What you need know about condoms
What does a woman need to know about a condom?
For some reason, men think that it is their partner's responsibility to take care of contraceptive measures on their own. Many males do not want to use a condom, as it reduces the severity of sensations during sexual intercourse. Sometimes a woman has to insist that her partner has protected sex, and there is no potential risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.
Are condoms harmful to women or is it the best method of contraception?
Recent research has led to unexpected results. It turns out that men are right about something in refusing to use condoms. A protective agent can negatively affect health. At the same time, both man and woman are equally susceptible to negative effects.
So, it was found that condoms with constant use reduce the activity of the brain in both partners. In contrast, unprotected sex leads to increased brain activity. There is a theory that explains this fact. Initially, sexual intercourse was aimed exclusively at procreation, so the human body is programmed for unprotected sex.
In the course of research, it turned out that condoms are harmful for women and their partners, as they increase the stress state, which is quite problematic to get rid of. And couples who have sexual intercourse with other types of contraception have much more stable mental health.
During sexual intercourse, partners exchange hormones: a man gives androgens, and a woman gives estrogens, which have a positive effect on the functionality of the cardiovascular system. If the exchange of hormones does not occur, the lady's body begins to independently produce primordially male substances, which leads to an increase in hair growth in places not intended for this, according to the male type.
On the other hand, it is quite difficult to damage a condom, therefore mechanical contraception is considered one of the most reliable. It is a great remedy for gonorrhea, AIDS or chlamydia, and unplanned pregnancy.
Even an excuse for men who do not want to use condoms about the decrease in sensations looks untenable, since the latest generation of protective equipment is made of super-thin materials that do not affect sensitivity.
If a woman decides to put a condom on a man, you should be careful about its quality hacharacteristics. Certain types of lubricant commonly used in the manufacture of condoms can lead to undesirable consequences such as allergies.
How does an allergic reaction manifest?
Intolerance to condoms occurs as a result of a negative reaction of the body to one or more components. Latex is one of them. Of the substances used to treat the condom, spermicide nonoxynol-9 can be noted separately. It should be noted that other substances can also cause a reaction, it all depends on the sensitivity of the partners.
As a rule, in women, allergy to condoms is delayed in time and most often appears several days after using a mechanical contraceptive.
Symptoms of latex allergy may include:
- redness of the genital mucosa;
- swelling of the tissues of the external genital organs;
- burning and itching sensation;
- the appearance of a light-colored discharge;
- coryza with clear mucus;
- increased lacrimation;
- frequent sneezing.
In rare cases, when a woman puts on a partner a condom that is not suitable for her, signs similar to symptoms of bronchial asthma or laryngospasm may appear: choking, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing in and out with characteristic hoarse sounds, barking cough, voice change. p>
If a condom of this type was used once and the symptoms are not threatening, soon the uncomfortable sensations disappear on their own. But with regular use of condoms that are harmful to your partner, the discomfort will surely recur.
You should be especially careful about your health if, along with allergy symptoms, the following changes are noted:
- painful sensations when urinating;
- the appearance of an opaque and thick discharge;
- temperature rise;
- enlarged lymph nodes in the groin area.
These signs indicate the addition of an infectious process and require high-quality treatment.
Which mechanical protection is safe?
Any man should take care of his partner's health and buy only those condoms that she likes and do not cause a negative reaction.
The woman herself needs to adhere to several rules to avoid repeated negative reactions:
- if the couple have used latex condoms up to this point, replace them with polyurethane ones;
- better to buy raw nonoxynol-9 products;
- it is advisable to prefer products treated with hypoallergenic oil or water lubricants;
- Scented condoms are not recommended.
If all of these tips providedIf it is useless, it is worth visiting a gynecologist, as well as an allergist, who will help identify the component that causes irritation. In this case, it will be possible to use only those condoms that the woman likes and will not harm her body.