Condom Nation

Posted by Leticia, 24 Jul 06

Well, you can blame it on Oprah. Recently she did a show on bra sizes and how many women weren't wearing the right size. Ask any guy and they'd say to you...who cares. So, guys this one's for you. How do you choose the proper condom? Does it really make a difference and do you think it matters?

Despite all the puppy dog looks and the single guys complaining that they just don't "get any", it is estimated that 5,000,000,000 condoms are used every year worldwide. Somebody's getting some. Perhaps your problem isn't getting it...its finding it; the right condom that is. Well, it stands to reason why you may be having a hard time picking the right one. There are over 100 different brands of condoms on the market.

The reason to use one is simple, condoms are the only form of protection that can be used to help stop the transmission of STDs and prevent pregnancy. The thing to keep in mind is that about 99% are made of latex. Latex can not be used with oil based lubricants like Vaseline or cold creams because they break down the latex. There are also condoms that are made of lamb intestines or polyurethane for those that have an allergic reaction to latex.

Your perfect partner could be online right now...

What are you looking for?

The cool thing about condoms is that like bra's they come in different shapes and sizes and colors. But, unlike the bra, you can even get your condoms flavored. There's regular shaped, form fitting, and flared. Ribbed condoms provide a little extra ribbing or bumps that increase the sensation when used.

Who knew shopping for condoms could be so much fun. Of course the type of condom that you use is totally up to you. The important thing is to buy them and use them. Here's another interesting fact: Women purchase around 60% of the condoms. Maybe that number would be higher for guys if they had to go to the child support office?!

The advantages of using a condom include of course they help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections, it's a perfect birth control for men, you can buy them easy and cheap without the need for a prescription, there's no side effects, they are easy to use and does not affect your ability to re-produce at a later day and time. Not only that, your average condom can hold about 4 quarts of milk...that's a lot of dairy!

Now that sounds like a fun game...take your partner out condom shopping and try many different brands and styles. Tell them it's all in the interest of science.

This is Leticia...asking is that a magnum in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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  1.   noobie says:
    Posted: 02 Sep 09

    whats the best condom to use for protection? i`m new at all this and i just really want to be protected...... any advice?

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  2.   Glock says:
    Posted: 11 Jan 08

    When I first seen this blog I said to myself, "All the guys are going to post on how BIG the condom needs to be for them". I was right. Many men cannot stand talking about how "big" they are. I always laugh.

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  3.   sweetnes20 says:
    Posted: 21 Jun 07

    no love with out the glove!!

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  4. Posted: 28 Mar 07

    good information....condoms are indeed our friends....!

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  5.   Fala says:
    Posted: 27 Feb 07

    I agree Annon. Its hard to believe that this day in age and in this country people still think they can tell who s clean and who s not just by looking at them. That kind of ignorance can be deadly.

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  6.   ANNON says:
    Posted: 18 Feb 07

    Condom or no condom that is the question... wow i dont think i ever heard so many ignorant people all together at the same time. You dont just get STD's (or STI's) from sexual intercource. There was awhile back a LARGE outbreak of herpes in the wrestling communtity in Minnesota. Mainly the in the High School in a couple communities. It was so bad that they cancelled many wrestling meets and it made the news. And how did they all come to be infected? Think 1000's of sweaty bodies rolling around on wrestling mats that hadnt been cleaned or sterlized since they first bought them for the school. Now there are 1000's of people walking around with active herpes infections on there body (theres a difference between this and genital herpes, but its still a strain of herpes) there is NO cure for herpes your stuck with it for life... but on a possitive note unlike HIV/AIDS it wont kill you. just think of it as the GIFT that keeps giving. And as far as the comment about "classy upscale women" like was mentioned before how you know she didnt contract it through a transfusion? This is 2007 people and we are NOT a third world country with no SEX EDUCATION, or the proper "supplies" to keep from spreading disease. MOST OF ALL COMMUNICATE... if they dont insist on using a condom maybe thats a clue to you something may or could be wrong. I dont care how good the sex is... is it REALLY worth dying for: Strap up each and everytime... even if your married... you never know if your husband/wife has cheated, is cheating, or who they were with before you!!!!

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  7. Posted: 11 Feb 07

    you have to use protection, it is the 2000's.

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  8.   UNME23 says:
    Posted: 30 Dec 06

    just wrap it up fellows.

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  9.   gms77 says:
    Posted: 17 Dec 06

    A timely topic!

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  10.   dannie says:
    Posted: 14 Dec 06

    Well, I am hoping to meet that special someone to play condom games with....yippie skippie

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  11.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 26 Nov 06

    a great article for everyone to read.

