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The truth is, condoms work. Their purpose is simply to provide a barrier between you and whatever would like to make a home in your body. It would be nice if they were made to do more. But I think helping to prevent diseases such as unplanned pregnancy, HIV, syphilis, herpes and HPV – among others – is more than enough.
Here’s the facts:
- All condoms protect against pregnancy.
- All condoms – except lamb skin – protect against STIs.
- The number one reason condoms fail is user error.
When using condoms properly, your risk for catching:
- HIV 80-95%
- Pregnancy 99.99999%
- Chlamydia 95%
- Gonorrhea 50-75%
- Syphilis 60-70%
- HPV 30-80%
- Oral and Genital Herpes 30%
- Trichomoniasis 30%
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 55%
Yes, I’m aware that none of this is 100%. But nothing in life is 100%. Do you stop wearing seatbelts or helmets because they fail sometimes? No. They make thinks just as uncomfortable, don’t always fit and can be a hassle to remember. But we take these precautions because we know they work.
So, the choices are simple: use a condom to so protect significantly or don’t and take your turn roulette table. Make smart decisions and only take the sexual risks you’re willing to take.