It is a commonly known fact that condoms are the most popular and most commonly used contraceptives used by men all around the world. Condoms are one of the oldest methods of contraception. Condoms also come under barrier method of contraception as they form a barrier between the penis and vagina and prevent entry of sperm into the woman’s uterus and thereby prevent pregnancy. Condoms are also the cheapest contraceptives available in the market and are 99% effective.
Modern day condoms are made up of latex rubber and are available in varying range of flavors, textures and colors. Believe it or not but condoms are a part of human existence from 3000 years now. In earlier days condoms were made of animal skins or intestines. Condoms can be purchased from any medical store and do not require any kind of prescription. It is a very convenient option as a contraceptive.
A condom is worn by a man just before intercourse so that it would cover the erect penis and hold semen in there. It should be taken off after intercourse carefully and should be disposed properly. The most common risk with condoms is breaking of condoms which might cause leaking of semen into the vagina.