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  12.   Majesticone says:
    Posted: 18 Nov 06

    Condoms are necessary because too many pople do not take good care of themselves. and just because they look good dont mean they are safe.. if more people would be honest about their peronal habits, i think it would make the experience better and less tense. now what they need to do is make some for those that are "allergic" to latex.. now thats a problem.

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  13.   texasbest says:
    Posted: 12 Nov 06

    Condoms are great but a hassle.

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  14.   prime6969 says:
    Posted: 11 Nov 06

    Size do matter, I only use lubracated, about brand I dont have a prefrence as long as it is lubracated and big I can use it.

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  15.   Pleasjure13 says:
    Posted: 11 Nov 06

    I can't believe what I am about to say. Condoms are not important to me because I do not sleep around. Whenever I find the girl for me then we would have no use for them as long as no cheating is involved. Then again if cheating was involved I still wouldn't need condoms because she would be outta here.

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  16.   Fala says:
    Posted: 11 Nov 06

    This is a really interesting article. I'm not sure how many guys are going to pay it much attention. I'm sure they all think they're size XL. LOL

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  17.   lynne78 says:
    Posted: 04 Nov 06

    more men should read this and become more informed, over all great info thanks

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  18.   JADE74 says:
    Posted: 31 Oct 06

    It's too risky and scary today to not use protection.

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  19.   Mel says:
    Posted: 26 Oct 06

    It's very frightening to continue to hear or read comments by people who choose not to wear condoms. As clean and respectable as a person may seem, it only takes one partner, one time, to contract an STI. It reminds me of that old myth that a woman can't get pregnant the first time she has sex. This very ignorance is the reason STIs and HIV/AIDS cases persist. We have to stop thinking that we are invincible to the risks of unprotected sex. And besides, even if someone has a clean health history, why take the risk of an unwanted pregnancy? The other thing I find amazing about men who make excuses about condoms is the size issue. Please-there are companies who have responded to that "problem" by creating larger condoms. Having had this experience, I KNOW there are condoms that fit everyone. And being allergic to latex myself, I have had to go above and beyond to find protection that is suitable for me and my partner. There's no excuse. You may not have respect for yourself, but the least you can do is respect the other person and reduce the risks of becoming another statistic.

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  20.   browneye68 says:
    Posted: 12 Oct 06

    NEVER WITHOUT I LOVE MY LIFE AND YOU GUYS SHOULD TAKE CARE OF YOURS STAY BLESSED

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  21.   Carla says:
    Posted: 02 Oct 06

    This is true...if you are just looking for sex then a condom is definitly in order...and having the right size would definitly be a good thing :)

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  22.   Natural72 says:
    Posted: 02 Oct 06

    I recently took a scroll through the condom section of a store and I was shocked! They had several brands and types within brands. I've also learned there are brands that are popular with urban youth, yet not sold in many stores.

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  23.   embraceme says:
    Posted: 22 Sep 06

    HMMMM A RUBBER AS WE CALL IT IN OKLAHOMA LOL.. WELL I WOULD HAVE TO TELL PEOPLE IF THEY ARE OUT JUST FOR SEX YES GET AND USE THEM.. BUT MYSELF I WOULDNT DUSE ONE FOR THE SIMPLE FACT.. I WOULDNT SLEEP WITH SOMEONE I HAD NO INTENT ON BEING WITH FOREVER.. THE SAFEST SEX IS LOVING ONE ANOTHER.. IF YOU DONT LOVE THAT PERSON WHY HAVE SEX WITH THEM ..HMMMM JUST A THOUGHT A AMERICA

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  24.   JADE74 says:
    Posted: 22 Sep 06

    Something to really think about having safe sex.......Very informative article.

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  25.   marquez097 says:
    Posted: 22 Sep 06

    I hope guys are taking this article seriously. There are enough issues to deal with in a relationship without making more.

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  26.   Fala says:
    Posted: 20 Sep 06

    Very informative. I had no idea.

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  27.   romeoluvs says:
    Posted: 13 Sep 06

    nice piece of information. it comes handy at times.

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  28.   whytb0y says:
    Posted: 12 Sep 06

    they dont make big enough condoms so i have to have my comdoms custom made lol hey this is america i,m allowed to lie i learned it from out government lol.

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  29.   charlee1 says:
    Posted: 11 Sep 06

    can't believe that in this day and age, people are still willing to take chances with their health.

