Flavored Male Condom
Condoms (Male, Flavored): A flavored condom is a sheath covered in flavored lubricant designed to fit over the penis and protect from sexuality transmitted infections (STIs).
Activities: Flavored condoms should only be used during mouth-penis sex.
Risks for Penis-Vagina or Penis-Anus Sex: Due to the sugars present in flavored lubricant, flavored condoms should never be used for penis-vagina sex or penis-anus sex. Because of friction, the sugars can cause micro-tears in the tissues of the rectum and vagina, which can result in a burning sensation during use, increased risk for STI transmission, and increased risk for other vaginal and anal infections. Even if all the flavored lubricant has been removed, flavored condoms are manufactured as novelties and are more likely to break during rigorous activity than condoms designed for penis-vagina sex or penis-anus sex.
Expiration: All condoms eventually expire, so it is imperative to read the date printed on the condom packet before use. An expired condom is more likely to malfunction and should not be used.
Getting Flavored Condoms: Flavored condoms can be purchased at drug stores, convenience stores, and larger household supply stores (i.e. Target). Some adult novelty stores or sex shops may also carry flavored condoms.
It’s a good idea to check the packaging of the flavored condoms you’re interested in to make sure they are FDA-approved for use as a barrier method of contraception and to help prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
As with all condoms, it’s important to follow the instructions for use carefully and to make sure the condom fits properly to ensure effective protection during sexual activity.
Why Use a FDA Approved Condom? Using a FDA approved condom during sexual activity is a highly effective method for preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies. Condoms create a physical barrier that helps prevent the exchange of bodily fluids during sexual activity, which can reduce the risk of transmitting STIs such as HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes.
In addition, condoms are readily available and easy to use, making them a convenient form of protection for sexually active individuals. They are also affordable and have few side effects, making them a safe and accessible option for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Using a condom also promotes safer and more responsible sexual behavior, as it can help prevent unintended pregnancies and the spread of STIs. Ultimately, using a condom can help individuals and their partners maintain good sexual health and well-being.
If You Feel Embarrassed Purchasing A Condom . . .
If you feel embarrassed about purchasing a condom, there are a few things you can do to make the experience more comfortable:
- Order online: Many online retailers offer discreet shipping options and packaging, which can help you feel more comfortable ordering condoms.
- Use a self-checkout: Many drugstores and grocery stores offer self-checkout options, which can allow you to purchase condoms without having to interact with a cashier.
- Practice what you want to say: Rehearse what you want to say when purchasing condoms, so you can feel more confident and prepared when it’s time to make the purchase.
- Bring a friend: Consider bringing a trusted friend with you for support, especially if you feel nervous or embarrassed.
How Old Do I Have To Be To Purchase A Condom? There is no age restriction for purchasing condoms. Condoms are available over the counter at most drugstores, grocery stores, and convenience stores, and there is no legal minimum age to purchase them.
It’s important to note that while there is no age restriction for purchasing condoms, the legal age of consent for sexual activity varies by country and state, and it’s important to always practice safe and consensual sexual activity. If you have any questions or concerns about sexual health, you can talk to a healthcare provider or a trusted adult.
Proper Condom Care
Proper condom care is important to ensure that condoms are effective in preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies. Here are some tips on how to take care of condoms:
- Check the expiration date: Always check the expiration date before using a condom. Expired condoms may not be effective in preventing STIs or pregnancy.
- Store condoms properly: Store condoms in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Avoid keeping condoms in your wallet, as the friction and heat can damage them.
- Open the condom carefully: When opening a condom, use your fingers to carefully tear the package open. Avoid using your teeth or scissors, as this can damage the condom.
- Use a new condom every time: It’s important to use a new condom every time you have sex, as condoms can become damaged or weakened after use.
- Use water-based lubricants: If you use lubricants, make sure to use a water-based lubricant, as oil-based products can weaken and damage condoms.
- Dispose of condoms properly: After use, carefully remove the condom and dispose of it in a trash can. Do not flush condoms down the toilet, as this can cause plumbing problems.
Remember, proper condom use is an important part of practicing safe and healthy sexual activity. If you have any questions or concerns about condom use, you can talk to a healthcare provider or a trusted adult.
Fun Ways To Use Flavored Condoms
It’s important to remember that sexual activities should always be safe, consensual, and enjoyable for all parties involved. Here are a few fun ideas for incorporating flavored condoms into your sexual experiences:
- Sensual foreplay: You can use flavored condoms during foreplay to add a new level of sensation and pleasure. Try kissing, licking, or nibbling on erogenous zones while wearing a flavored condom.
- Oral sex: Flavored condoms can be a great way to make oral sex more enjoyable for both partners. You can use flavored condoms during oral sex to add new flavors and sensations to the experience.
- Role play: If you’re looking to spice things up in the bedroom, consider incorporating flavored condoms into your role-play scenarios. For example, you could play the part of a seductive candy shop owner or a flirtatious chef who uses flavored condoms as an ingredient in your erotic creations.
Remember, it’s important to always communicate with your partner(s) about your sexual preferences and boundaries, and to use protection to help prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies.
My Partner Doesn’t Want To Use A Condom If your partner doesn’t want to use a condom, it’s important to have an open and honest conversation about your concerns and boundaries. Here are a few steps you can take:
- Communicate your concerns: Let your partner know why you prefer to use condoms and why it’s important to you. Try to express your concerns in a non-judgmental way and be open to hearing your partner’s perspective.
- Discuss alternatives: If your partner is resistant to using condoms, consider discussing other methods of protection, such as hormonal birth control or getting tested for STIs.
- Set clear boundaries: If your partner continues to refuse to use condoms and it’s a non-negotiable issue for you, it’s important to set clear boundaries and stick to them. Remember that you have the right to prioritize your sexual health and safety.
If your partner is pressuring you to have sex without a condom, it’s important to remember that you have the right to say no and to prioritize your own safety and well-being. If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, consider talking to a trusted friend or a healthcare provider for support.
If you partner really doesn’t want to use a condom and won’t listen to reason, is this the person that you really want to be with?
Can I Talk To A Sex Therapist About Condom Usage?
Yes, you can absolutely talk to a sex therapist about condoms. Sex therapists are trained to address a wide range of sexual health concerns, including safe sex practices and condom use.
Sex therapists can provide information on the different types of condoms available, how to properly use and store condoms, and how to navigate communication with sexual partners about condom use. They can also help you explore any concerns or anxiety you may have related to condom use and provide support and guidance on how to address these issues.
If you are interested in speaking with a sex therapist about condom use or any other sexual health concerns, you can start by calling us at 215 922 5683 x 100. Or you can self schedule online for an inperson or video session.