Knowing more about condoms

Condoms may not be fashionable at the moment, but they offer extra protection that PrEP alone cannot match.

PrEP is effective against HIV, but there are a ton of other infections it doesn’t protect against, which means condoms still have a role to play as they help prevent other STIs like chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhoea.

Here are some tips:

Size matters

One size does not fit all, and if you or your partner has a large cock, a standard size condom is not going to be comfortable. Also condoms that are too tight, could make you lose your erection.


Condoms and lube go together – always use lube with a condom. If you do not, the condom could rip or tear, using lube is also more comfortable.

Water-based lubes dry up really quickly, leaving you at risk of condoms breaking. So check that everything is safe and well-lubricated during the sex. And remember oil-based lubes break down latex.

Only latex?

It is possible to be allergic to latex, but there are alternatives available. And condoms made out of these materials are thinner which can feel more natural. The other plus is that many latex free condoms can be used with oil-based lubricants such as Vaseline.

Coming too early

Cum too quickly? Condoms can help you last longer which means you will be able to enjoy having sex for longer.