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  30.   jimmirix says:
    Posted: 09 Sep 06

    Condoms are a necessity anytime, anywhere

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  31.   sweetest1 says:
    Posted: 06 Sep 06

    UUUMmmmm.... can all the men who don't use condoms stand up?? Now just walk out of the room... I like Hanko's idea myself--lol!! Clean and upscale does not in any way mean disease free!! I lived in some affluent areas in my state and as a teen I found out the upper class teens I was in school with were passing herpes to one another... glad I held my virginity until after high school!!

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  32.   Kandi says:
    Posted: 03 Sep 06

    Condoms are our friends..

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  33.   hopetown says:
    Posted: 26 Aug 06

    ´HAD I KNOW IS ALWAYS AT LAST´ so be responsible and use condom.

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  34.   Jules787 says:
    Posted: 26 Aug 06

    If the problem is finding the right condom that feels right then buy a variety of different kinds. Try each one out and see which one feels the best, but use one. HIV and STD's is no joke, a rubber or a pine box you make the choice.

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  35.   sweetheart says:
    Posted: 25 Aug 06

    condom use should be discussed between partners.... I feel if you trust your partner there is no need for one

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  36.   JayJohn says:
    Posted: 24 Aug 06

    Who says that bra's do not come in flavors like condoms do???? As far as I know they have bras and panties that you can eat.... On the other side you should never, ever wear two condoms at once, research proves that they are more likely to break that way.

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  37.   Arnisca says:
    Posted: 24 Aug 06

    Believe it or not there are some men out there who don't know what size condoms to use. I dated one. Sex was very uncomfortable for him because he was using the wrong size. I took him condom shopping........he was so surprised to see so many sizes and different kinds of comdoms

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  38.   zakayp says:
    Posted: 21 Aug 06

    no not me without a condom in ....

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  39.   ramoy says:
    Posted: 16 Aug 06

    I found this site necessary and I also like it alot.

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  40.   Hanko says:
    Posted: 06 Aug 06

    simple.... ladies, just put the condom in your mouth.....roll it down over top his penis not using your hands....and he's not going to complain about using a condom...push-roll it with your lips, fit it to him using your tongue...etc, etc, etc.... Guys, if she doesn't get the idea, help guide her :)

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  41.   extrafun says:
    Posted: 06 Aug 06

    breakage is a problem with the no-name brands. magnum's seem to be tougher than most -

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  42.   shosho says:
    Posted: 02 Aug 06

    Just so you know... being "upscale and clean and intelligent about their bodies" (whatever that means) has nothing to do with whether a person has a disease. Don't kid yourself; you can't tell by looking at a person. Just admit that you're basically playing Russian roulette with sex. Besides, you have no idea whether the last person your partner slept with was clean, or the last person that person slept with... and so on.

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  43.   nate says:
    Posted: 01 Aug 06

    the problem with condoms is the feeling you never get. sex is supposed to be special so if you dont trust that special someone dont do it. it should be done all natural!!!

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  44.   markus says:
    Posted: 31 Jul 06

    the biggest problem with condoms is somewhat related to size; its being being able to roll them down with no hassle. Problems can get everyone out of the mood

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  45.   duckfan78 says:
    Posted: 31 Jul 06

    "Buck"....Ya know the saying "don't judge a book by its cover?" I think that applies here: "So I try to date only women who are upscale and clean and intelligent about their bodies! Also I look for women who are not always changing partners 3 times a day !" Common sense would be a good idea too!

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  46.   naa says:
    Posted: 30 Jul 06

    BUCK" While I applaud your honesty...you NEED to wear a condom, each and every time You have sex

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  47.   Saffron says:
    Posted: 30 Jul 06

    "BUCK" While I applaud your honesty...you NEED to wear a condom, each and every time You have sex... Honestly. =)

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  48.   Nancy says:
    Posted: 30 Jul 06

    This comment is for Buck...your theory on the class of women you choose to have sex with is pure ignorance! Did you ever hear of AIDS through a transfusion maybe? She may have been clean and classy, or never even had sex, but your lack of reality gave it to you too!!!! THINK ABOUT THAT ONE!!

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  49.   yesitsme says:
    Posted: 29 Jul 06

    It's worse than picking breakfast cereal. It's easier for me, since I'm on the larger size which cuts the choices dramatically. I hate condoms which are too small - ouch ...

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  50.   Sandy says:
    Posted: 29 Jul 06

    Just so you know... being "upscale and clean and intelligent about their bodies" (whatever that means) has nothing to do with whether a person has a disease. Don't kid yourself; you can't tell by looking at a person. Just admit that you're basically playing Russian roulette with sex. Besides, you have no idea whether the last person your partner slept with was clean, or the last person that person slept with... and so on.

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