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Condom Knowledge

Condoms are a form of barrier contraceptive method used to prevent unwanted pregnancies and reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Here is some essential knowledge about condoms: Purpose: Condoms are primarily used to prevent pregnancy by creating a physical barrier between the penis and vagina, preventing sperm from reaching the egg. Additionally, they can help reduce the transmission of STIs by preventing direct contact between bodily fluids. Types: Condoms come in two main types: male condoms and female condoms. Male condoms are worn over the penis, while female condoms are inserted into the vagina. Both types serve the same purpose but have different designs. Materials: Condoms are typically made from latex, polyurethane, or polyisoprene. Latex condoms are the...

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HIV Advice for Gay Men

  We've all heard the myths! If you're gay men you're bound to become HIV-positive. Right? Wrong! Just because you are gay does not mean you will become HIV-positive. But it is true that the virus does affect gay men more than the general population. In the UK today the vast majority of transmissions come from men who don't know they have the virus. Hence why testing is so important. In 2019, it was estimated that there are 105,200 people living with HIV in the UK.    94% of these people are diagnosed, and therefore know that they have HIV. This means that around 1 in 16 people living with HIV in the UK do not know that they have the virus.   98%...

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A Brief History of Condom

Condoms, as a method of controlling birth, preventing pregnancy and reducing the risk of sexually transmitted infections, are widely recommended by doctors and sex experts. In today’s condom market, condoms are made of various materials, such as latex, polyurethane, etc. In the beginning, the first condom documented in the reference was made of linen and intestine.

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