Unheard Facts about Condoms that will Leave you Amazed

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jul 21, 2014

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People have different perceptions about use of condoms, from shame to "made only" for AIDS patients. It is because of these that you would never have come across some interesting facts about condoms.
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    Condoms:They go beyond Birth Control

    HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and unwanted pregnancy are some of the first things which will hit your mind when you hear the word "condoms". However, a condom is much more than just an equipment to prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. There are many interesting facts associated with it that may change your approach. Here are some of them.

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    Condom Makes Sex 10,000 Times Safer

    Most of us are well aware of the important role condoms play in preventing pregnancy and HIV. But, not many of you know that having intercourse while wearing a condom can make it 10,000 times safer.

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    People Allergic to Latex can also Use it

    A lot of people try to avoid using condom because they are allergic to latex. But, the fact is that even people with such allergies can use them. There are latex-free condoms which are made of polyurethane and polyisoprene.

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    Condoms have been there since Ages

    The first ever illustration of a man using a condom was seen in a 12,000-15,000 year old painting on a wall of a cave in France.

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    Sex with Condom is Pleasurable Too

    People who use condom have a commonly shared opinion that sex is more pleasurable when it is had without the presence of a condom. But, this is purely unreal. Studies have claimed that one experiences sexual pleasure be it with a condom or without it.

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    It’s Easy to Buy a Condom Now

    There has been a siginificant amount of increase in the accessibility of condoms with the installment of condom vending machines and others in differnet places.

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    Condom is the Cheapest way of Birth Control

    Condom has been the most easily available and the most inexpensive form of birth control option available to men and women.

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    Condom can Hold a LOT

    On an average, a condom can hold 4 quarts of liquid which is equal to a gallon.

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    Condom and the German Military

    It was in the 19th century that condom got promoted for the first time. The German military was the first to be known to promote condom use.

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