In a report released today by the Centers for Disease Controlabout 33 percent of guys between 15 and 44 years old used a condom in a given year. The data was to That figure is up from the
Honestly, condoms are great. They're one of the few options out there that can protect against both STIs and pregnancy other than, you know, abstinence. When it comes to oral sex, though, it seems we're not so excited about 'em: In a recent survey, about a third of people admitted that they never use condoms or dental dams during oral sex, despite the fact that this can spread many of the same STIs as any other form of sex.
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A study conducted by researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden provides some alarming statistics about the sexual habits of young people. According to the research, youths are only using condoms half of the time they have sex, which makes them susceptible to contracting some of the most common STDs. The survey polled 15, people between the ages of 15 and 29 living in Sweden.
According to United Nations estimates, two-thirds of the people in the world have ready and easy access to condoms. In the U. But how and by whom these condoms are used varies dramatically from country to country based on a number of factors.
Despite its burgeoning population, India has a strange relationship with birth control, especially condoms. Apart from being among the cheapest methods of birth control, condoms are the only contraception that protect against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Not just unwanted births, India faces a much bigger threat from sexually transmitted diseases, particularly HIV-AIDS which killed overpeople in the country.
Last summer, I met an elementary-school teacher at an insufferable Upper East Side bar. Within moments of registering his Montenegrin accent, I decided I wanted to have sex with him. Cut to the next scene: We're fooling around on his bed—actually, the pull-out couch at his brother's place.
Condoms work. They remain the cornerstone of safer sex practices and a major contributor to the reduction of HIV infections worldwide. So why then do only 65 percent of men use condoms on a consistent basis, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?
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