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Condom Effectiveness

Condoms are the only type of contraception that can both prevent pregnancy and protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).  There are 2 types of condoms: external condoms, worn on the penis – sometimes called male condoms female condoms, worn inside the vagina – sometimes called female condoms This page is about external condoms, and explains how they work and where you can get them. Condoms are made from very thin latex (rubber), polyisoprene or polyurethane and are designed to stop your semen from coming into contact with your sexual partner. At a glance: condoms When used correctly every time you have sex, male condoms are 98% effective. This means 2 out of 100 people will become pregnant in 1 year when male condoms are used as...

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Here's How Often Men and Women Really Think About Sex

You've probably heard the old adage that men sit around all day thinking about sex. The popular myth says it's once every seven seconds, to be exact. If you take the number of seconds in an hour (3,600) and divide it by 7, that works out to roughly 514 sex thoughts—just in an hour! Seems like a lot. So how often do people really think about sex? Though the "once every seven seconds" notion seems impossible to prove or disprove, researchers have actually taken a stab at it multiple times. In 2011, a research team based out of Ohio State University conducted a study to keep track of how often a sample of 283 college students thought about sex, food, and sleep...

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