Condom is made of very thin latex rubber or plastic. A condom fits over the penis and can be used to prevent pregnancy as well as to prevent HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It works by stopping sperm from reaching the eggs.

It is easily available in medical shops or family planning centres or even in youth organizations. Unlike many other contraception condoms does not have any side effects including physical or psychological effects. It can tear and break by accident and mostly the long nails can damage it. It can also slip off the penis.

Persons who have latex allergy must avoid the latex condom and can try with plastic.

If you use condom use only water based creams and fat based like Vaseline can dissolve the latex condoms.

The condom is 99% safe and effective if it is used properly.