of pregnancy occurring, and it prevents the sharing of body fluids during all types of intercourse. As a result, condoms are highly effective at preventing the spread of HIV, HPV and other sexually transmitted infections.
What Size Condom Do I Need?
For a condom to work as intended, it must remain in place and intact throughout intercourse, and there is a risk that a condom could slip off, rip or break. Selecting the proper size can go a long way toward reducing the risk of failure. If a condom is too small to properly fit a man, there is a much greater chance of breakage occurring. As a result, men with larger penis sizes should opt for large or extra-large condoms every time they engage in intercourse. It is important, though, that you only select large condoms if regular condoms are too tight or have broken due to your size before. If the condom is too big, it could slip off during intercourse or withdrawal, leading to a spillage of semen that could result in pregnancy or the sharing of disease.
Types of Large Condoms
Large condoms come in different varieties to meet every couple's needs. Latex condoms are the most popular type and are an inexpensive solution for contraception. If you or your partner has a latex allergy or you want a more natural feel, you can opt for non-latex condoms made of polyisoprene. Condoms come in lubricated and unlubricated forms. Most experts recommend the use of lubricated condoms which can make penetration easier and more comfortable for both partners.
Tips for Condom Use
Condoms are 97 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, but only if they are used correctly and consistently. You should put a condom on before any type of intercourse occurs and leave it in place until after ejaculation. Once a large condom has been used, it must be thrown away. Rinsing and reusing condoms can result in failure. All condoms are marked with an expiration date. Once this date has passed, the condoms should not be used. Experts recommend that condoms be stored in a temperature-controlled location. Keeping them inside of a wallet could damage them.